Biggest Offshore Spill in U.S. History
Oil Spill by the Oil Rig "Deepwater Horizon" in the Gulf of Mexico | U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana | MDL 2179
On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon exploded in the Gulf of Mexico causing the deaths of 11 workers on the rig. It also caused oil to begin pouring into the Gulf of Mexico which continued for months before the well could be successfully capped.
The oil spill, and the inability of those who are at fault to stop the spill from continuing, damaged the fishery eco-system and caused numerous rental cancellations of condos, charter boats, and the like; and, substantial financial losses to innocent fishermen, oyster harvesters, business owners, boat owners and crews, managers and others. BP and other responsible parties should ultimately be held legally responsible for such losses.
Cunningham Bounds, LLC filed many lawsuits in Alabama and Florida on behalf of different groups that were damaged as a result of the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon and the oil spill.
Our attorneys were also part of the trial team against BP, holding it responsible for the disaster and resulting in a $12.1 billion settlement.