If your property has been damaged from the Orange County oil spill, contact the attorneys at DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo today. The aftermath of the massive oil spill has been devastating to the coastal environment and surrounding areas of Orange County. While the recovery efforts will work to minimize the damage, they cannot undo the damage already done to your property.
Our Huntington Beach oil spill property damage attorneys understand this and are dedicated to helping you secure financial compensation for your property damages. We believe that the company responsible for the oil spill should be held accountable for any resulting damages. Contact us today to schedule a free case consultation. We are here to help in any way we can.
Oil Spill in Orange County
On Sunday, October 3, 2021, more than 126,000 gallons of crude oil spilled into the Pacific Ocean after a pipeline leaked from an offshore facility, owned by Houston-based Amplify Energy Corp. This environmental disaster affected nearly 25 miles of the coastline in Orange County from Dana Point to Huntington Beach. It is the largest oil spill in Orange County in three decades.
The Coast Guard is investigating whether a ship anchor was deployed at the wrong location and struck the pipeline, causing the spill. The pipeline has been shut down, and beaches in the surrounding areas have been closed. The Coast Guard, as well as other government agency personnel, have taken prompt and aggressive action for oil recovery and cleanup efforts.
Areas Affected by the Oil Spill
The following beach closures and advisories have been issued in Orange County:
On Sunday night, Laguna Beach closed all of its county and city beaches.
Huntington Beach closed all beaches between the Santa Ana River Jetty and Seapoint Street.
In Newport Beach, officials closed Newport Harbor and Bayside Beach, which is located within the harbor.
Types of Property Damages
Under the Oil Pollution Act, the company responsible for the oil spill can be held liable for the damages individuals and businesses face – including any destruction to their property. There are two types of property damages you may be able to recover financial compensation for: real property damage and personal property damage.
Real property damage is any destruction to immovable property. This can include a person’s building or land.
Personal property damage is any destruction to moveable property. This can include a person’s car, boat, painting, or any other possession.
How Our Orange County Attorney Can Help You
Hiring a skilled Orange County injury attorney increases the chances of your case succeeding, while also lessening your workload. If an insurance company denies your claim or tries to minimize the impact the oil spill had on your property, our attorneys will fight for you – and make sure you are fairly compensated for your damages. Our Huntington Beach oil spill injury attorneys are experienced, knowledgable, and have the resources necessary to provide you with the following legal services:
We will help you properly document your damages.
We will gather sufficient evidence to support your property damage claim.
We understand the tactics insurance companies use to devalue your claim, and we will make sure you do not settle for less than your claim is worth.
We will handle legal paperwork on your behalf.
We will be available to answer any questions you have throughout your case.
If your property was damaged from the Orange County oil spill, contact the attorneys at DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo for assistance today. We can help you secure compensation for the property damages you suffered from the oil spill, while also holding the company accountable for the spill it caused. Contact our Huntington Beach oil spill property damage lawyers today at (714) 783-2205 or fill out our online form to schedule a free case consultation.