State Fair Victims Accept Settlements

64 of the 65 claimants who were offered settlements from the state fair disaster have accepted those offers.

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Almost all victims of the disaster accepted the state's settlement.

The Indiana Attorney General‘s office announced Monday that 64 of the 65 claimants who were offered settlements from the state fair disaster have accepted those offers.

The state will begin paying out the five million dollars in tort claim funds this week and all payments should be made by the end of this month. Settlement offers were made to 65 victims of the stage rigging collapse including the estates of the seven people who died.

One claimant denied the offer from the state and the money from that offer was redistributed among the remaining 64 claimants. The estates of the deceased will each receive $300,000 and the remaining 58 claimants will receive an amount that equals approximately 65-percent of their medical bills.

Due to the five million dollar cap on tort claim funds, claimants who suffered non-physical injuries were not offered settlements. The first sets of payments are scheduled to be mailed out on Wednesday.

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