Compensation Offered to Costa Concordia Survivors
Many passengers have reportedly refused the offer, feeling that the monetary settlement would come nowhere close to compensating them for edical expenses, pain and suffering. Others have noted that a handful of sessions with a therapist would do little to help them deal with lingering problems such as post-traumatic stress disorder.
No amount of money can make the psychological trauma go away, but Costa Crociere needs to do it can to address passengers' physical, emontional and economic struggles stemming from the shipwreck. It is irresponsible for the cruise line to think a one-size-fits-all payment will do the job.
If you're ever in a situation like this, it's best to consult with an attorney about your legal options. Blindly accepting the first offer a company makes is never the best idea.