Late February 2013 marked the beginning of the long-awaited trial over the 2010 BP oil spill. ate February 2013 marked the beginning of the long-awaited trial over the 2010 BP oil spill. The trial against BP and the other businesses involved is addressing what caused the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Drilling Platform, how the blame should be parceled out and exactly how much oil spilled before the flow of oil could be capped.
Residents along the Gulf Coast of Florida are disappointed in compensation received to date for damage caused by the BP oil spill.
While no oil washed up on the beaches of most Gulf Coast cities, perception of the oil was enough to keep the people away. People just did not come; they were not going to take the chance of coming to Madeira Beach when there was an oil spill. It did not matter how many times tourists were told that there was no oil on the Tampa Bay shoreline.
Business was lost, because the perception of contamination was there. Whether it was real or not did not really matter, it was simply the idea that the Gulf had and oil spill and any business on the Gulf was guilty by association. Three years after the spill, it is not unusual for certain businesses to have at least one skittish customer each day asking about the safety of products.
The money that BP has set aside to provide for compensation from damage is not enough to cover every business adversely affected by the BP oil spill. The funds set aside failed to account for contractors, auto dealerships, small businesses, medical practices, book stores, accountants and any number of professions. Any business that lost income both during and after the BP oil spill needs to file a claim for compensation.
If you are interested in pursuing a BP oil claim for compensation, you can contact the office of Frank Charles Miranda, P.A. by calling 813.254.2637.