BP Oil Spill Settlement— Need to KnowMarch 17, 2012
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-(713) 352-7975 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-(713) 352-7975.