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Car vs. Motorcycle Crash Sends Man to Hospital with Serious Injuries

May 25, 2017

Recovering from an auto accident can take a toll on your emotional and physical well-being, not to mention the financial burden that comes with trying to cover the expenses associated with the crash. While an attorney can help obtain compensation for your loss, this can take more time than your finances can withstand. Once a lawsuit has been filed, if your financial situation is too much to bear, consider litigation funding.

A motorcyclist was sent to the hospital with serious injuries after a collision with a car in Rochester, New Hampshire. Police say the 76-year-old motorcycle driver was traveling south when he was struck by the driver of a 2004 Nissan Sentra, who was pulling out of a parking lot. The Nissan driver was not injured.

Both vehicles sustained heavy damage and had to be towed from the scene. The crash remains under investigation.
Although life is not easy after a serious auto accident, it is even harder to fight for a quick and fair settlement. Just because you are seriously injured due to the negligence of someone else, doesn’t mean the bills stop coming in. In fact, victims usually face a host of additional expenses – car repairs/replacement and medical expenses. If injuries leave the victim unable to work, the financial picture may be devastating.

Insurance companies who you thought would be “on your side” when tragedy strikes will usually deny, delay, and defend claims in their own best interest. Knowing a financial desperate plaintiff will strongly consider any settlement, the insurance company will seize the opportunity to offer much less than case value.

Don’t let the insurance company finagle their way out of a claim; never face the insurance company without an experienced auto accidents attorney who can help you fight for justice.

Once a lawsuit is filed, plaintiffs with limited income may want to consider auto accident litigation funding. Litigation funding is a financial lifeline to keep your case strong and your bills paid until a final settlement is reached. This type of cash advance is provided risk-free. There are no payments until the case settles, but if lost, repayment is completely waived. Additionally, there are no credit checks, employment verification or upfront fees; we fund strictly on case strength.

Once an application and case documentation is received, Litigation Funding Corporation can make a funding decision within 24 – 48 hours. To learn how litigation funding can help get you the emergency cash you need, call Litigation Funding Corporation or complete our online contact form.

Jury Awards Nearly $8 Million to Motorcyclist with Permanent Injuries from Drunk Driving Crash

April 5, 2017

Auto accidents are bad enough, but there is no acceptable excuse for impaired driving. Here is a verdict that Litigation Funding Corporation hopes will send a message to drivers and businesses about the serious consequences of drunken driving.

An Arizona jury has awarded nearly $8 million in damages, resulting from an August 2013 motorcycle crash.
The 42-year-old victim was on his way home when he was struck by a drunk driver, leaving him with permanent injuries. He said due to the injuries sustained, he required surgeries on his neck and suffers increased fatigue as his day progresses.

According to reports, the negligent driver’s BAC was 0.154 at the time of the crash, almost twice the legal limit. He served three years and one month for aggravated assault in connection with the crash.

The victim and his wife filed a civil lawsuit against the drunk driver and the bar where the man was drinking prior to the crash. The suit alleged that the bar kept serving the man after it should have stopped. The jury awarded the plaintiff $5.4 million from the bar and $2.5 million from the negligent driver for past and future wages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering. The verdict and award still must be affirmed by the Supreme Court judge.

It took 3 1/2 years to obtain an award in this case, but no money has yet to change hands. This family has gone years with mounting medical bills and loss of income due to a preventable accident. Plaintiffs in cases like this will often benefit from litigation funding.

A bar can be held accountable for a personal injury or wrongful death caused by a drunk driver if there is evidence that the bar illegally served alcohol to the driver prior to the crash. This is called a dram shop claim. Dram shop liability laws vary widely state to state; it is important to consult a personal injury attorney versed in this area of the law to determine if you have a valid case.

These types of lawsuits will take a long time to sort out; the bar will likely mount a vigorous defense and a settlement or trial could be months, even years away. By the time the plaintiff is able to see a settlement, he may face financial ruin. While waiting to obtain justice, litigation funding would allow the plaintiff to stay financially afloat.

When applying for a lawsuit cash advance, an applicant only needs to provide case details to the funding company. There are no credit checks; credit history does not matter and there is no need to prove employment. Once approved, funding can be available within 24-48 hours. There are no monthly payments to make and the money can be used at the plaintiff’s discretion. Best of all, litigation funding is risk-free; the cash advance is only repaid if, and when the case successfully settles.

If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to a drunk driver, are in a pending lawsuit, and facing serious financial challenges while waiting for a settlement, you owe it to yourself to Litigation Funding Corporation for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.

Family Files Lawsuit Alleging Construction Company and Employee Negligence in Motorcycle Crash

March 28, 2017

The family of a motorcyclist killed in an auto accident last summer has filed a wrongful death and negligence lawsuit against a construction company and one of its employees.

The 25-year-old motorcyclist was riding is 2002 Suzuki when a flatbed truck turned left in front of him, without yielding. The motorcyclist slammed into the truck and lost control. He was run over by the rear passenger tire of the truck and sustained fatal injuries, according to reports. The motorcyclist was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. The truck driver suffered minor injuries. He was ticketed three months after the crash for failure to yield while turning left.

According to the lawsuit, the truck driver allegedly failed to properly control the vehicle, failed to yield to oncoming traffic while turning left at an intersection, and was travelling at a speed greater than was reasonable given the traffic conditions.

The truck driver contends that he had been slowing to a stop, preparing to turn left, when he saw the motorcycle traveling toward him. He said the motorcyclist flashed his lights and slowed to allow the truck to continue its left turn, so he proceeded into the intersection, according to reports.

The lawsuit seeks compensation “in excess of the minimum jurisdictional amount,” plus the cost of the lawsuit. In this case, that’s in excess of $50,000, plus the lawsuit costs.

Now that a lawsuit has been filed, the family may wish to inquire about litigation funding.

Litigation funding is a viable choice for cash-strapped plaintiffs because it can help meet living expenses, pay for medical care and funeral expenses, and cover other daily needs. Eligibility is based on attorney representation and a strong case. Once these qualifications are met, the application process is quick and easy; it takes less than five minutes online or over the phone. Next, we will obtain basic information about the case from the plaintiff’s attorney.

Litigation funding is based solely on the merits of the lawsuit; credit rating or job status does not matter. After our underwriters review the information, if the case is approved, funds can be available within 24 – 48 hours. Repayment is made from the proceeds of the case, and there is obligation to repay the cash advance if the case is lost. That is correct – we only get paid back the cash advance if our client successfully settles.

Litigation funding might be just the answer if you have been injured or lost a loved one in an auto accident, your personal funds are running out, and your case has not settled. For more information or a free, no obligation consultation, contact Litigation Funding Corporation at 1.866.LIT.FUND or complete our online contact form to get started.

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against Teen Driver Who Allegedly Violated State Graduated Licensing Law

August 15, 2016

A New Jersey teenager and her father have been named in a wrongful death lawsuit stemming from fatal motorcycle crash in June.

The 17-year-old girl struck the rear of the motorcycle as she attempted to cross Route 15 at the same time the 47-year-old motorcyclist was passing. The motorcyclist died of multiple blunt force injuries within minutes of the crash, according to the death certificate.

The teen has not been charged with any criminal offense, but was cited for making an unsafe lane change and having three other teens in the vehicle at the time of the crash, a violation of New Jersey’s graduated driver’s license program. She also did not have a red decal on the license plate of her vehicle indicating she was a teen driver, as required by Kyleigh’s Law. New Jersey is the only one to have a teen driver decal law. The law also sets an 11 p.m. curfew for drivers with a learner’s permit, restricts the number of passengers to one, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian, and bars teen drivers from using handheld electronic devices.

The lawsuit alleges that as a result of the teen’s negligence and recklessness, the motorcyclist was severely injured, suffered great pain and mental anguish and ultimately died soon after impact as a result of his injuries. His widow, son and stepson are seeking undisclosed compensation and asserting loss of consortium. The lawsuit contends that her father, the owner of the vehicle, “negligently entrusted operation of the vehicle” to his daughter and he allegedly knew she was driving in violation of the state’s graduated license law.

Losing a loved one unexpectedly can be extremely difficult and painful. Even when liability appears straightforward, the case can drag on for months, even years. The wait will often put victims in a financial predicament. Do they accept the insurance company’s inadequate settlement offer to avoid pay the bills and possibly avoid home foreclosure?

While Litigation Funding Corporation cannot bring back a loved one, we can help put an end to the financial struggles most plaintiffs face while waiting for a settlement to be reached. Litigation funding is a non-recourse cash advance to help take care of life’s necessities (mortgage, rent, food, utilities, gas, car payments, medical expenses, transportation, etc.). Eligibility is based on attorney representation and a strong case. Once these qualifications are met, the application process is quick and easy; it takes less than five minutes online or over the phone. Next, we will obtain basic information about the case from the plaintiff’s attorney. After our underwriters review the information, if the case is approved, funds can be available within 24 – 48 hours. There are no credit checks, employment verifications, or monthly payments. Repayment is made from the proceeds of the case, and there is obligation to repay the cash advance if the case is lost. That is correct – we only get paid back the cash advance if our client successfully settles.

For more information or a free, no obligation consultation, contact Litigation Funding Corporation at 1.866.LIT.FUND or complete our online contact form to get started.

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