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Filing Claims for Deepwater Horizon

Under the new court supervised Deepwater Horizon Settlement Fund many businesses that previously were not eligible can now receive payment. Even if you were uncertain whether your business was harmed by the oil spill if you meet the “Revenue V – Test” you are eligible. In addition, you also may be entitled to a multiple of your actual loss. For example, if your revenues were reduced by $100,000 in 2010 compared to 2011, you may be able to recover between $225,000 and $350,000 depending on the circumstances such as type of business and location.

The settlement agreement is over 2000 pages and extremely complicated. We have a team of lawyers, five in house accountants and dozens of support staff specializing on filing BP claims and making sure that your claims gets the maximum value. We are proactive and responsive. All cases are handled on contingency basis which means we get paid a percentage of the recovery. There are no upfront costs or out of pocket expenses. Please complete the form for a confidential client evaluation and to get started today.

Included Businesses

  • All Businesses that had economic losses.
  • Hotel / Resort Owners
  • Start up economic losses
  • Failed businesses
  • Festival Vendors
  • Seafood (shrimpers, oystermen and commercial fishing)
  • Coastal real property damage
  • Real property loss

Individual Claims

We also file individual claims. If you lost money because of the BP oil spill, please fill out the form and get started with your claim. Claims are paid in the order they are received so do not delay.

Areas Covered

All businesses and individuals in the following areas are covered as part of the court supervised Deepwater Horizon Settlement Fund.

  • Louisiana – entire state
  • Mississippi – entire state
  • Alabama – entire state
  • Texas – the following counties (Chambers, Galveston, Jefferson, Orange)
  • Florida – the following counties (Bay, Calhoun, Charlotte, Citrus, Collier, Dixie, Escambia, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Hernando, Hillsborough, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Lee, Leon, Levy, Liberty, Manatee, Monroe, Okaloosa, Pasco, Pinellas, Santa Rosa, Sarasota, Taylor, Wakulla, Walton, Washington)

Fill out the form to get started on your deepwater horizon settlement or call us at 1(888)888-5924.

If you have been a victim of the oil spill in the Gulf, you may be entitled to a financial settlement from the BP settlement fund. The following steps will help you file a claim as a victim of the tragedy.

The first step to file a BP claim as a Deepwater Horizon disaster victim is to gather all the documentation you can to make your case. You will need documents such as your pay stubs and Federal W-2 forms. Pay stubs are given to you each month and show how much money you have earned. Unless you are newly employed, you know about how much income you earn each month, so you should be able to tell how much you make—and the stubs should show a net loss for a three-month period.

In addition, a Federal W-2 form will also show a net loss. You can compare what you made in 2008 with what your Federal form in 2009 shows to demonstrate a net loss in your occupation. Pay stubs may be a more reliable form, since you can show what you made up until the 2010 oil spill and what you made after the disaster.

If you are an employer who has been hurt financially by the deep water horizon oil spill, you need to present statements that demonstrate your current profit versus profit from the previous year. You may want to present profit conditions prior to April 2010 when the oil spill occurred. Provide as many financial statements as possible to prove your case.

The next step to file a claim as a Deepwater disaster victim is to complete a BP Claim Submission Form. The form will also ask about your property, loss of income, and so on. Our experienced attorneys and accountants can help you through the entire process.