Businesses are already experiencing a loss due to the oil spill that has taken place in Santa Barbara. Tourism companies are already seeing a rapid decrease in revenue, resulting in lack of jobs and hours for employees.
“If we don’t have the beaches and we don’t have those beautiful wetlands, certainly we wouldn’t have an economy here,” said Jerry Wheeler, president and CEO of Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce.
The spill is going to greatly affect the economy around Santa Barbara even once the area is clean. Has the oil rupture affected your business’s revenue over the Memorial weekend? You may have a case. Contact your Arentz Law Group, P.C. lawyers at 1-800-305-6000.
Many businesses are already affected by the Santa Barbara oil spill, either directly or indirectly. It is unknown how long the spill will affect the tourism industry among many other businesses and their employers. Santa Barbara’s 1.2 billion dollar tourism industry employs between 12,000 and 13,000 people. Over nine miles of coastline have already been affected.
Over Memorial weekend, a major bustle for the tourism industry, two state beaches closed and businesses saw significant loss in revenue. While the tourism industry is the primary receiver of loss, other businesses can be indirectly affected. Although some areas may be safe, visitors cancel trips to the area due to fear of the oil spill and its expansion.
Memorial weekend is only the beginning to loss in numbers of people coming to the city. In addition to the decreased profits for businesses, many of them will have to cut back hours or even employees.
Arentz Law Group, P.C., is accepting oil spill cases from businesses affected in Santa Barbara. If your business’s profits were greatly affected by the spill over Memorial weekend, you may have a case. We give free case consultations, and our lawyers work around the clock to make sure you are compensated.
Fill out our free case form or call us at 1-800-305-6000.