Have You Been Affected by the Orange County Oil Spill? You Have Found an Attorney Who Can HelpAt The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker we are working closely with a prestigious Orange County Law Firm as they look into a major oil leak off the coast of Orange County that has tainted the sea and shoreline, forcing the closure of nearby beaches and posing a possible environmental disaster. 

The pollution is expanding beyond the initial breach location, which is connected to an offshore facility that feeds heavy crude to Long Beach. The oil is traveling in a “southerly trajectory” and has reached Laguna, according to the US Coast Guard. It’ll probably keep “moving in a southerly direction based on the wind, weather, and currents.”

Who is Affected? 

Dana Point, Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, San Clemente, and Seal Beach are among the recreational and seaside areas in Orange County, a densely populated area in Southern California. The impact on property owners, companies, and individuals may be significant, in addition to the terrible environmental devastation. 

Tourism brings millions of visitors to Orange County each year, supporting the livelihoods of thousands of local workers. Furthermore, whether commercial or residential, the potential harm to coastal property owners is significant.

Potential Consequences Reach Far Beyond the Immediate Environmental Impact 

The 5th annual Pacific Airshow, which began on Friday, October 1 and drew roughly 1.5 million people to the Huntington Beach region, has been canceled. For at least a few weeks, if not months, the beach will be closed. Every year, about 11 million people visit Huntington Beach.

Fishing The state of California has restricted recreational and commercial fishing in the region as a result of the Huntington Beach oil spill.

Huntington Beach is a highly sought-after neighborhood. Property values in the region are around 146 percent higher than the national average. Property owners may see a decline in value and a loss on their investment as a result of the oil leak.

The actual impact of the Huntington Beach oil leak is yet unknown, but the environmental and economic devastation might last for years.

A Look at Past Disasters Might Tell Us What We Are in Store for 

The 2010 BP oil catastrophe not only resulted in the deaths of thousands of people and environmental harm, but it also cost the commercial fishing sector more than $90 billion in lost income. 

The Exxon Valdez oil disaster in Alaska, which dumped 11 million gallons of oil into the Bly Reef in Prince William Sound, is still remembered as one of the worst oil spills in history.

The Exxon Valdez, one of Exxon Mobile Corp.’s largest oil boats, became aground on Bly Reef in Prince William Sound in the spring of 1989 after hitting a reef. The tanker was wrecked by the reef, spilling 11 million gallons of crude oil into one of the world’s most pristine habitats. The firm, Exxon Mobile, was revealed to have allowed a relapsed alcoholic to command the ship.

If you have been impacted by this oil spill, contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000. As a California personal injury law firm with a long history of standing up for the rights of our clients, we are ready to help you through this process. Contact us for a free consultation to see if you have a case.