Oil Spill Attorneys in Houston, TX
Representing Disaster Victims Nationwide
The Webster Vicknair MacLeod has handled many cases over the years involving oil spills and toxic chemical exposure. WVM has represented hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and individuals who have been affected by the negligence of petroleum companies, and we can help you, too.
How Do Oil Spills Impact People?
Oil spills have an enormous environmental impact, but they also harm fisherman, property owners, and everyday people nearby. People near oil spills can suffer:
- Loss of profits
- Loss of income
- Property damage
- And more
Whether a commercial fishermen, shrimper, crabber, or oysterman can no longer fish in polluted water, a shopkeeper loses income from lack of tourism, or rental properties lose their value, many people suffer financial losses as a result of oil spills and other disasters.
Additionally, large-scale disasters often mean people get hurt. When this happens, our Houston-based oil spill lawyers help clients nationwide.
In most cases, petroleum companies are responsible for oil spills. The BP oil spill, for instance, was caused by the British energy giant BP’s gross negligence.
Petroleum companies have a responsibility to conduct their businesses safely and avoid oil pollution. If they fail to do so, the companies can face serious financial consequences.
The responsible party in an oil spill must pay for cleanup and restoration. Usually, lawsuits help fund cleanup efforts – and provide compensation to the people who were harmed.
Disaster Claims We Have Handled
For example, WFL helped those harmed by the Lac Megantic train explosion recover compensation after injuries, 47 deaths, and financial losses. When a train carrying crude oil derailed, the disaster devastated the small town of Lac Megantic in Quebec, but many do not know that WLF represented hundreds of businesses that recovered funds for lost inventory, profits, and real property from the defendants who were responsible. It was the single largest settlement in Canadian history.
Faulty Oil Pipelines
Most recently, WLF was able to secure a large settlement for over 350 homeowners and businesses that were flooded due to the negligence of developers and contractors. WLF has also represented numerous individuals and businesses affected by faulty pipeline maintenance resulting in leaks and explosions.
WLF has the experts to not only determine what happened but also to determine the real damage suffered by individuals and businesses.
Satartia, Mississippi Pipeline Explosion
Currently, WLF is involved in a Mississippi pipeline explosion that devastated the small town of Satartia, Mississippi. WLF represents many of the local businesses and individuals affected by the negligence of the pipeline operator.
If you or a loved one has been affected by an oil spill or faulty oil pipeline, WLF can help. Our team has more than 120 years of collective experience, and we offer personalized service nationwide.