What legal remedies are available to individuals and businesses affected by the Gulf Oil Spill?

Under the Oil Pollution Act, companies responsible for an oil spill are liable for damages to individuals and businesses affected as a result. Commercial fishermen, hotel and tourism industry businesses, property owners and others may be entitled to damages related to the disaster, 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.

If your business has suffered due to the Gulf Oil Spill, or your property has been affected, contact a LawInfo Gulf Oil Spill attorney for more information about what damages you may be entitled to under the law.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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