Is It Too Late to File a BP Oil Spill Claim?
There is a new deadline for a BP oil spill claim: June 8, 2015. This deadline was extended from April 2014 in recognition of the sheer number of businesses and individuals harmed by the negligent actions of BP in causing the worst environmental disaster in petroleum industry history.
It may be that over half of Pensacola businesses are eligible to file claims for economic loss, but many have not done so. This statistic may be the same throughout much of the coastline area.
If you are able to show losses on your financial statement for at least a three-month period after the oil spill, then you may be eligible to file a claim. For this, you do not have to have a business on the beachfront, as even inland businesses can suffer economically from the spill.
Additionally, old claims that were denied may be able to be refiled, but only if the case had been decided by the Gulf Coast Claims Facility, which has since been shut down.
What Kind of Businesses Can File a Claim?
Most businesses that are not banks, casinos, land developers, insurance companies and BP gas stations can file a claim. This includes but is not limited to hotels, motels, recreational companies for tourists, gas stations, real estate management firms, restaurants, retail outlets, bicycle shops and even law firms are all eligible to file a claim.
Why Do I Need a BP Oil Spill Attorney?
The range of businesses that can file a claim is widespread and claimants need an attorney who understands the history of the BP oil spill litigation. The lawyers at Farrell, Patel, Jomarron & Lopez are one of the nation’s largest BP oil spill filers with over 3,000 BP clients.
You must have an experienced BP oil spill claim lawyer to ensure your claim is the maximum amount you are lawfully entitled to and that you receive it as soon as possible. We fight for our clients and offer aggressive representation against BP, and we would like to help you too.
Farrell, Patel, Jomarron & Lopez – BP Oil Spill Attorneys