BP Accident Attorneys
No Oil Company Is Too Big for Our Trial Lawyers to Take On
A global energy company headquartered in London, BP operates through three business groups: gas and low carbon energy (onshore and offshore wind, gas and power trading, etc.); production and operations (oil and gas production, refineries and terminals, etc.); and customers and products (aviation, refining, and oil trading, etc.).
BP is one of the top operators in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. With the start-up of production at its newest offshore platform, Argos, in April 2023, BP has five platforms in operation in the Gulf today. In addition to Argos, a semi-submersible platform with a gross production capacity of 140,000 barrels per day, BP operates Atlantis, Mad Dog, Na Kika, and Thunder Horse. The company also holds interests in four other non-operated hubs in the Gulf. BP competes with other major petroleum producers, including Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, and Shell.
Deepwater Horizon & BP's Liability
The April 2010 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon, which claimed 11 workers' lives and led to the largest oil spill in U.S. history, was a severe blow to BP's reputation and stock price. The resulting oil spill contaminated a vast area of the marine environment along the Gulf of Mexico, with a serious impact on wildlife, the local fishing industry, and tourism.
The offshore drilling rig itself was owned and operated by Transocean Ltd on behalf of BP, which had majority ownership of the Macondo oil field where the accident occurred. Anadarko Petroleum, Halliburton, and M-I Swaco also had employees working on the drilling rig at the time the explosion occurred. The U.S. Government named BP the responsible party, and as of 2018, BP had paid more than $63 billion in cleanup costs and legal expenses.
Today, the repercussions of BP's oil spill can still be felt, as some marine animal populations and environments have still not recovered. The personnel who worked on cleanup efforts are also now reporting health issues as a result. BP had told cleanup workers that PPE wouldn't be necessary and that the work was safe, but now people who worked on cleanup efforts are dealing with illnesses such as chronic respiratory issues, rashes, cancer, heart disease, vision loss, and more. So far, approximately 5,000 cleanup workers have sued or are suing BP, demanding compensation.
We Have Faced BP in Court
Our offshore injury firm investigated the fateful 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon explosion, helping over a third of the crew get the money they needed to get medical care and take care of their families. Our award-winning trial lawyers have faced off against industry giants like BP, Transocean, and others before. Our experience allows us to understand and predict their tactics, compelling them to settle with our clients or risk facing us in a jury trial (where we do our best work). If you've been injured on an oil rig or vessel owned by BP, speak with our lawyers as soon as possible. If you have a case, we may be able to help you hold BP liable for your medical expenses, present and future wages, and more.