“I must say, fortunately, Lufthansa has not yet seen a similar tragedy to speak about the possible highest ceiling on payments. However, when compared to other incidents, this statement on the ceiling on payments is false… The international experience proves that such cases require much higher compensations,” Giemulla told RIA Novosti.
Recalling the examples of the most devastating plane crashes, the lawyer stressed that the bereaved families received at least $750,000 per person, and even more, sometimes amounting to some $1,4 million.
“The fact that Lufthansa would be paying only a few thousand euros, I would say, spoils the whole impression [of international solidarity]," the lawyer added.
Giemulla stated that the bereaved relatives are shocked by the passive attitude of the company and would like to see more personal understanding.
According to the media, a number of lawyers have already considered the sum of Lufthansa’s compensation inadequate.
Earlier in July, Lufthansa offered a one-time 25,000 euros ($28,000) compensation to heirs-in-law of German citizens killed in the Germanwings crash.