MMA Railway Settlement Totals Nearly $200 Million

On July 6, 2013, a 74-car freight train barreled unattended down a hill in the town of Lac-Mégantic, Quebec. The train, which was carrying Bakken formation crude oil, derailed and resulted in the fire and explosion of numerous tank cars. The aftermath led to the confirmed death of 42 people, with five more missing and presumed dead. Victims of this disaster are finally being compensated due in large part to the efforts of Attorney Jason Webster.

The railway line on which the disaster occurred is owned by Montreal Maine and Atlantic Canada LTD. (MMA). Early in January of this year, MMA was ordered to pay nearly $200 million in settlement funds to the victims of the Lac-Mégantic train crash.

Attorney Jason Webster Represents Plaintiffs Affected by the Derailment

Attorney Jason Webster, along with Peter Flowers of Meyers & Flowers Law Firm, continues to pursue additional settlements with other responsible parties who have not yet contributed to the settlement funds. Webster and Flowers hope to increase the funds for the victims.

While the settlement must still be approved by the courts involved in the case, approval will ensure that the settlement funds will be distributed to numerous parties, including the wrongful death claimants, the personal injury and moral damages claimants, and insurer claimants.

Attorney Webster is proud to represent the plaintiffs who died in the train disaster and their families. He and other involved attorneys are pushing for the highest settlement possible. Other contributors to the disaster who have not yet paid include World Fuel Services, Canadian Pacific Railway, and Irving Oil. Representatives of the plaintiffs refuse to back down until an appropriate settlement has been reached.

If you were impacted by this or another train crash, get in touch with our firm right away. Our Houston personal injury lawyers currently represent 40 victims and families from the Lac-Mégantic train derailment and would be honored to assist you, as well.