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Published on Apr 17, 2013

Florida BP Oil Spill Claims http://www.floridabpclaim.net

First, The Florida BP Oil Spill Claims settlement is based upon damages caused by the oil spill disaster including the immediate effects of the oil spill to the ripple effects it had on much of Florida's overall economy. The settlement identified areas (zones) where the local economies were damaged directly by the disaster and other areas that experienced the "ripple effects" from the spill. Leon County is one of the outer zones that is included in the damage zones (Zone D).

Second, almost every business in the zones qualifies and is eligible to participate under the ripple effect theory. Clearly, most anyone in the tourism industry (defined very broadly in the settlement) was negatively impacted in an already struggling economic downturn. This is especially true the closer you get to the actual coastline and the settlement took that into account by increasing the amount of damages and reducing the level of proof required due to the greater probability of harm form the spill. However, almost all other business may still be eligible to participate in the settlement (ranging from clothing stores, law firms, consulting firms, construction companies, taxi companies, etc). So, for example, a gas station, convenience store, law firm or merchandise store operating in Leon County, Wakulla, Gadsden or Franklin County in 2010 may be eligible to file a Florida BP Oil Spill Claims!

Third, hotels, restaurants and tourist related companies are considered part of the tourism industry and would receive enhanced damages for loss of business. The Florida BP Oil Spill Claims settlement assumes the local economies were impacted from the spill and no proof of actual cancellations or damages because of the oil spill are required. There are two likely reasons that they do not require actual causation. First, it would be extremely difficult for small business owners to prove that lost income or each cancellation of a contract, reservation, etc. was caused by the spill or to establish that more customers would have stayed with them if they weren't afraid of tar balls or hazardous water. Second, such proof requirements would weigh the courts down with litigation and stall the resolution and payment under this settlement. For business claims, we look at the monthly profit and loss statements from 2007 through 2011 and compute the numbers to determine the loss, if any. The records are kept confidential and destroyed if you elect not to pursue a Florida BP Oil Spill Claims.
What are Florida BP Oil Spill Claims, and how would I be eligible?

BP entered into a massive multi-state settlement for the damages it caused from the April, 2010, oil disaster in the gulf. Because of the impact on our tourism, the fishing industry and real estate development, many businesses in the surrounding counties were damaged. In fact, in the multi-billion dollar global class action settlement, businesses in Leon, Gadsden, Franklin and Wakulla counties were included as zones which were damaged. If you owned a business in 2010, you may be eligible to participate in this class action settlement and to receive compensation for any damages you sustained.

How do I prove my damages were caused by the oil spill?

Interestingly, the class action settlement does not require direct proof that your damages were caused by the oil spill. Although it is clear that local economies were damages from this disaster, it would be very difficult and burdensome to the courts to require actual proof that the oil spill caused damage. Rather, we can determine based on profit and loss statements whether you automatically qualify to participate in Florida BP Oil Spill Claims.

How do I proceed in pursuing Florida BP Oil Spill Claims?

Simply contact our Florida BP Oil Spill Claims office and answer a 5-10 minute interview or fill out our claims form online and we can begin processing your claim. All we require to make the initial assessment for eligibility is your monthly profit and loss statements from January of 2007 through December 2011. Your records will be kept confidential and destroyed in the event you do not qualify.

How much will Florida BP Oil Spill Claims cost?

There are absolutely no fees or costs unless we obtain a recovery on your behalf. This means that we operate off of a contingency fee that ranges anywhere from 15% to 25% of the recovery if we prevail. Once again, if you are not eligible or we do not obtain a recovery on your behalf, there are absolutely no fees or costs assessed to you.

If you would like to pursue Florida BP Oil Spill Claims, or if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact our office at 850-222-2000.

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