(Newswire.net –- March 18, 2012) Tampa, FL -- “This new ruling is very meaningful for may Gulf Coast businesses that suffered economic losses after the BP oil spill.” says Attorney Richard Mitzel, “Any business that had a claim denied for failure to prove a causal relationship, or any business that never filed a claim because of the inability to prove a causal relationship, now need to take another look.”
Trickle-Down Effect was Significant
Mr Mitzel who practices in the Greater Tampa Bay Area with offices in Tampa, Spring Hill and Brooksville adds “the trickle-down effect was huge for a great many businesses. Though the oil from the spill never reached the Tampa Bay Area the perception was that it affected the entire Gulf Coast and the area’s tourism took a big hit. I have been contacted by businesses all along the Gulf Coast from Pensacola to Sarasota”
“Businesses of all types were affected by this trickle-down effect. The only businesses that are not eligible to file a claim for economic loss are gaming, insurance, funds, defense contractors and developers. We can help with how to file a BP claim.”
Faster Turn Around for Claims
The process of filing claims has not changed under the new rules and is still cumbersome, but valid claims processed by us are being paid in as little as 60 to 90 days. In the past claims were routinely rejected because of the inability to prove a causal relationship and that no longer applies.
Attorney Richard Mitzel Creates Tool to help Businesses
Mr Mitzel has created a worksheet to help businesses quickly determine if they qualify to make a claim. The worksheet can be viewed and downloaded from his website.
The counties that are eligible: 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 go to the website http://RichardMitzel.com or call Attorney Mitzel at one of the numbers below.
Summary: BP Claims - Businesses no longer are required to prove the BP oil spill was responsible for losses in the months following the oil spill. If a previous claim was denied or if a business did not file a claim because they could not prove a causal relationship – the new US Court ruling removes that requirement and business now have a greater chance of recovering losses. Valid claims are being paid as quickly as 60 to 90 days.