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BP Oil Spill Settlement— Need to Know

How does the Order issued by the Louisiana federal court on March 8, affect me?

The order issued by the Louisiana federal court creates a transition process for dealing with BP oil spill litigation claims. The order outlines a new evaluation process for claims which are still pending with the Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF). The order also creates a new evaluation process for claims which are filed with the GCCF during the transition process. The order appoints a new claims administrator. The order also directs for a new court supervised claims administration program to be created.

May I still file a claim with the GCCF? If so, how?

Yes, those who qualify will still be allowed to file claims with the GCCF. If you or a loved one is considering filing a claim as a result of the BP oil spill please feel free to contact us for a free consultation. You can contact the Amaro Law Firm by clicking here, or contact us toll free at 1-877-892-2797 or locally 713-864-1941. You may also visit the
GCCF website for more information.

Who is qualifies as a claimant?

Any individual or business who suffered economic or bodily harm as a result of the BP oil spill in April of 2010 is eligible to receive compensation. Individuals may recover compensation for the following types of damages: (1) removal and clean up costs; (2) damage to real or personal property; (3) lost earnings or profits; (4) loss of subsistence use of natural resources; and (5) physical injury or death. It is not required that you live in the Gulf Coast area to make a claim for damages as a result of the BP oil spill. However, it is required that the oil spill is the direct cause of the damages.

If you or a loved one were involved in the BP Oil Spill cleanup and suffered temporary or long-term health problems, contact our BP Oil Spill attorneys to see what types of compensation you may be entitled to at 1-877-892-2797.