Those Harmed By Transocean Can Benefit From Attorney Assistance
Anyone who has been hurt by the excesses of Transocean can benefit from attorney assistance, and may require it to file an effective claim. As one of three companies involved in the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill, the platform owner has a massive amount of liability to account for. This is largely due to the fact that the company’s negligence in construction and handling safety procedures created an unsafe situation.
Poor construction and maintenance of various safety measures, along with inconsistent monitoring of safety equipment, created the conditions needed for a catastrophic disaster event. The result was an explosion that killed several, and a spill that dumped nearly 5 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.
This oil severely damaged fishing and tourism industries all along the coast, and it was also responsible for many environmental injuries caused by exposure to the oil. Years later, the spill’s effects are still being felt, with businesses struggling to make ends meet, and people contending with expensive medical bills. The U.S. Department of Justice has forced the company to make amends by setting aside $1.4 billion for various restoration projects and people harmed by Transocean. An attorney can help a victim secure a part of this fund and move on from one of the worst disasters in recent history.