Oil Spill Injuries: BP Deepwater Horizon Tragedy
The Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded on April 20, 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico. It took more than 2 days for the US Coast Guard to control the explosion and fire. The oil rig sank into the Gulf of Mexico two days later. When it sank it released almost a million gallons of diesel fuel into the Gulf waters. The sinking rig caused a tear or schism in the pipe that connected the oil rig to the well. That tear became an unstoppable oil leak. This tear will become the biggest oil disaster in U.S. history.
Transocean leases the Deepwater Horizon oil rig to BP for exploratory oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico at a cost of $500,000 per day. When the Deepwater Horizon exploded there were 126 workers were on board, consisting of Transocean and BP employees as well as independent contractors. Of the crew it is believed that 11 are dead and still missing. Almost none of the crew escaped unharmed.
The oil is still gushing out of the schisms at a rate of approximately 210,000 gallons a day! The oil slick is already over 2,000 square miles across and is growing. The oil will kill or injure much of the life in its path. Ocean animals, birds and humans are all being affected. Hardly a living creature on this side of the Globe will not be harmed. The livelihoods of much of our Gulf States will be impacted for many years to come.
It is estimated that it will take at least 3 months to seal the volcano of crude spilling into the atmosphere. The commercial impact will be decimating in that time. The environmental impact is unthinkable.
WHO HAS A CLAIM?
If you have suffered any PROPERTY DAMAGE or LOSS OF INCOME as a result of the Deepwater Horizon incident you may be entitled to compensation. LaBovick Law Group is working with experts in fishing and riparian rights as well as property examiners and petroleum experts to properly and aggressively pursue justice for those harmed by the Deepwater Horizon incident.
Contact the attorneys at LaBovick Law Group. We are concentrating much of our efforts on finding ways to bring BP to justice. It is important we protecting our personal, business and environment rights.
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