More than 30 people are suing CSX Transportation because of a collapsed bridge over a railroad track in Berkeley County.
The Post and Courier of Charleston reported a train hit the 110-foot bridge on Cypress Gardens Road last month causing the road to be closed.
Commuters must now use a 22-mile detour around the site while the replacement is being built. The new bridge will cost about $2 million and take another five months to build.
Attorney Christopher Biering said his clients are working-class people forced to spend five to 10 additional hours a week commuting and to spend additional money on gasoline. Biering wants to make the case a class action lawsuit.
The railroad said it does not comment on pending lawsuits.