Sugar Land Stage Collapse Settlement Response from a St. Louis Personal Injury Attorney
Hi, I'm Tom DeVoto, St. Louis Personal Injury Attorney. A couple of weeks ago, I posted a video on the Indiana St. Fair stage collapse tragedy in response to questions that clients, friends and family members had about the tragic situation. I indicated that the Indiana law had a waiver of liability with a personal liability cap of $750,000 and an aggregate cap of $5 million depending on how many people have been injured, the money would be split up among the victims.
On September 1, 2011, the State of Indiana announced that a fund with the $5 million was set up for funerals, medical bills and other related needs. The State of Indiana will no longer have responsibly after the $5 million has been spent.
The interesting question is; "How the money will be divided among the victims?"
Will setting up a fund, prevent an individual from setting up a personal lawsuit to get a larger portion of the settlement?