BP Oil Spill Claims Process Still Causes Frustration
Law firm sees litigation potential increase as claims delays, underpayments, lead to claimants' woes
New Orleans has a new court monitored program that will be replacing the GCCF to administor the BP settlement to claimants. Danziger & De Llano partner Paul Danziger notes that inquiries from those directly affected by the disaster remain at a high volume.
"This is first and foremost about the families and businesses which continue to be affected by the BP Oil spill disaster and its legacy," says Danziger. "Many who suffered losses are still patiently waiting to get on with their lives--but are being frustrated by unexplained claims delays, denials and underpayments."
"The pressing need for many affected families and businesses is to finally receive just compensation and put it to use in restoring their lives. The New Orleans program is now active, but some claimants have legitimate reason to feel they've been forgotten or shortchanged in the rush to close the ledgers.
A one size fits all approach to disaster compensation simply cannot work," notes Danziger.
Besides handling individual litigation cases and helping claimants with required paperwork, Danziger's law firm sponsors BPClaim.com, a public service website with links to BP claims resources available to families affected