I just got a letter from the plaintiffs steering committee, well I am not saying the letter was to me, but I got a lot of insight to the process they are building for the new claims process. In this post I will share with you all what is coming.
Submitting of BP Claims In The Settlement
The plaintiffs steering committee are working on their website where they want the attorneys to submit claims electronically to their database. There are a lot of advantages for the attorneys to submit the claims electronic as nothing will ever get lost again like with the GCCF and they are telling the attorneys that they will have access to everything that was already submitted to the GCCF. This is great news for the attorneys and the clients. So every piece of paper that was already submitted to the GCCF will be available to the attorneys when they submit your claim. Now there will be 20-30 different claims forms for the attorneys to select on your behalf in the system. They will have to fill out online the once that fits your claims. Again since this this is an online system documents already in the system to document each claim will be available. The attorney can then upload the documents that might be missing. The new website will be located at Deep Water Horizon Settlements and it will open up for business around June 4 2012.
Talk About How Long The BP Settlement will last
First of this is pure speculation on my part but with all the chatter I am getting from the different attorneys I would like to share this information with my readers. The BP settlement might be short lived as most people I talk to don’t think it will survive the approval process in November 2012. There are some big forces in lawyer world that wants to bring down the settlement for many different reasons. I am not sure exactly how to explain why they want to bring down the settlement but as everybody hopefully now knows for the clients the biggest money comes when the trial face starts and lots of the lawyers wants this GCCF and BP settlement to be over with so they can go to court and tell the world how bad BP really is. I will say this I am all for that as well. Especially because the lawyer that is leading the charge on this is in my eyes one of the most respected lawyers in America. I know better than to mention names in my blog so I am going to tell you in another way. This way you will have so have the chances to see a great movie. Find a way to get hold of the movie Puncture and see who saves the day in that movie and you will have your answer. Maybe it does not really matter but just know that the window for the BP settlement is potentially not very big, so if you want to be part of it and not wait for the trial you need to move fast and get your case worked up and submitted to the settlement by an attorney.
Why the BP Settlement People Want Your To Submit Your Case Without An Attorney
Remember the GCCF was telling us in the start that you did not need an attorney as the GCCF was independent ? Well with the letters and announcements going out today for the Deep Water Horizon Settlements (smart not to mention BP ) they are tell you the same thing. Why is that you might ask ? Well if you ask some of the 220,000 people that took Quick Pay from the GCCF and got screwed out of 10,000 or more dollars they might have the answer for you. They want for you to sign a release not to file suit and take the money they offer you. You will get a little bit more in the BP settlement if you go though it by yourself than what the GCCF was offering you. At the end of the day however they will again try to give you the minimum if you don’t have somebody to protect your rights and to maximize your claim for you. That is what the attorneys are there for is to make sure that you get the money you deserve. I remember me telling everybody this same thing in December of 201o when the Quick Pay came out to not take the Quick Pay before you talk to an attorney. I am not sure a lot of people listen back then but now if you look back it must be clear for most that there is a reason why I am telling everybody to get an attorney to handle your case for you and let them work it up and get the numbers right on your claim.
The attorneys in the steering committee that negotiated this settlement have already gotten their money they have gotten that money in exchange for getting releases out of people not to sue. They have to get as many people in now to sign releases not to sue. They don’t care what kind of money you get, they don’t even care of you think its fair. That is why you need your own attorney looking out for you and your claim in the process.
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