BP oil disaster hurts hard-working Americans on coast

A deep-sea wellhead about 40 miles southeast of the Louisiana coast became unstable due to mounting gas pressures before suffering an explosion on Tuesday, April 20, 2010, that resulted in a massive oil spill that has had a destructive effect on the Gulf region's economy and those who depend upon the coast's tourism industry and ocean's resources for their livelihood.

Potential negligence and failure to meet federal regulations by the owner and operators of the oil rig may have contributed to or caused this disaster, and thousands have found themselves facing economic crisis as a result.

Read how Motley Rice attorneys are taking action on behalf of those who have been seriously affected by the oil well disaster.