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Oil Spill Claims

New York Oil Spill Claim Lawyer

If your property in New York was damaged by an oil spill, you have a right to seek compensation for damages and cleanup expenses from the spiller under New York's Navigation Law. At Hacker Murphy, LLP, our attorneys are experienced at both prosecuting and defending these claims. From our office in Albany, we represent property owners and petroleum companies throughout New York.

Representing Property Owners

Oil spills can devastate delicate wetlands, rivers, lakes, shorelines and land. When an oil spill occurs in New York, the spiller is responsible for cleanup expenses and damages.

Under New York's Navigation Law, spillers are strictly liable for damages caused by discharge of petroleum products into navigable waters. In other words, property owners do not have to prove that the spiller was negligent. All they have to prove is the dollar value of the cleanup and damages. Damages may include lost of property value and other losses resulting from the spill.

Representing Companies Handling Petroleum Products

We are one of the leading Upstate New York law firms in the area of commercial litigation. Our lawyers represent petroleum product companies in front of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with regard to spill cases, Article 78 reviews and administrative compliance matters.

New York Administrative Defense Lawyers

Contact us to schedule a consultation with our New York oil spill claim attorneys. We can meet you at our office in Albany or at a location more convenient for you. Call (866) 919-9031.

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  • James E. Hacker

    Jim has a reputation second to none in personal injury law. His record of verdicts and settlements is very impressive.

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  • John F. Harwick

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  • Patrick L. Seely Jr.

    Patrick handles Property Tax Litigation and eminent domain and condemnation proceedings for land owners and municipal authorities alike.

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Location Albany, NY

Hacker Murphy, LLP
7 Airport Park Boulevard
Latham NY 12110

Phone: 518-213-3710
Toll Free: 866-919-9031
Fax: 518-783-8101
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Hacker Murphy, LLP
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Albany NY 12207

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