MOBILE, Alabama (WALA) - Cunningham Bounds, LLC announces it has filed five class action complaints on behalf of various groups that have been damaged as a result of the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon and the oil spill currently in the Gulf of Mexico. It is currently estimated that the well is leaking oil at a rate of approximately 210,000 gallons a day.
Lead attorney Robert T. Cunningham stated, "We all hoped and prayed that the oil would never reach the coastline. However, now that it has happened, the oil spill and the inability of those who are at fault to stop the spill from continuing, and their inability to prevent its migration toward the Gulf Coast, has already 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 those losses, and that is the reason our clients have filed lawsuits in Alabama and Florida."
Officials now know that the leak is five times worse than originally estimated. Crews working with submersible robots have tried to trigger the oil rig’s shut-off device but have had no success. A map released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration indicates that the impact of the spill will hit Alabama coasts on Sunday. However, scattered tarballs may impact shorelines before Sunday.
Cunningham Bounds has been successful in courtroom battles against many of the world’s largest oil companies. The litigation and trial experience the firm has against big oil companies should be most helpful to the firm’s clients in the battle to come.
The law firm of Cunningham Bounds, LLC, founded in 1958, is based in Mobile, Alabama and has been representing plaintiffs for over 50 years. The firm has substanial expertise and years of experience in complex litigation. For more information, visit www.cunninghambounds.com.