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BP Claims get Shortchanged
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.
BP Claims Quick Pay touted by the GCCF as a Gift
According to our BP Claims Experts more then 50% of the BP Claims Quick Pays calculate out to be substantially higher then the 25k settlement offer. It doesn`t matter if your losses are 50k or 500k and supported by BP Claims documentation. I can`t tell you how many people I have spoken to that regret taking the BP Claims Quick Pays. The GCCF is surging ahead these days making BP Claims Quick Pay offers to business`s owners in mass. Often they will tell you, you don`t have all your paperwork together, or your oil spill claim is deficient in some way. Often the GCCF will deny your BP Claims only to circle back to you, and offer you the Quick Pay, making it seem like a gift. Let me assure you, the GCCF BP Claims Quick Pay is not a gift.
BP Claims Audit is on it`s way
The GCCF is not handling the BP Claims process fairly and people know it. The Attorney General from Mississippi (Jim Hood) and the Attorney General (Eric Holder) for the United States is taking them to court to audit the BP Claims process. Mr. Hood tried to get the information from the GCCF but they kept stalling him, sound familiar. In a last resort two of the top Attorneys charged with protecting the Rights of the People are gearing up to do battle for the People. If BP and the GCCF were handling the BP Claims process correctly, this would not be necessary.
BP Claims Quick Pays may get a second chance
A group of Attorneys have filed papers with Judge Barbier in New Orleans asking that the Judge review the Quick Pay system, because they charge that they are illegal under OPA. They further charged that BP Claims Quick Pays were offered to people that were under duress, and forced to take the BP Claims Quick Pays. If the Judge rules in favor of the Attorneys it could mean that people and business owners that accepted the Quick Pays could get a second chance to get what they deserve from the BP Claims Process.
What to do about your BP Claims and Quick Pays
First don`t let them pressure you into accepting the BP Claims Quick Pay, understand that this is part of their strategy to buy you out of suing BP for future damages. You need to get a second opinion on your BP Claims settlement offer from the GCCF, whether it is a Quick Pay or a Final Settlement. We have teamed up with several groups that will review your Claims Settlements at no charge, and if you have been offered a Quick Pay of 25k, they will only charge you for any any recovery above the 25k. There really are people out there that will help you with your BP Claims. Fees start at 15%, fill out the form to the right and start getting help with your BP Claims. Our Experts can also look at your oil spill claims while they are still a the GCCF, if they are Under Review or have been Denied, there is help for your BP Claims.
BP Attempts to Derail the BP Claims Process
“BP’s position is not that every single claim needs to be dismissed,” Andrew Langan, BP’s lawyer, told U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier at today’s hearing. Claims that have been improperly filed or not yet presented to BP’s trust fund should be dismissed, he said.
So in essence BP does not want to pay your BP Claim if you made a mistake on your BP Claim or if you haven`t filed one yet. Unless I am reading this way out of context, and I don`t think I am, BP is trying to mitigate it`s damages and block people from becoming part of the BP Claims process, if they have not already received your BP Claim, or they made a mistake filling it out. The truth is more then 70% of those eligible still have not filed their BP Claims.
Report Blames Obama, BP Claims not getting paid
The committee, chaired by Darrell Issa, said: “Many believe BP is not meeting its obligations and the federal government has abdicated its responsibility to intervene. The report also strongly criticized Barack Obama’s administration for failing to take charge of the clean-up and compensation, slamming the President for placing “the perpetrator of a reckless and unnecessary tragedy at the helm of the recovery operations”. The BP Claims Process has created the following according to the report “excessive compensation delays, inconsistent judgments, requirements that victims relinquish further claims against BP as a condition of compensation, and efforts to dissuade victims from obtaining legal representation.”
The report cited several glaring examples of the lack of consistency in the BP Claims Process. perhaps the most glaring was two fishermen in the Lafourche Parish who filled out very similar claims and had similar incomes, but one received $100,000 more. We have heard even worse BP Claims inconsistencies, for example we have often heard of two waiters or waitresses at the same restaurant, making the same money, putting in identical claims, only to have one claim accepted and another rejected. The BP claims process has been anything but fair.
BP Claims and You
I urge you to look at your income from previous years compared to 2010 and 2011, I urge you to look at the value of your Business, if you notice a drop, and it is in anyway connected to the Oil Spill, I strongly urge you to file a BP Claim. If you lost revenue, and it is Oil Spill related you are entitled to file a BP Claim. Personally I believe the whole Gulf Region was shutdown during the whole spill, and people immediately stopped spending. Some areas are rebounding faster then others, but what does the future hold?
BP set aside 20 Billion dollars to settle the BP Claims. According to recent articles, BP thinks it can get them all settled for less then 5 Billion, last month they thought they could have everything settled for less then 10 Billion, in essence BP just saved 5 Billion Dollars in one month, and do you know whose pocket that 5 Billion Dollars came from, it came from YOURS. BP is trying to shirk their responsibility to pay BP Claims, just listen to their own lawyers.
So if you want Help, we have connected with what I feel are some of the Best Attorneys in the country to handle your BP Claims, they can tell you if you have a BP Claim, and that is Free.