A commuter rail system is offering to pay a $200 million settlement to victims and the families of victims of a deadly 2008 crash, New York Injury Lawyers have learned.
Twenty-five people died and more than 100 were injured when a commuter train crashed into a freight train in Chatsworth, California, on September 12, 2008. Federal investigators told a New York Injury Lawyer that the commuter train’s engineer was sending text messages seconds before the train crashed.
“The reason we went in this direction was our desire to try and get money to the families of victims as soon as possible,” said the vice chairman of the train company’s board of directors. “By filing this motion in federal court … we believe this will take years off litigation and allow families to recover faster.”
$200 million is the liability cap allowed under federal law in passenger rail accidents, according to a New York Injury Lawyer. That may not be nearly enough, however. There may be some victims with medical bills of six or seven figures who will not get adequate compensation from a mere $200 million. Attorneys are looking for ways to fully compensate everyone involved.
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