BP Claims Appeal Attorneys
Individuals who file a claim for compensation relating to damages caused by the BP oil spill are increasingly discovering that BP is appealing a large portion of these claims. Under the terms of the settlement agreement through which BP has agreed to repay some of the economic costs caused by the spill’s devastation, BP has the right to challenge many of the claims that are received, and to this point, they have been able to deny approximately 75% of the claims they have appealed.
Because of BP’s substantial legal resources, its demonstrated effectiveness in appealing claims, and the strict time limits required to effectively combat an appeal, it is critical that those filing a claim for damages have experienced legal representation on their side. At Williams Kherkher, our attorneys have been involved in the claims process from the very beginning. With a perfect winning record in the 40 appeals cases we have represented, we know what it takes to successfully fight these corporate tactics.
The Claims Appeal Process
The BP oil spill claims appeal process operates on a very tight deadline. The following is a brief summary of the claims appeal process:
- Eligibility notice alerting both sides of their right to appeal
- Notice of appeal. An appeal must be filed by BP within 10-20 days, depending on the size of the claim.
- Initial proposal from both sides are due within 14 days from the Notice of Appeal.
- Final proposal from both sides are due within 10 days following the deadline for the initial proposal.
Because of the strict nature of this timeline, it is important to have a lawyer representing your case who will be able to respond as quickly as possible to any notice of appeal and who will be able to craft proposals that will have the greatest possibility of success. Claimants whose claims are appealed and who win their case will receive an extra 5% of their original compensation amount.
Contact a BP Oil Spill Claim Appeal Lawyer
If you are considering filing a claim for economic damages against BP or your claim has been appealed, our attorneys have the experience and knowledge necessary to help you fight for the compensation you need. Contact Williams Kherkher today by calling our offices at (888) 220-0640 to discuss the details of your case with a member of our experienced team and learn about the success we have had in fighting BP claim appeals and what we can do for you.