The Thai teenager who lost both legs after falling onto the MRT tracks in Singapore in April will ask train operator SMRT for at least $4 million in compensation, her lawyers were reported as saying on Thursday.
Nitcharee Peneakchanasak, 15, arrived in Singapore on Wednesday for medical treatment and visited her lawyers on Thursday. She came to Singapore with her father and sister.
The court will give further instruction at the end of this month, her lawyers told Channel NewsAsia. But a decision could be reached anytime within three weeks to three months, if both sides decide to settle out of court.
A SMRT spokesperson said the operator is still in the discovery process with Nitcharee's lawyers.
The teenager also visited the Singapore Red Cross, which donated $250,000 to Nitcharee in June via the Thai Red Cross, and Tan Tock Seng Hospital on Thursday.
When Nitcharee arrived on Wednesday, she was walking normally on her prosthetic legs.
Earlier media reports said Nitcharee's family was suing SMRT for $3.4 million, which would cover the cost of her medical bills and prosthetic limbs she would need for the rest of her life. The family rejected SMRT's offer of $5,000.
One point of contention is that the teen's father believes she was pushed onto the tracks while SMRT disputes this.
Nitcharee and her family, who are currently staying with Singapore's Rotary E Club's head Christopher Bek, will return to Thailand on Sunday.
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