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Argument Over Counterfeit Money Kills One, Injures Another

August 28, 2012

Truth really is stranger than fiction. This case involved a fake $100 bill.

You hear about a lot of strange things in this line of work,” said Darren Monroe of Litigation Funding Corporation in Michigan. “This one made me do a complete double take. One man was killed and another injured after arguing about fake money.”

It happened in Texas and involved a semi and a van. A 60-year-old man tried to run away from a police officer who wanted to question him about allegedly giving someone a counterfeit $100 bill. In the process of trying to flee in his 18-wheeler, he slammed into a van, killing a 58-year old woman and seriously injuring the woman’s husband.

A further twist to this story is that no one knew the semi had hit the van because both were rammed into a garage after the trucker lost control of his rig.

It wasn’t a surprise that the trucker was slapped with intoxication manslaughter charges, among others. Does the surviving spouse of the dead innocent victim have a wrongful death case? Yes, and possibly a good reason for punitive damages, based on the facts of this case: passing fake money, fleeing police while drunk, killing someone and seriously injuring another,” said Monroe.

What is patently clear in this case is that the surviving spouse will likely call a personal injury lawyer and find out his legal rights. His wife is dead because of a drunk trucker, and he is battling serious personal injuries. He has lost a lot in a short period of time and will need financial assistance to get back on his feet and pay his bills while he waits for the case to be settled or go to court. Litigation funding would be the perfect answer to his predicament.

The husband could apply for a lawsuit cash advance online or pick up the phone and call a litigation funding company. There are no hoops to jump through; plaintiffs do not pay anything to apply, nor do they pay anything from month to month. There are no credit checks, and the plaintiff does not need to have a job. “The fact is, most applicants for pre-settlement funding are too seriously injured to be working,” said Monroe.

Litigation funding offers qualified plaintiffs a large number of benefits, plus they may keep the lawsuit loan if they do happen to lose their case. Once a lawyer is hired to handle the case, the next step would be to contact a litigation funding company.

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

Texting Teen Causes Crash that Kills a Man

August 14, 2012

Driver is first to be convicted of “homicide by texting while driving.”

An 18-year-old man was texting while driving when his car drifted over the center line and crashed into another vehicle, causing serious injury to the driver of the second vehicle. He later died from his injuries.

The driver was convicted of a new offense – homicide by texting while driving – the first individual in Massachusetts to be cited for this. He entered a not guilty plea but was subsequently convicted. He faces jail time of up to four years.

The victim’s family sought the advice of a personal injury attorney to find out what they could possibly do to stop this crime from happening to others. From the accident to the victim’s hospital stay and treatment to the impending court case, the family faced mounting legal and medical bills. They decided to approach a litigation funding company and apply for a lawsuit cash advance.

Pre-settlement funding is, as implied, cash given in advance to qualified plaintiffs while they wait for their case to reach a conclusion. Applying for a lawsuit loan is as easy as two clicks or picking up the phone.

A lawsuit cash advance may be spent on anything, but it is usually used to pay medical bills and other pressing monthly financial obligations. There are numerous benefits to applying for pre-settlement funding, so it is definitely worth a phone call to see if it would work for you if you ever find yourself in a similar situation.

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

Four Michigan Teens Killed in Rollover

August 7, 2012

A few days short of graduation, four teens were killed in a rollover accident. The cause of the accident remains unclear.

“It’s tough and brutal news for a close-knit community to find out about these deaths,” said Darren Monroe of Litigation Funding Corporation, Michigan.

Initially, it was reported that three individuals had died. The fourth made it to the hospital alive but subsequently died of his injuries. There was a fifth young teen also involved in the accident whose condition remains unknown.

This accident raised a number of questions for the police, such as who was driving, were they under the influence of drugs or alcohol, were they texting while driving, were they speeding, was the vehicle in poor mechanical condition or was there another car involved that caused them to drive off the road? While answers to these questions will help close the case, it will not bring any peace to the parents of the dead teens.

In an instance like this, it is essential the parents seek legal counsel to find out what rights they have in this situation. Could they file a wrongful lawsuit? Chances are they could if, as in most wrongful death cases, negligence is present. In many rollover cases, there is negligence of some sort, whether it’s driver negligence or negligence due to a mechanical failure or defective part.

Once the five families have consulted a good personal injury lawyer, they may want to find out more about accessing lawsuit funding in order to help them cover expenses until the case is resolved. When a tragedy like this happens, it is difficult enough to cope with the loss. The last thing grieving families need is to deal with all of the financial obligations from legal and medical bills to funeral and burial expenses. “Few people have that kind of money on hand right away. Litigation funding may be the perfect answer for people who find themselves in this situation,” said Monroe.

Litigation funding, also known as pre-settlement funding or a lawsuit loan, is sent to qualified plaintiffs that have applied for funding. Once the case is assessed and approved, the lawsuit cash advance is sent directly to the plaintiff’s bank account to cover costs while they wait for the trial or a settlement. Litigation funding arrives quickly, within 24 to 28 hours, and helps plaintiffs deal with unforeseen expenses associated with an accident.

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

Shoplifter Dies After Being Apprehended

August 1, 2012

A shoplifter died after being chased by store security.

A suspected shoplifter was chased out of a California Walmart by undercover store security guards and apprehended in the parking lot an estimated $500 worth of stolen goods on her.

When police arrived on the scene, the individual was in restraints and appeared to be having medical issues. EMS crews were called, but the shoplifter died en route to the hospital.

The police investigation will likely raise questions about the individual’s presence in the Walmart. Was she a well-known customer? Had she been suspected of shoplifting before? Did she get heart medications at the Walmart pharmacy? Would security have known about it? In short, did the individual demonstrate symptoms of having a heart condition, or was the death caused by the exertion of being chased and the shock of being restrained? Many of those questions cannot be answered until the results of the autopsy are released.

Regardless of what answers the investigation uncovers, the victim’s family has rights. In situations like this, where wrongful death has occurred, the family members of the victim should also consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer to find out their rights.

If there is enough cause to take the case to court or discuss a settlement, the family will need a lawsuit loan to help pay for the medical care, funeral and burial expenses for the victim.

Accessing litigation funding is simple and can be done either online or by calling a litigation funding company. The advantages of pre-settlement funding are numerous, such as the plaintiff does not need to be working, does not have to pass a credit check, does not pay any money up front or make any monthly payments. The lawsuit loan is theirs to keep if they lose their case in court, with no strings attached.

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

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