Train Disaster Settlement Reached ~ OPOLAW Injury Blog

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Train Disaster Settlement Reached

An agreement-in-principal by way of a proposed class action settlement has been reached with Norfolk Southern Corporation to provide compensation for victims of last year's (06JAN06) train derailment and chemical spill in Granite, South Carolina. Varying levels of compensation will be provided to people who were injured as a result of the derailment and subsequent release of chlorine. This proposed settlement is not part of last year's (05) prior class action settlement which covered property damage, evacuation expenses and losses, and minor personal injuries. Attorney Joe Rice says, "We are proud that we were able to make this settlement happen. The residents of Graniteville have had their life disrupted and are entitled to compensation now and to not have to wait while their cases work their way through the judicial system.รข€

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