Since the Gulf Coast Claim Facility took over the processing of BP claims August 23 2010, more than 210,000 new claims has come in to the claims facility. Mr. Feinberg call’s it a gold rush from people that he does not see has a real claim against BP.
22,000 BP Claims has been Denied
The gulf claims facility has already denied more than 20,000 claims for lack of connection to the BP oil spill, and I am sensing that more are coming.
I would say that as long as you feel like you have lost money, or the BP oil spill has cost you extra money that you would not have spend had the oil spill not happen, you should file a BP claim. Give them all the information you can to prove you claim. If you get your claim approve good for you, there is money coming to you. If your claim is denied well maybe you can file additional paperwork that you have or if you feel really strong about it, contact an oil spill attorney that will have a free consultation with you about your BP claim and your chances.
Don’t File False BP Claims
The one thing you should not do is make false statements or provide false documentation to the claims facility, this would first off be illegal and secondly it could land you in a lot of trouble. There was a case with a women in NC that made false statements and documentation about a job she said she had lost at a Louisiana oyster factory. The Justice Department research her claim and they found out she had falsify the paperwork of her lost wages and are now looking at a federal charge of wire fraud.
If you can prove it file you should file your claim now
This has been in the news I guess to tell people how bad the consequences of filing a false BP claim, but remember if you feel like you have a BP claim you can always file it and see what BP says to your claim and your documentation that back up your claim. Just keep it all legit with the documentation you provide.
Increase in BP claims is normal
I think that the November 23 dead line of BP emergency claims has come as a surprise to many people that was waiting around to see the true results of the oil spill and what it would do to their business or their income. That the BP claims are rising now when the dead line gets closer is only a normal time line. You can’t know the extend of something before its truly over, and the BP oil spill was not capped before September 23 2010. The gulf claims facility started August 23 and saw files increasing though September and October, I would says that is only a normal progression.
Why would people go though this complicated BP claims process more than one time, it looks like everybody are making claims for the full 6 month as that is what an emergency BP claim is setup for 6 month of emergency claims. I think that people file now up to the dead line is fully understandable.
Again remember you are not committing a crime if you file a BP claim and get denied for your claim as the media is trying to portray, you are filing a BP claim for your connection to the BP oil spill and what it has cost you or your business. So file your BP claims now