Some families of victims in the 35W bridge collapse talking to lawyers about lawsuits

Aug 13, 2007
Topics: Politics
Elizabeth Stawicki

With a major disaster such as the 35W bridge collapse, questions inevitably turn to who will compensate the victims and their families for their losses. Some metro area attorneys say families have approached them about filing lawsuits. But as Minnesota Public Radio's Elizabeth Stawicki reports, the question of whether victims can obtain compensation will depend largely on which entity is found to be at fault for the bridge's failure.

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35W Bridge Collapse

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On Aug. 1, 2007, the Interstate 35W bridge in Minneapolis collapsed into the Mississippi River during evening rush hour, killing 13 people and injuring more than 140.