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Victims Of 9/11 Still Decide On Taking Settlement Offer

The deadline awaits the forgotten victims of 9/11 in deciding whether or not to accept a settlement offer in lawsuits against the city. The lawsuits are against approximately 100 Ground Zero contractors, the Port Authority along with the City of New York. The NY personal injury lawyers of the 9/11 victims and World Trade Center responders said almost 75 percent of the 10,000 claimants agreed to accept allocated portions of a recovery fund that may come to as much as $760 million.

95 percent of claimants must agree to the offer for the deal to take place, but some plaintiffs are still undecided on accepting the proposal. According to the New York Daily News, the probability of getting more than the offered amount in the settlement isn't likely; since the money will be coming from Congress' insurance fund established after 9/11. 

Going to court in hopes of collecting a larger award would possibly involve high costs and too much time. Each party involved in the lawsuit would also have to go through quite a few legal obstacles.

The House of Representatives passed the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act to provide health care to victims and reopen a compensation fund. To get compensation, victims would need to end litigation within a limited time period. Some victims may be wavering from going on to trial or settling and acquiring compensation. Hopefully, they can come to a decision with their NY personal injury lawyers helping them find the solution that best fit their needs.

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