(Newswire.net – February 3, 2013) Tampa, FL -- “The most important aspect of the new rules is that you no longer have to show a direct relationship between your business losses in 2010 and the BP oil spill itself. You merely have to show that losses occurred, for whatever reason, after the spill on April 20, 2010. Several patterns and benchmarks are available for us to use to file a claim for you” says Attorney Richard Mitzel.
Richard Mitzel, a Tampa Bay attorney, wants to make sure that area businesses are made aware of this valuable information concerning the new and expanded BP Settlement Procedures.
While Tampa Bay did not see any oil reach its beaches, all types of businesses were impacted by the ripple effect of the significant drop in tourism in the area. Trades people, realtors, plumbers, doctors, chiropractors, accountants, veterinarians, etc., need to take a close look at this matter. Retail businesses as well should take note.
Second chance - even if they had a BP oil spill claim denied previously, many businesses will now qualify under the new rules.
While the procedure under the new rules is just as cumbersome as before, valid claims are now being paid in as little as 60 to 90 days, where in the past, they were routinely denied because of the lack of relationship to the oil spill.
To help local businesses determine if they qualify to file a claim, Mr. Mitzel has created a worksheet that can be downloaded and filled out.
According to Attorney Mitzel, “So far, it looks like 2 out of 3 clients whose income information we review, are likely to qualify and receive a check within 60 to 90 days, after we process their claim.”
The eligible counties are: 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.
For more information, you can go to http://richardmitzel.com or you can call:
Summary: BP Claims - New settlement rules approved by the United States District Court Eastern District of Louisiana on December 22, 2012. Businesses now merely have to show that losses occurred, for whatever reason, after the spill on April 20, 2010. Even if they had a BP oil spill claim denied previously, many businesses will now qualify under the new rules. Valid claims are now being paid in as little as 60 to 90 days.