As most of us likely remember, when the Exxon Valdez ran aground in Prince William Sound, Alaska, environmental, economic and societal tragedy struck that pristine community. Fast forward to April 20, 2010 and the BP Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico which killed 11 people and released an estimated 53,000 barrels per day into the deep waters. When companies face such catastrophes, they are given a choice regarding how best to respond and make those harmed whole, to the extent humanly possible. While Exxon spent decades in the courtroom, BP Oil has chosen to take a somewhat different path.
BP Oil has developed a unique and progressive process through which Florida businesses and professionals can file claims seeking economic reimbursement for the revenue losses caused by the BP oil spill. While there is no guarantee that every local business qualifies for recovery money, it is surprisingly easy and straightforward to assess whether your business can obtain monies from BP Oil based on a variety of factors. The industries that qualify are broad, including, without limitation:
- Medical & Dental Practice
- Real Estate Agency & Brokers
- Building or Construction Business
- Veterinary Practice
- Golf Course
- Engineering Firm
- Commercial Fishing Business
- Seafood Distributorship
- Charter Business
Many of our clients and friends have reached out to us inquiring whether they should pursue a BP Oil claim. Several of our clients have qualified for recovery monies and are surprised and pleased with how streamlined and efficient the process has become. If your business suffered revenue declines in 2010 following the spill, it may be worth contacting us so that we can evaluate your case. Feel free to contact your Blalock Walters’ attorney or our Marketing Director, Mary Beth Monzingo, for more information.