What I think might happen, once they come up with a new offer is that, the surviviors will accept what is given as a final offer from the companies involved. To strike out on your own in this type of lawsuit, to me would be involve even more stress and anguish. Hiring a competent maritime lawyer, and, every other cost involved would diminish their final outcome. Person or persons, holding out on their own, I would think, would have to present an over and above case, as to why they opted out of the majority case, wouldn't you think?
I am guessing once the final number is resolved, the survivors will be able to move forward, protected by their compensation, to get whatever help they need. The families of the lost souls at sea, of course are in a separate catagory, deservedly so.
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