Amplify Energy Class Action Lawsuit
On Friday, October 1, 2021, residents of the coastal cities of Orange County reported a strange smell in the air, almost like the smell of gas. On Saturday, October 2, 2021, there was confirmation of an oil spill affecting the Orange County coast – resulting in the closure of several beaches. Although the investigation is still underway, it is believed that a damaged pipeline connected to an oil platform known as Elly about 6 miles offshore released about 126,000 gallons of oil into the weekend. Oil platform Elly is operated by Beta Offshore, a Long Beach unit of Amplify Energy, which is based in Houston.
The oil spill resulted in oil along 6 miles from Huntington Beach to Dana Point. It is estimated to have covered approximately 13 square miles.
Besides the obvious effect that oil spills have on wildlife and water quality, oil spills also can potentially result in significant damage to property, including homes, restaurants and other businesses, boats, etc.
If this oil spill affecting beaches in Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, and Laguna Beach has resulted in property loss, including loss of business revenue, you might have grounds to file a lawsuit. You, along with any other individual or company that suffered property damage associated with the oil spill could potentially sue Amplify Energy. In fact, you could participate in a class action lawsuit against the company.
For more information about your right to file a lawsuit, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with our experts at Downtown L.A. Law Group as soon as possible. Our lawyers have decades of experience representing those affected by the negligence of others. We are dedicated to ensuring that they are fairly compensated for damages resulting from different types of incidents.
If you are ready to discuss your claim with the experts at our law firm, do not hesitate to contact us immediately.
How This Oil Spill Affects Property Owners
Coastal properties are among the most sought after; they are also among the most valuable. This is because having a property at the beach or near the beach is almost synonymous to having constant profit. Orange County beaches, including all those affected by the recent oil spill are known to be lined with properties – hotels, restaurants, bars, clubs, vacation rentals, etc. Incidents that close-down beaches inevitably also negatively affect these other properties.
Although every situation is different, some of the different ways that property owners could be affected include the following:
- Losses of revenue (due to a slow in business associated with beach closures)
- Losses of resources (some restaurants, specifically, depend on local fishing to keep fresh fish and other sea creatures on their menus)
- Diminishing value of property (property values decrease when local economy slows and when the views/wildlife are affected by something like an oil spill)
If you or a member of your family suffered property damage or any sort of economic loss as a result of the oil spill affecting Orange County beaches, it is important that you seek legal assistance as soon as possible.
Can You Sue?
Yes, you could sue for damages to business and loss of profit as a result of the oil spill. You could be eligible to file a lawsuit against Amplify Energy. In fact, you could participate in a class action lawsuit. Is there a lawsuit already? Yes, there is already a class action lawsuit. If you have questions about how to join a class action lawsuit against Amplify Energy, it is important that you seek legal assistance as soon as possible. You need to speak with a lawyer that can help you participate in the class action lawsuit. If you are ready to explore the legal options available to you, contact us today – we are a law firm that can file a lawsuit against Amplify Energy for oil spill damage.
You Could Be Entitled to Compensation
Based on the details surrounding your lawsuit, you could be entitled to monetary compensation. For more information about the type and amount of compensation that you could be eligible to receive, do not hesitate to contact our experts immediately. Our lawyers are ready to fight for your right to recover the highest payout possible. Our experts are not afraid to take on any negligent company to make sure that our clients are fairly compensated for their damages resulting from an oil spill.
Contact Downtown L.A. Law Group Today
Here at Downtown L.A. Law Group, our lawyers are ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to sue and recover the payout that you are owed. We are ready to represent you and fight for your rights. We offer free legal services, which include free consultations and free second opinions. During these legal services, our experts will be available to answer all your questions and address all your concerns – our experts will provide you with the information that you need to pursue your lawsuit. If you want to benefit from these free legal services, you should contact us immediately.
We are proud to offer a Zero-Fee guarantee, meaning that you will not be required to pay any upfront legal expenses for our legal services. We also work on a strict contingency structure; this means that you will not have to pay anything until you win. If you don’t win, you simply won’t pay.
Contact us today to discuss your right to sue. Our lawyers are ready to help you pursue your lawsuit for the damages caused by the oil spill.
How to Sue Belkin for Defective Charging Banks
If you intend to file a product liability lawsuit against Belkin, you must show that the company was negligent in some way. Product liability lawsuits can be filed if you can prove at least one of the following points about the product:
- There was a design error present with the charging bank
- There was a manufacturing error that occurred when the charging bank was being made in the factory
- There were no hazard signs or symbols on the charging bank or on the packaging
The charging banks had a defect in the wiring, so it is likely that the materials were faulty or that there was a design that did not account for the small space or power usage.
You should make sure to go to the hospital to get medical treatment for your injuries. It is not recommended that you wait too long to visit a doctor. If you do not get treatment quickly, your injuries may worsen, or you may find that the insurance agent will doubt the validity of your claim. He can say that you were shocked by another item or in another incident, and he will say that the defective item was a convenient scapegoat. You should also make sure that you get copies of all medical documents, test results, doctor’s statements, hospital receipts, and more from the treatment center.
You can take photos of the damages from the electric shock, and you can also take pictures of the charging bank to show that the item caught fire, if applicable.
There may have been eyewitnesses who saw the incident happen or who can testify that the bank was defective. You can add their statements to your claim to bolster it. The more support you have from people who saw the incident, the stronger your case will be.
You may want to throw the charging bank away, try to repair it, or return it for a refund. You should do none of this. It is important that you keep the charging bank as it is and preserve it, as it is the most important piece of evidence you have. If you get rid of it, the insurance company can claim that there’s no way for the defect to be examined, since it is not present at all.
You may have a receipt showing that you bought the charging bank. You can make copies of this, or copies of a bank statement or email showing that you paid for the item.
You will benefit by hiring a product liability lawyer to handle your case for you. If you have never taken legal action, you may not know the first thing about moving forward with a defective product claim. An attorney can gather your proof, negotiate with the insurance agent, and keep you updated throughout the process while you recover and return to regular life.
Statute of Limitations to File a Product Liability Lawsuit
California has a statute of limitations of two years from the date of the injury if you wish to file a claim to receive compensation for damages. If you do not sue within this time period, you won’t be able to receive any restitution, and your claim will be thrown away. Often, individuals fail to understand the correct amount of time or do not know that there is a statute of limitations in the first place. It is important that you speak with a lawyer to determine how much time you have left on your case.
There is the possibility for your statute of limitations to be extended, but this will only happen in certain situations. If you were under 18 years old, you cannot sue without a legal guardian representing you, so you can wait until you turn legal age before the statute of limitations counts down. You also may have been left incapacitated and unable to sue, so the statute won’t start until you return to health. Further, the defendant must be in California – if he has left the state, the deadline will count down when he returns.
Earnings from a Product Liability Claim against Belkin
The value of a product liability lawsuit will largely be determined by the injuries you suffered and how extensive they were. If you were seriously hurt, you will potentially receive a larger settlement offer than if you only suffered minor injuries. The insurance agent wants to preserve profits and not pay out settlements, and we aim to bring you the maximum settlement available under the law. Our goal is to secure you compensation for the following:
- Medical bills and expenses from the past and future for surgery, hospitalization fees, medication, physical therapy, and more
- Lost wages if you were unable to work or could not return to work in the future
- Property damage to cover lost items and personal belongings
- Pain and suffering damages to account for emotional trauma, anxiety, PTSD, fear, and more
You should not be expected to foot the bill for all of these expenses if you were not responsible for the incident in the first place. A defective product claim can allow you to receive the compensation you need to pay for these damages.
Our Firm’s Promise
Our goal at the Downtown LA Law Group is to ensure that you are wholly covered for your losses if you were hurt because of a defective product. Our product liability lawyers are known as the best in town, and we have years of experience and numerous reviews to back us up. We will stop at nothing to bring you every penny you deserve, even if it means going to court to defend your rights.
For a free legal consultation, call our law offices today. All consultations are confidential and your private information or case details will not be shared elsewhere. We will also give you our zero fee guarantee on your case. We won’t get paid unless and until we win. If we lose, we get nothing at all. Either way, your finances will not be altered by pursuing legal help with us.
Don’t hesitate to contact the Downtown LA Law Group if you wish to sue Belkin for injuries from a defective charging bank.