- Outflow around 15,700 barrels per day
- Cumulative Outflow over 511,000 barrels
(150 million gallons)
- 2500-9100 sq. mile spread
- Est. cleanup costs > $12 billion
Individuals who work on vessels such as oil rigs, tugs, barges, or fishing/shrimp boats may be able to recover wages, expenses, and other injuries from their employer or other responsible parties. Their claims fall under a special provision of admiralty and maritime law known as the Jones Act.
People who live and work near the Gulf oil spill may experience health related issues as a result of the toxic fumes or chemicals produced by the oil spill. Property owners may also suffer property damage from oil washing onto their land. An attorney may be able to help residents recover for their injuries.
Businesses around the Gulf Coast -- especially tourist and fishing businesses -- may suffer significant losses because of the impact of the Gulf oil spill. Many will have to close or lay off workers as a result. An attorney may be able to help business owners recover for the damages caused by the spill.