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Seeking Compensation for Gulf Coast Oil Spill Claims

Recognized as the largest accidental marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill released an estimated 4.9 million barrels of crude oil over a three-month period from April 20 to July 15, 2010. There are some indications that it may still be seeping today. In addition to causing extensive damage to marine and wildlife habitats, the spill devastated the fishing and tourism industries across the Gulf Coast. Countless businesses and individuals suffered financial losses, property damage and physical illness and injury as a result of the spill.

There is hope for those who have experienced losses caused by the Gulf Coast oil spill. The Deepwater Horizon Court-Supervised Settlement Program offers a way for individuals and businesses to seek financial compensation under two legal settlements; one for economic and property damage claims and one for medical claims.

Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik, LLP (NBRS) is currently representing people and businesses who were harmed by the BP oil spill. A nationally-recognized plaintiffs' litigation firm that has recovered more than $4 billion in verdicts and settlements since 2000, we stand prepared to help claimants seek the full compensation to which they are entitled under this program. Our attorneys have more than 150 years of collective legal experience as well as considerable resources to investigate and handle BP oil spill claims with the professionalism and attention to detail that is needed to seek the best possible result.

Through our years in practice, our attorneys have received numerous accolades for their skill. Five of our attorneys, including all four Senior Partners, have been named New York Super Lawyers®, an accomplishment reached by only 5% of lawyers in the state. Three of our younger trial lawyers have been named New York Rising Stars®, which is only accomplished by 2.5% of lawyers in the state. We are proud members of the invitation-only Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum® for recovering multi-million dollar verdicts on behalf of our clients and are AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, which is the highest rating possible for legal ability and ethics.

You can learn more about your right to monetary damages under a Gulf Coast oil spill claim by contacting our firm for a free consultation. We have offices in seven states to assist you wherever you may live or work in the U.S.

About the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

The Deepwater Horizon was an oil rig designed to operate in waters up to 10,000 feet deep. The semi-submersible rig was owned by Transocean and was under lease to BP, a multinational oil and gas company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. The Deepwater Horizon was drilling in the Macondo Prospect oil field approximately 40 miles off the Louisiana coast when, late in the evening of April 20, 2010, methane gas escaped from the well and shot up the drill column, causing an explosion. Fire engulfed the rig, which burned for a day and a half before sinking on the morning of April 22, 2010.

The incident claimed the lives of 11 workers and was responsible for an oil leak that was estimated to reach 53,000 barrels of oil a day before the well was finally capped on July 15, 2010. It is estimated that 4.9 million barrels of crude oil were spilled.

By November of 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill had affected approximately 320 miles of shoreline along Louisiana. Even two years after the well was capped, tar balls have continued to wash up along the Gulf, oil has been seen dotting the Louisiana coastline and oil sheen has been seen at the site of the spill. In October of 2012, the U.S. Coast Guard recognized that samples from the oil sheen at the site could have been associated with the BP oil spill.

Economic, Property Damage and Medical Claims

Residents, property owners, business owners along the coastline, fishermen, commercial fishing operations, professionals in the tourism industry and many others suffered catastrophic financial losses, property damage and even health problems as a result of the Gulf Coast oil spill. These individuals and businesses may be able to seek payments and other benefits from the Deepwater Horizon Court-Supervised Settlement Program. On December 21, 2012, the Court granted final approval of the Economic and Property Damages Settlement Agreement. A final decision for the Medical Benefits Settlement has not been reached at this time.

Under the Economic and Property Damages Settlement Agreement, those affected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill may be able to receive money for economic losses and property damage. There are specific categories that may apply, some of which include: Individual Economic Loss, Business Economic Loss, Wetlands Real Property Damage, Coastal Real Property Damage and Vessel Physical Damage. There are other categories as well; a BP oil spill claim attorney at our firm can explain the options to you so you can determine what benefits you may be able to receive.

Clean-up workers and residents of certain coastal areas affected by the spill may be able to seek compensation for covered physical conditions and may be able undergo medical monitoring should health problems arise in the future.

Talk to a Gulf Coast Oil Spill Claim Lawyer Today

Filing a claim and seeking compensation from the Deepwater Horizon Court-Supervised Settlement Program can be difficult. Much is at stake when you submit your claim, and you must be certain that all applicable information and supporting documentation is included to prove your right to benefits. You must also be sure that you recover benefits for any and all qualifying losses, damages or injuries. This is where the insight and experience of a Gulf Coast oil spill claim attorney may prove invaluable.

At NBRS, our attorneys are not only experienced in handling BP oil spill claims but are committed to putting in the time and effort to seek maximum benefits on behalf of each of our clients, even if their claims are particularly complex or have been denied. To learn more about your right to benefits, take this opportunity to schedule a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable legal professionals.

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