What law firms are handling BP oil spill environmental claims?
Residents of the Gulf Coast are growing increasingly concerned about the environmental damage caused by the BP oil spill. The photos of brown pelicans coated in oil, carcasses of dead endangered sea turtles and contaminated wetlands are disturbing images of the harm caused by this manmade environmental disaster. The effects of the explosion of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil rig and ongoing oil spill will continue to damage Gulf Coast communities and the environment for years to come.
Arnold & Itkin LLP handles environmental claims for Gulf coast individuals and businesses harmed by the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The oil spill threatens delicate wetlands and estuarine waters that provide nursery habitat for fish and shrimp to spawn and mature. If these breeding areas are damaged or destroyed, so are the livelihoods of thousands of Gulf Coast commercial fishermen and shrimpers and the seafood processors that handle their catch.
There are a number of ways to bring environmental claims against BP and other responsible parties. The Oil Pollution Act of 1990 assigns strict liability to companies that cause oil spills to pay the costs of clean up and environmental damage. Other environmental laws such as the Clean Water Act and the National Environmental Policy Act, which also prohibit oil spills, also offer routes for making claims and seeking compensation.
Claims for environmental damage also can be brought using state negligence laws in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Texas. An experienced oil spill attorney will evaluate your claim free of charge and guide you on the best course of action.
The unprecedented harm of the BP spill will continue to affect property, business and the environment for years to come. The Oil Spill Task Force, sponsored by Arnold & Itkin LLP, coordinates the financial, legal and investigative resources needed to represent the claims of businesses and individuals whose livelihoods and property are threatened by the BP oil spill. Investigators assigned to the Oil Spill Task Force have been gathering evidence of environmental damage caused by the oil spill.
If you would like to discuss your complaint, then please call 888-498-8212 or use our convenient online form. We focus on representing your financial interests in claims against BP.
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