Coastal Alabama, the Barrier Islands and Dauphin Island are among the areas in Alabama being threatened by the oil spill. Our oil spill attorneys are dedicated to helping employees and business owners in these areas recover compensation for damages incurred by the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion. If your job, business or property has been negatively impacted by the oil spill, our attorneys can help you recover compensation from the $20 billion fund established by BP to compensate Gulf Coast residents for their oil spill-related damages. To speak with an oil spill attorney in Alabama about your eligibility for compensation, complete our free, no obligation case evaluation form.
What Industries in Alabama Have Been Impacted by the Gulf Oil Spill?
The coast of Alabama is home to many beach-front homes, seafood restaurants, resorts and tourist attractions. Due to the devastation caused by the oil spill, many individuals who depend on these establishments and activities for income are now experiencing significant financial losses. Other Alabama industries that have been financially impacted by the oil spill include:
- Commercial fishing
- Oyster businesses
- Seafood processing
If you live or work in Alabama and have suffered financial losses or property damage due to the oil spill, our attorneys have the experience to help you recover compensation for your damages. Simply complete our free case review form and our oil spill lawyers will evaluate your claim, at no cost to you.
BP Oil Spill Compensation Fund
Under pressure from President Obama, BP has agreed to set up a $20 billion fund to compensate Alabama and other Gulf coast residents for the following losses:
- Property damage
- Removal and clean up costs
- Loss of earning capacity
- Loss of profits
- Natural resource damage
If you have suffered any of the above damages due to the oil spill, you may be eligible to file a claim with BP to recover compensation. The process of filing a damage claim can be complex and often requires extensive documentation of your losses. Therefore, if you are interested in filing a claim with BP, you are advised to contact an oil spill attorney who can help you with the claims process.
BP has expressed that those using the independent claims process will not be prohibited from taking further legal action. Therefore, in addition to gathering important evidence and handling your claim, our attorneys can help you file an oil spill lawsuit if you are dissatisfied with the claims adjusters' decision. Our oil spill lawyers are dedicated to helping all Alabama residents and workers affected by the oil spill, so do not hesitate to contact us today for a free review of your claim.