How many years the GCCF will compensate you for your BP Claims
If you’ve been dealing with the GCCF you know that they are talking about paying you back for one, maybe two years of losses tops for your BP Claims. This is bad news when you consider just how much damage their gigantic oil spill caused. The lasting effects of this are going to be felt over decades, not a couple years, and the people processing your BP Claims know it. That’s why they are trying their best to get people who live off the water to sign off on 1-2 years of compensation as fast as they can before people realize just how bad this thing is going to be for a long, long time.
Getting compensated for longer on your BP Claims
Luckily, you can get paid back on your BP Claims for more than just what the GCCF is telling you. If BP turned your life upside down when they shot oil all over the waters you depend on for your livelihood, it can be tempting to make a deal with the devil and take the GCCF’s pitiful amount of BP Claims money. But the damage they did isn’t going away overnight, and you will want to be covered a couple years from now when the effects of BP’s oil spill are still around. If you decide to take the fight to BP with some representation you can get compensated for 4-5 years of losses and maybe more because the courts know that the oil isn’t just going to magically disappear in a year.
If the water is your living, or you aren’t getting enough business anymore because of the oil spill, DON’T settle for 2 years! Your BP Claims are worth way more than that, and it’s the best way to make sure you and your family are alright in the long term.
What happens if I do decide to get representation for my BP Claims?
Well the first thing you should know is that if you need the money now, you can still probably get your BP Claims money faster with an attorney than through the GCCF on your own. They keep delaying and denying to get people to give up and become desperate, but they know that those tactics won’t fly when a professional is involved. If you are able to wait until February 2012 when the big trial happens to figure out which of the companies involved in the oil spill have to pay, then you will be able to go after BP for an amount that is actually closer to what you lost and might lose in the future.
If a hurricane comes and washes all of that oil back onto the shore and over the oyster beds and into the fish breeding grounds, we’ll be right back at square one. That’s why you have to be so careful not to go straight to the GCCF with your BP Claims because they want you to sign away all your rights, so that when something terrible does happen they don’t have to foot the bill anymore. If you really want a fair amount for your BP Claims, think about filling out our free case review box on the side of the page and we’ll help you figure out what steps to take next.