How much do airlines usually pay victim's family when the death is a directly result of the plane crash? (except in cases of terrorism, hijacking, war, govt/military action, etc...)
I'm asking this because I just read that China Airlines and Singapore Airlines(crash at TPE) have paid families over USD$300,000 for each victim who died in the crash. With the latest CI crash, the figures will be up to between USD$400k and USD$500k.
This is on top of whatever the victims have in life/accident insurance.
Aren't the airlines liability limited to much smaller sums? Do U.S. airlines pay more or less for similar crashes?