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Litigation Finance Company Indicates Deadly Wreck Could Have Killed Unborn Baby

January 30, 2011

An accident can happen anytime when drivers fail to obey the rules of the road.

This accident was particularly horrendous, because the driver that caused it drove through a stoplight. The results of that decision killed a woman, left her unborn baby struggling for life and injured three pedestrians. There are always consequences for questionable decisions and actions.

“What happened here is that James Cox hurtled his Chrysler minivan right through a red light, hoping to beat it through the intersection. In the process, he careened into a Ford E-250 van. The Ford van hit four pedestrians, including two small toddlers. One of the pedestrians was a very pregnant 27-year-old Kim Brown, pronounced dead at the hospital, as a result of her injuries. They saved the baby boy by doing an emergency C-section. He was in critical condition due to his early delivery and injuries sustained during the accident,” said Daren Monroe, who writes for Litigation Funding Corporation, Southfield, Michigan.

The other pedestrian and her two children were taken to the nearest medical facility and treated for their injuries and were listed in good condition. The Ford van driver was treated at the scene. James Cox was issued a citation for failing to obey a red light, driving while suspended and driving without insurance and taken to jail pending an investigation into the accident.

The Brown family will likely speak to a wrongful death lawyer and choose to file a lawsuit. They will not only be in shock, but left dealing with medical expenses for the new baby boy and the funeral and burial expenses for the mother of the child. Chances are they will be in a financial bind having all this thrown at them as the result of this accident.

“One option they may wish to investigate is applying for pre-settlement funding from a legal finance company. This option is not for everyone, but it is worth checking out,” Monroe said. When plaintiffs are in a financial dilemma, litigation funding is often the answer to help them not only pay their bills, but be able to wait until they get a fair resolution to their case via settlement or jury trial.

Applying for a lawsuit cash advance is easy and does not take that long when done online or by calling the legal funding company directly. Once a case has been approved, it only takes 24 to 48 hours for the legal funding to arrive. Fast cash to bail a plaintiff out may be just what they need to get to verdict.

To learn more about lawsuit funding and litigation funding, visit http://www.litigationfundingcorp.com/.

Drinking and Driving Leaves Father of Three Dead Says Litigation Funding Corporation of Michigan

January 15, 2011

A head-on collision, fueled by booze, left one dead and a family in turmoil and shock.

The family of off-duty NYPD officer, Andre Menzies, was thrown into complete shock when his vehicle was hit, head-on, by a van going the wrong way on the Northern State Parkway. He never made it home that night. His family, his wife and three kids would never see him again. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck.

“The van driver, Michael Bowen, was well and truly drunk when he drove his van westbound in the eastbound lanes of the Parkway. Strangely enough, he only suffered minor injuries and was arrested and charged with DUI and reckless driving. His cash bond at arraignment was $350,000,” said Daren Monroe, who writes for Litigation Funding Corporation, Southfield, Michigan.

Without a doubt, the Menzies family will want to speak to a wrongful death lawyer and likely initiate a wrongful death action. They were left suddenly bereft of the major breadwinner in their family and they would need financial assistance to not only bury their loved one, but to continue on with their lives.

They may be interested to know that they have an option open to them that would see they receive a lawsuit cash advance within 48 hours. This option, referred to as litigation funding, is an emergency lawsuit loan, advanced to the family, to let them pay their bills and get on with trying to cope with their lives. Part of the legal funding would pay for the funeral and burial expenses of Officer Menzies.

Applying for pre-settlement funding is not a complicated procedure. The family needs to either fill out an online form or call the litigation funding company directly. Once the case is evaluated, the lawsuit cash advance is sent within 24 to 48 hours. “We do not take long to approve a good case,” Monroe said, “as we understand that when a plaintiff comes to us for legal funding, they need help right away.”

Even though litigation funding is not a well known option for many plaintiffs, it is starting to receive more recognition. It is a particularly timely emergency lawsuit funding loan when a family has been thrown into financial straits by a sudden death. “You are welcome to call us for further information if you are in a situation where you need fast cash to help you wait for justice,” Monroe said.

To learn more about lawsuit funding and litigation funding, visit http://www.litigationfundingcorp.com/.

Four Dead in Head On Wreck

January 5, 2011

A driver that wandered over the centerline of Route 308 in Pennsylvania kills four. Four others survive with injuries.

Unfortunately, life is sometimes full of unintended ironies. Such is the case here, when Louis Sweetapple, on his way to a funeral, veered over the centerline of Route 308, slamming head-on into a pickup. Sweetapple and the driver of the truck, Charles Roxberry, didn’t survive the crash.

Two other passengers in the Sweetapple vehicle were also killed; Eli Coblentz and Fanny Detweiler. Four other passengers were badly hurt, but survived. The survivors were Benedict Hostettler, Irvine Detweiler, David Coblentz and Cynda Detweiler. The injured victims were airlifted to the nearest hospital.

No one knows why Sweetapple crossed over the centerline. The police report indicates there are questions about what he was doing just prior to the accident. Sweetapple was 76 at the time of the crash, and there may be questions about whether he fell asleep while driving, was distracted or there was a mechanical defect with his van that caused it to veer across the road.

Whatever the results of the investigation, the passengers who suffered major injuries are likely going to want compensation for their medical expenses. This is something that they can discuss with their personal injury lawyers when they find out what their rights are in a case like this. Basically, if there is negligence in play, the person responsible for it is also responsible for damages.

The Hostettler, Detweiler and Coblentz families may be interested to know that they could access litigation funding in order to pay for all of their expenses while they wait for their case to go to settlement or court. Any one of those families could apply for legal funding from a litigation finance company by going online to fill out a form or by calling them directly.

Lawsuit funding is a good alternative for financially strapped plaintiffs who need help paying their medical bills and keeping up with the regular monthly expenses, like the rent, mortgage, tuition or credit card debt. Once their case is approved by the litigation funding company, they will get their fast cash lawsuit loan within 48 hours or less. Yes, it is that fast, because the company understands that the plaintiff needs help right away.

Pre-settlement funding is often a good back-up for plaintiffs, who can then wait for a just verdict, rather than take any lowball offers from an insurance company trying to keep their expenses down.

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

Colon Cancer Spreads As a Result of Delayed CT Scan

A patient suffering from colon cancer alleged that his doctor failed to perform CT scans in the early stages. He contends that the delay in testing caused his cancer to spread before possible treatment could be pursued. Typically, a CT scan is crucial in diagnosing cancer. Now it is too late for chemotherapy and he is no longer a candidate for surgery or radiation. An early diagnosis may have given him a fighting chance.

At trial, the doctors alleged that the man continually avoided tests, but the found in favor of the plaintiff in the amount of $250,000. This is a small price to pay for altering someone’s life forever, but it will help cover his medical expenses, lost wages, and long-term care.

This plaintiff might have been pleased to know that he could have applied for a lawsuit cash advance to help him financially during his lawsuit. Many times, by the time a plaintiff receives compensation, he/she has endured enormous medical bills and possibly with the lack of income, if unable to work due to injury or illness. Thanks to legal finance, a victim is able to get through a tough financial time rather than being forced to accept an inadequate offer from a greedy insurance company trying to get you to settle for as little as possible.

Applying for a lawsuit cash advance requires one to simply complete an application online or call our office. If the application is approved, your pre-settlement funding proceeds are in your hands within 24 – 48 hours. With pre-settlement funding in the bank, the victim can turn down the insurance company who makes a low-ball offer. No bank will offer you a loan for a situation like this.

If you are fighting to make ends meet while seeking justice for your medical malpractice case, don’t wait any longer. Apply for lawsuit funding by visiting us online or calling toll-free at 1-866-LIT-FUND (548-3863).

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Two Rear End Bus Collisions Cause Back and Neck Pain

January 1, 2011

While injuries sustained in a rear-end crash may appear to be minor, they may develop into something worse. Never sign off on accident injuries until speaking to a lawyer.

Eight people were sent to hospital as a result of two Metro buses in Washington, DC, being rear-ended the same day. The first smack-up was in the morning, during rush hour, when the first bus was rear-ended by a truck. There were several passengers on the morning bus that complained of neck and back pain, but their injuries were not classified as life threatening.

The second collision was also caused by a vehicle slamming into the back of a stopped Metro bus during the evening rush hour. Another eight were taken to the nearest medical facility for checkups. Both accidents will be fully investigated.

Of the 16 people who were hurt in these two bus crashes, there may be at least one or two that would choose to speak to a personal injury lawyer about filing a lawsuit for their injuries and to recover any medical expenses. While the injuries did not appear to be too serious, back and neck injuries have a way of manifesting themselves later.

This is one of the major reasons why it is wise to talk to a lawyer about your accident and not sign off anything with an insurance company. Signing off your claim and then discovering you have worse injuries will mean there is nothing you can do to recover any expenses.

Those that chose to sue for the negligence of the vehicles that rear-ended the buses, because their injuries did turn out to be worse than anticipated, may want to consider checking into the possibility of applying for lawsuit funding. Litigation funding isn’t a well-known service, but it is starting to come into its own, the more people find out about it.

Applying for a lawsuit cash advance is often the best way for a financially strapped plaintiff to get funds up front to deal with medical bills and usual bills while they wait for their case to go through court. It is not difficult to fill out an application online or call the litigation funding company for information on how the process works.

One call is usually all it takes for the plaintiff’s case to be accepted, based on its chances of winning in court. Once the legal funding is OK’d, it is sent by check or by wire within 48 hours or less. The lawsuit loan company does not waste time once a case is approved. They want the plaintiff to get back on their feet financially as soon as they can.

Litigation funding is a good option for some people and not for others. It is up to you to decide if the funding process will work in your situation when you check things out.

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

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