The BP oil spill was an ecological and economic disaster in April 2010, whose effects are still being felt today. Rather than face an endless stream of lawsuits which would be sure to put them out of business by massive punitive damage judgments, BP has agreed to a claims process – overseen by the government – by which people who suffered economic loss due to the disaster can be compensated.
Do I Qualify for a BP Claim?
Find out! It’s FREE! Under the new rules, the test is strictly financial. In our experience, about 80% of all businesses qualify for BP oil compensation. If the numbers work, there is no need to provide proof that BP caused your loss – the law presumes BP caused the loss. This is what BP agreed to. You will not need to provide other evidence or testimony.
If you pass the test, known as the v-trend, then you qualify. This test is purely financial and is based on a comparison of your gross revenue from ANY 3 consecutive months in 2010 and comparing it to a large combination of months going back to January 2007. We only need to compare 3 consecutive months from 2010!
If you qualify, then it is only a matter of determining how much you will get back. This can be anywhere from 125% to 350% of your loss, depending upon the type of business you are in, your location or zone, your variable expenses and certain other factors.
“My message to everyone is ‘When in doubt, file a claim.’ Doesn’t cost you a nickel. We want eligible people to get paid.” – Patrick Juneau, Attorney in charge of BP Payout, quoted in an August 2012 blog at AL.com.
How do I begin?
Complete our BP Oil Spill Overview Worksheet and send it to our office via email, fax or mail. We can let you know in a day or two if you have a claim. If you do, we will gather the necessary information and take it from there, preparing and processing the required documents and submitting your claim to BP. You could be receiving payment within 60-90 days from the time we submit your claim.
This process is completely CONFIDENTIAL!
Get Started on Your BP Oil Claim Today
We want everybody who is eligible for compensation to get paid. If you are in doubt about whether you qualify, it won’t cost you anything to file a claim. Hiring a BP oil compensation lawyer from our Florida office won’t cost you a cent. You will never be required to pay any expenses related to the claim out of your pocket, so there is absolutely no risk or liability to you. We only get paid if we collect for you. Moreover, the entire process is completely confidential, so the public will never know you filed a claim if you don’t want them to. The deadline to file a claim is April 2014, and after that, your ability to be compensated for economic loss in this period may be gone forever. Don’t wait any longer to find out if you qualify for BP oil compensation. Contact Perry Draper Law, PLLC today.
Why Choose Perry Draper Law to Help You with Your BP Oil Spill Claim in Florida
As you can imagine, the claims process is not simple, and payment is not guaranteed. However, many changes to the law were made in 2012 which have proved to be very favorable to businesses who suffered economic loss since the spill. Our lawyers are well-versed in the law – including the most recent changes – and are experienced in successfully handling BP oil claims in Florida. Our team includes accountants and former BP personnel who set up the claims system and created the algorithm used to calculate benefits. We have never been denied a BP oil claim and have obtained compensation for every client who passes the test.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I don’t think BP caused my loss.
A: As long as the numbers pass the test, the law presumes BP caused the loss, and we do not have to prove anything further.
Q: I thought this was only for the people on the beach.
A: No, the zones for those eligible go well inland!
Q: How much will this cost me?
A: Nothing out of pocket! If we do not collect, you owe us nothing!
Q: I made more money in 2010.
A: That does not mean you will not qualify. We are only looking at 3 months in 2010 and not the whole year!
Q: Is this worth my time?
A: Yes, our clients’ claims range from tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands!