Lane and Property Contamination
Land contamination not only endangers wildlife, threatens fragile ecosystems, but also presents serious economic and health consequences for humans. Property damage may include contamination, toxicity of water and / or land, poisoning of natural resources, and may result in illness, loss of income (both immediate and future), and clean-up costs.
Deepwater Horizon, the rig owned and operated by contractor Transocean, sank three weeks ago with the loss of 11 lives. Since then, the cost of BP's clean-up operation has soared from $350m to $450m in just three days. [Telegraph.co.uk]
Who May Have a Property Damage Claim?
- A Waterfront property owner whose house suffers a loss of value as a result of the oil spill;
- A hotel that incurs clean-up costs and suffers a financial loss due to business interruptions caused by BP’s oil spill;
- A marina operator responsible for oil removal before damage to their clients’ boats occurs;
- An oyster farmer whose oyster beds become poisoned;
Any property owner that may suffer a financial loss due to the unprecedented contamination throughout the waters, beaches, and wetlands of the Gulf Coast may have a claim.
In addition, you do NOT have to be the property owner to have a legitimate claim for financial loss. Any person suffering economic loss from the BP oil spill may pursue a claim due to the contamination of property and/or ecosystem. For example, if you are a recreational fishing guide and your business is inoperable due to the oil contamination of the Gulf and/or wetlands – you may have a claim based on property damage / environmental contamination.
Laws and regulations are in place to allow for compensation due to lost earnings capacity, property contamination, removal costs, loss of use of natural resources, health hazards, and other damages.
Our team of environmental, financial, and legal professionals can help walk you through the claims process. If you have a property damage and / or loss of income claim our team can help. Call toll free at 888-498-8212 or contact us online. We will discuss your concerns and provide a candid evaluation of your claim, all as part of a free consultation.
Representing Individuals and Businesses in Louisiana, Alabama,
Mississippi, and throughout the Gulf Coast.