The BP Oil Spill

Tampa FL Oil Spill Accidents Attorney

Florida has been and will continue to be affected by the Deepwater Horizon/BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  If you worked or owned a business in a Gulf Coast County of Florida contact an experienced Florida Oil Spill Attorney today.

BP Oil Spill Claim AttorneyThe Case against BP has been settled and this is your opportunity to claim your rightful and fair share of the multi-billion dollar settlement.

Florida BP Oil Spill Attorney

We can fight to recover past and future losses for Business Owners, Managers and Employees including but not limited to:

  • Lost Wages, Tips and Earnings
  • Lost Profits and Increased Overhead
  • Lost Benefits
  • Lost Businesses or Employment

We can make claims for people in the following industries:

  • Restaurants & Bars
  • People or Businesses who sell to Restaurants & Bars
  • Sales of Food, Wine & Spirits
  • Hospitality
  • Commercial Fishing/Seafood
  • Food Processing
  • Hotels and Motels
  • Rental Properties
  • Realtors
  • Construction, Renovations and Pool Builders
  • Maintenance Companies & Contractors
  • Retail Stores
  • People or Businesses who sell to Retail Stores
  • Tourism
  • Hair Salons, Nail Salons, Tanning Salons and Spas
  • Professionals
  • Independent Contractors and sub contractors
  • Management Companies
  • Convenience Stores
  • Franchises
  • Automobile Repair or Maintenance Companies
  • Car Dealerships
  • Media & Printing Companies
  • Advertising & Marketing Companies
  • Other

Each claimant must be able to prove their damages through evidence, which can be included in the claim. A majority of the economic damages can be proven by comparing tax returns or profit statements from previous years. Damage to persons or property can be proven with photos, video, medical records and repair or cleanup estimates and/or bills.

You as a business may be able to make a claim against your property liability insurance policy for lost income. An experienced attorney can review your policy in this regard. Michael Herron offers this service at no cost. Don’t pass up an opportunity to recoup your losses.

Be advised that as a potential claimant you have a duty to mitigate your damages. This can be accomplished by reducing overhead, which has been made unnecessary due to the loss of business, repairing damage as quickly as possible, contacting clean-up crews if oil is found on your property, seeking medical attention immediately if necessary, offering discounted rates, and taking other reasonable steps to reduce your losses. Be sure to document all steps taken to “mitigate” your losses.

For Individual Claims bring the following to your consultation:

  • 2007-2011 Tax Returns
  • 2007–2011 W-2s for you and your spouse
  • 2007-2011 Paystubs from all employers

Picture I.D.For Business Claims bring the following to your consultation:  

  • 2007-2011 Monthly Profit and Loss Statements
  • 2007-2011 Sales Tax Returns (if applicable)
  • 2007-2011 Personal Tax Returns with all attachments
  • 2007-2011 Corporate Tax Returns (if applicable)
  • Copy of Articles of Incorporation

Contact a Florida BP oil spill attorney at 813.258.4878 (toll free 866.844.6564) or contact us online for a free initial consultation. The Law Offices of Michael R. Herron, P.A. is a personal injury and criminal defense law firm in Tampa, Florida.