You see the news about the BP Claims Settlement and you are trying to find out how you and your family get in on that to get paid for any claim you might have in connect to the BP oil spill. Well this post is to try and help you with any BP claims you might have that you could put into the settlement and how you apply for it.
First if you live on the beach there is a good chance that the BP oil spill had some impact on your paycheck or impact on your health as BP was spray Corexit all over the place to hide the oil from the media.
If you have a business on the water or in the tourist industry most likely you have claim for loss of future earnings. If you had a house you where renting out for tourist coming in for the summer, or where living in a house on the water in 2010 you have a claim. If you sold your house from May 2010 – December 2010 you have a claim. I could go on and on, so its important that you let an expect look at your situation and let them find all your claims.
What Do I Need To Do To File For My BP Claims Settlement ?
First off you have to get your claim into an attorney to go though the attorney BP settlement and the way you do that is to fill out a form with your contact information so the attorney can call you and talk to you about the possible claims you have. Don’t waist your time with a person that know of a person that can do it for you. I have had way to many phone calls from people that did not go with an attorney and are still waiting for payment. So go with an attorney on this you will be glad you did.
Once you have talked to the attorney and he has found your claims, its your turn to prove those claims with as much information as you have. The BP Claims settlement does allow for people getting paid that does not have all documentation, but the amount you will be paid is less. So get as much information to the attorney as you possibly can proving your case.
Once the attorney has gotten all your information his staff that are trained in disaster recovery will go though the claim and come up with a number of your losses and then add the multiplier to that number and that should be your BP settlement compensation. Once he is done he will submit it as an attorney claim against the BP settlement fund.
The BP settlement fund will understand that your claim was worked up by an attorney and your claim will get the special attention it needs from the BP Claims settlement fund.
The next thing you will know is the attorney will call you up with a number that the BP settlement has come back with to award you and you have the chance to accept that number and get a check.
The attorney will not be paid for his work before you get money from the BP settlement so no money out of pocket for you on this, only money coming in.
To get started fill out a form on this website and talk to an attorney about your claim today.
Help Your Family and Friends Get Money From The BP Settlement
After you are setup with an attorney why not share the information of the BP settlement with your friends and family so they also can get their share of the money given out by BP for the 2010 oil spill. Most people have friends and family that are in the same situation and effected the same from the BP oil spill.
Just click on the image and like the BP settlement and then share it on Facebook with your friends and you have done yours to help everybody with getting paid by BP for their 2010 oil spill. From this end I thank you very much for your help.
Shrimping Season Starts Today In Gulf OF Mexico
In other news the shrimping season are starting today in the Gulf of Mexico, in the areas still open for shrimping. The biggest problem we saw last week was the reports of shrimp being caught with out eyes and the waters around Alabama was closed down. Later in the week the government came out and said the reason for the closure was because of the shrimp being to small. I have seen enough episodes of 24 and hear enough to see when the government are trying to pull a fast one on us and I think that is the case here. So its something to keep and eye on. I will hear later today from seafood processors on how the catches where if there is any problems out there and I will let you guys know. If the shrimps are not out there in a condition where they can be caught and sold look out for the shrimp processors that already got a bad deal in the BP claims settlement with not getting the same multipliers as the shrimp harvesters. We will see how this one goes.
BP Claims Settlement Deadlines and Final Approval.
The BP Claims Settlement is not up for final approval until November 2012, and the money will be paid out starting on June 3 2012. So I expect we have 6 month to get as many people paid as possible before the BP claims settlement get busted on appeal. That is what most attorneys I talk to expect will happen, the BP claims settlement will not last through the appeals process. So its very important that people that want money from the settlement get their paperwork and claims into the attorneys now. After the BP claims settlement gets busted the trial or a new settlement will see the light of day. Nobody know the only thing that is certain is each time the money will get better for the really good business claims.
On the latest statistics from the Deepwater Horizon Settlement fund they say they are on track to start paying out in August of 2012, I am not sure what track they are on but its not the same track that thousand of families waiting for BP money is on. They have said they spend a year on putting this BP settlement together but now they have waisted 2 month on getting ready. The latest stats tells us they are in the process of getting about 9,000 claims ready for an offer out of about 38,000 claims received.
The question I have is there a reason why they have claims already processed and just sitting there and waiting to be send out. If they have been processing for 2 month now almost, why not just send out the offer when they are done processing, its almost like they are waiting to get funded before sending out offers.
The second problem that is coming up is the October 1 2012 deadline, if they don’t get everything processed and send back out they might loose a big part of the attorney base. The people I have talked to will pull out 70-80% of their claims before October 1 2012 because of the risk to the law firm in keeping the client in the Deepwater Horizon Settlement. After the settlement its trial and lawsuits on everything.
Is It To Late To File A Deepwater Horizon Settlement Claim ?
If you are still not sure how to file a claim with the Deepwater Horizon Settlements, it might be time for you to contact and attorney to handle all your claims processing for you. The good thing about getting with an attorney is the legal advice they can give you as we get closer to the October 1 2012 deadline for opt out of the Deepwater Horizon Settlements. If you do nothing you are automatic in the Deepwater Settlement and that might not be the best thing for you. That is why you need to talk to an attorney so they can advice you on your options.
This settlement is not easy to understand, its not easy to know what documents you should send in and what forms needs to be filled out. If you complete the form on the right hand side an attorney will contact you and give you a free consultation on your specific claim with the Deepwater Horizon Settlement fund. Just remember the October 1 2012 deadline for opting out of the settlement is very important, these people have screwed you over for 2 years now and they will continue to do so if you don’t get an attorney to protect your rights.
What Claims Are Getting Paid First
Its very clear from the statistic on the Deepwater Horizon Website that individual claims and business claims are getting a priority in the processing of the claims, from the look of things you would think that it would be VOO claims as they should be very easy to process as the document load is minimal but that is just not the case. You can have a look below at the numbers of cases being processed right now 35% are individual claims and 19% are business claims. As everybody is waiting for money on the Gulf Coast I am not sure if this is fair or not but sitting on claims and not sending out notices makes no sense to me. Get the claims processed and send out the notices and paid the people, everybody have waited long enough.
Will They Get The Payments Out Before The Deepwater Horizon Fund Gets Shut Down?
Many people that I talk to don’t think the Deepwater Horizon Settlements will make it past the Fairness hearing in November, if that is the case the deadline of October 1 2012 means nothing because the Settlement will not be in place after November 2012. However if the Deepwater Horizon Settlement does make it though the fairness hearing then you will be stuck with your opt in if you do nothing before October 1 2012. What will the attorneys do when the deadline gets near ? Will the slow pace of processing and paying claims influence them ? Will the calculations and offers being received this week influence them ? Will they hand pick cases to opt out or just opt out all of them ? First off I think the attorneys will need the clients approval for the opt out, so I guess it comes down to what the client thinks about this new settlement before we can see a trend in the opt outs. Right now after waiting another 2 month I am giving the settlement a C- but I sure how it will prove me wrong over the next few weeks.