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Gordon McKernan and Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys to Handle Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Cases
Posted on Mar 29 , 2013
On April 20, an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico exploded into flames. This has now become a catastrophe of untold magnitude for the Gulf Coast. BP PLC was leasing an oil rig called The Deepwater Horizon, which was owned by Transocean, Ltd. The company was drilling 50 miles southeast of Venice, Louisiana in 5,000 feet of water when the rig exploded. Eventually, the burning rig collapsed and sank. The accident took an extreme human toll - 11 oil rig workers are missing and believed dead, and 17 other maritime workers were wounded, some critically. Shortly after this offshore accident, a tremendous environmental disaster started to unfold. As many as 210,000 gallons of oil per day began escaping into the Gulf from the drill site crude. Oil has spread across the Gulf and begun to contaminate the Gulf Coast's beaches, shores, rivers, wetlands and fishing grounds. The livelihoods of those on the Gulf Coast due to the mounting environmental disaster could prove to be devastating. Attorney Gordon McKernan and the attorneys of Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys are handling cases to protect the legal rights of all, including commercial fishermen, oystermen, shrimpers, fishing fleets, charter boats, business owners and property owners, workers and any others harmed by the oil spill. Please contact Gordon McKernan and Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys if you or a loved one has been affected by the Gulf Coast Oil Spill at 1-800-673-5520.