Contact Our Sarasota Injury Attorney To Learn About Your Rights
The Deepwater Horizon spill was one of the worst ecological disasters in
history, and it continues to affect much of the Gulf Coast to this day.
British Petroleum (BP) has paid out billions of dollars in claims to businesses,
individuals and families who saw their lives and careers destroyed by
the initial spill as well as its long-running aftereffects.
Although it has been some time since the disaster, many people still have
not filed a damage claim because they believe that the deadline has passed.
However, businesses and affected families have until April 2014 to file
a claim for their economic and physical suffering.
If you were affected by the Deepwater Horizon spill, it is in your best
interest to contact our Sarasota accident lawyer as soon as possible to
discuss your legal options.
What Types of Compensation Are Available?
The terms of the settlement agreement allow for affected individuals and
families to pursue compensation for the following:
- Real estate damage
- Lost business profits or wages
- Loss of subsistence use, or the loss of natural resources essential to
- Loss of property value
Compensation is also available for anyone who suffered serious personal
injuries or medical conditions resulting from the spill, including residents
of the affected areas, local employees in addition to rescue or recovery
workers who worked on the spill site.
However, even if the spill did not directly affect you, you may still have
a claim. For instance, one claimant working as a real estate agent saw
a significant loss of revenue stemming from fewer people wanting to buy
houses in the Gulf after the spill.
What Do I Do If I Need to File a Claim?
While it is possible to file a claim on your own, it is in your best interest
to seek experienced legal representation. BP has already publically made
efforts to limit the amount of claims they must pay out, and filing a
claim without retaining the proper counsel may ultimately end with a denial.
At Gerber Law, our legal team has the experience and qualifications
necessary to ensure that we handle your BP oil spill claim properly and
We Represent Those Affected by the BP Spill
If you or your business suffered because of the spill, contact our Sarasota
accident lawyer today. We understand the impact this devastating event
has had on your life, and we will carefully handle your claim to get the
maximum amount of compensation for your losses. For a consultation about
your case, you can call our office at (866) 233-4529 as well as complete
our simple BP Claim Worksheet.