Prasa’s train collision pay-out labelled a ploy
28 May 2011
The South African Association of Personal Injury Lawyers is urging commuters injured in two train accidents in Gauteng not to accept the 10-thousand-Rands each the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa offering them.
Lawyers have labeled it a cynical ploy to head off a class action that could cost the rail operator a billion-Rands.
Prasa has put aside 10-million-Rands to pay out the more than a thousand victims of two train collisions, one in Pretoria last month and one Soweto last week.
The train victims have to sign a waiver preventing them from suing Prasa in court.