BP Oil Spill Economic Loss Claims

October 29, 2014 | Attorney, Matthew Dolman
As long-time residents of the Tampa Bay area, each attorney at Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA has personally witnessed the ongoing damage being caused by BP's "Deepwater Horizon" oil spill in 2010. With tourism down, the economic impact has damaged every type of business imaginable along the Gulf Coast of Florida. Fortunately, business owners and operators on Florida's Gulf Coast now have the ability to recover for their lost revenues caused by the fallout from BP's oil spill disaster since April 20, 2010. If you own or manage a business that has lost revenue since 2010 due to the "Deepwater Horizon" oil spill, please contact our office at (727) 451-6900, for a free consultation and evaluation of your claim to determine if you may be able to recover for your losses. BP has set aside several billion dollars to compensate individuals and businesses on the Gulf Coast such as Fishermen, business owners, and waterfront property owners. Do not concern yourself about how much was set aside; BP's payout to affected people and businesses of the Gulf Coast has no limit. What you should do is make sure that a competent professional is handling your claim. That's where the Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA comes in. The class-action settlement is available to any business that is located or operating in a County bordering the Gulf Coast. We file claims for businesses in a number of industries including: salon/spa services; hospitality; food and beverage vendors; restaurants and bars; retail stores; business involved in tourism such as hotels and resorts; and almost any business requiring the assistance of an attorney in filing their claim. Even realtors, rental property owners, and independent contractors have a right to file a business loss claim against BP with an experienced oil spill claims lawyer. There are a number of available claims under the BP settlement agreement. These include:
  1. Seafood Compensation.
  2. Business Economic Loss.
  3. Individual Economic Loss.
  4. Loss of Subsistence.
  5. Vessel Physical Damage.
  1. VoO Charter Payment.
  2. Coastal Real Property Damage.
  3. Wetlands Real Property Damage.
  4. Real Property Sales Loss.
The business economic loss claims can be broken down even further into:
  1. Business economic loss
  2. Start-up business economic loss
  3. Failed business economic loss
  4. Failed start-up business economic loss
Many business owners may even be owed compensation for start-up businesses that are growing at a much slower rate than they would have if BP had not negligently maintained the Deepwater Horizon. Until you seek compensation, you will have no way of knowing how much money you are owed. Thus, it is imperative that you meet with a competent and experienced BP claims attorney. Each of the available oil spill claims has specific requirements to meet. To determine what type of claim for loss is most appropriate for you, meet with the experienced BP settlement lawyers at Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA for your free case consultation. We will use this time to discuss your options, the differing avenues of recovery, and will handle the filing of your claim from start to finish. Rest assured you will not be charged any attorney's fee unless our claim on your behalf is successful.

As of March 2012, BP has decided to hold itself responsible for the immense damage caused by this disaster; make sure that you are appropriately compensated for the losses that have been forced upon you. If you believe that your business may have been financially impacted as a result of the BP oil spill, please call Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA today for a free consultation and case evaluation at: (727) 451-6900.


Matthew Dolman

Personal Injury Lawyer

This article was written and reviewed by Matthew Dolman. Matt has been a practicing civil trial, personal injury, products liability, and mass tort lawyer since 2004. He has represented over 11,000 injury victims and has served as lead counsel in over 1000 lawsuits. Matt is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for resolving individual cases in excess of $1 million and $2 million, respectively. He has also been selected by his colleagues as a Florida Superlawyer and as a member of Florida’s Legal Elite on multiple occasions. Further, Matt has been quoted in the media numerous times and is a sought-after speaker on a variety of legal issues and topics.

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