Knowing more about the BP Settlement Zones
Three years ago the Deepwater Horizon spill occurred in the Louisiana gulf. The affected areas were split into four different BP Settlement Zones. The oil spill was so massive that a major part of the Southern Atlantic Coastline of the United States was affected.
Now, the government together with BP is working on settling all claims that is covered by the BP Settlement Zones for damages that were incurred from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. To know more about the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and the BP Settlement Zones please read on.
What is the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill?
The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill happened in April 2010 in the gulf of Louisiana. The estimated amount of oil that leaked into the Atlantic Ocean was estimated at 4.9 Million Barrels or around 210,000,000 US Gallons. The oil spilled from the broken pipes of the exploded oil rig. The spill is so large that it is comparable to an area the size of Oklahoma. It has almost instantaneously affected more than 125 miles of the Louisiana coastlines in the first days of the spill. The oil spill affected the coastlines of other five states that include Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, New Mexico and Texas.
In December 2012, there are still more than 300 miles of coastlines in Louisiana that is still under evaluation and strict observation for damages caused by the major environmental disaster.
What are the BP Settlement Zones?
After the initial trials on the case of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the government has decided to create what they call BP Settlement Zones that would dictate the amount of claims that can be made based on the extremity of damages on the set areas. BP Settlement zones cover several states in the Atlantic area. BP Settlement Zones have 11 specific areas covering the Florida Keys, Florida Panhandle Eastern, Western and Central Section, Tampa Bay to Marco Island. It also includes certain parts of the Texas coastline, Mississippi gulf, some parts of New Orleans, and the South, Southeast and Southwest coastlines of Louisiana.
The BP Settlement Zones
Depending on the area where you live, BP would equate the amount of settlement that you may claim. You can refer to any website that shows the exact areas covered as BP Settlement zones before you can file your own claims. Please make sure that your actual area or community is covered by the BP Settlement Zones before making moves for settlement with BP.
If you are within the areas identified as BP Settlement Zones you may file your own formal complaint. We have a free form for you to fill out. We guarantee that we will help assess the validity of your claim. If we assess that your claim is valid, we will also provide you with all the assistance you need to push through with your settlement case. We would like to hear from you as soon as possible so that we can resolve any damages that you have incurred from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Make the initial move now and will be there with you so you can get the right settlement.
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