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Driving When Fatigued Caused One Death and Other Severe Injuries

This accident involved a whole group of people traveling in one van. The van flipped, killing one and severely injuring others.

The driver of the van in this case should not have been behind the wheel. He was tired and not paying that much attention to what he was doing. It had been a long trip with the dance troupe that he led. Bilal Badruddhin was driving a Ford E-350 van and was taking his dance troupe back home from an excursion and dance competition.

Badruddin at some point during the drive drifted off to sleep and veered into a guardrail on the left hand side of the road. Startled awake, he sharply overcorrected his trajectory, causing the van to slam into the guardrail on the right hand side of the road. This final impact ejected two backseat passengers, Mammini Rajoopath and Fatima Pervaiz.

Responding EMS crews airlifted Pervaiz, who had sustained severe non-life threatening injuries, to the nearest medical facility. Unfortunately, Rajoopath was pronounced at the scene. The driver and the remaining passengers suffered minor injuries due to the wreck. The responding state police issued a citation to the driver for reckless driving.

The family of the severely injured Pervaiz will be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against the driver of the van. They will likely be able to recover their medical expenses, cost of therapy and any other long-term rehabilitation that she may need to return to normal life. The case will largely depend on the type of her injuries and their severity, and what the doctors say about how those injuries will affect her for the rest of her life.

The Rajoopath family will likely file a wrongful death lawsuit based on the information in the police report. Most likely they will be able to recover damages for pain and suffering, funeral expenses, lost wages, loss of companionship, and mental and emotional trauma. Cases like this tend to take a fairly long time to wind their way through the courts.

In the meantime, the Rajoopath family will still need to carry on with their lives. They will need to pay incoming bills, their mortgage, tuition, car payments, and other household expenses. In other words, even though death visited their family, they need to still keep going until they are awarded a fair and equitable settlement.

They may want to check out lawsuit funding, as a lawsuit cash advance will give them the funds they need to carry on immediately. It’s considered to be non-recourse funding, and they would have nothing to pay back should they lose their case. Most often this type of funding is made accessible within 48 hours or faster. It may be well worth their time to check out this option.

Daren Monroe writes for Litigation Funding Corp. To learn more about lawsuit funding and litigation funding, visit Litigationfundingcorp.com.

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