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Sleep Deprivation Results in Serious Accident and Missed Delivery Schedule

February 24, 2011

A man driving a pick-up truck hauling a camper was hit by a semi-tractor trailer with 40,000 pounds of cargo when the tractor trailer driver reportedly fell asleep at the wheel. Upon impact, the pick-up truck spun around numerous times, resulting in being hit by the tractor trailer twice before stopping. The pick-up was totaled; the driver was knocked unconscious. He sustained a fractured rib and severe pain between his shoulder blades, and was diagnosed with an injury to facet joints and trauma to the spinal nerves. Most likely the results of being unconscious, he also suffered headaches and cognitive problems, including problems with speech, memory, and concentration. Due to the extent of his injuries and disabilities, the man cannot resume work as a union carpenter and general contractor.

Laws have been imposed on the time truckers are allowed to drive without taking a break to sleep, but these laws are routinely ignored. Truckers are required to make timely deliveries and many times it is linked to incentives for the driver. Deliver schedules and incentives become more important than safety. This risk increases the likelihood of serious injuries or death, ultimately leading to missed deliveries in the end.

Trucking accident victims frequently suffer wrongful deaths or permanent disabilities. If this has happened to you or someone you love because of a trucker’s negligence behind the wheel, you have the right to hold that trucker, and sometimes the trucking company, legally liable for the results. It is important to contact an experience truck accident attorney to discuss your right to compensation.

After retaining an attorney and if the victim decides to pursue litigation, litigation, financial circumstances might require him to consider applying for lawsuit funding. A strategically placed pre-settlement cash advance may be just what is needed to wait for justice. Legal finance may help a plaintiff decline a low offer by the greedy insurance company. Applying for a lawsuit cash advance is easy, free, and no credit checks are required. In most cases, the litigation funding is sent to eligible applicants within 24-48 hours.

Don’t let the insurance company “take you for a ride” just because you have medical bills and other expenses. Call the legal funding expert today.

School Children Hit By Auto As They Stand Outside of School

February 21, 2011

Four boys standing were standing on a street corner near school when a Toyota Prius that jumped the curb, hit the boys, and pinned one of them underneath the vehicle. According to one of the boys, the Prius was making a turn when a speeding Sienna van slammed into it. After the two vehicles collided, the Prius went up on the curb and struck the boys before slamming into a wall. Firefighters used air bags to lift the Prius off the 12-year-old trapped underneath. He and another 12-year-old suffered traumatic injuries; a 7 and 11 year old were treated at the hospital and released. The driver of the Prius was hospitalized, but the extent of her injuries was not immediately clear. The driver of the Sienna was not injured.

A preliminary investigation indicated the driver of the Sienna turned in front of the Prius. Why the driver was speeding is unknown. Authorities investigating this serious auto accident do not believe that alcohol or drugs played a factor. What is known is that the families of these young boys, as well as the driver of the Prius, may consider filing a personal injury lawsuit.

Injuries from an auto-pedestrian accident can leave the pedestrian seriously injured because there is no protection from the impact with the vehicle. Additionally, accidents with a large barrier such as a wall, can result in serious or permanent injuries. Victims and their families may pursue compensation for their injuries. The driver of the Sienna may be held liable for medical expenses from all victims, lost wages from the driver of the Prius, and other related damages.

If you or someone you love have been seriously injured in an automobile or pedestrian accident caused by a negligent driver, and you are in need of financial assistance until your case settles, a lawsuit cash advance may be the answer. Why make your situation harder by struggling with adding expenses? With legal funding in hand, the plaintiff is able to keep current with their financial obligations. Lawsuit funding is easy to apply for and risk-free. There are no upfront fees, no credit checks, and no monthly payments. Litigation funding allows a plaintiff to reject the low-ball offers so commonly presented by the insurance company. It helps you “buy” the time you need for justice and fair compensation.

To learn more about lawsuit funding and litigation funding, visit us at www.litigationfundingcorp.org.

Van and Garbage Truck Wreck Kills Baby Injures Four Reports Litigation Funding Corporation

The driver of the van in this instance made a fatal decision to change directions after a light had changed. The result was death for a 9-month-old girl.

This Cedar City, Utah accident was as inexplicable and unbelievable as it was devastating. Two vehicles, a very large city garbage truck and a van, collided. In the aftermath, a child was left dead, three young boys were critically hurt and the female driver was also in rough shape.

“There were eyewitnesses to this wreck and they indicated that the van had gone to make a left turn on to a street, when for some reason, the woman changed her mind and continued to drive straight forward through the intersection, even though the light had changed,” said Daren Monroe, who writes for Litigation Funding Corporation, Southfield, Michigan.

The garbage truck was right smack in the way, saw the van coming and tried to avert an accident by swerving. Unfortunately, the truck could not get out of the way in time and the van clipped it; hard. The impact was so forceful that it caused the truck to turn on its side and keep pushing the van along the road. When the dust settled, two bystanders managed to break out a window and get two of the children out.

The truck hit the driver’s side of the van and in the process killed a 9-month-old baby in the backseat. Three boys, two aged 2 and one aged 11, all in car seats, were critically injured. The van’s driver was also critically injured. “Apparently, the kids injured in this wreck did not have the same last name as the driver and the relationship is not clear. The police will be launching an investigation into this fatal wreck; with the most burning question being, why did the van driver change her mind and go through a red light?” Monroe asked.

The child’s family will want to seek the advice of a personal injury lawyer and find out how to move forward with their case. The medical expenses in this instance, with three critically injured children, will be phenomenal. Combine this with funeral and burial expenses and daily living expenses and the family will need financial help to get through to verdict.

The family might want to apply for pre-settlement funding to help them pay their bills and be able to wait until a verdict in their case is reached. They only have to fill out an application with the litigation funding company, wait for it to be approved, wait for the lawsuit cash advance to arrive and then take care of all of their bills.

“There is no hassle to apply, no upfront fees that need to be paid, no credit checks required, no monthly payments to make and no requirement for the applicants to be working when they apply for legal funding. When the litigation funding is in place, this lets the plaintiff’s turn down insurance company offers; a good move, since they are usually far too low,” Monroe said.

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

Worker Impaled On The Job Survives With Serious Injuries

The unexpected can and does happen at work when you least expect it. Luckily, this man survived his shocking injury.

Some days it does not pay to go to work. This case is a prime example of that. The worker in this instance was on the job at Grimmway Farms in San Joaquin Valley in California, when the weirdest thing happened at the processing plant.

The worker in question was operating a forklift and for some reason, crashed into a metal gate. The resulting accident drove a metal pipe right through his torso. It seems the gate that he crashed into was a safety gate that had been left open.

EMS crews and responding firefighters had the grim task of sawing the metal pipe six to eight inches away from the man’s body; a gruesome task, completed while the man was still fully conscious. When the bar had been cut, the Jaws of Life and other hydraulic equipment was used to cut away the steering column, seat and controls to remove the victim from the truck. The worker was then airlifted to the nearest medical facility.

There is no doubt the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will want to know how this accident happened in the first place.

This man would definitely need to speak to a personal injury lawyer to find out what he needed to do to file a claim for compensation for his injuries. Having a metal pipe driven through your torso is a serious and potentially life-altering injury. The man will likely be unable to work for a long time. He will need income to help him recover and get on with his life. He will need an emergency lawsuit loan from a litigation funding company.

All he has to do to access pre-settlement funding is to apply online to the litigation funding company or call them directly and find out what he needs to know. The plaintiff will need to provide case details in order for the legal finance company to assess his case. Once they have determined the case is likely to win in court, the lawsuit cash advance is sent to the plaintiff posthaste.

Litigation funding typically arrives within 24 to 48 hours. When it hits the plaintiff’s bank, they can immediately take the funds out and pay their medical bills and other outstanding expenses. This legal funding loan is designed to help financially desperate plaintiffs to get back on their feet while they wait for their case to go to trial. Because they have pre-settlement funding in the bank, they are not obligated to take settlement offers from an insurance company. It is a good deal for plaintiffs and should be examined as a viable alternative when you have been injured as the result of someone else’s negligence.

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

DUI May Have been the Cause of Three Vehicle Pile Up Leaving Two Dead Indicates Litigation Funding Corporation

February 15, 2011

No matter how many times people read about DUI deaths, they still drink and drive. One day, the reality will catch up with them.

The holiday season seems to be the time when more often than not, people tie one on and then hit the road. It does not seem to matter that they know drinking and driving is a stupid thing to do. They do it anyway. Some make it home alive. Others injure or kill themselves or others in needless accidents.

Consider the three-car collision on Washington State’s Route 516 that left two dead and three seriously injured. “It was in the middle of the night; dead time as it is referred to by many cops on patrol. A female driver lost control of her Malibu and wound up heading east in a westbound lane. She slammed head-on into a Honda Civic. Another car, a Honda Passport, unable to avoid the accident right in front of it, collided with the Malibu as well,” said Daren Monroe, who writes for Litigation Funding Corporation, Southfield, Michigan.

The Malibu driver, Amanda Berman, and the driver of the Honda Passport, Jose Cuellar, were killed on impact. A passenger in the Malibu was seriously injured. The Honda Civic driver was critically injured and the police ultimately wanted to investigate him on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter. “This is an unusual twist in this case, considering that Berman, in her Malibu, caused the accident in the first place. The police believe drugs and alcohol were a factor in the three-car crash,” Monroe said.

No doubt the survivors of this wreck will want some legal advice, particularly if they spent any time in the hospital. The family of those who died may also wish to file wrongful death lawsuits. In either instance, the plaintiffs will be in a tricky financial position. They will have enormous bills to pay as a result of the wreck, the medical bills, the funeral and burial costs. Those expenses, coming on top of their usual bills, would cause a lot of anxiety.

“One perfect answer for their financial difficulties is to apply for pre-settlement funding from a legal finance company. It’s easy to do by filling out an online form on their website or by calling them. Litigation funding is cash in advance of a verdict or settlement that the plaintiff may access once their case has been approved,” Monroe said.

Once the plaintiff/victim has the cash in hand, they head off to pay their bills and then hold on for justice to be served. The lawsuit cash advance is a tremendous advantage for them, since it lets them turn down ridiculous offers made by insurance companies looking to settle a case for peanuts. With pre-settlement funding, the plaintiff has total control over their case and their finances. “It’s certainly worth checking out and may be just the thing to help a financially strapped victim pay their bills while they wait for their trial,” Monroe said.

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

Big Rig Load Shift May Have Caused Woman’s Death by Crushing

February 1, 2011

Truth is stranger than fiction. This bizarre crush death left a family in shock and wondering how to cope with the loss of their loved one.

This is perhaps one of the more bizarre cases ever reported, as there seems to be no readily available explanation for what happened. It Is a most troubling case and the family seeking compensation in this wrongful death case has a boatload of unanswered questions about what went wrong.

Fifty-eight year old Penny Marlow of Duluth was crushed to death in her Kia Rio after she was involved in a wreck with a semi that rolled over onto her car. No one is sure how the truck turned over on its side, other than it looked like it happened when the truck was trying to make a left hand turn onto a street. The semi was fully loaded with coal, but the trailer did not have a tarp over the top.

The bizarre aspect of this collision is that it took place at a speed of 30 mph and there was no real reason for the truck to have rolled over, although the police report indicates that the load of coal may have shifted in the trailer. The other question is how the load shifted, unless the trucker was trying to take some evasive action to avoid the Kia Rio. The semi driver was unharmed in the wreck. No citations were issued and a further investigation was to be launched.

Marlow’s family may never really know what happened to cause the truck to shift and roll, but they know for a fact that her death has left a huge hole in their lives. They may well be in a financial bind as a result of her death and not know how to begin to pay the bills relating to her accident, funeral and burial. They might need help right away to be able to pay the extra financial obligations they will be facing.

One alternative for the family would be to contact a litigation funding company and ask about applying for an emergency lawsuit cash advance; an advance on the award or settlement they are expected to get at trial or from the insurance company. This is not hard to do. In fact, the family only needs to either call the legal funding company or fill out an application for pre-settlement funding on the lawsuit loan website.

Once the case has received approval, the funds are sent to the plaintiff’s bank, where the victim then uses them to pay medical and other expenses related to the accident. They also use this money to pay their usual bills, like mortgage, car or truck payments, tuition or rent. The idea is to get them caught up financially, so they do not have to take chump change from an insurance company.

With pre-settlement funding in the bank, the plaintiffs have the choice to either accept or decline a lowball settlement offer. Most decline, as a jury award tends to be higher than anything an insurance company will cough up.

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

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