BP Oil Spill Settlement Claims Attorney
Suffered Losses from the BP Oil Spill?
The explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig on April 20, 2010 and the resulting
oil spill is one of the largest environmental disasters in the history
of the United States. Thousands of businesses and individuals throughout
Florida and other states sharing a coastline on the Gulf of Mexico sustained
substantial economic losses due to the BP Oil Spill. The oil spill also
caused health problems among cleanup workers and those who lived or worked
in the area where the spill occurred.
British Petroleum (BP) and other companies involved in the drilling and
exploration of the well that poured millions of gallons of crude into
the Gulf of Mexico as a result of the explosion have reached a Settlement
that pays those who participate for the losses and damage.
The deadline to submit certain types of claims with the Settlement (i.e.
Seafood Compensation Program claims such as commercial fishermen, shrimpers,
oystermen, crabbers) has already passed except in very limited circumstances,
and the deadline to submit Business Economic Loss claims and Individual
Economic Loss claims with the Settlement is running out soon, so if you
or your business was affected by the spill, now is the time to take action.
Contact David C. Rash P.A. for help with your BP oil spill claim. David Rash has
more than 20 years of experience representing clients injured by oil spills and other mass catastrophes.
Compensation for BP Oil Spill Losses
BP oil spill lawyers are bringing many of the lawsuits arising out of the
Deepwater Horizon incident under the United States Oil Pollution Act of
1990. Since this Act imposes a three-year statute of limitations, it will
be difficult or impossible to take legal action once three years have
passed from the April 20, 2010 disaster. If you and/or your business has
not properly opted out of the Settlement and timely filed a lawsuit before
April 20, 2013, and you and/or your business is a class member, it is
imperative to submit a claim with the Settlement immediately.
Further, a statute of limitations exists in all personal injury and negligence
tort claims, so you should not hesitate to
consult an attorney if you have sustained personal or economic injuries as a result of the
BP oil spill. Attorney David C. Rash can help you pursue your claim to
BP Oil Spill Settlement Claims Eligible for Compensation
The Settlement pays out compensation claims submitted by those individuals
and businesses who sustained losses as a result of the Deepwater Horizon
explosion and ensuing oil spill. Whether you can participate in the Settlement
and can submit a claim depends on your or your businesses’ location.
Settlement funds may be available to you if you are eligible to make a claim.
Losses that are eligible for payment from the Settlement fund include:
- Business economic losses: Businesses that suffered economic losses as a
result of the spill.
- Seafood industry claims: Individuals and businesses involved in any aspect
of the seafood industry, from fisherman to retail distributors to seafood
restaurants. However, the deadline has passed for filing these types of
claims absent certain very limited circumstances.
- Damage to coastal or wetlands property: Individuals who own coastal or
wetland property and long-term lessees who sustained losses due to the spill.
- Periodic or festival vendors who suffered losses as a result of the spill.
- Vessel owners whose vessels sustained physical damage.
- Cleanup workers who sustained health problems as a result of their work
mitigating the spill.
- Area residents: Those who resided or worked in the area of the spill who
are experiencing health issues.
If you fall into any of the above categories, you may be eligible to compensation
from the BP oil spill Settlement fund. You may be able to resolve your
claim through participating in the existing Settlement or you may be able
to pursue your own claim against BP or the other companies, depending
on whether or not the statute of limitations has run.
Contact Attorney David C. Rash today to learn more about your rights and about how we can help with your BP
oil spill claim.