The Deepwater Horizon Oilrig explosion and subsequent oil spill devastated many families, lives, and coastlines. The man made devastation was incalculable. A New York Injury Lawyer has learned that the widow of one of the 20 crewmen that was killed by the explosion has settled her lawsuit with BP. As a result of the settlement, the presiding U.S. District Judge agreed to dismiss the suit.
While the exact terms of the settlement were not disclosed, her lawsuit against the BP partners that were named as a part of the suit was also dismissed. It appears that the only party involved in the disaster that was not named in her suit was Transocean, who was the owner of the rig.
This lawsuit is but one of the more than 350 lawsuits that have been filed against BP, Transocean, and the many companies and contractors that were part of the oil-drilling project, sources told a NYC Personal Injury Lawyer. Each of these are from parties who claim to have been injured and/or suffered economic loss due to either the explosion itself, or due to the resulting oil spill that affected so many beachfronts and communities.