179 claims filed for bridge collapse victim fund

  • Article by: MARIA ELENA BACA , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 15, 2008 - 11:05 PM

A panel now must review the applications and decide how best to allocate the $36.64 million.

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four30threeOct. 16, 08 8:28 AM

What are these people getting money for?

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willmik1Oct. 16, 08 8:49 AM

the ambulance chasers are going to have a very nice Christmas at taxpayer expense.

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privateeyeOct. 17, 0812:14 PM

Now this bailout is a bad idea. These people have work comp and auto insurance. The UPS and school bus driver have those benefits. If they get anything it should be reduced by the amount of money they receive from their insurance companies. Maybe they won the lottery?

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hoover4117Oct. 17, 08 5:16 PM

It is pretty obvious that the three comments that privateeye, willmik1, and four30three posted against this settlement. To me it seams that they have no clue what happened that day. I am guessing that they were not even close to the bridge on that day. I was. It is not fun when you have a full size pick up land on top of you. The money needs to be paid to the victoms of this because they have lost loved ones and IT WAS THE STATES FAULT. The fact of the mater is if you even read the story it says that work comp, dissabilty, and auto insurance payment will be subtracted from the money recevied. not to metion most of the people that were on the bridge that day are TAX PAYERS. The fact that I can not play with my childern, do simple things aroung the house, and the things that you take for granted. My thought is if you are against this then you really don't have a clue. Last but not least I think that if these 3 people were on the bridge that they would be singing a different tune.

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mxtroyOct. 20, 0811:11 AM

It is a horrible tragedy to deal with for anyone involved in the bridge collapse, but money is not going to change what is done. Money to replace a lost income may be justified, any other lawsuit is just a waste of money. It is not the States fault. Accidents happen, even big ones. It is so easy to point fingers after the fact, but nothing in life is that clear and obvious. If the state had done some some work on the bridge prior, some people would be arguing that the bridge was fine and it is a just another example of government waste. It was a horrible accident, but there is no need for any lawsuits.

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