Environmental Attorneys with Multinational Experience
Major corporations often disregard environmental regulations in the pursuit of profit. These laws are in place for a reason. Ignoring these regulations can result in severe environmental damage, injury and death, through either onsite accidents or environmental contamination.
The environmental attorneys at our law firm understand the nuanced effects of environmental litigation. We have dedicated our careers to holding irresponsible corporations accountable for their negligence. Most notably, we are representing the victims of the 2010 BP oil spill. When the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded and sunk, it killed 11 workers and caused massive amounts of damage to nearby communities. We are working to get justice for these families.
How do Environmental Disasters Affect Everyday People?
One corporation’s act of negligence significantly lowers the income of those who work in environmentally dependent industries. Many of the implicated workers are the only source of income for their families. Consequently, their overall wellbeing and that of the community suffers for years after the accident.
For example, the BP oil spill is still fresh in the minds of many Gulf Coast residents. Since the spill, the oyster industry has withered. Loose oil kills the reefs that form the backbone of the Gulf Coast ecosystem and provide a habitat for sea creatures. Fishermen have been returning to shore with empty nets.
Coastal communities are struggling and still waiting on compensation that was promised but is yet to materialize. When corporations ignore the rules and cause harm, they might offer little or no compensation for the people they harmed. It is up to the victims to stand up to these companies to receive fair treatment. Our firm has several decades of experience taking on multinational conglomerates that harm everyday people.
Lawyers Who Fight Negligent Corporations
The Colson Hicks Eidson legal team can represent those who have suffered from environmental disasters. Our attorneys handle contamination claims, land use disputes and environmental mass tort as well as other forms of environmental litigation. Over the past 40 years, our firm has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for its clients from negligent corporations.
As our attorneys say, “We sue big companies that do bad things.” In addition to our work with the BP oil spill, we have recovered several favorable results for homeowners affected by defective Chinese drywall. We have a history of taking on multinational corporations to ensure that everyday citizens are not trampled by corporate negligence.
For more information, get in touch with one of our environmental lawyers. No matter where you live, we can offer a free consultation to go over the basics of your potential case.