Law Firm Issues Urgent Last Call to Submit BP Oil Spill Claims

Aloia, Roland & Lubell reminds the community April 22 is the deadline to claim economic loss
Aloia, Roland & Lubell, LLP urges property and business owners to act now to claim compensation for financial losses directly or indirectly incurred because of the BP oil spill disaster in 2010, as the April 22 deadline is mere weeks away.
The Fort Myers-based law firm has been a leader in working with hundreds of local businesses and professionals. Many didn’t initially realize they were eligible to receive compensation. Businesses of all types were affected, and by demonstrating decreased revenue in any month in 2010, citizens may be eligible under the Deepwater Horizon Settlement to make a claim – regardless of how far inland they are within a county bordering the Gulf of Mexico.
The settlement arises from the worst spill in American history. A multitude of mathematical formulas are used to evaluate financial documentation in order to determine eligibility. Depending upon the type of business, owners may be eligible to recover for past losses and prospective future losses, as well.
Managing Partner Frank J. Aloia, Jr. said, “It may seem counterintuitive to many hard working Southwest Floridians that they could be compensated for losses for a business that is not located on the beach or involved with tourism, fishing or seafood. That’s why we’re working so hard in this eleventh hour to make sure everyone who will possibly qualify knows how to get their claim evaluated and submitted in time.”
He said that, believe it or not, BP negotiated this broad reaching settlement plan with its own team of high power attorneys because it was the most cost-effective way for the petroleum giant to compensate claimants and focus on its own business priorities. A recent attempt by BP to stop paying out claims for losses not directly related to the disaster was not successful. Instead, a federal appeals court indicated BP must abide by the terms it itself negotiated in the settlement.
By filing a claim before April 22, residents and business owners have nothing to lose and it is a sound business decision to get the claim evaluated. Even if the mathematics demonstrate ineligibility, Aloia asserted that situation is better than wondering, “what if?”
Even though the economy was in a downward trend in 2010, the oil spill caused further decline, which affected most businesses. Successful claims for compensation have assisted the recovery of the region, and as additional claims are paid out to businesses, the economic climate of Southwest Florida is expected to continue to improve.
Aloia, Roland & Lubell, LLP has pursued claims on behalf of lawyers, doctors, accountants, architects and many other categories of business. Attorney’s fees and costs for pursuing a BP Settlement Claim are contingent, meaning no fees or costs are due unless a claim is successful. Any professional who suffered decreased revenue in any month in 2010 is encouraged to call the firm to schedule a free initial consultation, and to do so as far in advance as the April 22 deadline as possible.
Aloia, Roland & Lubell, LLP serves clients throughout Southwest Florida in business and commercial litigation, real estate and business transactional matters, personal injury, wrongful death, premises liability, negligent security, products liability and BP oil spill claims. The firm is led by partners Frank Aloia, Jr., Ty Roland and Evan Lubell, an experienced team of attorneys who are committed to providing the highest level of service for their clients. Aloia, Roland & Lubell, LLP has offices at 2254 1st Street in Fort Myers, and 1716 Cape Coral Parkway East in Cape Coral. For more information, call 239-791-7950 or 1-855-SWFL-BIZ (855-793-5249) or visit www.floridalegalrights.com.