Costa Crociere SpA announced Friday a compensation of $14,460 for each uninjured passengers in the shipwreck accident, reported the Wall Street Journal.
Each uninjured passengers would receive $14,460 for lost baggage and psychological trauma in addition to the reimbursement for the cost of cruise ticket, travel expenses and medical expenses after the grounding, reported the Wall Street Journal.
Many were unsatisfied about the deal, and sought for legal actions.
Claudia Urru of Cagliari, Sardinia, told the Associated Press (reported in USA Today) about their concern for their children. Her elder son is suffering from trauma and is seeing a psychiatrist. She said the family could not make decisions in this hard time so they turned to legal advice.
Melissa Goduti of Wallingford, Connecticut has also been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. Costa offered to pay for three to five counseling sessions but she told USA Today in an email that she would need more to get over this tragic event.
Costa tried to persuade passengers to accept the "quick, generous" restitution that guarantee them $18,500 of compensation, Roberto Corbella, representative from Costa in the negotiations told the Associated Press (reported in USA Today).
"The big advantage that they have is an immediate response, no legal expenses, and they can put this whole thing behind them," he told the Associated Press (reported in the Wall Street Journal).
Captain Francesco Schettino was under house arrest for manslaughter. Injured parties are prepared to charge him as a criminal case, according to the Wall Street Journal.