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A recent order coming from Judge Barbier has ordered us to post Disclaimers stating that: This is not the Official Court Authorized Website. Go to www.deepwaterhorizonsettlements.com to make a claim directly with the Court Authorized Program. We have been talking and working with Pat Juneau`s office for the last week on this issue.

We put up a disclaimer on DeepwaterHorizonSettlementClaims.com as soon as the issue came to light. That evidently was not good enough for them or the Judge. So in the next day or so we will be putting their disclaimer on all of our websites.

It was never intention to be mistaken for the their website, if you read our websites and many do on a regular basis, the idea that we are trying to mislead people into thinking we are their website is preposterous. Just read the websites, there is no way that people can mistake us for them.

We have taken the strongest stands for people that have been hurt by BP, the GCCF, some Attorneys, and have been vocal and I mean very vocal about what is really happening to all of us on an economic, environmental, and medical level. We will continue to fight for businesses, individuals and the environment.

We know the groups  that are getting the job done for the people, often they are not Law Firms, but Claims Adjusters and Accountants. We have built a network from Key West to Houston and forward claims to the best group that handles that particular claim. Their are some Attorneys out there that are not very fond of us, but what do you expect when our CPA`s or Claims Adjusters are charging 15% to what was once their 33.3%, until Judge Barbier had to order them to only charge 25%.

That being said we are fond of some Attorneys that are getting the job done, and know how to process claims. If you want to reach them just go to DeepWaterHorizonSettlement Claims.com and they will get right back to you. If you want to work with our chosen Team of Claims Adjusters and CPA`s just fill out the form to the right, and we will be happy to help you.

The BP Settlement and the end of the GCCF

bp settlement  The BP Settlement should have preliminary approval on Wednesday of this week, on the whole it does do the most amount of good for the most people, however the BP Settlement could do more. It could address the people that were victimized by Quick pays, it could pay people that are upstream from the fishermen such as the processors and give them better BP Settlement multipliers. The BP Settlement under Judge Barbier could truly make it right for so many people.

This will be Patrick Juneau`s swan song, in many peoples opinion. The BP Settlement will be ran by Judge Barbier and administered by Patrick Juneau, it is called the BP Court Supervised Settlement. The BP Settlement promises transparency and quick payouts. You do not need an Attorney to be a part of the BP Settlement, though some websites out there tell you, you do, they lie.

The BP Settlement and the Gulf Coast Claims Facility

The Gulf Coast Claims Facility will be replaced by the new BP Settlement Fund. We have heard from Managers of the Gulf Coast Claims Facility that they will be leaving their jobs on June 1st to be replaced by the new staff that will be running the BP Settlement on June 4th. The infamous days of the Gulf Coast Claims Facility are almost over, leaving Ken Feinbergs reputation ever tarnished. The Delay, Deny, and Defend tactics they used were unconscionable, forcing people to take quick pays or lowered final pay outs, just to save BP money, need to be addressed in the BP Settlement, or BP Class Actions will most definitely come into play. There are people now organizing Class Actions for people who took Quick Pays, how do I know because we are one of them.

The GCCF was an Abomination

Never in the history of a disaster such as this was an organization allowed to run rampant and to take advantage of so many. Over 200,000 people took the Quick Pays, people were promised Interim Payments, but instead got bombarded by Quick Pays. The GCCF knew that many people were starving and facing foreclosures.

I never did understand why President Obama and the leaders in the Banking Industry did not put a freeze on foreclosures in the most affected areas. Instead debts piled up and the GCCF took advantage of their own Delay tactics, and as bills piled up for many, and they moved closer to the brink, they began to break out the Quick Pay schemes. People were economically forced to take them and we ALL know this as a fact.

People were told numerous times that the GCCF had lost their paperwork, only to find that often the paperwork was simply mislabeled and put somewhere else in their file, another Delay tactic.

The GCCF went on to lie to major Attorneys in the Oil Spill litigation and told them to take in all the BP Claims they could and put them into the Bulk Upload, this allowed the Attorneys to register the clients and the heads of the GCCF said they would pay these clients even though limited paperwork was on file at the GCCF.

Many people thought there claims had been filed, indeed they were, but they were not payable, we know this because we have talked with the people processing them at Brown Greer and they were laughed at and denied. It seems the GCCF would use these people as targets for Quick Pays as well. We have often heard of people that filed with Attorneys would be approached by members of the GCCF  waving 5k or 25k in front of them. These people never even filed claims individually with the GCCF. It is our belief that the GCCF used the many clients that were entered into the Bulk Upload as a contact list, to hit people that were disadvantaged by the whole Bulk Upload scheme so they could be hit by Quick Pays.

It seems as though the GCCF would tell one group one thing, and another group something else, which lead to confusion and aggravation and fewer BP Claims getting paid. People signed off their rights to further sue BP, just for a quick infusion of cash. The BP Settlement has the opportunity to right the many wrongs of the Gulf Coast Claims Facility.

How can we Help you with your BP Settlement.

We have connected with Licensed Claims Adjusters that have worked in this sort of Claims arena for years, they charge 15% for your standard claims and 7.5% for large loss claims. They can help with any BP Claims you may have.

Attorneys are used when needed for the BP Settlement, but there are strategic times and types of claims that they should be called upon. There are most certainly some BP Claims that demand using an Attorney, and when needed they will be. Attorneys traditionally start at 25%.

WE WILL HELP YOU WITH YOUR BP SETTLEMENT.

BP Claims News: The BP Settlement is on

Details have not yet been released, we will let you know when we know. We would like to congratulate  Joe Rice and all of the members of the Plaintiff Steering Committee. We should be hearing the details in the next 24 hours. We will update the site accordingly.

Find out how much your BP Claims are Worth

How much are your BP Claims Really Worth

The BP Claims Estimator was created to help you find out just how much your BP Claims are worth, If you would like to get an approximate value of your BP Claims click here.

The information that you provide must be accurate, so it can be assessed. The BP Claims Estimator can help figure out: VOO Claims, Property Claims, Business and Individual Claims, as well as help attorneys get an idea of how strong your claim is if you got sick from the Corexit while on Oil Spill clean up duties.

BP Claims News: BP Trial is off for 1 Week

From what we have been told it looks as though the BP Settlement is still very much a reality, with just a few stumbling blocks that need to be overcome. It would be a shocking if BP did not settle out as there is overwhelming evidence that the corporate giant took short cuts, and didn`t tell it`s partners about a 2 foot pocket of gas that could have been the cause of it all. The settlement talks have evidently bared some fruit as they are now giving them an extra week, the BP Trial will begin on March 5, 2012, if there is going to be one.

BP knew of the gas pocket, and instead of alerting it`s partners about it, as they should have, they continued to drill. Had they alerted their partners, more cement would have been used to seal the well, and it would have changed how they would have proceeded, but this took time and money. In the end BP`s corporate culture shined through, and they decided to take the risk. We all know what happened after that.

BP Claims Consultants and Attorneys are ready to Help

Whatever the outcome, we have THE BEST Attorneys and Consultants to help you with your BP Claims. We have been actively involved with working a number of different groups from the beginning, and continue to bring in groups that we find are doing a great job for people. They can help you even if you claims are denied or stalled.

The consultants we use are all BPClaims.org accredited, the Attorneys we have connected with are all at the top of their fields for that specific Oil Spill related niche. Many of them are members of the Plaintiff Steering Committee, or on various sub-committees. Consultants fees are 15%, while  attorneys fees start at 25%.

We will Help you with your BP Claims.

BP Settlement

BP Settlement

Looks Like we May See a BP Settlement

BP Settlement: Looks like BP may be ready to settle

BP Settlement News: As the February 27th trial against BP looms in the near future, BP Settlement rumors are flowing into the news. BP is looking to settle and the BP settlement amount is looking to be between 20-25 billion. This is on top of the $20 billion dollars that was used to set up the Gulf Coast Claims Facility to pay BP Claims. BP was responsible for the April 20th, 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil-rig explosion that killed 11 men and dumped enormous amounts of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.

If there is no BP Settlement, Judge Barbier will be hearing the case and without a jury to help, BP’s fate lies on his shoulders. This news comes after the new charges that claimants now look at, because Barbier decided that every claimant should pay 6% out of their BP settlement check to be put in escrow for the attorneys spending time on the multi district litigation. This initially meant that even people who are not involved in the multi district litigation will be lining the pockets of attorneys who are not representing their cases. This has since changed. Only cases at the MDL will be charged the 6%. This has taken some pressure off Judge Barbier. With the new talk of a possible 20-25 billion dollar BP settlement, people may be seeing a light at the end of the tunnel. A BP Settlement could be settled out before the trial, but just because they are trying to settle out does not mean that people have to settle. This will be the first of many lawsuits BP will face in the future.

Will the BP Settlement Come in Before the Trial?

If the US government and BP do not reach a BP Settlement for BP Claims then BP should prepare for court.  The trial will take place in court room C268 in New Orleans, and Judge Barbier will make the decision that will affect BP’s entire future. The court room can hold around 200 people, and on February 27th it will be busting at the seams. The multi-district litigation will include the majority of claims against BP, Haliburton and Transocean. It will also include state governments, individuals and businesses who show a loss as a result of the spill, and claims between the three companies on trial. Transocean was the owner and operator of the Deepwater Horizon rig, and Haliburton was the contractor that provided the cement that was supposed to seal the well. There are 533 separate cases rolled into one big trial, and there will be more cases added before the trial date. Lawyers are still taking cases and boosting their advertisements to get as many cases in this trial as possible. A commercial fisherman from Louisiana has put in a claim of $4 million from losses from the oil spill. The GCCF did what they have done for many claims and offered out only $25,000 to George Barisich. He has refused to settle and is one of the many cases that has joined the multi-district litigation hoping to collect from the BP Settlement. Many BP Claims have gone unpaid.  A BP Settlement is in BP’s best interest.

With over five hundred cases the court documents add up to more than 72 million pages. There are 303 video depositions and over 7700 exhibits in evidence. Ninety firms have worked over 230,000 hours on this case, and these are just the private sector attorneys. The Pre trial hearings are getting very interesting. The U.S .claims that BP, Transocean and Anadarko Petroleum are all accountable under the Clean Water Act. This would penalize them anywhere from 1100 per barrel split to 4300 if the spill was a result of gross negligence or willful misconduct. The US government does not feel they will have any problem proving willful misconduct from Transocean at the least. As of right now BP and Anadarko are pointing fingers at Transocean and in turn, Transocean is pointing the finger right back. If the judge awards the maximum amount, these penalties could reach 20 billion alone.  BP would be better off to go ahead and agree to a BP Settlement.  Regardless of the verdicts, there will be appeals and BP will not be out of the woods for a long time to come.

Morgan Stanley believes there is anywhere from a 70 to 80 percent chance of a BP Settlement, and they will pay between 20-25 billion dollars to compensate all federal claims including possible criminal penalties.  This leaves a good chance that we will see a BP Settlement, and people will start getting their compensation.  BP, Transocean, Haliburton, Ken Feinberg, and the GCCF are under severe scrutiny in regards to negligence that caused the oil spill, and negligence and misconduct in paying claims out to the people who suffered from the BP Oil spill. The GCCF is still being audited, and criminal charges are a great possibility. Criminal charges have not been filed as of yet but the investigations into criminal negligence will likely cause a BP Settlement as quickly as possible. The government and BP both are willing to reach an agreement on the BP Settlement, its just a numbers game at this time. BP is going to have to offer a fair BP Settlement in order for people to be happy. If they offer an unfair amount, people are going to continue to fight.

BP Settlement: GCCF Still Denying Claims

Just this week BP has denied the 11.8 million dollar claim from Gulfport. The city put a claim in for lost sales tax, over $1 million in property taxes and over $6 million in community damages. BP stated that Gulfport has not given adequate documentation of sales or property tax losses from the time of the Oil spill. BP has already tried to settle out for $76,000 with Gulfport, but the offer was rejected. The city is still hoping that the claim can be settled without having to go to court but does not understand how a bp claim was worth $76,000 and now it is not worth anything.

BP Settlement: What we can do for you

Do you qualify for a BP Settlement: Again it is important to remember that just because BP settles out does not mean you have to settle on the amount.  The BP Settlement between BP and the U.S. does not mean you have to settle for a less than you deserve.  BP and the GCCF have a history of giving low ball offers, and not paying people what they truly lost as a result of the oil spill. BP will have no choice but to settle out. Do not be the one who settled for less than what was deserved. We have BP claims consultants and have connected with attorneys who will help you get the compensation that is owed to you and will fight the GCCF, BP, and Ken Feinberg. We are not standing down, and are still fighting to help as many people as possible get their BP Settlement.

BP Claims Audit is On

The BP Claims Audit Starts NOW

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The BP Claims Audit Begins

The BP Claims audit is underway according to the Justice Department, they have selected BDO consulting a New York based consulting firm. Representative Jo Bonner had asked Attorney General Eric Holder for an audit back in June. Marc Rubio and Joe Wicker two Gulf Coast Senators pushed through language in appropriation bills last month calling for an audit. The 20 Billion dollar fund run by the Gulf Coast Claims Facility under Ken Feinberg has been difficult for many to get much needed relief from. The fact is though some areas and sectors have rebounded after the BP Oil Spill, the health of the Gulf of Mexico remains uncertain and the seafood  industry has been devastated.

What to Expect from the BP Claims Audit

The BP Claims audit will go one of two ways, it will uncover the true level of inconsistency and overall systematic errors in the BP Claims process, or it will gloss over the whole BP Claims process, and we will have more of the same. This is pure conjecture on my part, but after covering this for over a year and a half, you get to know the players and the overall  landscape. A new player entering the equation is a hopeful sign though. U.S. Associate Attorney General Thomas Perrelli said that he would like to see the audit completed in March of 2012. If indeed the audit is successful, it is quite possible we could be dealing with a completely different BP Claims process, this has been mentioned several times in the last month.

How should you proceed with your BP Claims

Many BP Claims that have been filed by individuals, accountant groups, attorneys and some consulting groups are not complete. It is very important that all the information that is needed to file your BP Claims be present, organized and calculated correctly. If your BP claims preparer is asking you for more documentation it is very important that you give it to them in a timely fashion.

We have recently been working with an Individual that worked directly for Brown Greer, the Law firm that processed the BP Claims for the GCCF. He worked for the other side and now he works with us, and can work for you. He is here to help you, even if you want to handle the claim yourself. His understanding of the BP Claims process is far reaching. If you would like to engage him, and handle your claim yourself or to assist your accountant or attorney, he will advise you how to present and calculate your claim to optimize the chances for payment, due to the nature of the claims process and the size of claims, his fee is based on a sliding scale. An initial consultation is free. He is a legally trained claims reviewer with a J.D. from Ave Maria School of Law. If for whatever reason you decide you would like us to handle your claim after your consultation, your consultation fees will be rebated back to you, when you are paid by the GCCF.

If you would like us to handle your claim directly we can do so for the 15%, of the final award from the GCCF. If you need the assistance of an Attorney we have been working for sometime with what we consider the best in the business, and can suggest several.

We will Help you with Your BP Claims.

 

Article: BP Claims Audit is On
Article Source: BP Claims
Author: William Bohack

 

 

 

 

BP Claims News: States to get Punitive Damages

Punitive Damages, O.PA. and BP Claims

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Juge Barbier

BP Claims Update: BP will not face claims under states law but under maritime law. The states can sue for punitive damages and negligence as well as product liability. The states law was preempted by the law governing the Outer Continental Shelf, therefore state environmental laws and penalties were excluded. The states will be able to recover their costs however for oil spill clean up. Judge Barbier also noted that BP waived the 75 million dollar cap under O.P.A. Under O.P.A. the states can recover losses due to lost profits and revenues as well as, damage to natural resources and property. If this holds true for the states, shouldn`t it hold true for the individuals and businesses that were affected in those states?

Vessels of Opportunity and BP Claims

As the fight to clean up the oil ensued last year, many fishermen were enrolled in the vessels of opportunity program, known to many as V.O.O. Fishermen and boat owners risked their personal safety and the their boats to clean up as much oil as they could out of the Gulf of Mexico. In June of last year moved by the tragic events that were unfolding I went out to Grand Isle and saw first hand what these fishermen were facing. Let me tell you it wasn`t pretty. You could taste the Corexit in the air as it was being scattered all over the Gulf by planes. BP was suppose to pick up the costs of having these men who were out to save our Gulf, and were ready 24/7, but they have not. Health issues have cropped up for many, boats rendered useless and BP is still trying to evade paying them much of what they are owed. If you were involved with this program, and need help please fill out the form to the right.

BP Claims how we can Help

We at BPClaims.org have come up with multiple solutions to help you with your BP Claims. For the last month I have been from Texas to Tampa and all parts in between working with people, testing and talking about new strategies. The idea has always been to Help as many people as possible, when you see the damage first hand and continually speak to people that were impacted by this tragedy, you just can`t sit on your hands. We have connected with Attorneys, Claims Adjusters, Consultants, and others, all with one goal in mind, to make you whole. Let`s face it the GCCF has not been the easiest to deal with, we have spotted trends, and studied their methodology, and depending on what type of claim you have, will depend on where we forward your information to. One of the most important aspects of all of this is the collection of your information, more is definitely not better. Attorneys, Claims Consultants, as well as Adjusters can help you gather it and format it so your BP Claims are better understood. We have talked to people on the inside they came to us, they are people just like you and me, but they have guidelines, and those guidelines must be met. So if you need help with your BP Claims we will put what we know to work for you, please fill out the form to the right and someone will get right back to you. As a general rule Adjusters/Consultants charge from 10-15% and Attorneys charge from 25%-33.3%.

We can and will help you with your BP Claims

 

Article: BP Claims News: States to get Punitive Damages
Article Source: BP Claims
Author: William Bohack

 

 

BP Claims Expert Meets With GCCF Officials in NYC:

Update will be given Tuesday Nov. 1 by Mr. Coon

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BP Claims Expert Attorney Brent Coon

Brent Coon an Attorney that specializes in BP Claims and BP Claims litigation will be meeting with Mike Rozen and other GCCF officials to settle a number of BP Claims, on Thursday October 27th. They will be discussing settling a number of oil spill claims. Brent`s team has been preparing for this meeting for some time. We personally met with Brent and his Team last week in Beaumont and Houston. We have been forwarding them your information from the Free Case Review form for over a year now. Brent is in our opinion the BEST ATTORNEY to handle people and business that were affected by the BP Oil Spill. There are over 17 other firms that have aligned themselves with Brent to help him get the money you deserve for your BP Claims these firms are known as JV`s. These firms were chosen by Brent and his Team to aid him, to reach all the people affected by the Oil Spill.

 BP Claims Barometer

What do we expect out of this meeting? We expect that Brent will do his best to maximize your BP Claims, and that the leadership of the GCCF will look at this as an opportunity to make things as right for as many as they can. This should be looked at as a barometer for the level of Integrity that the GCCF will handle BP Claims that are properly prepared, and presented by the most respected Oil Spill Attorney on the Planet. If he walks away from this empty handed, WAR should be declared, and an investigation at the highest levels should be immediately initiated, forget about waiting for the audit.

Why Brent Coon and Associates are members of Our BP Claims Dream Team

BCA is one of only a handful of law firms in the country that have direct access to Ken Feinberg and Mike Rozen (heads of the GCCF), BCA will be meeting monthly with Mike Rozen to negotiate direct settlements on large blocks of cases, regardless of their claim status with the GCCF.  This means more claims should be settled faster and usually for more money. There is NO RISK.  BCA does not get paid unless they are able to settle your claim through their direct negotiations along with the clout of going through the court system. Furthermore Brent`s past experience with the BP Texas City Explosion and receiving the largest award for a client ever from BP made him a natural choice.

To check out Brent`s site go to GulfCoastDisaster.com

To get in touch with Brent or other members of the BP Claims Dream, please fill out the form to the right.

We can Help you with your BP Claims.

 


Article: BP Claims Attorney Brent Coon to Meet with the GCCF
Article Source: BP Claims
Author: William Bohack


BP Claims Attorney Brent Coon to Meet with the GCCF

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

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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.

1-800-BP-Claim your number for BP Claims

We are very thankful that a noted member of the community realized what we are up to and helped us secure the number 1-800-BP-Claim so that we could better serve you..Thanks Tony..

We will help you with your BP Claims.

 


Article Source: BP Claims.org
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 Claims Unsolicited 25k Offers

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BP Claims receive Unsolicited Offers

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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.


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