BP Spill Claims and Your Future

September 11th, 2012

How BP Spill Claims Could Impact You

There are thousands of potential BP spill claims from individuals and businesses which had their financial future or health damaged either temporarily or irrevocably. These BP spill claims have already begun paying out for damages incurred with the Economic and Property Damages Settlement portion beginning on June 4, 2012. We have assembled a legal team with the most extensive levels of experience and knowledge possible relating to the BP oil spill which occurred in April of 2010.

In August of the same year class action suits were filed, and after a year of wrangling BP reached a settlement of almost $8 billion dollars in February of 2012. $2 billion of that is set aside specifically for the Seafood Industry with the rest being allocated for property damages, medical claims and a special settlement program for residents of Louisiana. By simply calling 1-225-381-8320, you can have help filing your claim under the court-supervised claim programs. Details can be overwhelming, but our professional, compassionate legal team will help you find the answers you need and get the financial compensation you deserve.

Ill-Effects to Resident’s Health

Because the oil spill occurred right before hurricane season, the toxic chemical fumes blew much further inland than expected. The fumes from oil are comprised of many harmful chemicals including benzene which pollutes the air to an extent it cannot be cleaned up for a considerable length of time.  Many Gulf residents who had asthma found their symptoms worsening after the oil spill while other suffered upper respiratory infections, chronic coughs, sore throats and headaches, rashes and allergies and even nausea and dizziness.

It is not yet known what the long-lasting health effects will be however all those Gulf coast residents who found their health damaged from the oil spill are entitled to compensation for medical expenses as well as twenty-one subsequent years of medical follow-up.  The sticky, toxic oil seeped into groundwater and drinking wells and many residents also suffered skin contact as well as inhalation. It has not yet been determined when the Medical Settlement Program will begin, however if you were a victim it’s a good idea to have your claim ready to go.

Economic and Property Damages

Residents of Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Louisiana and Texas suffered extensive damages to properties and businesses. Many businesses lost profits and lost the opportunity for normal business growth, while private properties had to undergo extensive clean-up efforts. Residents of those properties were unable to enjoy their property as usual, and are entitled to compensation for that. It is clear that the American regulatory system failed the citizens of the United States however the BP spill claims can help compensate those victims of the oil spill. Don’t wait to call our office—we can help and we want to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve and need. Don’t let your future be forever changed by this tragedy—call 1-225-381-8320 today.

The Impact of the BP Oil Spill in Mississippi

September 10th, 2012

How the BP Oils Spill Impacted Mississippi Residents
The BP oil spill in Mississippi as well as Louisiana, Florida, Alabama and Texas eventually eclipsed even the infamous Exxon Valdez disaster of 1989. Fingers of oil reached the Mississippi River delta, lapping along the Louisiana shoreline in long ribbons. The Deepwater Horizon oil rig which exploded and sank fifty miles offshore in April of 2010 eventually leaked nearly five million barrels of oil into the Gulf coast. The oil spill threatened Louisiana’s barrier islands, its marshlands and over 400 species of wildlife including state bird—the brown pelican. The BP oil spill in Mississippi and other coastal states caused extensive property damage as well as damage to the health of the coastal residents. After a year and a half of negotiations, BP reached a settlement of nearly $8 billion dollars in February of 2012. There is no cap on this amount and over $2 billion has been specifically allocated for the Gulf Seafood Industry.

Settlement Programs
Oil spill attorneys are waiting to assist the many victims of the oil spill. The Economic and Property Damages Settlement program began paying claims on June 4, 2012 with an expectation that all qualified claims will be fully compensated. Businesses which suffered sales losses, loss of business growth or which had damage to their physical property are all entitled to file a claim for compensation. Periodic vendors along the coastal region, damages to coastal properties or wetlands, economic losses for business startups, loss of subsistence, damage to vessels and businesses which failed due to the oil spill all fall under the guidelines for economic compensation under this program. Property owners who lost the use of their property for a length of time or who were forced to pay for cleanup to the property are also entitled to file a claim for compensation.

Damages to Health
Clean-up workers as well as residents of specific coastal areas may be eligible to participate in the Medical Benefits Settlement program, although the date for disbursement has not yet been established. The qualifying coastal areas are generally those properties which lie within a quarter of a mile from the water, or in the case of wetlands, ½ a mile from the water. The Medical Benefits Settlement program will pay for current medical expenses related to the oil spill as well as twenty-one years of periodic checkups. When the hurricane winds began blowing the toxic oil fumes inland, many residents suffered a myriad of adverse health events, primarily chronic upper respiratory diseases and infections. Those with asthma found their symptoms worsening while other residents developed nausea, dizziness, constant headaches, chronic coughs and sore throats as well as rashes and allergies which would not go away.

Why You Need an Attorney
Another settlement program is specifically directed toward Louisiana residents who suffered individual or business damages due to the oil spill. This program will not only provide crucial information to Louisiana residents who were impacted by the oil spill it also provides compensation for damages and injury. Under the court-supervised claim programs, our attorneys can evaluate your specific case and offer immediate assistance and compassion. Don’t miss out on receiving compensation for your qualified claim—call 1-225-381-8320 today.

The Economic Impact of the BP Oil Spill

September 8th, 2012

The economic impact of the BP oil spill which resulted when the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded and began leaking hundreds of thousands of barrels of oil into the ocean has been extremely far-reaching and ongoing. Approximately 40 percent of federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico were closed to fishing in the aftermath of the oil spill. These Gulf areas typically supply one-third of all the seafood consumed in the United States with this $3 billion dollar industry.  Further, tourism is the largest non-governmental sector of the Gulf coast in Mississippi where significant portions of the 62 miles of beachfront were closed for months.

Negotiations were ongoing from August of 2010 to February of 2012 following class action suits filed against British Petroleum. A settlement amount of $8 billion dollars was reached in February although there is no cap on the final amount. $2 billion dollars has been set aside specifically for the damaged seafood industry, while settlements for medical damages, property damages and damages for those in Louisiana were reached. The economic impact of the BP oil spill also encompassed the massive clean-up efforts along 635 miles of shoreline as well as extensive environmental damages.

Class Action Suit Settlement

This May, three separate class action suits were created in order to provide medical and financial compensation to all individuals and businesses who suffered economic or medical damages resulting from the BP oil spill. The Economic and Property Damages Settlement program is meant to compensate individuals who suffered severe economic impact of the BP oil spill including the use of business or personal properties, loss of growth potential for businesses and a negative impact on profits.

Adverse Health Effects

The Medical Benefit Settlement program will help all those who suffered adverse health effects as a result of the toxic chemicals blowing inland, much further than anyone expected. Those who had previously suffered from asthma found their symptoms increased exponentially while others were stricken with upper respiratory infections, rashes and allergies, chronic coughs and headaches, nausea and dizziness. The current medical expenses will be covered as well as twenty-one years of follow-up healthcare.

Louisiana Settlement Program

A third settlement program is specifically for Louisiana residents who suffered a financial impact as the result of the BP oil spill. Both individuals and businesses are eligible to apply for this program which will offer crucial information as well as compensation for damages and injuries. Lives were lost in the Deepwater Horizon explosion then hundreds of aftershocks were experienced by humans, plants, animals and property long after the spill was reportedly cleaned up. Fishing and shrimping businesses as well as the tourism industry were hit hard, with many businesses closing their doors for good.

Getting Help

Our regulatory system obviously failed in this instance, leaving innocent people hurting. Our highly qualified attorneys are waiting to help those victims rebuild their lives and get the benefits they deserve from the BP settlement programs. Whether you are seeking compensation as an individual or a business entity, our attorneys can ensure the process goes smoothly. We offer an evaluation of your particular case, so call 1-225-381-8320 to speak to a member of our legal team. Don’t delay—the Economic and Property Settlement Program began disbursing settlements for qualified claims on June 4, 2012.

The BP Oil Spill Recovery and Those Entitled to File Claims

August 26th, 2012

Where the BP Oil Spill Recovery Stands

This April marked two years since the explosions aboard the Deepwater Horizon oil rig which caused nearly five million barrels of crude oil to leak into the Gulf of Mexico. Even though this oil spill was the worst in history—over nineteen times the amount of oil leaking into the waters than the Exxon Valdezz—the BP oil spill recovery has nonetheless been greater than what was hoped when the tragedy occurred. Many believed the oil spill would lead to a catastrophic collapse of the Gulf ecosystem which, thankfully, did not happen. Nonetheless, many individuals and businesses suffered greatly as a result of the oil spill with some businesses being forced to close their doors for good. The cleanup costs to property owners was huge, and those in the fishing and tourism industry were particularly hard-hit. Although the BP oil spill recovery is moving along, thankfully BP reached a negotiated settlement of nearly $8 billion dollars in February of 2012 to compensate the innocent victims of the spill.

Settlement Programs

There were three distinct settlements reached during the negotiations with the first program being set up for Economic and Property Damages claims. Many coastal residents suffered loss of business profits or loss of business growth as a direct result of the oil spill. Property owners were denied the use of their property during the aftermath of the spill and were forced to pay for cleanup as the sticky oil seeped into the land. Residents of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Texas and Florida all felt a negative economic impact from an event they had no control over. Over $2 billion dollars was specifically allocated to the Seafood Industry which was most harmed following the oil spill.

Effects on Health

While the livelihood of Gulf residents was being impacted so too was their health in many cases. Residents found that the toxic fumes and sticky seepage of the chemical produced in the oil spill contaminated their air—an event that was worsened by the hurricane winds of the season. Crude oil is comprised of hundreds of toxic chemicals, some of them known to be extremely dangerous such as benzene and polycyclic hydrocarbons. These toxic chemicals seeped into the groundwater, contaminated drinking wells and were inhaled into the lungs of coastal residents.

The toxic fumes led to an increase in adverse health effects including greatly increased occurrences of upper respiratory infections, allergies and rashes, coughs and sore throats as well as headaches, nausea and dizziness. Those with asthma found their symptoms became increasingly worse as the fumes continued to drift inland. Even now, it is not clear what the long-term effects of these fumes may be. While exposure levels varied depending on age, health, diet, and the use of protective gear, both clean-up crews and individual residents may have had their health severely compromised by the BP oil spill.

We Want to Help You

Any individual with a valid medical, property or business claim related to the toxic oil spill will be covered under the negotiated settlements. The medical portion will cover both the initial public health program and twenty-one years of medical check-ups. The economic and property settlement program began paying claims on June 4, 2012. You do not have to navigate the claims process on your own. We are here to help and all you need do is call 1-225-381-8320 for a consultation with a highly qualified member of our legal team. We will advocate on your behalf, protecting your rights and ensuring your receive a fair settlement for your damages.

The BP Oil Spill on the Louisiana Coast

August 10th, 2012

Were You Involved in the BP Oil Spill on the Louisiana Coast?

If you were a resident of Louisiana as well as Florida, Alabama, Mississippi or Texas who resided along the coast, you may be entitled to compensation for damages relating to the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and subsequent oil spill. With nearly five million barrels of oil seeping into the ocean and washing ashore, many personal properties and businesses were hit hard, financially. Others found their health severely compromised through the toxic oil fumes which blew inland as the hurricane winds arrived.

The BP oil spill on the Louisiana coast caused oil to spew for over 87 days, throughout the spring and summer of 2010. Cleanup crews introduced over two million gallons of chemicals specifically designed to break the heavy, toxic crude oil into smaller globs. In February of 2012, BP finally reached a settlement in the amount of nearly $8 billion dollars after negotiating for a year and a half. Two billion of that is allocated to the Seafood Industry, much of which is in Louisiana. Three settlement programs are now in place including the Economic and Property Damages Settlement, the Medical Settlement and a special settlement for residents of Louisiana who suffered property or health damages.

Adverse Medical Effects

The Deepwater Horizon explosion resulted in the worst oil spill in U.S. history, leaking over nineteen times the amount of oil as the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill. In addition to property damages, many coastal residents suffered serious health effects as well, with one Louisiana resident referring to the aftermath of the oil spill as a “war zone,” due to the smoky air and chemical stench which permeated the coastal regions in the summer of 2010. Health complaints ranged from brain fog, persistent exhaustion, chronic headaches, coughs, sore throats and stomach pains, rashes and allergies, upper respiratory infections and eye and skin conditions.

Crude oil contains over 1,000 chemicals including the known cancer-causer, benzene. When these chemicals are released into the air by high winds and high seas, the chemicals increase ozone levels, creating a fog-like haze. The Medical Settlement program will not only reimburse victims of the oil spill for medical expenses but allows for a follow-up period of twenty-one years in which the victims will be medically evaluated.

Economic and Property Damages Settlement

Many coastal residents found themselves unable to enjoy their property as the toxic sticky oil seeped into the land, while business owners lost profits and business growth with many being forced to close their doors. Particularly those in the tourism and fishing industries were hit hard by the oil spill. Clean-up costs may be reimbursable, and start-up businesses who suffered adverse economic impact could also be eligible to file a claim under this program.

Getting the Help You Deserve

Our oil spill attorneys are eager to help those victims of the oil spill in the filing of their claims for damages which were a direct result of the April, 2010 oil spill. On June 4th, 2012, the Economic and Property Damages program began paying qualified claims with an expectation that claims would be paid fairly quickly. All coastal residents who were negatively impacted could be eligible to file a claim and receive compensation from British Petroleum under the court-supervised claim program. Call 1-225-381-8320 today to speak to one of our highly qualified oil spill attorneys. A member of our compassionate and knowledgeable legal team will thoroughly evaluate your specific case, offering immediate assistance. Don’t wait, call today.

Taking a Look at the Economic Impact of the BP Oil Spill

August 2nd, 2012

The Economic Impact of the BP Oil Spill and Your Potential Claim

Following the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion in April of 2010, the economic impact of the BP oil spill has spread like wildfire. Tourism as well as fishing and shrimping industries in the Gulf suffered severe economic damages, some of which cannot be recovered from. Resorts, hotels and casinos saw their business revenues plummet even though the tourists were replaced in part by clean-up crews, insurance adjusters and engineers responding to the crisis. Although the industry has slowly begun to rebound, it could be many years before the areas of the Gulf are completely recovered. In August following the oil spill class action suits were filed against British Petroleum.

Nearly a year and a half later BP chose to reach a settlement of nearly $8 billion dollars to lessen the economic impact of the BP oil spill for all those residents of the coastal regions. This allocated settlement will cover three different settlement programs, the first for Economic and Property Damages, the second for Medical Benefits and the third for Louisiana residents who had property or health harmed by the oil spill. The goal of these settlement programs is to offer assistance to the hundreds of thousands of coastal residents who had their property, business or health harmed by the oil spill. The residents along the coastal regions of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Texas and Florida suffered an incredibly negative economic impact from the BP oil spill, with many of them being forced to close the doors to their business—and livelihood—for good.

Adverse Health Effects

If you were a coastal resident who suffered ill health effects from the oil spill you may qualify for the Medical Benefits program. Many residents of the area saw an increase in asthma symptoms as well as suffering upper respiratory infections from the toxic chemicals which blew inland after the spill. Other residents suffered rashes, allergies, nausea, dizziness as well as chronic headaches and coughs from the fumes.  The exposure to the oil chemicals were also felt through skin contact and ingestion of contaminated food or water. While the exposure levels will vary depending on the individual it is not yet known how far-reaching these effects will be. These victims are entitled to make a claim for medical expenses under the Medical Benefits program and will also be entitled to twenty-one years of medical checkups and treatments.

Residents who lost the use of their personal or business properties, or those who lost business revenues or their businesses failed to grow because of the oil spill will be entitled to compensation under the Economic and Property Settlement program which began settling qualified claims on June 4, 2012. Those who suffered damages from the BP oil spill are encouraged to call 1-225-381-8320 to receive a qualified consultation with one of our highly experienced and knowledgeable attorneys. Don’t try to navigate the claims process on your own. While a failed regulatory system may have been responsible for the oil spill disaster, we will advocate strongly on your behalf, whether individual or business, getting you the compensation you deserve.

British Petroleum’s Class Action Oil Spill Lawsuits

July 22nd, 2012

The History of BP’s Class Action Oil Spill Lawsuits

Two days short of the two-year mark of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and subsequent oil spill, British Petroleum and a committee which represented over 100,000 plaintiffs agreed on a settlement of nearly $8 billion dollars. This settlement will offer relief for economic, property and medical damages suffered by Gulf residents.  Despite the numbers reached, BP has stated there is no cap on how much it will pay to claimants and that all qualified claimants will be paid in full without delay. The one exception to this open-ended settlement is the $2.3 billion capped amount set aside for those in the seafood industry such as commercial fishermen.

Under the agreed-upon settlements, plaintiffs can submit claims for financial losses suffered by individuals or businesses,  damages to real estate, damages to ships or other fishing vessels, sustenance damage, damages to those working in the seafood industry, health damage and payment for those who used their personal boats when participating in BP’s Vessels of Opportunity program. The class action oil spill lawsuits may seem like small compensation for an explosion which caused eleven deaths and released nearly five million barrels of oil into the ocean.

Three Separate Settlements

The BP oil spill is considered one of the worst environmental disasters in all of U.S. history with residents of Florida, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana and Texas losing the use of their property and losing revenues of their businesses. The Economic and Property Damages Settlement will address property losses, whether for individuals or businesses. The Medical Damages settlement will reimburse residents who suffered adverse health effects for medical expenses as well as provide twenty-one years of follow-up medical consultations. Upper respiratory diseases, rashes, allergies, nausea, chronic headaches, sore throats and coughs and a significant worsening in asthma symptoms resulted from the toxic chemical oil fumes which drifted inland from the sticky black oil pouring into the ocean. A third program was implemented for the residents of Louisiana to assist those businesses and individuals harmed by the oil spill. This Louisiana program will bring information and assistance to victims of the oil spill who deserve compensation for the losses suffered.

Our attorneys want to ensure that every individual and business owner who suffered harm because of the BP oil spill receives the help they need and deserve. The Economic and Property Damages Settlement began paying out qualified claims on June 4, 2012 and it is believed that all claims will be paid quickly. Call our highly knowledgeable attorneys today at 1-225-381-8320 for a comprehensive evaluation of your individual case and assistance in filing your claim.

Do You Have a BP Spill Claim?

July 19th, 2012

There are scores of victims who have a valid BP spill claim however you may not quite be sure of how to proceed. A BP spill claim can be filed for economic and property damages or adverse health effects—all those who have suffered harm as a direct result of the tragic Deepwater Horizon explosion which took place in April of 2010. Not only were lives claimed in this explosion, but it also resulted in the worst oil spill in history with nineteen times the amount of oil leaking into the waters as did during the Exxon Valdez oil spill. The far-reaching consequences to individuals, property and businesses along the coasts of Louisiana, Texas, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida damaged plants, animals and humans, seeping into the groundwater and polluting drinking wells. While a BP spill claim cannot reverse these damages, it can help victims recoup at least some of their losses.

Economic Settlements

After a year and a half of legal negotiations, settlements were finally reached in February of 2012. Three separate settlements—an Economic and Property Damages Settlement, a Medical Settlement and a special settlement for residents of Louisiana—were reached, totaling almost $8 billion dollars although there is no cap. Over $2 billion dollars were specially allocated to the Seafood Industry which was hit the hardest, along with the tourism industry. While it is clear that the American regulatory system failed miserably one tiny consolation is the BP spill claim settlement which will at least partially compensate the innocent victims of the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Small business owners who suffered loss of profits or loss of business growth are eligible to file claims as are property owners who suffered the loss of use of their property or incurred clean-up costs.

Medical Settlement Program

Many individuals of the coastal regions suffered ill health effects as the hurricane season blew the toxic chemicals much further inland than expected. Asthma sufferers found their symptoms worsening considerably while other Gulf residents began experiencing rashes, allergies, chronic coughs and sore throats, severe headaches, nausea and dizziness. It is expected that all qualified claims under the medical settlement program will cover medical expenses already incurred as well as offering twenty-one subsequent years of medical consultations and check-ups. While the Economic and Property Damages Settlement began paying out qualified claims on June 4, 2012, a date has not yet been set for the Medical Settlement program to begin.

Louisiana Resident Settlement Program

A third program specifically for Louisiana residents announced on May 8, 2012 through the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Louisiana. Both businesses and individuals will receive critical information related to the damages suffered by the oil spill. The ultimate goal of the Louisiana program is to provide victims of the state the tools and information they require in order to move forward with a BP oil spill claim.

Call Us Today

We have assembled a top-notch legal team with the highest levels of knowledge regarding the BP oil spill and the subsequent settlements. Don’t let the details overwhelm you, call 1-225-381-8320 today to speak to a member of our compassionate yet professional legal team to get the answers you need.

Are You Entitled to File a Class Action Lawsuit Against BP?

July 18th, 2012

Filing a Class Action Lawsuit Against BP

Those considering filing a class action lawsuit against BP will be glad to know that settlement negotiations came to an end in February of 2012 after eighteen months of wrangling to reach an agreement. The Deepwater Horizon oil explosion resulted in the worst oil spill in U.S. history with over nineteen times more oil spilling into the ocean than during the Exxon Valdez spill in 1989. Huge economic and health losses resulted for scores of victims after nearly five million barrels of oil leaked into the ocean, seeping up onto coastal properties. Many believe that the settlement of nearly $8 billion dollars was finally reached simply because BP wanted to avoid the additional negative attention as well as the risk and cost of a trial.

Three separate settlement programs were established, the first being the Economic and Property Damages Settlement program. Under this program, coastal residents of Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida—both individuals and businesses—who suffered loss of property use, loss of business profits, loss of business growth or incurred cleanup costs are entitled to file a claim and receive compensation. This program began disbursing payment for qualified claims on June 4, 2012 and it is believed claims will be settled quickly. Coastal businesses, particularly those engaged in tourism, shrimping or fishing industries felt the economic hit the hardest and in some cases business doors were closed forever.

Medical Settlement

Many coastal residents found their health was negatively impacted due to the toxic chemical fumes which blew inward. Because the hurricane season began shortly after the oil spill, those fumes blew even farther inland than expected. Residents with asthma found their symptoms worsening while others suffered allergies, rashes, chronic coughs and headaches, nausea, dizziness and sore throats. The medical settlement program will not only cover the initial public health program but will also offer victims of the oil spill twenty-one subsequent years of medical consultations and treatment.

A third program, specifically for residents of Louisiana, will help businesses and individuals who suffered property or business damages as a result of the oil spill. This program will offer assistance, information and compensation for those qualified losses. The Louisiana program was announced on May 8th in the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Louisiana. It is not yet known when the Medical Settlement program or the Louisiana program will begin paying out claims.

Getting Help

We understand how traumatic the oil spill and its aftermath has been to coastal residents and our knowledgeable attorneys are standing by to help qualified claimants get their claims filed in a timely manner. Our attorneys are highly experienced and will evaluate each case for its unique aspects. Call 1-225-381-8320 today to ensure you do not miss out on the benefits you are entitled to as a victim of the BP oil spill. Although our regulatory system failed and the long-term effects of the oil spill will not be known for a long time to come, you can get qualified legal help today.

Filing a BP Oil Spill Class Action Lawsuit

July 10th, 2012

Are You Considering Filing a Class Action BP Lawsuit?

Attempting to file your class action BP lawsuit on your own can feel extremely overwhelming at a time when you are likely trying hard to keep your life together. Thankfully, you may not be required to file a class action BP lawsuit since this February—after a year and a half of negotiations—BP reached a final settlement agreement to take care of all the victims of the oil spill. Our highly qualified attorneys can be reached at 1-225-381-8320 and are ready to help you file your claim, whether for adverse medical effects, or economic and property damages. The Economic and Property Damages Settlement program began paying qualified claims on June 4th, 2012, so don’t want until it’s too late to recover compensation for your property or business damages.

Coastal residents of Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida and Texas saw their personal properties and their businesses damaged to the extent that in some cases the businesses closed for good. Loss of use of personal property, loss of business profits, loss of business growth or costs to clean up the sticky black oil which seeped into the land are all covered under this particular program. Business owners in the fishing and tourism industry were particularly hard-hit, and the BP settlement has allocated over $2 billion dollars specifically for the seafood industry. The total settlement amount is nearly $8 billion dollars although there is no cap to the total amount of damages. Oil spill settlement claims against the responsible parties can be pursued by individuals, land owners, business owners and those who suffered a cessation of their livelihood.

Medical Settlement

While you may not be required to file a class action BP lawsuit due to the negotiated settlements, you will nonetheless be required to file a claim for your economic or health damages. Many coastal residents found their health damaged when the hurricane winds blew the toxic chemical fumes further inland than expected. Asthma patients found their symptoms worsening considerably while previously healthy residents began experiencing rashes, allergies, sore throats, nausea, chronic headaches, dizziness and coughs. While it has not yet been determined when the medical portion of the agreed settlements will begin, once started qualified claimants will receive compensation for medical expenses as well as twenty-one years of regular checkups.

Louisiana Settlement Program

Property owners in Louisiana who suffered economic damages will have their own special settlement program to provide critical information to businesses and individuals harmed by the BP oil spill. It is believed this program will provide those victims the tools which will allow them to receive much-needed compensation for their losses.

We Want to Help

The April, 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion not only caused a tragic loss of lives, it created a vast amount of collateral damage. It is not yet known what the long-term effects of the oil spill will be, however crude oil can injure and kill plants, animals and human beings, seeping into groundwater and polluting drinking wells. Legal and ethical responsibilities were neglected by our regulatory system and it is hoped that these oil spill settlement claims will at least partially compensate the innocent victims of the oil spill disaster. There are many owners of ruined small businesses and individuals whose health may never be the same who can be helped by our highly skilled attorneys. We can help file your claim or claims under the recently established court-supervised claim programs.