Aggressive Representation In Oil Spill Claims
The Oil Pollution Act (OPA), enacted in 1990, places strict liability on parties that spill oil into the nation’s waterways and coastal areas. Except for the Deepwater Horizon incident, it places a cap of $75 million on damages for income loss and property damage, with unlimited liability for cleanup costs. However, the caps do not apply if the spill was the result of “gross negligence or willful misconduct” or “the violation of an applicable federal safety, construction, or operating regulation.” In addition, parties who have suffered financial losses may have legal options under Texas and Louisiana tort law.
Have You Suffered Losses Because Of Negligence?
Spagnoletti Law Firm in Houston, Texas, aggressively represents businesses and property owners who have suffered economic losses as the result of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill and other acts of corporate negligence. We have a record of success in tort litigation, having recovered maximum compensation on behalf of our clients. When you retain our law firm, we will seek all compensation available to you.
Who Can Claim Damages?
Any party who has suffered financial losses as the result of an oil spill can claim damages, including:
- Fishermen and oyster farmers
- Fish and shrimp processors
- Charter boat operators
- Suppliers of equipment, goods and services to marine businesses
- Owners of marinas, hotels and other waterfront properties
- Individual homeowners who face cleanup costs and loss of value of their properties
- Other businesses and individuals who suffer financial losses
Thorough Case Preparation And Skillful Advocacy
When we represent you, our Oil Pollution Act claim lawyers will investigate and analyze all aspects of your case, including the losses you have suffered and your options for financial recovery. We will also determine if the party responsible for the spill acted negligently or violated a federal regulation, which could open the door for additional compensation.
Spagnoletti Law Firm will work diligently to create a strong and successful case, designed to obtain compensation for you from all available sources.