The latest in the GCCF and BP Claims story is Judge Barbier on Friday told BP attorney’s that Punitive damages in oil spill cases are something that people can go after. This might not sound like much but for people that are sign up with us its a huge win. This means that the GCCF now knows they have to settle all cases before trial. They have to ad the possibility of punitive damages to their settlement number and this will mean that the number gets a big deal higher.
GCCF ,BP Claims Process and Punitive damages
As I am not an attorney I had to go and research the punitive damages a little bit to understand who can go after them and how they work. I think Wikipedia explains punitive damages best. “intended to reform or deter the defendant and others from engaging in conduct similar to that which formed the basis of the lawsuit. Although the purpose of punitive damages is not to compensate the plaintiff, the plaintiff will in fact receive all or some portion of the punitive damage award.
So if the jury find that BP and its partners could and should have avoided the oil spill and if the GCCF did not take care of a claimant when they should have taken care of a claimant then punitive damages can be awarded.
Lets take an example: A charter fisherman goes for 1 year and gets not a dime from the GCCF, the charter fisherman does everything he is suppose to do to claim his loss with the GCCF but the GCCF for what ever reason does not pay him. That would be a situation where the claimant in court could ask for punitive damage and amount above the actual damages.
Another example would be I think that BP and the other partners in the liability trial gets found liable where they should have been able to avoid the spill. In this cases it opens up the door I would think for everybody to go for punitive damages against BP.
GCCF Get A Second Loss On Vessel Of Opportunity (VOO)
The second loss on Friday for BP and the GCCF is the Vessel Of Opportunity where Judge Barbier told BP that VOO owners can go after BP and the GCCF in court for damages to their boats and contract disputes of boats not getting paid. This would make 3,000 + boat owners eligible for going after BP for damages resulting from their work in the VOO program. It could be that people that have been getting sick from working the VOO program could get in under this section in the trials.
GCCF Third loss of the day Moratorium Claims
The third loss was another big one the moratorium claims where the GCCF and BP has said that it was the government and the president that enacted the Moratorium on drilling and they should not be liable for people that lost money and work because of the moratorium. The judge said that moratorium case could go forward and go to trial if the GCCF was not ready to settle them. So if you case has not been settled by the GCCF ask for a free case review and get your case in to the attorney’s
I am happy to report to the people that have submitted their BP claims though this website that 99% of all BP claims has been submitted to the GCCF as of today. That means that all the claims that was forwarded to attorney’s from this website are in the process at GCCF or has already been paid by the GCCF.
GCCF are paying these groups well
For the group that has already been paid by the GCCF we have found some nice trends that I would like everybody to know about so you can tell your friends and family to stop by an submit their BP claims on this site.
Deck hands and charter boat capt. We see that Deckhands are getting up to $60,000 for their claims even with not great records, we are seeing Charter boat captains getting 4-5 times future loss paid.
Oyster Men are getting paid up to 6 times 2010 losses, if you have oyster leases or have an oyster boat fill out a form and let us show you what is possible.
Another group that we are seeing getting paid well are servers we are seeing $36,000 being paid on smaller losses, so future pay is being given to servers. If you know of a server that has been impacted by the oil spill tell her or him about www.bp-claim.com and tell them to fill out a form and we will get them paid.
Yet another group that we have really been able to help are Taxi drivers, GCCF are paying their claims as far south as key west and they are paying them very well. Again a factor 4-5 on their losses. If you have contact to anybody that drives a Taxi in the coastal communities or even Tampa we can get them paid well for the losses their saw during 2010 BP oil Spill. Even whole Taxi companies would be great to handle all their drivers. Give me a call and I will get everybody started.
Finding People With GCCF Claims That Are Getting Denied
If you are out there in the local community and you talk to people that has gotten their GCCF claims denied let me hear from them or tell them to fill out a form, lots of times its a question of documentation and what category they land in at GCCF if they get denied or if they get approved. We can help with all that making sure that your friends and family are getting paid for the BP oil spill.
Accountants with GCCF Claims that has been denied or under valued
If you as an account are sitting with GCCF cases that has been under valued by the GCCF or denied let me hear from you though the form or give me a call. There are other ways to get value from these case and get them approved. We are going to leave no person or business behind we want to get everybody paid by the GCCF or at trial by BP
So make contact with us if you are an accountant and you have companies that has lost money because of the BP oil spill. You could have lost money in 2010 and 2011 and still be paid by the GCCF. A heads up to accountants look at what area’s of the business that did bad because of the oil spill, does not matter if the company made up for it in other areas if one area of their business was affected by the BP oil spill we get money for that area. Another thing that are really important is the trend the company was on before the oil spill, look at what could have been was it not for the BP oil spill.
GCCF is not unreasonable if you present them with the right documentation if you have been denied don’t give up contact us.