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The BP Settlement is Under Review
For many of you the words under review are reminders of the GCCF, but the fact is the BP Settlement is being reviewed by Attorneys, Adjusters and Advocacy Groups. The BP Settlement on the whole is favorable for the people it was meant to serve.
The general idea of the BP Settlement is meant to serve the greatest good for the largest amount of people possible.
Our major concern under the BP Settlement continues to be the 2.3 billion dollar cap for Seafood Harvesters, they of all should not have a cap under the BP Settlement.
BP Settlement who we can Assist
The BP Settlement covers economic losses in zones and in regards to Industry. There are maps, there are multipliers, there is trend analysis, and to top it all off it is over 100o pages.We will be publishing everything as we go through the BP Settlement.
The BP Settlement is complex but it does cover more individuals and businesses and due to its nature there will be many more people with Multiple Claims.
We can Help you if you fall into the following BP Settlement Categories:
- Your business suffered losses due to the BP Oil Spill
- You are an individual that suffered losses due to the Oil Spill
- You make a living from the Gulf of Mexico ( Seafood Harvesters)
- Your property or the value of your property was impacted
- You have a Subsistence Claim
- You got Sick from the Oil or the Dispersant Corexit
- Your BP Claims were Denied or are still sitting at the GCCF
- If you need help from Catholic Charities and need immediate aid
BP Settlement Attorneys or Adjusters
We work with Attorneys and Licensed Adjusters that will help you with your BP Settlement Claims, in many instances we recommend using an Adjuster because of their expertise and history of documenting claims as the first step, if during the process of putting together your file for the BP Settlement they think their could be issues, they may recommend the services of an Attorney.
We are not anti Attorney in anyway, we just feel strongly that Licensed Adjusters have more experience documenting these types of claims, it`s what they do for a living.
When a Hurricane comes through the first people in are the Adjusters that begin to document the economic and physical losses in its aftermath. Due to the nature of the Oil Spill it closely resembles the aftermath of a hurricane. Think of the BP Settlement Fund as an insurance company, do you need an Attorney to handle your insurance claim, only if you are having an issue getting paid by the insurance company. Even though the Settlement is court supervised our Licensed Adjusters have made arrangements for Attorney Representation if needed. So unless it looks like you are going to have issues with your BP Settlement, why pay for the services of an Attorney. Our Licensed Adjusters have retained the services of Attorneys and have CPA`s on staff.
Though in certain circumstances BP Settlement Attorneys are needed and we are happy to utilize them.
Adjusters Charge from 7.5% -15%, (large loss claims over 1 million dollars start at 7.5%)
Attorneys charge from 20%-40%
All fees are contingent
We will help you with your BP Settlement.
BP Claims Discontent Grows
People upset with the BP claims process marched on D.C. Monday as they showed their discontent towards Ken Feinberg and the Gulf Coast Claims Facility. The protestors were organized by former comedian/actor turned activist Dick Gregory and Art Rocker chairman of Operation People for Peace. The coalition wants President Obama to answer the needs of its members as they think Ken Feinberg and the Gulf Coast Claims Facility have not met the needs of the people affected by the BP Oil Spill.
GCCF Closes doors to BP Claims Offices
All of this is happening as the Gulf Coast Claims Facility is closing 8 more GCCF offices, making it even more difficult for people to file for their BP Claims. The people of St. Bernard Parish are rallying to keep their GCCF office open so they can file their BP Claims, receive updates and get answers. St. Bernard Parish Councilman Frank Auderer, said the fishermen “are already struggling, so we need to have an office in our area to service those people that have not been serviced yet.” Many of the people of St. Bernard Parish make a living from the resources of the Gulf of Mexico, the people of the parish for the large part have not been paid, does it really make sense for the GCCF to close their office.
There is Help for your BP Claims
We at BPClaims.org are consistently working to improve your chances of getting your BP Claims paid by the GCCF. We have helped many groups of Claims Adjusters, Consultants and Attorneys, get a better understanding of the BP Claims process. We believe you should have an option of choosing Adjusters, Consultants or to be represented by an Attorney. The choice is yours, it is our job to help to make sure what ever group you choose, they are the best at what they do, and they are. Adjusters have been getting smaller claims paid within 3 weeks of filing them with the GCCF, larger bp business claims may take longer, but are getting paid. No matter what size your claim is we have the right group to handle it.
Our Main goal has always been and Will always be to Help as many as possible.
We will help you with your BP Claims.
Denied BP Claims are still on the Rise
The Gulf Coast Claims Facility has shown no mercy for incomplete BP Claims. Many of the claims are not incomplete but simply mislabeled.
This has led many to believe that the GCCF is intentionally misleading people and business’ filing claims. The fact is the GCCF has told attorneys that they can file claims that are not complete. Though a few offers have been made, many are still facing deficiency and denial issues. This is an overt act on the GCCF`s part to confuse an already difficult process. Make sure when you are asked for BP Claims documents that you furnish all of the ones the attorneys or BP Claims adjusters ask for.
BP Claims Audit on Track
Perhaps the biggest news is about the audit. The U.S. Senate voted Tuesday to move forward with the GCCF audit. The proposal was spearheaded by Marco Rubio and Roger Wicker and was passed as an amendment to a package of spending bills. It should be noted that Jo Bonner and Jim Hood have been tackling this issue for some time. This would insure a review of the process that the Gulf Coast Claims Facility uses to evaluate and pay out claims of economic damage resulting from the oil spill. Hopefully this will get to the bottom of something that should have had more government oversight for some time.
Moratorium BP Claims back on the Table?
Ken Feinberg is making statements that he wants BP to pay for the workers and businesses affected by the moratorium. This is an expected move from Feinberg. As he comes under fire from other areas, he usually tries to offset the scrutiny by doing something positive. He said he needs BP`s permission to do this. It would bode well for him if he could get their cooperation on this issue. The only reason drilling was shut down was because of BP`s shortcuts. Giving people back what the moratorium stole from the people and businesses would only be fair. Moratorium Claims should be paid.
The Seafood Industry and BP Claims
Lets face the truth here, the news it not good on most fronts. The FDA admits the majority of Shrimp show signs of contamination, and the catches of shrimp are down dramatically. Crab catches are down 30-40%. There seems to be signs of some brown matter in most of them, visible since their shells are transparent in the young. For this and other reasons, scientists on the front lines with one of the largest crab wholesalers say it will take 7 years for the crabs to rebound. To top it off pregnant women and children are being advised not to eat Gulf Shrimp. By the way the PAH`s in the Gulf Shrimp bio-accumulate and move up the food chain as they are eaten by predators. In the end we are at the top of that food chain. Feinberg promised to help Shrimpers Claims after getting grilled on Capitol Hill.
BP Claims Help
We have created The BP Claims Dream Team that consists of Claims Adjusters and BP Claims Counselors and Oil Spill Attorneys. It is our intent to get you connected to the groups that will best handle your claim and get you paid as quickly as possible. Certain types of claims are best served by certain Team members. We have seen many claims that are under 50k paid within 3 weeks. We have Team members that specialize in these types of claims, but you do need all of your documentation, including tax records, w-2`s and so on. Team members will organize and calculate your claims with no upfront cost to you. Fees start at just 15% and only get paid when you get paid. Team members can help you with denied claims or claims that are stalled at the GCCF.
We will Help you with your BP Claims.
BP Claims receive Unsolicited Offers
The GCCF is making unsolicited offers for your BP Claims. As it turns out they are calling people with valid BP Claims, and offering them BP Claims Quick pays in many instances. Many of these people are business owners who lost more then the 25k they are being offered for their Oil Spill Claims. If you receive any of these offers, and want to speak to an expert regarding your Gulf Coast Claims, we can help you get straight answers regarding your BP Claims.
BP Claims Experts
All BP Claims experts are not the same, there are law firms, accounting groups, claims adjusters, all trying to get a piece of the Oil Spill Claims pie. I am proud to say that hands down we have put together the best people in the country to handle your Oil Spill Claims. They are known in the Industry, and yes their is now an Industry around the BP Claims process, as the preeminent experts in their respective fields. We have a BP Claims Calculations expert, we have a BP Claims litigation expert, and a firm specializing in people that have gotten ill during the oil spill. The Claims Team that we have assembled is truly at the apex of their respective fields. Remember that all members of the BP Claims Team are separate entities, but many of them are now collaborating together to get your BP Claims paid.
BP Claims Paperwork
When you are preparing for the BP Claims process have your tax records, w-2`s, and bank records ready for 2008, 2009, 2010. If you are a business, have a P and L ready for 2009 and 2010, they are now asking for 2011. Get all the paperwork together you can to substantiate your loss. If you were layed off as a result of the BP oil spill, as the financial effects trickled down through the economies, get a letter from your boss. If you are a business that lost a contract due to the oil spill, ask for a letter from the client who had to cancel the contract. Do not overburden the GCCF or people handling your Gulf Coast Claims with extra un-needed paperwork. It slows down the process and allows for more error, we are very well aware of the fact that the GCCF mislabels paperwork in your file, less documentation can be a benefit, overwhelming the process with lots of irrelevant paperwork will not help your BP Claims.
Our BP Claims Solutions
BP Claims at the GCCF
If your BP Claims are filed with the GCCF and you are tired of waiting for the decision, or have received deficiency letters and would like your claims troubleshooted and recalculated members of the Team can do that for a 15% fee of what is recovered. BP Claims Adjusters are best utilized here.
Denied BP Claims
If your Oil SpillClaims have been denied there are a number of options available. Members of the Team can reorganize and recalculate your claims all while it is sitting at the GCCF. People who have tried to handle their claims themselves and been denied 3 times have utilized members of our Team, and gotten their claims approved, one within 9 days, though that is not the norm, it usually takes about 45 days. If your Claims have other issues such as causation, moratorium, or other legal challenges it maybe best to speak with one of our noted Claims Attorneys. Claims Adjusters, and or Attorneys should be considered here.
GCCF makes you a BP Claims Settlement Offer
If the GCCF makes you an offer on your Oil Spill Claims, our Claims Experts will review the settlement at no charge and tell you if you should receive more. They will only charge you for the extra monies you receive above the original offer. BP Claims Adjusters are best utilized here.
Your BP Claims lack paperwork or has other Issues
In some cases, where there is a lack of necessary documentation or other issues are at hand, it may be best to place your BP Oil Spill Claims with an Attorney. An Attorney specializing in the BP Claims process has several different tools at their disposal in-order to help you get your BP Claims settled. They may choose to litigate your Oil Spill Claims, they may put your BP Claims in a pool of other similar Oil Spill Claims, they may directly negotiate with GCCF on your behalf, all in-order to get your BP Claims paid. BP Claims Attorneys are best utilized here.
BP Claims that have not been filed yet
If you think you can handle your Oil Spill Claims by yourself, and want to give it a try by all means do. Do not let the GCCF tell you how to calculate your BP Claims though. If you think that you have a grasp on all the necessary calculations and their ever changing trending( this is why most BP Claims are denied), my hat is off to you. If you want the help of Claims Experts that have been there, done that, and are the most respected BP Claims Experts in the country, you may want to consider using a Claims Adjuster or a BP Claims Attorney.
How much does it cost to handle your BP Claims
All BP Claims professionals that we work with, work on a contingency basis, they don`t get paid until you do. BP Claims Adjusters and Consultants charge 15%, and BP Claims Attorney`s that handle a myriad of oil spill claims and legal issues charge from 20%-33 1/3% to handle your BP Claims.