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As the one-year anniversary of the tragic train derailment passes, downtown Lac-Mégantic, Quebec reverberates with construction noise from cranes and cement trucks as new buildings rise from the ashes of the devastating July 6, 2013 disaster. In the midst of Lac-Mégantic's rebuilding efforts, the families of 41 victims represented by Meyers & Flowers law firm continue their fight to hold the authorities responsible for the accident. Though Lac-Mégantic is on the mend, the heart of downtown, struck by a runaway oil train that exploded into an inferno, remains an open grave for those who lost loved ones.
“We have spent countless hours pursuing justice for the families of the Lac-Mégantic train disaster,” said Pete Flowers, attorney and Partner at Meyers & Flowers. “In the last year, we have seen some significant breakthroughs in the lawsuit against the Montreal Maine & Atlantic Railway and other companies involved.”
The Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway faces criminal charges, though the company filed for bankruptcy. Meyers & Flowers is working on wrongful death lawsuits to obtain compensation and retribution for the survivors of the victims in the Lac-Mégantic tragedy. The survivors, along with the townspeople, want the people responsible to pay for this tragic accident that destroyed the lives, families and businesses of many.
A new Musi-Café is slowly being built in the spirit and memory of those lost in the train explosion, but that is little consolation for Ginette Cameron. “It's not fair,” said Cameron, as she reflected on the fateful day when she lost her daughter Geneviève who died when trapped in the original Musi Cafe. “This is human error. They should have had two drivers on that train. It was all for money, 47 lives, for money. They stole her life, her career, her dreams and our family. My heart is broken forever. Life will never be the same without Geneviève. It is a nightmare that should never have happened.”
Cameron and many of the other families sought out the Meyers & Flowers law firm to help bring those responsible for the accident to justice. The firm has a history of being one of the top accident litigators in North America with a focus on wrongful death and transportation-industry accident cases./p>
“We're a tight knit community,” said Sue Nadeau, who lost her son Jimmy Sirois and his fiancée Marie Semie Alliance in the train explosion. Jimmy's remains were never found and he continues to be listed as one of Lac-Megantic's missing. In that way, even as downtown is being rebuilt, the area continues to be an open grave for the Sirois family. Until the legal battles are settled, the Siroises, Camerons and many other families represented by Meyers & Flowers in the train derailment tragedy will not be able to turn the page.
“Our clients remain united and fully committed to litigating these cases until the all the innocent victims receive fair compensation AND every single company involved with the transportation of hazardous materials by rail implements safety devices and procedures so this tragedy never happens again,” Craig Brown, Meyers & Flowers attorney.
For more information on the Lac-Mégantic lawsuit, contact Meyers & Flowers 877-221-2511.