Were you a victim of the BP oil spill? BP oil spill attorneys may be able to give you the legal assistance you need, in order to get financial compensations for any damages, financial losses, or injuries you sustained to this environmental disaster. The Gulf of Mexico oil rig explosion, which happened on April 20, 2010, resulted in catastrophic environmental and economic consequences. Any person who was affected by the spill financially, such as those whose sustained loss of income as a result of the oil spill may be eligible for monetary compensation. Moreoever, they may be eligible to file a BP oil lawsuitagainst the parties, for the losses they sustained.
BP, deemed responsible for the spill and its consequences, created a BP compensation fund, alotting $20 billion dollars in compensation for victims of the oil spill. All in all, more than 35 offices, located throughout the Gulf Coast, were set up to accept claims from individuals and businesses that endured losses and damages resulting from the oil spill. Since the fund’s establishment, a number of residents who were living in the affected Gulf Coast states at the time the spill struck, have already received compensation. In December 2010, Kenneth Feinberg, the head of the BP compensation fund, announced the second phase of the BP oil spill compensation program, which allowed those affected who did not want to pursue the BP lawsuit oil spill, to apply fortheBP settlement.
At present, 496,114 claims have been filed by people who wished to eventually to receive a chunk of the BP settlements and get their financial loss or damages associated with the Gulf of Mexico oil rig spill compensated. More than $3.5 billion was paid to 170,709 businesses and individuals. Not all claims to this day have been accepted however. If you are one of the the individuals to have your claim submitted to the Gulf Coast Claims Facility rejected, hope is not lost. You can still have your claim re-assessed or re-filed and or become part of the class action lawsuits against BP. As it stands, thousands of lawsuits have been mounted against BP, which thusfar has had to pay more than $376 million in BP compensation payments, which, it should be stated, are unrelated to the above mentioned compensation fund.
If you or a loved one has lost your business or sustained other damages due to the Gulf Coast Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig Explosion, our lawyers can determine whether you are entitled to part of the BP settlement. Please fill out our online form, or call 1 800 LAW INFO (1-800-529-4636) to discuss your case with one of our BP oil spill lawyers today.