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Nebraska Man Charged with Manslaughter Following Fatal Drunk Driving Crash

March 3, 2017

A single-vehicle crash in central Nebraska claimed the life of two young men, after a heavy-duty pick-up truck left the roadway, ran into a ditch, and rolled at least one full rotation before coming to a rest. Two passengers were ejected; they were pronounced dead at the scene. The driver and three other passengers were taken treated for injuries at a nearby hospital. Multiple beer cans allegedly were recovered from the accident scene.

Police reports state the driver had a blood alcohol level of .09; the legal limit to drive in Nebraska is .08. He was charged with two counts of felony manslaughter and driving under the influence of alcohol. He could face up to 40 years in prison. He could also face wrongful death lawsuits.

An experienced auto accident attorney can help protect the rights of the victims and help them receive compensation for their loss. Even with the help of an experienced attorney, a lawsuit can drag on as the insurance company for the negligent driver will most likely deny fault and delay the litigation process. For the victim’s family, life won’t wait for a lawsuit to settle nor should they be forced to settle for pennies on the dollar because of pressing financial needs. When finances are an issue, litigation funding can be a solution.

Litigation funding is a cash advance of an expected settlement. Its main purpose is to assist plaintiffs with the likely loss of wages, mounting medical bills, funeral expenses, daily household bills, and other out-of-pocket expenses until a settlement is reached. Unlike a traditional bank loan; funding can be obtained without the need for a credit check or employment verification; the only collateral required is a pending lawsuit. Funding is based strictly on case strength.

Request for funding applications can be made over the phone or online, with approvals as quickly as 24 hours. Once a contract is signed, the money is sent via overnight mail or direct deposit. Funding is provided on a non-recourse basis. When the case settles, the cash advance is repaid from the case proceeds. If the plaintiff fails in achieving a settlement, repayment is completely waived.

If you have been seriously injured or lost a loved one due to a drunk driver and need financial assistance, consider litigation funding to help wage your legal battle for the best possible settlement. Contact the experienced and professional staff at Litigation Funding Corporation. We would be happy to answer all your questions and help you understand the lawsuit finance process.

Injured Victims Can Survive the Holidays with a “Lawsuit Loan”

November 21, 2011

Is a personal injury and pending lawsuit causing a budget pinch this holiday season? If so, then you may want to consider a lawsuit funding. Often times described as a “lawsuit loan”, lawsuit funding is a non-recourse cash advance against a pending lawsuit.

After a serious injury from an auto accident or medical malpractice negligence, insurance companies are less likely to settle and more willing to deny, delay, and defend. This often leaves plaintiffs with mounting medical bills and other while they wait for a fair settlement. With the holidays upon us, many personal injury victims are feeling the financial pressures associated with the long litigation process. With lost wages, pain and suffering, and ongoing medical treatment, a plaintiff may be wondering how to get through the holidays.

Fortunately, there is an answer – lawsuit funding. If you’re waiting for compensation from a personal injury lawsuit and need cash now, we can help. We provide “fast cash” that can be used to pay important bills and help you enjoy the holidays. Our cash advance is not a “lawsuit loan” because unlike a traditional loan, there are no upfront fees or monthly payments and you only repay the cash advance if, and when, you win your case. If you lose your case, you owe us nothing. That’s right – no recovery, no repayment.

Don’t be forced into an unfair settlement. Get the cash you need for the holidays this year with a lawsuit cash advance. Let a “lawsuit loan” give you peace of mind this holiday season. Apply online or call us 1.866.LIT.FUND.

Auto Accident on Icy Highway Claims Three Lives

November 15, 2011

A fatal auto accident in Washington is a sad reminder of how dangerous icy highways can be this winter. Police said that at approximately 6:30 on Saturday morning, the driver of a Toyota pick-up truck lost control on an icy stretch of the highway, spun sideways, crossed the center line, and was hit broadside by a tractor trailer. The driver of the pick-up, his passenger, and a passenger in the tractor trailer were killed upon impact. The driver of the semi-truck was not injured.

It is easy to forget about wintry driving conditions especially early in the season, but drivers need to be ready. Whether it’s a dusting of snow or a patch if ice, winter roads can be very dangerous. Icy conditions usually require us to drive at less than posted speeds. Slow down and give yourself time to stop. This is also a good time to remind drivers to check the condition of all tires, antifreeze levels, and put a survival kit in all vehicles in case of an emergency.

The families of the victims may seek legal counsel to learn their rights in the wrongful death of a loved one. After retaining an attorney and pursuing a lawsuit, they may want to ask questions about the possibility of accessing lawsuit funding. A “litigation loan” could be a smart move for a family wondering how they will make ends meet financially without a breadwinner or to simply pay additional expenses associated with the accident. Pre-settlement funding helps victims deal with unexpected bills and then take care of other pressing financial business, like the mortgage and car payments.

A lawsuit cash advance can help them wait for a just and equitable settlement. If approved for a lawsuit cash advance, approval can be provided within 24-48 hours, and a check wired to your account. It is free to apply and funds are only required to be repaid if the case is settled or won. If you lose the case, the money is yours to keep, free of charge. To learn more about lawsuit funding, visit www.litigationfundingcorp.com.

Fire Captain Loses Life Due To Grandfather Clause

August 4, 2011

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Asheville Fire and Police Departments have determined that the tragic fire on July 28th, at a Medical Office Complex in Asheville, NC. was deliberately set. A Fire Department Captain was suffered cardiac arrest and died battling the flames. Ten other firefighters were treated for minor to serious injuries. Over $20 million in damage occurred as a result of the fire. What remains unknown is who started the blaze and why.

The building safety director for the city said the death most likely could have been prevented if the building been equipped with sprinklers. The facility was built prior to North Carolina changing its fire code requiring multi-family and high-occupancy buildings to have sprinkler systems and the owners were not required to retrofit.

Sometimes a new city ordinance or building code change will immediately cause hundreds of older buildings to be in violation. But, rather than bringing buildings up to code, the government will insert a grandfather clause – an exemption allowing current businesses or property owners to continue operating under previous laws – into the language of the new regulation. In this case, the medical facility may have been exempt from modern sprinkler laws because the retrofitting would be too costly. Although a grandfather clause is often used to benefit owners who may otherwise face financial or personal hardship under new regulations, it is also allowing unsafe conditions. Is this another case of lawmakers putting the interests of the business community over citizens? Do tragedies like this one reveal the underlying weakness in the system?

We urge business owners to be proactive and go beyond minimum code requirements in making their buildings as safe as possible.

The families of those injured and killed in the fire may decide to talk to a personal injury attorney about their rights. If there was negligence on the part of the building owner, a personal injury lawsuit is likely.
Cases like this tend to take a long time from lawsuit commencement to lawsuit resolution; litigants/family members, struggling to make ends meet dealing with with funeral and burial or medical assistance expenses rendered at the time of the fire, may wish to consider applying for lawsuit funding. This is a service that provides a lawsuit cash advance to people involved in pending lawsuits. The main purpose of this legal finance service is to prevent cash strapped litigants from having to settle their valuable cases too soon, for too little, because the need lawsuit cash now. Legal funding may make a substantial difference in the bottom line of your case.

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

Man Falls Down Elevator Shaft When Doors Open Between Floors

March 7, 2011

In this case, a man filed a lawsuit against a building owner for negligence in properly maintaining an elevator. The man alleged that when he leaned against the elevator doors, they sprung open causing him to plummet fifteen feet down the elevator shaft. The plaintiff contended that the elevator was negligently maintained by the defendant and that the defendant’s failure to properly maintain the elevator was the direct proximate cause of his accident. Specifically, the plaintiff contended that the safety device which normally prevents an elevator from opening when the car is not level with the landing malfunctioned. The defendant claimed that the elevator is on a regularly scheduled maintenance check, and he was unaware of any defects. Upon a detailed investigation, it was determined that the elevator had several deficiencies. The plaintiff was awarded compensation for damages and loss wages.

Elevator injuries are similar to premises liability lawsuits. The owner of a building is responsible for properly maintaining an elevator and if someone is injured as a result of negligent maintenance, the owner can be legally responsible for injuries. When a person is the victim of an accident directly related to the failure or malfunction of an elevator, they have the legal right to seek compensation for damages. In this case, it is easily apparent that someone was at fault; elevators won’t malfunction at will. For individuals who have experienced similar accidents, being able to financially wait out the time it takes for your attorney to seek justice is paramount.

Due to the complexity of elevator lawsuits, the litigation process in these types of accidents may be far off. For some people pre-settlement funding is a way to make it through the long and tedious process of waiting for a settlement. A lawsuit cash advance for some people can provide the financial security of paying bills while waiting for a fair and full settlement from their claim. If you are in need of a lawsuit cash advance, begin by applying online. Don’t worry about a bad credit history or unemployment. With us, those don’t matter. There are no monthly payments, either. Best of all, with our company you only repay the cash advance if you win your case. With lawsuit funding, you can get back financial control of your life.

Dentist Misplaces Needle Causing Permanent Damage

March 1, 2011

Ten years before this case settled, a woman sought treatment from an oral surgery for advice to correct her malocclusion. She accepted the five-step treatment plan which included surgery and orthodontics. The patient alleges that during phase two of treatments, the dentist’s pierced a nerve causing permanent numbness of the lip. This woman waited ten years for her lawsuit to settle. Lawsuit Funding in this case would have helped in the decade that it took for this complicated case to go through the legal system.

If you have suffered from an injury as a result of negligence from a dentist or dental care professional, you may be entitled to pursue a dental malpractice lawsuit. Consulting an attorney who specializes in medical and dental malpractice claims will help you determine if your case is valid. But, filing and waiting for a case settlement can take a long time. During this time plaintiffs can take on a significant financial and emotional burden. Some will seek lawsuit funding. Litigation funding is a cash advance based on your pending lawsuit. Pre-settlement funding is designed for plaintiffs to pay their bills and be able to wait until their get a fair verdict in court or through a negotiated settlement. The application process is quick and easy.

Lawsuit Funding Can Make a Real Difference in the Bottom Line of Your Case

June 16, 2010

Lawsuit funding, also known as litigation funding or pre-settlement funding is an important tool for a cash strapped plaintiff to use when he/she needs a cash advance prior to settlement or court resolution of his/her lawsuit. Many of you don’t recognize a litigant’s dilemma. Lawsuits involving personal injury and/or disability take a long time to resolve; if the plaintiff is disabled from work, he/she may suffer through extreme financial hardship while waiting for the valuable case to settle or resolve by court verdict or appeal. Work loss results in financial hardship; medical bills, mortgage payments, rent, car payments, tuition, and other living expensive will accumulate while a plaintiff is disabled and without income. This is where a lawsuit cash advance may be used to alleviate financial pressure to settle the case too soon for too little; best of all, this is done with absolutely no risk to the plaintiff. Why, you ask? Because legal finance services do not require repayment unless you win the case. Stated another way, if you lose your personal injury case, you keep the legal funding company’s money and you don’t have to pay it back! In the legal community, this is referred to as a non-recourse transaction; repayment is contingent upon case outcome. The only collateral used for this settlement funding is your case; if your case is successful the lawsuit finance company is repaid its principal and profit. If the case fails, the money is free. That is the risk of non-recourse lawsuit funding. It is easy to apply for litigation funding; approvals are based on the strength of your case, alone; whether you qualify has nothing to do with your credit standing or job status. Job or no job, good credit or bad, if you have a qualifying lawsuit, you will qualify for a lawsuit cash advance. This means that ANYONE with a good personal injury case may apply and qualify for lawsuit financing.

Your attorney should be notified that you are seeking lawsuit financial services, as he/she is an important part of the process. Case records, provided by the attorney, are received and reviewed to qualify you for case funding. Thus, it is wise to give your attorney a “heads up” when you apply. The main focus of these “lawsuit loans” is to prevent you from allowing financial distress to cause you to settle your valuable case too early for too little. Lawsuit funding could make a real difference in the bottom line of your case and you owe it to yourself to check it out.

20 Foot Fall From Lift Is Fatal to Construction Worker

March 26, 2010

Construction accidents usually result in serious injuries; this one was fatal for one worker and caused serious injuries for another. The construction accident took place in Louisiana at a job site in the East Baton Rouge school system.

It appears that the two construction workers fell a distance 20 feet to the ground after the lift they were balanced on was struck by a beam. One worker suffered a catastrophic traumatic brain injury and was pronounced dead at the scene. The second man was taken to hospital for treatment of his serious injuries.
Both men worked for a steel fabricator at the time of the accident. The police report isn’t clear as to what precisely took place, but from eyewitness reports, it appears that the crane operator moving the beam from one place to another didn’t pay attention to what he was doing and hit the lift.

The surviving construction worker and the family of the deceased construction worker may want to consider filling both a workers compensation case and, if the crane operator was not a co-employee of the same employer as the victims, a personal injury lawsuit against the crane operator and his employer for negligence in operating the unit. Cases like this take some time before they are resolved; in the meantime, the worker and his family and family of the deceased worker may need money now, to pay their bills and expenses and, in the future, as they wait for the case to wind down the long litigation road.
A lawsuit cash advance may work well for both victims here. The victims could apply for litigation funding; if they are approved, they would receive instant cash just when they need it most. This vital lawsuit financial assistance may be used to pay all the necessary medical expenses, funeral expenses and the ordinary expenses that personal injury and wrongful death victims fall behind on when accidents or tragedy happen. Lawsuit funding tries to bridge the gap between lawsuit and case settlement or resolution; legal finance companies do not need credit checks. Lawsuit finance companies look for solid personal injury cases with a reasonable chance of success.

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