Gulf Coast Disaster - Written by Beasley Allen on Friday, June 4, 2010 9:31 - 0 Comments
Experts are calling the Gulf oil spill the worst environmental crisis in this country in recent memory and perhaps ever. It clearly appears this one will eclipse the Exxon Valdez disaster. The economic impact will also be greater than that caused by hurricane Katrina. The massive oil spill will certainly negatively affect the entire Gulf coastline and will actually affect folks further inland. This includes a negative economic impact on thousands who earn their livelihood in the seafood industry, as well as in tourism in the area, itself a major industry along the Gulf Coast. Without a doubt, the environmental impact will be severe, with oil and byproducts damaging fragile marshlands, marine and bird life. The coastal states have never experienced anything like this disaster.
Our firm is representing a number of clients who have been hurt and damaged in the Gulf Coast states in the BP oil spill litigation. We have filed a number of class action lawsuits against BP, plc; BP Products North America Inc., BP America Inc., Transocean Ltd., Transocean Offshore Deepwater Inc., Halliburton Energy Services Inc., and Cameron International Corporation. All of these companies are responsible for the tragic occurrence and will have to account for their wrongdoing.
We are representing individuals and businesses that have incurred damages caused by the disaster. The losses will cover a very wide range, including real property damages, personal property damages, loss of profits and earning capacity, loss of commercial and subsistence use of natural resources, increased costs of public services and loss of revenues. The cases filed so far are in federal courts in Alabama, Louisiana and Texas. By the time this issue is received cases will have been filed in Florida and Mississippi.
Our concerns for the people along the Gulf Coast continue to grow as we monitor this situation and oil continues to spill into the Gulf. The situation is especially distressing in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida, where so many people depend on the waters for their livelihood. Texas citizens will also be adversely affected if the oil gets that far and it appears that it will. Our firm has been in extensive litigation with the powerful oil industry in the past and we know first-hand companies like BP can’t always be trusted to do the right thing.
Our firm has an experienced Toxic Tort section that includes lawyers and staff who have handled numerous cases involving environmental disasters. Protection of people, their property, and their livelihood from large corporate polluters has been one of our firm’s top priorities. Our lawyers are fighting to make a difference in the lives of those threatened by environmental pollution. We currently are handling class action litigation against the Tennessee Valley Authority in the largest coal ash spill in U.S. history. From the largest toxic tort settlement in U.S. history for PCB contamination – $700 million – to a $20.7 million verdict against Continental Carbon for air pollution, our firm is playing a significant role in toxic tort cases. This experience will help our lawyers in the BP litigation.
Leave a Reply
- Favorite Bible Verses
- Favorite Bible Verses
- The Melton Case Settles
- Is Jeep's Fire Hazard Equivalent to GM's Ignition Switch Defect?
- A $24 Million Verdict in an Alabama Balcony Collapse Case
- More Info on the Xarelto Litigation
- BP Is Trying To Keep A Jury From Hearing Alabama's Case
- An Update on the State of Alabama's Case Against BP
- Regions Fined $7.5 Million For Breaking Overdraft Rules And Will Refund $49 Million To Customers
- Parting Words
- The Persons Who Cheated Cancer Patients Should Be Put In Jail
- Some Monthly Reminders
- ARCA Driver Grant Enfinger Hits A Wall At Talladega But Keeps On Charging
- Fellowship Of Christian Athletes Sets A Foundation For The Spirit, Mind And Body
- The Bronner Vision For Golf Has Been Very Good For Alabama
- Tire Inspection Event Held In Prattville, Alabama
- Sandra Moates
- Katy Morgan
- Elizabeth Eiland
- Beau Darley
- Worked at sun shipbuilding and dry dock company as a machinist
Worked at genera...
- We just had our roof inspected because of a storm that came through for damage, ...
- I am the original owner of a 2006 HHR. It makes me sad to know that I will proba...
- To Whom it may concern
My 2004 Ford F150 Driver's side Window went down last ...
- Please help. Have house and out building with Certainteed Horizon Arch Greysto...
- I have 2 yrs worth of documentation about Flagstar's inept ability to process a ...
- I retired from a plant in sandusky Oh. that USED to make manual window regulator...
- I have three house the the new horizon shingles that I'm having problems with di...
Recent Settlements - Feb 9, 2012 7:09 - 0 Comments
More In Recent Settlements
- A Further Update On The AWP Litigation
- Firm Reaches Settlement In Fort McClellan Radio Tower Collapse Case
- Firm Reaches Settlement In Sikorsky Helicopter Crash
- The Philadelphia Story
- St. Croix, Virgin Islands Settlement
Product Liability - Jun 16, 2015 12:02 - 0 Comments
More In Product Liability
- Some Midsize SUVs Do Poorly On Front Overlap Crash Test
- Recall-Related Crashes Involving Vehicles 10 Years And Older Going Unreported
- NHTSA Probes Nissan Versas Over Suspension Problems
- NHTSA Is Investigating Fiat Chrysler Over Sun Visor Recall Repairs
- Fiat Chrysler Launches Recalls Covering Airbag, Ignition Switch And Manufacturing Issues
Recalls Update - Jun 25, 2015 13:09 - 0 Comments
More In Recalls Update
- Rocky Brands Recalls Rocky Rubber Snake Boots
- Snow Peak Recalls Japanese Axe Due To Laceration And Impact Hazards
- TenPoint Crossbow Technologies Recall To Repair Crossbows
- Valor Athletics Recalls Olympic Weight Bench
- IKEA Expands Crib Mattress Recall