You have seen the billboards, you have heard the annoying commercials and you are still probably confused as to what the BP Settlement means to you… Well, believe it or not, you really should look into this. Don’t worry, there’s a lot you can figure out yourself WITHOUT having to speak to an attorney.
Basically, the process was designed so that individuals and businesses could file claims themselves without having to pay a maritime attorney. Despite the intent to make it simple, it is still a fairly complex process. If you have questions about whether you have a claim or how to file a claim, we’re happy to discuss it at no charge to you. If you would like for us to file your claim for you, we charge a 25% contingency fee. We work with a highly regarded firm of accountants to maximize your claim and minimize delays.
You can call us at (504) 581-1750 or e-mail us and we will be happy to point you in the right direction to find the information you need to file a claim. If you decide you would like us to do the calculations and file your claim for you, we can do that too. What’s most important is that you actually look into this important matter, whether you think you were affected by the spill or not. The fact is that we don’t know the full effects of the spill yet, which is why BP has agreed to this settlement. Another fact is that, for instance, if you own a business, you have no idea who couldn’t buy your merchandise or hire your services because they were affected by the spill. That is why there is a formula to determine what losses your business is entitled to instead of using traditional methods of proving the connection between the oil release and the economic loss.
Don’t write this off; be diligent and look into whether you have a claim. If you don’t have time to do it yourself, call us. But either way, ignoring the issue is a poor decision.
As always, remember that the law exists to protect you and your business. Don’t be afraid to use it.