Environmental Pollutants - Oil Spill
The toxic substances in oil can damage and pollute water and land for several years after initial exposure. One quart of motor oil can pollute over 140,000 gallons of water. When an entire ocean liner spills its toxic contents, the damage to the surrounding area makes for one of the worst environmental disasters imaginable. As the demand for oil increases, it becomes more and more difficult to keep such a potent man-made pollutant from further damaging the natural world.
Even the simple of act of pouring used motor oil into the ground or down a public drain can have a lasting effect on water quality and local ecosystems. Trucks and trains are used to transport oil, and improper storage, accidents, and other problems can cause spills on land. The breadth and scope of oil spills are not limited to massive tanker spills.
Massive oil spills, such as the Exxon-Valdez oil spill disaster of 1989, have devastated ecosystems and negatively affected human health. In other cases, oil has been illegally or improperly disposed of into an otherwise healthy environment. Whether an intentional or accidental spill occurs, an oil spill attorney is tasked with representing those injured or killed as a result.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury, illness or death, as the result of environmental pollution, such an oil spill, and you believe the exposure was someone else's fault, call VanDerGinst Law at 1-866-843-7367 or click here for a FREE online case evaluation. The initial consultation is free of charge. If we agree to handle your oil spill case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if, and when, there is a money recovery for you. In many cases an oil spill lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. Please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.
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