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What Do I Need To Know About The BP Oil Spill?

On Behalf of | Feb 25, 2013 | BP Oil Spill Information

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the BP oil spill and the BP oil disaster are all different names for the same event that caused the largest marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry.  A massive response to protect all beaches, wetlands, estuaries and even popular tourism areas ensued in the days following the initial explosion of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig.  Extensive damage occurred despite precautions to save wild areas, the ability to earn income was hindered and the health of many involved in clean-up of the BP oil spill even suffered.  After the spill, BP faced major litigation and reached substantial financial settlements.  If you were residing in or working in the along the Gulf Coast region during the BP oil spill, you can qualify to file for compensation with a Tampa BP oil spill claim.  However, before you contact our office about filing you claim, here are a few things you should know with regard to filing a BP oil claim.

Is it too late to file a BP oil claim?

At this time, it is not too late to file a Tampa BP oil claim.  As is the case with anything, you should consider filing sooner rather than later.

I accepted some money early on; does that mean I am not able to file a BP oil claim?

If you accepted interim funds, it most likely does not mean that you have to skip filing a Tampa BP oil claim.  If the funds were not an interim settlement, and you signed a full release, it is a different situation and we will need to review all of the events.

Why do I need a Tampa attorney to help file my BP oil claim?

Filing a Tampa BP oil claim is confusing, time consuming and difficult for the average person.  You are better off hiring a Tampa attorney who has the time for your case, and is capable of understanding all of the paperwork one must file to ensure a claim is approved.

The office of Frank Charles Miranda, P.A. is prepared to discuss your specific BP oil spill claim today!  You can reach us by calling 813.254.2637.