BP Oil Spill Claims
We Know Damages
If you are a commercial fisherman working in the Gulf of Mexico or anywhere along the Mississippi River, you may have a claim against British Petroleum (BP) over the recent Gulf Coast oil spill. At the St. Louis based law firm of Fox Goldblatt & Singer P.C., we know about collecting damages in legal actions. We have collected more than 350,000,000 million in damages for our clients, and we can help you with your damages claim. By now, you know the news—the Deep-water Horizon, a massive oil rig owned by Transocean Ltd. and leased to BP PLC, was drilling about 52 miles southeast of Venice, La., in 5,000 feet of water April 20, 2010, when the rig exploded.
Most of the 126-member crew escaped from the burning rig, which eventually collapsed and sank. Eleven crew members are missing and presumed dead and 17 others were injured, some critically. That tragedy has also had a severe impact on commercial fishermen in the area. Fishing fleets are tied to the docks and fishing grounds are closed -- all because of a massive oil spill that now covers hundreds of square miles and threatens shipping traffic along the entire Gulf Coast. Soon, freight traffic up and down the Mississippi River will be disrupted, with dire economic consequences for the entire maritime industry. As a commercial fisherman, you are entitled to damages for the economic harm caused by this avoidable disaster.
Why hire an attorney?
We can help you collect money from BP and other liable parties—even if you've already signed a release with BP. At Fox Goldblatt & Singer P.C., we believe the release BP has required some maritime workers to sign is unenforceable and we're prepared to challenge it in court on your behalf. We will work tirelessly to help you recover damages for your money losses. You may be entitled to extra costs you have to incur because of the spill, as well as repair costs to your equipment that are related to the oil spill. You may also be entitled to money for lost past and future earnings, and the destruction of irreplaceable items such as the fishing beds where you earned your livelihood.
Please note: the damages only claims process may be expedited. That is why it is crucial that you hire an attorney right away.