On April 20th, 2010 the Deep Water Horizon oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico burst, sending an estimated 210 million gallons of oil into the ocean over the course of three months. The initial shock of the oil spill left everyone questioning the livelihood of our ocean ecosystem.
Now that time has passed we are beginning to see the aftermath of the damage hitting the shores. In a once thriving economy, businesses have been crippled, tourism diminished and the general impression our beautiful Gulf Coast has been tainted by images of oil slicked beaches and animals struggling in the black tar.
BP’s conservative efforts to contain the spill allowed oil to spill into our ocean for 87 days and we are all paying for it now. How can we expect to recover as an area built by tourism drawn into our beautiful beaches and ocean front amenities without assistance?
BP has initiated a recovery fund for those affected by the oil spill; but as of recent have filed an appeal for a halt to settlements to those affected by this massive oil spill. They have called payouts “fictitious” and “absurd” to some oil-spill compensation claims. The settlement granted covers a class-action claim for property, economic, and medical compensation from more than 100,000 individuals and businesses.
It is imperative that a claim be filed as soon as possible to recover funds that are owed to you.
The Berke Law Firm P.A. represents clients whose businesses have been adversely affected by the Deep Water Horizon oil-spill in April 2010. We will aggressively defend your rights and fight to help you recover compensation that is owed to you.
The Berke Law Firm P.A. proudly serves all of Cape Coral, Naples, Fort Myers, and the remaining Southwest Florida Area. Contact the Berke Law Firm P.A. today to file your BP Claim.