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BP Seafood Settlement Capped

BP Seafood Settlement Concerns

bp seafood settlementPerhaps the biggest concern we have after reading the BP Settlement is that the Seafood harvesters, people that directly make a living from the Gulf have a cap of 2.3 billion dollars when it comes to their BP Settlement.

That means that only 2,300 individuals or businesses can receive 1 million dollars. It is our belief that if any category needed to be uncapped it is this category, and BP knows that. There is growing concern for the Health of the Gulf and studies are coming out that echo that belief. See Here.

BP Seafood Settlement Multipliers

The multipliers for the people in the BP Seafood Settlement are generous, they range from 3.25-8.75, that means the payouts for the people in this industry are going to be HUGE. However if there is only 2.3 Billion dollars in the BP Settlement to pay these claims, that money is going to go fast, real fast. If you have a BP Seafood Settlement Claim it is suggested that you get your claim prepared immediately.

BP Seafood Settlement Documentation

There are various ways to prove your losses, we all know that the Seafood Business is a cash business for many people. It would be wonderful if everyone had w-2`s and bank statements and p and l`s, but that is just not the case. Trip tickets and receipts from processors do help. There are ways to recreate your records.

We have people that will help you, if you need it in this area. The important part here is to establish a loss in 2010 after the spill for 3 consecutive months, for many of you that is not hard. For some of you it is impossible as you were told to harvest as many oysters for example as you could before the oil got there. We are working through those issues.

BP Seafood Settlement Decisions

As we are going through the BP Claims Settlement, it is becoming apparent that it is more complex then what we were told it would be. Many of you will have multiple claims, and the calculations are not as simple as they were originally layed out.

There are some simple base line calculations such as putting 3 consecutive months together after the spill and then comparing them to previous years,but this is just one aspect of the calculation and does not include future trending or other multipliers that will apply. There are remedies if you don`t meet certain criteria.

Due to the nature of the BP Seafood Settlement process, we recommend that you engage with licensed Claims Adjusters that have represented claims of this nature for years and if you are dealing with consultants they at least have these relationships in place.

Attorneys are also an option and should be considered, the playing field for the BP Seafood Settlement has certainly shifted, we saw this coming, and have all of the above mentioned relationships in place for you.

How much does it cost to get Help with your BP Seafood Settlement Claims.

Our Adjusters  typically charge 15% for documenting and preparing the claims, for large loss claims it maybe as little as 7.5%.

The key here is to have your documentation organized meticulously and being sure that all other areas for potential claim revenues have been explored, I can not stress to you enough the high likelihood of having MULTIPLE CLAIMS, if Attorneys are needed they will be brought in to help with your BP Settlement Claims.

One last thing here, the BP Settlement looks good overall, with one exception the BP Seafood Settlement was capped, if you are in that category you NEED to Act Now.

We will help you with your BP Seafood Settlement.


BP Claims Settlement “Your Options”

BP Claims Settlement What you Need to Know

bp claims  The BP Claims Settlement is an opt in or opt out process, what does that mean? That means you are bound by the decision of the BP Settlement Court Supervised Program. If you don`t like the amount you have been awarded you can go to an appeals board that will be set up within the new program.


Your stuck with what they offer you or don`t offer you and can not litigate, but you can appeal. Many attorneys have chosen not to participate because of this, some of those same Attorneys had agendas to litigate from the beginning and are using this new development to hang their hats on.

BP Claims get Easier to Prove

Causation and Calculations were the biggest hurdles for many to overcome, many of the more stringent guidelines have been modified or done away with all together. There will be a clear map that will contain zones explaining what industries within those zones are payable. The calculations will be based on the 3 worst consecutive months of 2010 after the Oil Spill, based upon those same 3 months for the previous years of 2007, 2008, 2009. There are multiple remedies if some of the criteria can not be met. A multiplier and some future trending will be applied to your loss after the 2010 amount is subtracted from the average of the preceding years.


BP Settlement Claims will be easier to get through the system, you will have a clear understanding if you do or do not qualify, the BP Claims Settlement Process is built for Transparency.

Do you need an Attorney to become a part of the BP Claims Settlement

All indications at this point are you do NOT need an attorney, this is just a court supervised claims process. It is not a court process, but it is supervised by Judge Barbier, if indeed people needed an Attorney what would happen to all of the BP Claims that will be transitioning over from the GCCF. Some Attorneys are telling people through various websites that you NEED Attorneys or how much they have had in awards. What they fail to tell you is that those awards have nothing to do with the BP Claims process, be careful. Some Attorneys will put a lien on your file for just signing up with them.

If you decide to litigate your BP Claims you will clearly need the Assistance of an Attorney. If your claim has issues, you may need an Attorney. Attorneys are very much a part of this process, but you need to deal with honorous, upright firms. There are sharks in these waters, but there are also life gaurds, you just need to know who is who.


We are seeing a RUSH of Attorneys advertising on the web and T.V. before the BP Claims Settlement Fund actually announces their process, this will lead many people to be bound to Attorneys and pay a higher percentage then they may have had to. The BP Claims Settlement Fund is setting it`s offices up in Hammond, Louisiana with a major call center in Sarasota, Florida. If indeed you needed an Attorney they most likely would not be setting up the call center.

If you want to use the Assistance of an attorney they should be charging you from 20-25% to guide you through the process. Some Attorneys will actually charge much less for large loss claims, as little as 15%.

Who are the Winners in the BP Claims Settlement.

It`s actually difficult to write about who the winners are, as I don`t believe there really are any, but some will see a financial windfall that suffered less long term damage then others.

Businesses and Individuals that are not dependent on the Gulf`s natural resources, that can show a loss and are within covered zones, are the biggest winners.

Business Owners and those with multiple Businesses
Service and Hospitality Employees
Any individual that has an economic loss
Waterfront Property and wetlands that had oil on it, had a contract that was canceled, and quite possibly experienced diminished value
Subsistence BP Claims, people that lived off the Gulf`s resources
Vessels of Opportunity Claims
Medical Claims

Seafood Harvester BP Claims, people that work in the Fishing, Shrimping, Oyster and other Seafood Industries should do well in the BP Claims Settlement. The issues here are that many of you had taken Quick Pays, because you were starved out, or took them for a number of other reasons. The Health of the Gulf and the future of your livelihood also needs to be considered, there are so many questions regarding the true state of the Gulf. Please remember that it took 3 years to find out the extent of the Damage after the Valdez Oil Spill.

The Losers in the BP Claims Settlement

Moratorium Claims
Government Employees
Oil and Gas Industry Claimants
Insurance Companies
Financial Advisors
Quick Pays

Just because these are not being addressed in the BP Claims Settlement, that does not mean that your claims won`t be compensated under the threat of litigation, or under actual litigation. There may be an amended list of BP claims groups that will be considered under the settlement. is Independent

It all depends upon your BP claim or claims as many of you may have multiple claims. Some may be able to do their BP claims on their own, Some may need the assistance of a claims adjuster or an accountant, while others will need the help of an Attorney. We will always send you to the Best group that fits your BP claims. We have an extensive network of Attorneys and Adjusters from Key West to Houston, we know who gets the job done, and we know those who just want to sign you up and do little else. We have been at this from the beginning, before there was a BP claims process, our original sites helped people get to Catholic Charities and they were highly successful in getting aid to many.

To date we are the only truly Independent site helping people with their BP Claims

We have affiliates that handle Large Loss Claims in excess of 20 Million Dollars for less the 5%.

We also have affiliates that will help people with their smaller claims, from 10-25%

There is no One Size fits All Firm or Group, they just don`t exist, therefore we have created a service to help Guide you to the Best in the BP Claims Business.

Call us at 1-800-BP-CLAIM

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The BP Claims Settlement is On

bp claims has had one of it`s main affiliates speaking with the new leadership of the BP Settlement. This is very exciting news as we are being given the opportunity to more fully understand how the BP Settlement process is going to work, and how it will fully benefit the people that come through our site, and desire to become a part of the BP Claims Settlement Process. The nice difference here is we are actually being asked for some input regarding the BP Settlement under the new leadership, unlike the GCCF. The BP Claims Settlement will be an opt in or opt out process.

Becoming a part of the BP Settlement

If you would like your BP Claims to be a part of the BP Settlement now is the time for you to fill out the form to the right, we are now taking in files for the Settlement and beginning to assemble them for the BP Claims Settlement. We are at the forefront of the BP Claims Settlement, as we engage with the new leadership we will keep you updated.

The GCCF and the BP Claims Transition

We are hearing that a lot of BP Claims are being denied for causation issues, and others are not receiving any future trending considerations under the BP Claims Settlement transition. Many of our claimants are electing to be a part of the BP Settlement, and have asked that we wait before sending in their paperwork.

BP Claims Settlement Eligibility

So, who can file BP claims in the Settlement, the information below is subject to change. There are a number of common factors shared by Business and Individual BP claims. They are the following:

– Any Individual/ Business that are eligible class members AND suffered an economic loss
can submit a claim.
– Eligible BP claims class members will be subject to several different types of specific
– These BP claims methodologies will take into account such factors as type of
business/employment,  geographic location and the nature of economic loss sustained.
– Upon determining these factors, a loss will be calculated and a specific RTP will be
applied to each type of claim.

Geographic factors for you BP claims will be divided into four zones. Causation will be applied depending on the locale your BP claims are based, or where your loss occurred, where your business or employer is located. More factors are applied by the new BP claims system,  but the positive side of this is that more people will get paid more money. Your BP claims award amounts will be more significant under the new BP claims system. The zones will most likely be applied in this manner:

– Zone 1: Will be most likely within 0,5 miles from the beaches of the entire Gulf Region,
from Key West to Galveston, TX.
– Zone 2: Not on the beach, but within 0.5 miles from the beach. Your BP claims will depend
upon these scenarios:
– Zone 2-A: You are a business or individual whose business or employer relies
directly upon the two Gulf resources, tourism and/or seafood. If you are a business, or
employed by a business that relies upon both resources, then chances are, your RTP
will tick-up, increasing the value of your BP claim.
– Zone 2-B: You area business not on the beach, not traditionally reliant upon tourism
or seafood. Perhaps you are a car dealership, real estate agent or catering services.
Causation will be your main issue, but at least you will not be denied so readily. If
you can say that you lost business because of the Spill, that you had cancellations
because of the Spill, can you document it? We can help you with the evidentiary
requirements for your BP Settlement claim.
– Zone 3: You are none of the pre-determinately denied business types within a mile from
the beaches, or coastline. Causation will be an issue for your BP claim. If you can claim
that your losses were caused by cancellations, lack of business, can you document it? Just
because you say it does not make it true. You must prove it. Causation did not disappear
with the new BP claims system.
– Zone 4: You are over a mile from the coast line. You must show a dependency upon the
Gulf Resources of seafood and/or tourism and must be able to document it.

BP Settlement Claims for Seafood Harvesters

A BP claim for economic loss available to commercial fishermen, crabbers, oyster harvesters and leaseholders will be a separate BP claim. BP has set aside $2.3 Billion to fund commercial fisherman BP claims. This particular fund excludes the processors of seafood, but it looks like it will include all the fishermen of the Gulf Region from Texas to Key West. BP Settlement Claims will cover the following types of commercial fishing industry business, or employment types:

– Vessel owners.
– Captains.
– Deckhands and crew.

These BP claimants must be able to prove that they fish in the Gulf or within specified Gulf waters.

BP Property Claims

1. Coastal Real Property Damage Claims: This class of BP Claim includes owners and
lessees of real, coastal property, boat slips and privately owned docks owned during the
time of the Spill from 4/20/10 through 12/31/10. The property must be within defined
geographical regions, or inside areas that were touched by oil.
2. Wetlands Real Property Damage: This is a new category of BP claims. The GCCF was
not inclined to pay BP claims for wetland owners because BP was reluctant to pay, in
the first place. The same standard of ownership time will apply to this BP claim. The
property must have been owned on 4/20/10 through 12/31/10, at the very least.
3. Real Property Sales: For the BP Settlement Claim program, for your BP claims, you must
have owned the property on 4/20/10 and the sale MUST HAVE occurred on, or after,
4/21/10 through 12/31/10. You must have suffered a loss on the sale, or below appraisal
4. A New Potential Class: People With Reduced Property Values After the Spill: In the BP
Claim Settlement negotiations process, there has been some mention and support that
property owners, who owned their property on and after 4/20/10, would be able to recoup
property value loss from 4/21/10 through 12/31/10.

BP Claims Settlement (Medical)

BP claims regarding BP medical claims under the BP Settlement system will be divided into three categories of qualification:

1. Clean Up Workers: These BP claimants have been previously and consistently denied by
the GCCF. However, the fact that many of the individuals who participated in the Clean
Up Project have been harmed by exposure to Corexit and oil is now beginning to surface.

2. Some Zone-A Residents: The BP Settlement will regard these BP claims to qualify if
they are approximately on-half mile of the beach, or coastal areas. These are areas with
sandy beaches or firm shoreline. These BP claimants must have resided on the coast for at
least 60 days from 4/20/10 to 12/31/10. Currently, the BP Settlement will include Zone-A
residents from Grand Isle, LA to the Florida Panhandle.
3. Zone-B Residents: The BP Settlement will include Zone-B Residents to be those who
Reside near the beaches, greater than one-half mile, but within one mile. These potential
BP claims can also include residents of the wetland areas and residents from Grand Isle to
the Panhandle.

BP Claims Settlement Solutions

We at have been at the forefront of this Disaster since the beginning. We can help you get your BP Claims paid. Our consultants charge just 15% of what you you receive, and if you need the help from Attorneys their fees range from 20-25%. We are dedicated to helping those affected by BP Oil Spill, we initially teamed up with Catholic Charities to get people aid, even before there was a BP Claims process. We look forward to helping you through this next phase of the BP Claims Settlement Process.

“The Big Lie” BP Claims Quick Pays

BP Claims and Seafood Harvesters

BP ClaimsWe have been hearing form a large number of Seafood Harvesters that took Quick Pays for their BP Claims, many of you were told it was an Interim payment when you were met at the dock by members of the GCCF. As we have been writing about this over the last few days, we have been hearing from many of you, and it seems that a pattern is developing, you were often met at your docks, and many of you were told the Quick Pays were Interim payments.

It almost seems the GCCF was targeting you all, because they knew that your BP Claims would eventually have the most value. Even if you were not targeted in such a manner, it is obvious that they did target Seafood Harvesters, crabbers, shrimpers, oystermen, and fishermen, when it came time dole out the Quick Pays, preying on the people that were most affected by the Oil Spill.

BP Claims Interims turned to Quick Pays                                      (a Little GCCF History Lesson)

If you all remember November 2010 when Mr. Feinberg took over we were all expecting people that were hurt by the Spill to start getting Interim BP Claims. What really happened was that they had another agenda and that was to get people to take BP Claims Quick Pays as the program was quickly rolled out by mid-December 2010, and NO or very few Interim Claims were being paid.

We did not even hear of an Interim Claim getting paid until mid April, and even after that they were few and far between. What does that mean, that means they had to have the Quick Pay Apparatus in play before Mr.Feinberg even took over the GCCF, they just didn`t tell us that part. Putting a BP Claims Quick Pay system in place takes more then a month, at least as far as I can tell, by judging  the History that we can now look at called the BP Claims Process.

So all that being said from November through April, and even long after that, that is 6 months plus people were either starved out or forced to take Quick Pays and that NEEDS to be addressed in the BP Settlement. It wasn`t till early February 2011  that Feinberg couldn`t call himself independent anymore, it took a Judges Order to get him to stop, at the very least anyone who took Quick Pays during the time Feinberg was calling himself independent deserves a second shot. Over 200,000 people and businesses took Quick Pays, if the BP Claims process was processing Interim Claims as they promised this would not have happened.

They pulled a fast one on all of us, they promised Interim Claims and gave us Quick Pays, and it is my strong belief backed up by their own actions this was deliberate. This needs to be handled within the terms of the BP Settlement, or it needs to be handled by The Court.

BP Claims Settlement and what to do next

If you have been impacted in such a manner we want to hear from you, we can`t do anything to help you if we don`t know who you are. We are Advocating that the members that are making up the BP Settlement include your claims into the settlement, especially the BP Claims Quick Pays from Seafood Harvesters. The BP Claims process was created with a clear bias to saving BP money and that needs to be handled now. If we can help you connect to BP Claims Attorneys or Consultants, even if you have been denied or never filed, or if you just want to be a part of our database so we can update you with news, please fill out the form to the right.

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GCCF Gives Shrimpers and Crabbers more, Others Less

GCCF Helps the Crabbers and Shrimpers Finally

GCCF Victim

GCCF Finally Helps

GCCF pay Czar Ken Feinberg changed the rules once again, for some it was a plus and others a definitive minus. The Shrimpers and the Crabbers were given a better deal, Finally. Here is the meat of the new GCCF Deal for the shrimpers and crabbers affected. The question is, and this is the big question, will the GCCF finally pay their BP Claims.
1) Four times each claimant’s 2010 Actual Documented Losses (except for claimants with 2010 losses in excess of $500,000); or
2) The total actual documented losses through the date of the determination of the Final Claim.

GCCF makes it more difficult for Others

On September 3 we told you the GCCF was going to make some changes in November. They Did

Individuals and Business`s that live along the Gulf of Mexico, but were not in the direct path of the spill, will find it harder to prove damages. Primarily these areas lie to the West and the South of the direct path of where the oil spill washed ashore. Documentation for Individual and Business Claimants, even if on the Florida Peninsula Gulf Shoreline, will have to prove a causal link between the Spill and their loss of income. This new rule is immediately effective, as of 11/30/11 and will be retroactively applied to all claims that are, as you know the phrase, ‘still under review.
The issue with this is that there is some evidence that these areas did rebound, as did some areas that were directly affected by the Spill. The problem with this is that many individuals and businesses suffered catastrophic losses in 2010 or their business did not grow as expected and they suffered serious setbacks, and this needs to be accounted for, and now further explained to the GCCF. Furthermore, there are many individuals and businesses who did not file a claim for losses in 2010 because, though they realized a loss caused by the Spill, they made the false assumption they could not file because oil did not touch Florida Peninsula Gulf beaches. As you know, the whole Florida Peninsula still bared the stigma of BP’s extreme negligence. Tourists did not come here, because of the Spill; seafood industry harvesters and processors could not work, because of the Spill.
The increased difficulty for you to prove your claim against BP is unjust, without cause, without warning, proper notice and is a discriminatory practice of justice. It’s another scheme to allow BP to skate by without honoring its obligations to us. Which is why, we are here, because we will hold BP accountable.

The GCCF Giveth and the GCCF Taketh Away

The Gulf Coast Claims Facility is getting some great press for giving the shrimpers and crabbers a higher payout. What you’re not hearing about, is how they are going to take the money from one group and give it to another, which is basically what they are doing. In the end the money they are trying to withhold from groups in the Florida Peninsula and Texas will eclipse the money that they are going to be giving to the Crabbers and Shrimpers for their BP claims. Do you really believe the BP propaganda commercials? Did you get paid fairly? No? What’s the matter, still ‘under review?’ Do you really believe all is well? Did you have a booming season? What? No? BP disagrees and is content on telling you otherwise. Are you going to stand for it?

Didn’t think so.

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Article: GCCF Gives Shrimpers and Crabbers more, Others Less
Article Source: BP Claims
Author: William Bohack


BP Settlement: Claims may settle out for 30 Billion Quickly

BP Settlement: Insider says BP about to pay 30 Billion to settle BP Claims

BP Claims

BP Settlement Claims News: A BP insider reported to Reuters that BP may want to settle many its BP claims after the February trial date. The trial would solidify who was at fault for the Macondo well blow out. A recent report that was finished this week, put the blame squarely on BP`s shoulders. Halliburton and Transocean did share some of the responsibility, but due to the lack of oversight, cutting corners, and not releasing all the information to it`s partners, BP was ultimately responsible for the Gulf Disaster. report

My sources that are very involved with the litigation and the BP Claims process think that BP will make a large push to settle out as many claims as possible, before the February trial date. We are seeing BP Claims get paid at a record rate. By both Adjusters and Attorneys.

Your Claims value may have jumped exponentially

For Example: A Claim that was 7k may be worth 25k, this is because certain thresholds in the mass settlement will have to be reached. BP Claims that were 100k could conceivably go up to 300k or more. The exact formula has not yet been revealed, but sources close to the litigation, including an Attorney that we have been forwarding  many of your claims to, has already uploaded all of their cases to the GCCF. Why is this happening, Punitive Damages, people and businesses that were directly affected by the Oil Spill are able to receive extra money for their losses, and this scares the heck out of BP. Hence BP is getting ready to settle now.

Why will BP try to settle its BP Claims before the February trial date.

There are multiple answers to this question.

1. The BP Claims process is about to be audited by Eric Holder at the urging of Jim Hood. In my opinion this will uncover what many of us already know. The GCCF under Feinberg was slow to pay and it preyed upon desperate people by not coming through with BP Claims interim payments in a timely manner, instead denying valid  BP Claims, or giving already desperate people and Business`s Quick Pays.

In my opinion Quick Pays, having BP Claims Under review,  denying valid BP Claims, where tactics that have been used as extortion to those hoping to get paid in a timely manner. I further think that though there are a lot of good people that work at the GCCF, that the top brass at the GCCF wanted to slow things down, and in fact did so. This will be revealed by the Audit, that is forthcoming and BP and the GCCF will be held accountable. Hence it pays for them to settle now before the full picture develops.

2. BP will want jurors to believe that they have indeed tried to make things right in the Gulf before the February trial date. A massive payout to claimants before the trial starts will boost the GCCF statistics and good will. The GCCF loves to point out positive statistics, the fact still remains that most of those that have been paid out have been paid out under the Quick Pay system.

3. BP needs some positive PR. The longer the events from the OIl Spill drags out, the more BP`s reputation and business practices get tarnished. If they decide to drag this out as more news comes to light surrounding  how the oil spill was caused, and how people that people that were affected were largely ignored, by BP and the GCCF, it is my opinion that this could spur multiple lawsuits, mind you I am not a lawyer.

4. Mitigation, Mitigation, Mitigation, there is no good news lately for BP and they need to cut their losses,  the best way for them to do so is to make some realistic offers and to get people to accept final settlements so people don`t go and sue them down the road. BP Claims punitive damages for those directly affected by the oil spill are now applicable. The forthcoming news for BP  and the BP claims process is not going to be any good for BP and Gulf Coast Claims Facility.

Getting Help With your BP Claims

We have been covering the Oil Spill since it began in April, our first site was dedicated to getting people to Catholic Charities, that morphed into helping cleanup workers that were getting sick, which eventually evolved into helping people through the BP Claims process. In order to help people and business get through the BP Claims process we developed the BP Claims Dream Team. They are the best Law firms and BP Claims Adjuster firms in the country. They cover a myriad of oil spill related instances from sick and injured clean up workers to Business that had 8 figure losses. We are dedicated to you getting the help you deserve. BP Claims and Case management is done on a contingency basis, by all members of the BP Claims Dream Team. They don`t get paid until you do, and management of your case or claim starts at 15%. The Team members are getting BP Claims paid at a record pace, I expect this to go on for the next few months, but if you want to take advantage of this current trend, it is a good time to get your BP Claims paid. Please fill out the information to the right and we will begin the process.

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Article Source: BP
Article: BP Claims may settle out for 30 Billion Quickly
Author: BP Claims

BP Claims Team Gets GCCF to Pay

BP Claims Members have Record Week

BP Claims Money

We saw more BP Claims paid this week then in any other in the History of the BP Claims Process, why is this, because the entities that make up the BP Claims Team know what they are doing. Many Team members use to work for BP or the Gulf Coast Claims Facility. They have an understanding of how the GCCF works from the inside. They understand the methodology, know how it should be applied, and how to properly trend the calculations so your true losses are reflected. Our Oil Spill Attorneys that represent many people and businesses in the seafood industry, and other clients that may have causation issues also had a record week. We also saw a dramatic rise in BP Business Claims come in.

Judge Barbier made some key Rulings that affect BP Claims

The most significant ruling was regarding punitive damages, and granting those directly affected by the BP Oil Spill the ability to sue for punitive damages. He mentioned Fishermen and Landowners who had oil on their property, as examples of those directly affected by the BP Oil Spill. Punitive damages go beyond just the economic loss that one would encounter, but are meant to punish the offender so it does not happen again. This means that more people may opt to find an attorney and not take their final claims settlement as they may wish to sue BP later. A recent report concluded that BP, as the well’s owner, was ultimately responsible for the accident. But it also said that BP’s chief contractors, Transocean, which owned the mobile drilling rig, and Halliburton, which was responsible for the cementing operations, shared the blame for many of the fatal mistakes. read article

BP and Halliburton: The Oil Spill Blame game

According to Halliburton, BP should have known about an additional hydrocarbon zone that they allege BP failed to disclose. Haliburton goes on to state “The motive behind BP’s intentional nondisclosure of the upper hydrocarbon zone is apparent — profit and greed,” “changes that likely would have required a redesign of the production casing,” “Such changes would have cost BP millions of dollars on a well that was already painfully over budget and behind schedule.” In speaking with many of the Attorneys on our Team this fits with BP` corporate culture about putting profit before safety and environmental concerns. This could help prove extreme negligence on BP`s part.

BP Claims: Many still waiting

From the calls we have seen coming over our 1-800-BP-Claim number, it is apparent that many of you are still waiting to hear from the GCCF regarding your BP Claims status. Over 400,000 BP Claims have been denied. Many of them because of a lack of documentation, or because of trending calculations that were improperly calculated. If you are tired of the deficiency letters, or seeing your claim is under review, we can help you.

BP Oil Spill Update

Oil Spill Matt

Tropical Storm Lee whipped up the Gulf Coast this week throughout the Gulf Coast region, tarballs were spotted on Orange Beach, but there wasn`t any major incidence of submerged oil mats coming ashore except on Fourchon Beach. They are out there, som`s as they are being referred to. There have been reports that the Macondo well is leaking again, that was inspected by BP and the Coast Guard in ROV`s, but no evidence was found that the sheen, seen clearly from the air around the well was coming from the well, more on that as the story unfolds. Some of the Fishermen I have been talking to have reported several dead zones. There are still a lot of ecological concerns that remain unknown, only time will tell.

BP Claims Team

As the GCCF strategies become more apparent, our BP Claims Team members strategies are evolving as well. We have groups that specialize in Denied BP Claims, as well as Claims that have been filed, but are be held up at the GCCF. They have a track record of getting clients paid quickly, often within 45 days. We have BP Claims Team members who take on BP Claims that may be difficult to prove because of legal or causation issues, and other BP Claims Team members who are looking forward to litigate against BP, and want clients that are in it for the long haul. Since there are different strategies being employed by different Team members, it is important to be clear in letting us know how you want us to proceed. So please be specific about your needs, if we have any questions we will call you. Often we will forward your information to more the one Team Member so they can explain their game plan for your BP Claims, BP Claims Team members charge from 15% up to 33 1/3% if you need the help of an Attorney to handle your BP Claims.


BP Liable for Punitve Damages for BP Claims

BP Claims Process and Punitive Damages

BP Claims Judge

Judge Barbier ruled that under Maritime Law, business`s and individuals that were affected by the BP Oil Spill could sue BP for punitive damages. This is a major blow to BP. Punitive damages go beyond just the economic loss incurred. They are intended to punish the offender, so it doesn`t happen again. Extreme negligence will have to be proven on BP`s part. Article

How will this affect the BP Claims Process

As of now punitive damages aren`t compensated for in the Oil Spill Claims process. What is taken into consideration is Interim Claims. It has always been my position that it is best just to file BP Claims for Interim Payments, unless you really need the money, and I know many people do. Interim BP Claims allow you to sue BP at a later date, and if it looks like punitive damages are going to be awarded, you may want to reserve your right to sue BP, therefore you may not want to take a final settlement for your BP Claims.

Interim Settlements being offered for BP Claims

What we are seeing from people that have come through our site, is that many of them are receiving BP Claims Interim offers. Members of the BP Claims Team are having a very high level of success getting your claims paid. The Interim Claims are being accompanied by a Final Settlement offer, don`t take the offer if you don`t have to, as you give up the right to sue BP.  The BP Claims process is evolving once again. We will Continue to keep you informed so you can make the best decision regarding your BP Claims.

BP Claims Dream Team: How it Works and How Much

All members of the BP Claims Dream Team work on a contingency basis, they don`t get paid until you do. They are all at the apex in their respective fields. They are highly respected by the Gulf Coast Claims Facility. Each member of our Team is it`s own separate entity. It is the goal of to place you with the member of the Team that best suits your needs. We have helped over 10,000 Individuals and Business`s get the help they deserve. Over 150,000 people have gone to our website since it started in May of 2010. Members of our Team charge from 15% on up to 33.3% if you need the help of an Attorney. All fees are done on a contingency basis. When you fill out the form to the right, your information is forwarded to the member that best suits your needs on our BP Claims Team.

The GCCF is Paying Oil Spill Claims

GCCF Claims that went though our site are getting Paid

GCCF Claims are Getting Paid

We are seeing a strong trend of GCCF Claims that have come through our site getting paid. We are happy to announce that the majority of all the claimants that have come to our site, are getting their claims paid, or their claims are at the GCCF. Why, because the groups that are processing the claims have experience putting Oil Spill Claims together.

Get what you deserve from the GCCF

We have put together an Incredible Claims Team that consists of former BP Claims Catastrophic Adjusters, Accountants, and BP Claims Attorneys. They have experience of getting your BP Claims paid, they are Oil Spill Claims Experts. They can Help you with Denied Claims, Claims that are stalled at the GCCF, and of course they can help you file a new claim with the Gulf Coast Claims facility. We can Help You Get what you deserve from the BP Claims Fund.

GCCF Offers

Has the GCCF made you an offer that you think is to low, it happens all the time. We can help you get what you actually deserve from the GCCF, different types of claims, have different calculations that are needed to substantiate your claims. The Gulf Coast Claims Facility is prone to making low ball offers, we can check out the offer, and tell you if you deserve more. All of the interim claims that I have seen come through are accompanied by a BP Claims final offer, you do not have to take the final offer, and personally I would not.

BP Claims Predation

BP Claims get Shortchanged

BP Claims Predation

After the devastating effects of the BP oil spill last year, the BP claims process was supposed to cure any financial ills of the individuals and businesses affected. The BP claims process is run by the Gulf Coast Claims Facility and Ken Feinberg, it has been sorely lacking when it comes to paying BP claims in a timely fashion. Many claimants are desperate, as their home are being foreclosed, and vehicles repossessed. Many claims that have been at the GCCF have been outrightly denied after jumping through many hoops and after giving the GCCF  all of the documentation needed. Many business owners and individuals have not received any money since the GCCF took over the BP Claims process from BP.

The BP Claims 25K quick pay

It seems as though that many businesses are being offered $25,000 when their loss is much more substantial. We have been receiving phone calls from business owners and individuals that filed their BP claims last year that still have not gotten paid. Recently however we have seen a number of offers made to these businesses in the amount of 25k. These were unsolicited offers by the GCCF, in one instance a Lodge owner on Grand Isle who has a large fishing camp, and was owed over $700,000 by the GCCF was made a settlement offer of 25K. He had been waiting for over six months to receive his oil spill claims money only to receive a 25K unsolicited offer from the GCCF and Mr. Feinberg. If he accepted the 25K offer, he would be giving up his right to sue BP for any future damages, his business was clearly affected by the BP oil spill as it catered strictly to fisherman and corporate retreats that would take place at the Louisiana Fish Camp. It is astonishing that BP and the GCCF have would make such a low offer to a business that was so clearly affected by the BP oil spill

BP Claims Help

We can help you get the help you deserve for your BP claims, if you feel that the GCCF owes you more then the 5K or the 25K Quick Pays, fill out the form to the right. We have aligned ourselves with the best BP Claims Adjusters, and BP Claims Attorneys in the country, they can help you with you claims. If your claim is still at the GCCF, members of our team can go into your BP Claim while it is still sitting at the GCCF. If your claim has been denied and many have, team members can organize your claim and recalculate your claim all while still at the GCCF. If you have yet to file your BP claims and you would like help from the beginning, in organizing and presenting a claim to the GCCF we can do that too. If all avenues have been exhausted BP claims Attorneys can prepare for litigation.