It has been several years since the Deepwater Horizon explosion and subsequent oil spill, but the economic effects of the disaster are still being felt. Recently, a Terrebonne Parish man filed a lawsuit against BP, alleging a reduction in his economic earnings as a result of the BP oil spill.
The plaintiff is an owner of Belle Chase company Ultra Wireline Services, a provider of support and services for other businesses involved in the oil and gas industry. The lawsuit alleges that the plaintiff’s business was not compensated for economic losses sustained due to the April 20, 2010 oil disaster. It accuses BP of either denying the plaintiff’s claim or failure to accept or sufficiently respond to his demand for compensation within 90 days.
He is seeking a jury trial and all relevant damages for his loss.
The Dramatic Impact of the BP Oil Spill on Gulf Businesses
The BP oil spill has been called the worst oil disaster in recorded history. Coastal industries suffered immensely due to the spill. Tourism, for example, was gutted as millions of pounds of residue marred the coasts and tourists sought cleaner beaches. Commercial fisheries and related small businesses took a massive hit as oil contaminated the wildlife in affected areas. Bans on drilling and local energy production also affected coastal economies.
It has been over seven years, but the widespread impact of the BP oil spill still remains. If your business was affected, speak to a Gulf Coast oil spill attorney to discuss your options.