Businesses, property owners and others located in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi or Florida (click here for a list of eligible Florida counties) who have not settled their BP oil spill claims may be eligible to participate in a new Court Supervised Settlement Program. Under the program, BP has agreed to set aside at least $20 billion to resolve economic loss and medical damage claims stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. If you have not resolved you BP oil spill claims, this new program could provide you with a chance to finally obtain compensation for your financial losses and/or personal injuries.
Even if you’ve already applied for compensation through the Gulf Coast Claims Facility and were denied, you may still be able to obtain compensation through this new Court Supervised Settlement Program.
Parker Waichman LLP has already helped thousands of BP oil spill victims recover tens of millions of dollars for their financial losses and medical damages. Our BP oil spill attorneys are qualified to represent any business or individual wishing to a file a claim through the Court Supervised Settlement Program. For a free consultation to help determine your eligibility for the new BP Oil Spill Court Supervised Settlement Program, please fill out our online form, or call 1 800-968-7529.
BP Oil Spill Court Supervised Settlement Eligibility
The BP Oil Spill Court Supervised Settlement Program began accepting claims in June 2012. Businesses, property owners and individuals located in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi or Florida (click here for a list of eligible Florida counties) may be eligible to participate in the program if they suffered financial losses or personal injuries due to the Deepwater Horizon disaster and its aftermath. Those eligible to participate include:
- Businesses and individuals employed in the Gulf of Mexico Seafood industry, including seafood processors, shrimpers, oystermen, and commercial fishermen.
- Owners of condominiums, vacation homes, marshland, or any property along the Gulf of Mexico coastline. Through the Court Supervised Settlement Program, Gulf Coast property owners may be able to receive compensation for property damage, diminution in value, and loss of enjoyment.
- Vessels of Opportunity Participants may be able to receive compensation for any damage done to their boat or other property; health problems stemming from exposure to dispersants or oil; or BP’s failure to pay fairly.
- Tourism-related businesses, including restaurants, hotels, vacation rentals, and others that suffered decreased revenues due to the BP oil spill.
- Employees of any business who had hours cut or tips reduced due to the effect the BP oil spill had on their employer’s business.
- Clean-up workers who suffered health problems because of exposure to oil and dispersants.
To participate in the BP Oil Spill Court Supervised Settlement Program, you must act quickly. Parker Waichman LLP is offering free legal consultations to businesses and individuals in Alabama, Louisiana, Florida and Mississippi seeking assistance with their claims. Please feel free to call us at 1-800-968-7529, or fill out our online form to help determine your eligibility.
Eligible Florida Counties List:
27. Santa Rosa