Beasley Allen attorney Parker Miller visits the Beasley Allen Report to provide the latest information about claims stemming from the April 2010 BP Oil Spill. He talks with show host and fellow Beasley Allen lawyer Gibson Vance about the settlement and how businesses and individuals throughout Alabama may be eligible for compensation under the agreement. Thousands of businesses and individuals were adversely impacted when the Deepwater Horizon oil platform operated by BP exploded and sank in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010. Gallons of oil gushed from the Macondo well nearly a mile below the ocean surface for three months before the well was capped. Miller says having a transparent process in place makes a great deal of difference in helping people to get claims paid quickly to get the relief they need. Those who own a business anywhere in the state of Alabama may have a claim, regardless of geographic location to the Gulf. The geographic scope of the class action settlement includes the entire states of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, and the west coast of Florida all the way to Key West. More than $4 billion in claims has been paid to date, and 85 to 90 percent of claims have been accepted.
June 24, 2013
BP Oil Spill