Are you a business owner affected by the BP oil spill? Or are you an employee whose income has been affected because the oil spill impacted your employer? If so, you are probably frustrated about your lack of compensation. You may even believe that the deadline for filing a claim has passed and that you cannot obtain reimbursement.
But with the help of an attorney, you may be able to receive compensation for economic and property damage claims and/or medical injuries. Below are only a few of the reasons you should hire a lawyer to assist you with your BP oil settlement:
Ensure you are on time: If your business was impacted by the Deepwater Horizon spill, you can still file a claim, but you should do so soon. An attorney can explain to you that the new deadline for individuals affected by the spill who wish to file a claim is April 2014.
Experience: It has been three years since the oil spill. Since that time, many attorneys have fought passionately for businesses and families affected by the incident and have gained invaluable experience.
Explain the V-test: The new method that determines if you as a victim of the spill should be compensated is called the V-test. If you pass the test, you will be compensated — you do not need to provide proof that BP caused your loss.
Posted in BP Oil Spill
Tagged bp oil spill, oil spill damage claims, oil spill losses