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Amusement Park Mishap Causes Attendees Serious Injuries From Pool Chlorine

October 21, 2011

The last thing you expect to happen when you go swimming is to be overwhelmed by a chlorine leak.

Amusement parks have glitches, but major ones are not the normal course of business. This case happened in Sacramento, California at the Raging Waters Park in its wave pool. The park was full the day of the accident, everyone was having fun, when suddenly the pool water turned a disgusting color of green, started to bubble and people in the area started dry heaving. Something was terribly wrong.

It was August 15, 2011 and a huge cloud of the chlorine had been released into the pool. People could not breathe, their throats were dry and raspy, eyes started to tear. It was hard to navigate to the side of the pool to get out and run. No one knew what was going on, not even the lifeguards. It was sheer panic as partially blinded, wheezing people frantically headed as far away from the pool as they could get.

This leak was serious, and city fire officials declared it a level-two hazardous materials incident. An investigation revealed that there had been a mechanical failure in the system that delivers the liquefied chlorine to the pool. That glitch released too much chlorine at once and nine kids, eight adults and three park employees were taken to the hospital for medical care. There is an ongoing investigation into this matter and what caused the failure that led to this potentially deadly leak.

All of the victims involved in this incident would likely want to talk to a personal injury lawyer. They will need to pay their medical expenses, somehow. Out of the 21 people harmed, those seriously affected by the chlorine will need more intensive medical care. How would they take care of their medical bills and regular household expenses? Injuries like this often cause a wealth of financial problems for the victims and their families.

After hiring experienced attorneys and filing lawsuits, the families may want to consider applying for litigation funding, also referred to as pre-settlement funding or a “lawsuit loan”. This is money paid in advance of a court verdict or settlement. The plaintiffs apply, provide the details of their case, have it assessed and approved. After the 24 to 48 hour approval process, the litigation funding is wired directly into their bank accounts. It is a very simple process and the money may be used for any important reason.

Lawsuit funding helps to put plaintiffs back on their feet at a time when they need financial help the most. In addition, a lawsuit cash advance provides critical leverage to decline insufficient offers from the greedy insurance company, which often uses plaintiffs’ financial desperation to get them to agree to a lower-than-full-value settlement.

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

People With Severe Accident Injuries and Costs Can Seek Litigation Funding

October 13, 2011

Pedestrian and bus accidents are not all that common. A bus usually wins and this accident shows how it severely impaired the survivor for life.

Alfreda was minding her own business one day in 2009. In fact, she was waiting for the pedestrian walk signal, before she started to cross a busy New York street. The signal changed, indicating it was safe for her to proceed across. At roughly the halfway mark, she was run over by a bus being driven by a Metropolitan Transport Authority driver.

When the emergency medical crew arrived to take her to the hospital, they were not sure she was going to make it. She did, but came out of surgery missing an arm and a leg, and blinded in one eye. At the age of 59 years old, this is a life altering, catastrophic accident that left a woman unable to perform many of the daily living tasks we all take for granted.
Alfreda hired a personal injury lawyer to get her the kind of compensation she would need to be able to pay for her care. The case was successful at trial, and she was awarded $20 million. Trial documents clearly showed that she had waited for the pedestrian walk signal before crossing the road and that the driver ignored the signal.

The transit authority was not happy with the decision and plans to appeal. The authority contends that the bus was already in the crosswalk before the victim, so the driver had the right-of-way. This was a catastrophic accident for Alfreda and she faces a completely different life than she enjoyed before.

Just after her accident, the victim spoke to a personal injury lawyer to start the long process of trying to recover compensation for her serious injuries. She did not have money to pay the enormous medical bills she had incurred, and was trying to wrap her head around how she would get the care she needed without money. Litigation typically takes months or years to resolve. The perfect answer would have been for her to apply for litigation funding from a “lawsuit loan” company.

Pre-settlement funding is an emergency lawsuit cash advance that is designed to allow plaintiffs to get back on their feet financially, and carry them through until the case is resolved by a verdict or equitable settlement. Legal finance is easy to apply for and, if approved, reduces the financial stress associated with a serious injury accident.

Although this “lawsuit loan” may be used as one pleases, plaintiffs should utilize lawsuit finance for important bills and expenses. With financial issues out of the way, plaintiffs have the time and money to let justice take its course and they can decline inadequate offers and wait for a fair, proposed settlement.

If you have been injured in an accident as the result of someone else’s negligence, and you are pursuing a lawsuit with the assistance of a seasoned personal injury attorney, litigation funding is worth checking out if you need cash to pay your bills while the lawsuit is pending.

Daren Monroe writes for Litigation Funding Corp. To learn more about lawsuit funding and litigation funding, visit http://www.litigationfundingcorp.com/

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