Most Floridians don’t believe me when I tell them that their business is likely eligible under the new rules under the BP Oil Spill Settlement. They think their business simply wasn’t affected by the oil spill.
However, you don’t have to prove that oil sludge washed up on your doorstep or that you swallowed a toxic fish. Because it is so difficult to prove the exact cause of economic damages, the “causation” requirement was completely eliminated in June 2012. Now businesses are qualifying when previously they were being denied.
Think of it this way, how many tourism dollars does your county bring in? Those tourism dollars filter through society and affect all types of businesses. From restaurants, hotels, t-shirt shops and amusement parks, to their employees or other supportive businesses. This trickle down effect includes even dentists, doctors, attorneys, chiropractors and virtually all tradespeople. Realtors, builders, architects, the list is never ending.
Claims are being paid at 90% plus for loss of profits after April 2010 when the oil spill occurred. Sole proprietors, self employed, 1099 contractors, LLC, S-Corps all are eligible. We are processing claims on behalf of owners who purchased their business in mid 2009, as long as the business was in existence in 2009 it is potentially eligible.
Eligible Florida counties include: Bay, Charlotte, Citrus, Collier, Dixie, Escambia, Franklin, Gulf, Hernando, Hillsborough, Jefferson, Lee, Levy, Manatee, Monroe, Okaloosa, Pasco, Pinellas, Santa Rosa, Sarasota, Taylor, Wakulla and Walton.
Email us for a one page form to fill out to preliminarily assess if your business qualifies. You don’t owe us a dime in fees or costs unless we are successful.
For more information about BP Oil Spill Claims, please see our website.