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Albany 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, our attorneys are experienced at both prosecuting and defending these claims. We represent property owners and petroleum companies throughout the entire State of 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 the 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

Our knowledgeable legal team handles dispute resolution cases, such as:

Contact us to schedule a consultation with our New York oil spill claim attorneys. We can meet you at any one of our offices in Albany, Schenectady, Troy, and Saratoga Springs, or at a location more convenient for you.

Call us at our toll-free (518) 284-3183.

Have Questions?

  • If I hire an attorney but do not want to go to trial, can I settle?
    In the course of preparing a case for trial, your personal injury attorney will work with the defense attorneys and insurance companies in an effort to secure a fair settlement for you and your family. The final decision to accept an offer of settlement or go to trial is yours alone to make.
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  • If arrested, what steps can I take on my behalf?

    1. Do not discuss your situation with anyone except your attorney.

    2. Unless your attorney says otherwise, do not discuss your case with law enforcement.

    3. Request to have your attorney present if you are to be put in a lineup or subjected to testing.

    4. Remain calm and courteous. Allow your attorney to speak for you to ensure that your rights are protected and you are given all the benefits afforded to you under the law.
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  • What is the difference between criminal procedure and civil procedure?
    When a crime has been committed, action is taken by a government agency against the person, persons, organization or other entity that violated the law. The first purpose of a criminal prosecution is punishment, which frequently consists of a fine or jail time. In a civil matter, the dispute is between two or more individuals or entities. The first purpose of a civil prosecution is obtaining compensation for the wronged person or entity. Settlement in a civil matter is generally an award of a money judgment. A criminal sentence is not imposed in a civil matter.
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