With the technology that exists today, it seems that you may not even have to make the call. Lawyers all over the country are flocking to the Gulf Coast region in order to help out their fellow citizens, or jump on the bandwagon, whichever you prefer to say. Advertising that we have never dreamed of, is spreading across the nation. All along the major roads throughout the Gulf Coast region, billboards are popping up with names of law firms across the country, offering services to the people and companies who were affected by the spill. Some of the billboards are respectable, but others go well beyond tacky and maybe downright immoral. It is a mad rush to see who will represent this downtrodden group of people.
On the internet, websites are going up by the hundreds, offering assistance to everyone and their brother. Many firms are actually calling residents and walking door- to- door to local Gulf Coast businesses, with one law firm actually opening up a store-front location on the beach with a big sign reading "Oil Spill Law Firm This Way". Is it over the top, or do the citizens of this country need as many sharks in their corner as possible? Now that the $20Billion fund has been set up as part of the Governments way of controlling the disbursements, it looks like it will be up to Pay Czar Kenneth Feinberg to figure out who gets what, but the "little people" still need a lawyer to help them out.
It is important to contact a lawyer who not only has experience in environmental disasters, but also has experience going up against these oil giants, who can and will railroad plaintiffs unless they are properly represented. What is also important to remember is you need to find a firm that not only has experience going up against the oil giants, but winning as well. If you need some sound advice from our firm, please do not hesitate to call. After coming off a $150Million verdict against ExxonMobil, the lawyers at Snyder and Snyder may be able to help you navigate this process to come out on top.