Even the father-in-law and mother-in-law who lived with the victims of the Sewol ferry disaster were ruled that the state should pay compensation for mental damage.
According to the legal community today (5th), Judge Kim Sang-geun, solely of civil 86 of the Seoul Central District Court, ruled in favor of some of the plaintiffs in a lawsuit for damages filed by the father-in-law A and his mother-in-law B against the government.
Earlier, Mr. A's son-in-law, Mr. Lee, died in the Sewol ferry disaster while on a business trip to Jeju in 2014.
If you are not included in the scope of relatives under the Sewol Lake Damage Support Act, you can claim compensation for damages only if you prove that you suffered from the death of the victim.
The judge said that it is acknowledged that Mr. A and Mr. B have been living with Mr. Lee since 2012. "We can fully admit that the plaintiffs, both father-in-law and mother-in-law, suffered mental pain from the death of the deceased." It.
“There are circumstances such as the fact that the impact of the Sewol ferry accident on our society is significant and there is a need to prevent such accidents from occurring again,” he said. “The alimony for Mr. A and Mr. B is set at 10 million won each.” Ruled.