Recently SNCF, France’s national railway was ruled to pay more than €1 million to a passenger whose leg was amputated after a train door accident. According to the Paris Court of Appeal, SNCF was found at least 30% responsible for the accident, which occurred in 2008.
The legal battle lasted 13 years and resulted in “record” compensation, her lawyers said. State-owned SNCF was ordered to pay at least €1.13 million to the victim and about €600,000 to the health insurance of the Oise region. Although the SNCF said that she acted in a “reckless and dangerous” manner and had “deliberately left the train after the departure signal and when the doors were closed,” the judges ruled for the woman.