Legal parasites on the move again.
The owners of the Concordia cruise ship have offered all passengers £9,000 each compensation and a full refund of the costs for the cruise. For those who escaped death or injury, this seems a fair settlement to me. Were I one of the passengers, I would have been thankful for being spared, take the offer, and get on with my life. Obviously, for the significantly injured and relatives of the dead, it is a different matter.
But not good enough for the Codacons consumer group and two US law firms, who are filing law suits for £105,000 per passenger. They claim that 'you cannot put a price on trauma'.
Exactly, but you can use it as a tool for greed.
Don't they realise (or perhaps don't care) that such a sum for all the passengers could greatly reduce the amount that finally reaches those, and their families, who have really suffered?
I have again received a phone call, this time from Legal Assist, regarding the hit-and-run by a stolen car in April 2009.
I was polite, got the caller talking, and managed to obtain his manager's email address. This I am now going to pursue with the aim of stopping calls, hopefully, once and for all.
I haven't included the email here, but I will add it if anyone else feels it may be useful; and subject to the moderators approving it.