Actually Trip, the majority of lawyers are saying they should file individually (or by family of course) rather than class action because of the tremendous difference from person to person.
It already appears that the vast majority have turned down this paltry sum and who can blame them.
It's interesting that I'm reading all over the net how everyone else thinks the survivors should consider themselves lucky with the offer that's on the table. I guess that's the difference between actually being there and airchair quarterbacks. Absolutely no one knows what each and every one of these individuals went through and continue to go through each day. Until we have walked a mile in their shoes we, the airchair quarterbacks, have no right to an opinion on what they should be doing and "appreciating" as so many on other sites are saying. (I have not seen that said here.)