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Oil Spill Claims

Gulf Coast Oil Spill and BP Claim Attorneys

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In response to the Exxon Valdez oil spill, Congress passed the Oil Pollution Act of 1990. The Oil Pollution Act of 1990 provides a remedy for those who have suffered losses as a result of a discharge or threatened discharge of oil. This law provides that a responsible party is liable to any person for removal costs, which are consistent with the National Contingency Plan. It also provides that the responsible party is liable for certain damages, including damages for the following:

  • Natural resource damages, including the reasonable cost of assessing those damages
  • Loss of subsistence use of natural resources
  • Real or personal property damages
  • Net loss of tax and other revenues
  • Loss of profits or earning capacity
  • Net cost of additional public services provided during or after removal actions.

Trusted New Orleans Oil Spill Claim Lawyers

Our lawyers at Leger & Shaw are active in representing a number of diverse clients, including businesses, governments, and individuals who have been adversely affected as a result of the BP oil spill. Our attorneys are available to assist you with the Gulf Coast Claims Facility Process as well as representing your interests in court.

Leger & Shaw is uniquely qualified to represent you or your business against those responsible for the Deepwater Horizon disaster and oil spill. Leger & Shaw lawyers have over 100 years' experience, collectively, in highly relevant areas of admiralty, maritime, commercial, and environmental law, including direct litigation and policy experience pertaining to the Oil Pollution Act of 1990.

  • Shortly after Hurricane Katrina In Re Murphy Oil Spill, the firm represented both businesses and individuals following the failure of a storage tank at the Murphy Oil USA refinery resulting in the release of approximately one million gallons of crude oil into the flood waters, contaminating thousands of homes in Chalmette, Louisiana. In Gabarick, Leger & Shaw represented parties for damages received as a result of a 2008 collision that occurred on the Mississippi River near New Orleans and Jefferson Parish causing the release of approximately 400,000 gallons of fuel oil into the Mississippi River. The firm also represented the hundreds of Riverwalk businesses that sustained economic losses in the M/V BRIGHT FIELD/Riverwalk Disaster.
  • In the landmark maritime case of The State of Louisiana, ex rel. v. M/V TESTBANK, et al., C.A. No. 80-2738, U.S.D.C., E.D.La., senior partner Walter J. Leger, Jr. represented the interests of over 2,000 fishermen and businesses damaged as a result of a ship collision causing the spill of a toxic chemical, PCP, into the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet. The Fifth Circuit's en banc decision and its progeny continue to guide the determination of economic loss damages in maritime economic loss cases to this day, including the Deepwater Horizon case.

Contact an Oil Spill Claim Lawyer in New Orleans

To further discuss your specific oil spill claims or concerns, please schedule a free confidential consultation by calling us at 504-322-4299 or toll free at 1-888-708-8950. You may also e-mail us by completing the client intake form on our Contact Us page. Put our legal experience to work for you.

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