Pursing Legal Action by Joining Mayflower, Arkansas Oil Spill Lawsuits
As has been previously noted on this blog and elsewhere in the media, a lawsuit was recently filed on behalf of residents affected by the Mayflower, Arkansas oil spill. Additionally, multiple lawsuits have been filed, including a class action lawsuit, a lawsuit on behalf of affected Mayflower business owners, and both Arkansas and the United States have filed a joint lawsuit against ExxonMobil and others. Because these lawsuits have been filed, a number of affected residents have asked: Can I still pursue legal action against Exxon? The answer to this question is YES, and affected residents are encouraged to seek legal representation from Arkansas oil spill attorneys as soon as possible.
The recent complaint filed by the law firm of Hare Wynn Newell & Newton was filed on behalf of over 50 affected Mayflower residents. While these residents, named as the “plaintiffs” in the complaint, have been grouped together for the purposes of their claims of fault against Exxon and the other defendants, the ways in which the plaintiffs have been damaged are individually spelled out in the complaint. Their particular damage claims will be pursued individually within the lawsuit.
Should other residents affected by the Arkansas oil spill wish to pursue legal action against Exxon, Arkansas oil spill attorneys have multiple options available to them. Whereas individuals cannot be added to the class action lawsuit or the lawsuit filed by the state and federal governments, they can be added to the lawsuits that have been filed on behalf of the other affected residents. Additionally, a separate lawsuit could be filed on their behalf.
Qualified Arkansas oil spill attorneys can advise affected residents on their legal rights and assist them in pursuing legal action against ExxonMobile and others at fault in connection with the oil spill. Just because lawsuits have been filed does not mean it is too late for others who have been harmed by the oil spill to pursue legal action.
Affected residents of the Arkansas oil spill are also reminded that dealing directly with Exxox without an attorney, or who assumes that the previous offers of compromise made by Exxon are the extent of any compensation owed by Exxon, could risk sacrificing his or her right to recover the full extent of the damages owed as a result of the oil spill. Johnson & Vines, PLLC is working with Hare Wynn Newell & Newton in representing individuals who have been affected by the Mayflower, Arkansas oil spill. For additional information, please call 501-372-1300.