Individuals and businesses along the Gulf Coast of Florida have experienced a variety of financial and medical damages and losses as a result of the 2010 BP oil spill. The national network of attorneys of Glen Lerner, PLLC., is experienced at representing injured Plaintiffs along the Gulf of Mexico coastline with large and small claims. With more than two decades of experience, our law team has handled multistate / national class action / complex litigation, toxic torts and environmental damage lawsuits.
On May 12, 2012, a Federal Court in Louisiana approved a massive class action settlement related to the BP Gulf Oil Spill. The 1,033 page settlement agreement establishes the Deepwater Horizon Claims Center and sets forth new, final rules for BP Oil Spill Claims.
Under the settlement, no direct proof of loss attributable to the oil spill is required!
Even if your business income increased after the spill, the rate of growth may have been diminished and you may still be eligible to recover compensation. Although complex in application, eligibility under the settlement agreement is based on three straightforward categories:
- Location: Businesses located in any county on Florida’s Gulf Coast or Panhandle are within the eligible claims zone.
- Business Type: Under the new settlement agreement many business types are eligible for recovery. Only businesses in excluded categories (Banking, Gaming, Financial, Insurance, Oil and Gas, Real Estate Development, Defense Contractor Industries, and entities selling or marketing BP-branded fuel) are barred from recovery. All other business types are eligible.
- Financial Performance: For businesses meeting the location and business type requirements, recovery depends on certain changes in financial performance of the business during and after the spill.
Examples of eligible businesses are below, but many more businesses are now eligible:
- Medical Practices
- Real Estate Brokers
- Real Estate Agents
- Rental Property Owners
- Retail Stores
- Golf Courses
- Veterinary Practices
- Engineering Companies
- Surgery Centers
- Home Builders
- Commercial Contractors
- Commercial Fisherman
- Fishing Guides
- Charter Operators
- Seafood Distributors
- Tourist Attractions
- Agricultural Concerns
- Oil Spill Related Injuries
- Taxi Services
Our Florida law office offers assistance to property owners, large and small businesses, government agencies, families and individuals that suffered significant damages from the BP oil spill find help to file a new claim, fight a previous denial and obtain the full amount of compensation that you are entitled to for the hardship suffered. Some work may be performed by, or referred to, other attorneys. Initial case consultations and evaluations are free to clients.
Please contact us at (877) 79-SPILL to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our BP oil spill claim lawyers today.
Those Affected may be Entitled to Compensation
Individuals and businesses affected by the BP oil spill include:
Personal Property Owners
If you have suffered losses associated with personal property, income, real property or personal injury because of the BP oil spill, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
Tourism and Hospitality Industries
Specialty retail owners, restaurants, bars and other businesses that provide recreational services such as fishing and underwater excursion business owners and lodging accommodations such as hotels, motels and vacation rentals have also experienced economic losses. If your business has suffered because of a decrease in tourism as a result of consequences associated with the BP oil spill, you may be able eligible for financial compensation.
Commercial Fishermen / Shrimpers
Fishermen, fisheries, shrimpers and oystermen that have experienced lower daily catches, decreased profits and damaged products and equipment as a result of the oil spill may also be entitled to claim compensation from BP for losses and damages.
Local government agencies along the coast that have suffered financial losses from decreased tax revenue may also be entitled to monetary compensation resulting from the BP oil spill.
BP Oil Spill Economic and Medical Losses
When you have suffered medical or economic losses as a result of the BP oil spill you need someone in your corner that is ready and willing to fight for you. Please call us at (877) 79-SPILL today to schedule your free initial consultation, or submit an online case evaluation form. Our attorneys are here to help you process and file your claim and are ready to represent you in a lawsuit if necessary.