Wednesday, May 22, 2013
BP Oil Spill - FAQ
What will this cost me?
Our lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. If we do not recover money for your business from BP, we do not get paid. There is no upfront cost to you.
I can’t prove that my business was harmed by the oil spill. How can I be entitled to money from BP?
The settlement recognizes that the oil spill hurt the entire state of Florida, not just businesses along the coast. The settlement does NOT require you to prove that your business was hurt specifically because of the oil spill.
Is my business included in this settlement?
Almost every kind of business located anywhere in the state of Florida is included in this settlement. Our lawyers will check to make sure your business is included.
Call Me at 877-793-9290 to discuss how we can help your business and your family.
Sunday, December 9, 2012
|Deepwater Horizon/BP Oil Spill Settlement Fund, |
Tampa Deepwater Horizon/BP Oil Spill Settlement Fund
Do you own a business in Florida whose revenues declined in 2010? Even if your business is not located along the Gulf Coast, you may be eligible for compensation from the Deepwater Horizon/BP Oil Spill Settlement Fund.
Of great significance, businesses do not need to prove that their 2010 losses were actually caused by the spill.
Deepwater Horizon / BP Oil Spill Settlement Fund
Friday, July 15, 2011
We have previously written about the intense effort by Steve Yerrid to help Floridians victimized by the oil spill. Here is a Letter he recently wrote:
For all the criticisms of former Gov. Charlie Crist, no one can attack how he handled the BP oil spill. He made virtually daily efforts to hold that international corporate conglomerate responsible for the worst man-made disaster in our history.
I was honored to be appointed special counsel to the governor shortly after the spill. Along with him, I personally spent hundreds of hours preparing, strategizing and documenting Florida's claim against this corporate wrongdoer and its accomplices, Halliburton and TransOcean. It is a shame that the massive and catastrophic harm caused to this generation of Floridians — and generations to come — remains unpaid.
My career has been successful beyond anything I could have imagined. So I had the ability, the honor and the privilege to represent the people of Florida pro bono not for just the nearly 1,000 hours I personally spent, but the substantial costs I incurred and personally paid for in trying to ensure our citizenry would receive appropriate reparations and restitution for this man-made tragedy. The harm was not just huge economic losses to our state and its people, but ecological and environmental damage that we have yet to fully appreciate or even understand.
As my term neared its end on Dec. 31, 2010, I made several attempts to reach out to Gov.-elect Rick Scott so that the transition to my successor legal representative would be seamless and the massive claims by the state would not fall between the cracks. I never received the courtesy of a reply, much less an acknowledgement of my effort as special counsel.
Frankly, I did not expect Scott to thank me — he is simply too friendly with corporate America to thank a trial lawyer, regardless of the services rendered and even though the beneficiaries of my work were the people of Florida.
That is regrettable, but what has happened in these many intervening months is simply unacceptable. While Florida attempts to operate in the face of a huge deficit with underfunded programs and underpaid staff, Scott has elected to make nice with the corporate wrongdoers and accept paltry token payments. There is no logical explanation.
I estimated the state could recover upward of $2 billion for the multifaceted claims that could rightfully be asserted. Several months back, Scott accepted $30 million from the wrongdoers, appeared at a joint news conference and profusely thanked them for their "payment." It is now July 2011, and the billion-dollar-plus bill owed to Florida remains unpaid. The reason? Scott does not want corporate America to pick up the check even when the wrongdoing is clear, the damages apparent and the need for payment never greater.
Anticipating Scott's response, I am not against corporate America. Our country's corporations have done enormous good and provided countless jobs through generations of Americans.
It is actually much simpler than all that. When a corporation does wrong and inflicts enormous damages and harm, it must be held accountable — just like any individual. It is ironic that Scott fails to comprehend that basic notion, especially given his own experience when the corporation he headed defrauded Medicare and paid one of the largest fines ever imposed in U.S. history.
That may explain his repeated condemnation of trial lawyers, who have also made significant and huge contributions to our country, but it fails to offer any explanation for his profound inaction regarding the BP oil spill and its aftermath.
Scott needs to do the job expected of him by his employers — Florida's citizens and taxpayers. Unfortunately, I believe the future is fairly certain, given his announced and demonstrated agenda. Sooner or later Scott will get $200 million, maybe $250 million, from BP and the corporate gang of wrongdoers. He will hold a big news conference, probably arm-in-arm with the people who so damaged our shores, our sea and our people.
When that day comes, know that he will be getting 10 cents on the dollar. In light of the egregious circumstances of what has occurred, any experienced trial lawyer would scoff at such chump change.
No one from this governor's administration has sought access or even taken one minute to look at the wealth of materials and the huge amount of work product that was assembled on behalf of the people of Florida to pursue our claim. What a terrible shame.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Florida Oil Spill Attorney believes It is now clear Governor Rick Scott is in bed with the corporations on yet another issue. The deadline to sue is tomorrow and the smiling Gov announced Florida Will Not Sue TransOcean Rig Owner.
We are not sure who the Governor is protecting, but it is not the people of Florida.
Exactly who are they representing?
Citizens, you are on your own.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
|Florida Oil Spill Attorney / Lawyer|
Florida Oil Spill Attorney / Lawyer has just reviewed a report of a security breach at the BP Oil Spill claims processor. They lost a laptop with data about claims made before the Gulf Coast Claims Facility took over the operation.
We continue to receive calls from people who might as well had their claims lost, since they have received nothing in the way of compensation on their own. The State of Florida did not renew the agreement with its oil spill attorney and it begins to look as if the Multi State Litigation in Federal Court may be needed to obtain relief for those damaged by the BP Oil Spill. The deadline for joining some of that litigation is in April 2011.
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