What the GCCF Doesn’t Want You to Know

The GCCF stories continues with this blog post.

If you live on the Gulf Coast and the BP oil spill negatively affected you, you should file a claim, right? Wrong.

If you’re thinking of filing a claim for oil spill damages with the Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF), you may be sorely disappointed with the results. Let’s walk through the typical claims filing process so you can get a better look at what may be in store for you if you choose to go this route with the GCCF.

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GCCF Process As It Is Now !

You file your claim with the GCCF. You wait a couple of weeks, and then you receive a letter in the mail stating that your claim is deficient and requires you to submit additional documents in order to be processed. You think, “No problem,” and you send off the appropriate information. Then, you wait some more, expecting a check to show up in your mailbox any day. Instead, after a few more weeks go by, you receive another letter of deficiency from the GCCF expressing the need for you to submit even more documentation. All the while, these letters are assuring you that the GCCF is committed to helping you through the claims process quickly and expediently.

The months come and go, and each day you find yourself wandering to your mailbox with baited breath, crossing your fingers that – yes – today your highly anticipated check will finally arrive. Only it never does. You receive yet another letter stating that you have filled out your forms incorrectly and you must resubmit your claim.

You curse the sky, pick up your phone and you call the GCCF – which results in nothing but a back-and-forth exchange with a GCCF representative that produces only frustration. After months of waiting and correcting, arguing and hoping, you are officially ready to wave the white flag. You walk out to your mailbox one last time, and you find a settlement offer from the GCCF for a fraction of what BP owes you. The offer includes a sneaky little document that you must sign agreeing you will not sue BP. You sign away your rights and take the offer, because at this point, you are grateful for any money at all.

GCCF Real Life Story, it happens to everybody

This is exactly what happened to Pamela Parks, a manufacture of fiberglass boats that fish off the Gulf Coast. Parks filed her claim with more than 400 supplemental documents and a CD full of data, and the GCCF still denied her request. Then, when Parks called to find out why, “they said they needed more information. I resubmitted and was denied [within] 3 days of submission. Then, when I called the next time, they said we were filed under the wrong category. Then we received a denial letter again. And we were told to redo the claim online – which I did – and fax in more supporting documents, which we did, within 3 days of re-doing [everything] online.”

All of her sorting and filing was to no avail. Parks followed up again, this time asking the GCCF representative to send her the supporting documents to review so she could understand why the agency denied her claim. The representative told her “no” without any further explanation. Parks pointed out that she thinks the GCCF may be trying to wait out as many claimants as possible to avoid payment before the 2013 deadline.

Dirty Little Secret Work With Attorneys No Up Front Cost

Don’t let this happen to you. The dirty little secret that the GCCF doesn’t want you to know is that you have other options. You can work with attorneys to get your claim paid by the GCCF – without getting the runaround from the GCCF. If you fill out a free case review and speak to our attorneys, you can bypass dealing with the GCCF altogether. Brent Coon & Associates will take your claim work it up and submit it to the GCCF. If they get denied, they will take those Bastards to trial for you as any legitimate oil spill claim will be pay by the GCCF or BP, you can put your trust in that. If you want to talk to the attorneys first and then decide that is perfectly normal, fill out the free case review and get started now.

So Called Consultants versus Attorneys Submitting You GCCF Claims

There are also consultant out there that want to do your BP claim for you, don’t get fooled by their know it all attitude ask them how they will fight BP in courts if it comes to that. If you made the mistake of going with an consultant at first you can still sign up now to use attorney’s from us. We pride our self in having selected the best trial attorney to face BP if you need it. We hope it does not come to that but if you need to use Mr. Brent Coon to get your case settled he will be on your team. Look him up right now Brent Coon & Associates, see what he has done to BP before like the Texas City Explosion, look at his experienced with BP. Then ask what ever consultant that comes up to you and want to do your case for money and ask them what experience they have. They will charge you 20% of your potential compensation to push paperwork to the GCCF for you. If you get denied you still have to go out an find an attorney, and you still have to pay that attorney.

The attorneys will fight your case all the way until you get paid, the consultants will push you paperwork to the GCCF and expect a cut, without any legal power to do anything. All they are is so called consultants. What do you think it takes to become a consultant ? 5 years of college or 3 years of business school ? I don’t know but I feel like anybody can be a consultant and get away with it. Not so with an attorney where experience and law school is a major part of his resume. Choose wisely and go with an attorney from the start, your power with the GCCF will be much bigger and your compensation will be much bigger, as the GCCF and BP don’t want to go to trial with Mr. Brent Coon.

Time Deadline To File With The GCCF

You need to get started as soon as possible, because the BP trial is set to begin in February of 2012. The attorneys need enough time to get your case sorted out before the big day, and you don’t want to miss out on your piece of the $20 billion set aside to pay claimants after the trial. According to a Reuters story, BP’s strategy is to use the money set aside to pay off large claims first in order to keep from dealing with those claimants in the courtroom.

The report notes that, “[t]he fund, which was taken over last month by Obama administration’s former executive pay czar Kenneth Feinberg, could presumably pay the vast majority of the stronger claims, such as those brought by resorts that had oil-smeared beaches. That could leave BP and its defendants facing weaker claims that the fund rejects, such as those brought by businesses miles from areas affected by the spill.”

This means that you need to act now to get your piece of the fund. Don’t get caught up in the GCCF’s game. The organization wants you to settle with them in order to avoid facing you in court and potentially paying you more money. This is precisely what you need to do, however, and if you team up with our attorneys by filling out a free case review, you can get what you rightfully deserve when the trial ends.

Gulf Coast Claims Facility Decides It’s Over And Closes 8 More Offices

Just in the news today was Gulf Coast Claims Facility closing down 8 more offices in the Gulf Region, again showing that they have given up on more than 340,000 people that still are waiting for their claim to be resolved. If you have ever tried to call the Gulf Coast Claims Facility 1-800 number you will know what I mean its impossible unless you have somewhere close to go and talk to a person.

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Gulf Coast Claims Facility paying some BP Claims but 500,000 claims still in limbo

So with 340,000 Claimants still out there with well over 500,000 claims, that is half the claims that has ever been filed with the Gulf Coast Claims Facility still open according to their own statistic on their website, lets all rate the performance of the GCCF. It get a big F (Failure) in my book.

Just sitting there collecting their 1.25 million a month to run the show. With 8 billion on the bank account collecting interest while 340,000 people are still waiting to get paid very simple claims. What a disgrace.

Mr. Feinberg says in a press release to not blame President Obama, but to blame him for the failed GCCF. I will blame you Mr. Feinberg, but why did we elect a president to handle things and he strikes a deal with BP to put Mr. Feinberg in place and 1 1/2 years after the BP oil spill more than 500,000 claims are not paid. I don’t see how we cannot blame Mr. Obama for not doing enough.

In my book our president is abandoning the Gulf Coast now that the media attention is gone from the BP oil spill. He is letting the Gulf Coast Claims Facility get away with playing games with people and constantly moving the ball on where they should go to get the money they lost more than 1 1/2 years ago.


What Do We Need To Do To Get Our BP Claims Paid By The Gulf Coast Claims Facility ?

This is the question that I get asked the most on the 800 number that I man every day, where people call in for help. People are not really looking for help they are just looking for a straight answer on what is going on and why its taking so long to get paid.

I will here give everybody a list of the best tricks that work with getting the Gulf Coast Claims Facility to give your claim the attention it needs to get paid. Try these next time you talk to the GCCF and see if I am right. Now this is not a bluff you should follow though with it and do what you threaten to do if they don’t move your BP Claim along and get it paid. These are listen in respect to how well they have been proven to work.

1. Tell the Gulf Coast Claims Facility that you will contact your local media and have them do a story about your business or your claim and about how the GCCF has totally screwed you out of your very nice lively hood before the BP Oil Spill.

Now I would not just threaten this I would do it if they don’t move you claim along. Always give them time, like here is an example.

“If my claim is not paid by Thanks Giving I will make it my mission in life to get as much media attention to my claim and the process the Gulf Coast Claims Facility has put me though that you guys will be shut down when I am done with talking to the media”.

If your claim is not paid by Thanks Giving contact your local radio or tv station and tell them your story, if they get enough calls from people they will know that this is an important story for them to run.

2. Tell the GCCF that your are in contact with Brent Coon & Associates and if they don’t get your claim processed and paid by Thanks Giving he will get your case and they can deal with him on paying your claim.

Gulf Coast Claims Facility Hates Publicity and Attorney’s

Again by saying this to the Gulf Coast Claims Facility they will understand that your are serious with your claim and that you will find representation for your claim by the best oil spill attorney in the country if they don’t get off their butt and deals with your claim. Don’t just say it to them make up your mind that if your claim is not paid by Thanks Giving request representation by Brent Coon & Associates. For you to do so just fill out the Free Case Review on this page and they will contact you right away about your claim.

I can tell your guys that have read down to this point that both ways have worked with the GCCF of getting them moving on peoples claims and getting people paid. So give it a try and remember to give me a call on the 800 number if it works for you. I will be available all day Friday and Saturday to answer questions on the 800 number.

What they will also understand by you name dropping Brent Coon & Associates is that they can pay you now or pay 2-3 times more later when Brent gets done with them.

If this does not get them moving do what you said you would do and go to the media or get represented by an attorney.