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If you’ve suffered property damage, loss of income, or other injuries as a result of the Gulf oil spill, you may have a claim for compensation. You can submit a claim for damages or lost income under the Oil Pollution Act to receive compensation from the Oil Liability Trust Fund. Whether or not it would impact your eligibility to file or join a lawsuit would have to be evaluated by an attorney. However, before you submit a claim to anyone, it is recommended that you contact an oil spill attorney to determine which options are best for your situation.
This article is intended to be helpful and informative. But even common legal matters can become complex and stressful. A qualified oil field injury lawyer can address your particular legal needs, explain the law, and represent you in court. Take the first step now and contact a local oil field injury attorney to discuss your specific legal situation.