An oil spill, such as the BP Gulf oils pill that recently happened, can be a huge blow, not only on the wildlife, but also on the local businesses of the area, and even posing a health hazard on the local population. If you have been a victim of an oil spill, there are a number of options that you can consider. Depending on the gravity of the damage that has been done, you can either file an individual oil spill claim directly against the responsible party, file a class lawsuit against the responsible party, file an oil spill claim to the National Pollution Funds Center (NPFC) or file a civil case for oil spill damage against the responsible party.
For all of these possible actions, you will need to have a person, or even a group of people to be on your side. You need to have an oil spill attorney helping you if you want to have a fighting chance at winning your oil spill claim.
Whether you have decided to join a class suit or want to file an individual claim, you will need assistance from an oil spill attorney who knows all the legal matters and what actions to take when proceeding with your lawsuit. You need to be prepared to give very detailed information about the damage that has been done on your property or on your health, as well as the extent of the damage that the oil spill has caused.
A qualified lawyer who has experience with environmental law will be able to help you decide the choice that best suits your condition. For example, under the Oil Pollution Act it is required for you to first present an oil spill claim to BP before you can file a case or submit a case to the NPFC. Nonetheless, you are strongly advised to ask for advice from an oil spill lawyer in before submitting any claims to BP. Their attorneys will do anything to stop you from getting the payment you deserve because of their inattention. You will need an aggressive, experienced oil spill lawyer who will not rest until you have been properly rewarded.
In all of these, you need to be physically and emotionally prepared to take on what could be an exhausting experience, both mentally and emotionally. You need to be prepared for the possible outcomes of your oil spill claim, especially since a company as big as BP will be too tough to take on.