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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Targets Convenience Store In Drunk Driver Crash

November 8, 2018

With fatal auto accidents, lawsuits are often filed against a negligent driver, but in certain cases, local businesses can also be held liable. For example, a bar can be sued for a 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.

The parents of two 16-year-old girls who were killed in a drunk driving crash have filed wrongful death lawsuits against the teen driver and the store clerk accused of selling him alcohol. The lawsuits allege that had the store clerk not sold alcohol to a minor, this senseless tragedy would have been avoided.
According to investigators, the 17-year-old driver bought four bottles of Mad-Dog 20/20 at a convenience store a few hours before the fatal crash. The clerk failed to check for valid identification before selling him the alcohol. After downing an entire bottle, the teen got behind the wheel. Unable to stay in a single lane, the driver went up on the median and crashed into a tree at high speed. Both passengers sustained fatal injuries.
The driver was charged with two counts of intoxication manslaughter. The store clerk has been arrested and charged with a misdemeanor for selling alcohol to a minor.

Finding the right attorney in cases like this is the first step in seeking justice. However, it is often a long fight as the defense will usually deny, delay, and defend the case for months, if not years. For plaintiffs who feel they cannot financially wait to seek justice, litigation funding can help. Not only can his legal financing help cover medical expenses, funeral, and burial expenses, or simply pay the monthly household bills but it can also give the plaintiff’s attorney much needed time to strengthen the case to obtain the compensation justly deserved.

Since lawsuit funding is based on the merit of the case, credit and employment are irrelevant. There are no upfront fees or monthly payments, and the cash advance is only repaid if, and when the case successfully settles. It is easy to apply for a lawsuit cash advance either online or by phone. If approved, funds can be available in as little as 24 hours.

If you have been in a drunk driving auto accident and experiencing financial hardship, don’t let the insurance company victimize you again by forcing you to accept a low offer. Call Litigation Funding Corporation to get the “staying power” advantage to pursue your lawsuit with confidence and fight for the compensation you deserve.

Disabled Woman Dragged to Death by School Bus — Father Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit

May 18, 2018

A Tucson school bus accident has led to a wrongful lawsuit against a local school district, the bus driver and the state of Arizona.

A 43-year-old disabled woman was riding a motorized wheelchair on a sidewalk when she was struck and killed by a school bus. The lawsuit alleges that the school district was negligent because the driver was not fit to drive, and the school district’s bus inspection and maintenance practices were faulty. Crash investigators noted the vehicle had “major defects.”

According to the lawsuit, a leaky exhaust system and no air conditioning caused heat and fumes to seep into the bus, ultimately causing the driver to pass out. The driver was allegedly being treated for a medical condition at the time that exacerbated his condition.

The last thing this grieving family needs to worry about is how to keep up with usual and extraordinary bills until a settlement or jury award. To help with a family’s financial wellbeing, the answer may be litigation or pre-settlement funding.

Litigation Funding Corporation is able to help plaintiffs by providing a non-recourse cash advance, also referred to as a “lawsuit loan.” A lawsuit cash advance allows the plaintiff to stay afloat financially. An applicant for pre-settlement funding just needs to have an experienced attorney and a solid case that is likely to win.

Apply online for litigation funding or make a phone call to Litigation Funding Corporation and find out if pre-settlement funding is going to work for you. A lawsuit loan may be just the mechanism needed to cope with bills and maintain your credit rating.

Seeking Financial Support During A Pending Personal Injury Lawsuit

April 12, 2018

Every year, thousands of people file personal injury lawsuits. However, waiting for a settlement can be financially devastating. While recovering from injuries, it is can be difficult to think about how to pay bills and put food on the table. Many people don’t know that there is an option to get through a pending lawsuit. It’s called litigation funding.

Litigation funding, also known as lawsuit funding, is a risk-free cash advance against a pending lawsuit. All that is needed to be eligible is a strong case and attorney representation. Once we receive a completed one-page application, a funding specialist will gather case information from the plaintiff’s attorney. The amount of the cash advance is based on the strength of the case and the projected settlement. We don’t ask what you are planning to use the money for – it is yours to spend as you need or want.

Litigation Funding Corporation does not look at credit standing, collateral, or special assets when making a funding decision. There are no monthly payments; the cash advance is repaid once the case is settled. If, however, the case is lost, we completely waive repayment.

If you are in a personal injury lawsuit and the added financial strain is making it more difficult to pay even the ordinary household bills, give us a call or fill out our one-page application.

Surgical Needle Left in Patient Allegedly Led to Bowel Puncture

September 22, 2017

It may be hard to believe that a surgeon could forget medical objects inside of a patient’s body, especially with nurses and anesthesiologists looking on. However, it’s a mistake that occurs more frequently than anyone would ever imagine.

In August 2012, an elderly woman underwent vaginal-prolapse surgery. During the procedure, a surgical needle was mistakenly left inside her body, although it was not discovered until 2 ½ years later.

In a medical malpractice lawsuit, the patient claimed that the needle caused generalized bowel symptoms. The complaint alleged that by 2014 symptoms progressed, leading to severe abdominal pain, nausea, difficulty eating, and weight loss. An imaging study in January 2015 identified the needle, as well as a bowel perforation and diverticulitis. She was treated with antibiotics, and the bowel perforation eventually repaired itself. However, the patient continues to take medication to alleviate her bowel cramping issues.

Experts for the surgeon argued that the needle was free-floating and could not have caused the bowel perforation. It was also argued that the nurses were at fault for improper needle count. However, the jury found the hospital 100 percent liable.

If your surgeon forgot to remove a needle, sponge, or medical tool in your body after surgery, you may be entitled to compensation. To learn about your legal options, contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney. Although monetary compensation can help with damages incurred, waiting until a settlement is reached can be financially devastating for a plaintiff. With limited or no cash flow, plaintiffs usually will have a hard time remaining financially stable; even daily household expenses become a challenge. In times like this, litigation funding can be helpful.

Litigation funding is a cash advance, not a loan. There are no upfront fees or monthly payments, no credit checks, and no employment verification. A lawsuit cash advance is provided based on the strength of your case alone; repayment is made only after the case successfully settles. If the case is lost, the plaintiffs are under no obligation to repay the cash advance.

Simply fill out an online application or call our office toll-free. We will review your case within 24 – 48 hours, and if approved, wire the funds to your account for immediate use. Although the lawsuit cash advance is usually to pay for immediate living expenses and medical expenses, it can be used as you wish until your case settles. Litigation funding is not for everyone, but it can be a very powerful tool to help a plaintiff fight for fair compensation.

Malpractice Lawsuits Filed Against Midwife with a 30-Year History of Complaints

July 31, 2017

When serious injury or death results from medical negligence, compensation may be available to help ease the family’s financial burdens, but a medical malpractice lawsuit will take time. For most plaintiffs, a lengthy litigation process brings significant stress and financial concerns, including how to pay household expenses, medical expenses and more.

In 2014, an expectant mother sought out a midwife to oversee her pregnancy and deliver her baby. There was only one midwife in the area that would do home births. She was a licensed practical nurse, had 34 years of practice, and delivered more than 4,000 babies. Despite that experience, something went wrong for this mother-to-be.

A week shy of full-term, the woman passed several fist-sized blood clots. The midwife told her the discharges were normal and there was nothing to worry about, according to a wrongful death lawsuit filed against the midwife. After four more calls to the midwife, the pregnant woman was seen. While under the care of the midwife, the woman continued to bleed and her contractions worsened. By the time the midwife checked the baby’s heart rate, it was no longer detectable. The baby was stillborn.

Sadly, this mother may not have been aware that the midwife has been subject to at least 22 complaints over the course of her career, and the health department determined all but three of them were serious enough to warrant investigation. Two other cases led to lawsuits; one is currently under appeal. Yet, despite her track record, this midwife continues to practice and the state Department of Health couldn’t answer why she has not been barred from delivering children.

The defendant is denying the allegations.

For those that are in a pending lawsuit, they may wish to seek financial assistance through litigation funding.
Although it is often called a “lawsuit loan”, litigation funding is not like a typical bank loan. It is a lawsuit cash advance provided solely on the strength of the case, and does not require a credit check, employment verification, or monthly payments. Additionally, a lawsuit cash advance is only repaid once the case successfully settles. If the plaintiff loses the case, repayment is completely waived.

Litigation Funding Corporation makes the application and approval process quick and easy. We often provide the necessary funds within 24 – 48 hours. To apply, learn more, or request a free, no-obligation consultation, contact us online or toll-free at 248-702-6022.

Worker Death at Deadly Detroit-Area Steel Plant under Investigation

June 7, 2017

A 32-year-old fell to his death May 22 while working at a Michigan steel mill. He was employed by an industrial construction contracting firm that provides various services. It is not clear if the fall happened as a result of a crane collapse. It was the fourth death at the plant in less than four years. The company has eliminated a quarter of its salaried employees and slashed thousands of jobs in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Illinois and Alabama.

Although very little has been disclosed about the accident, authorities have said the man fell 20 feet and that city police and fire services were not called because the company has its own emergency response personnel. The State of Michigan’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) would only say that an investigation is ongoing and will take several weeks or months to complete.

Workers say the steel company has implemented deep cost-cutting measures that have undermined basic safety. They face grueling work schedules, including seven-day workweeks. The mills are dangerously understaffed; the company has eliminated a quarter of its salaried employees and slashed thousands of jobs in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Illinois and Alabama. Overworked electrical and mechanical maintenance crews are too hurried to take precautionary steps that were once standard.

When a worker is killed in an accident, the worker’s estate has the option of filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the employer and any third party responsible. The estate of the deceased must prove: (1) the employer had a duty to its employees and any foreseeable worker on the premise to provide a safe work environment; (2) the employer breached that duty by (for example) failing to routinely inspect the premises or by failing to install proper safety measures; (3) as a result of the breach, the worker suffered an injury; and (4) as a result of the injury, the worker died.

Unfortunately, a wrongful death claim in this tragic accident could take years to wind through the legal process, leaving family members to bear the financial burden until a settlement is reached. When there is little or no life insurance, savings, or other funding sources, plaintiffs may be eligible for litigation funding.

When securing litigation funding, a plaintiff’s desperation for cash is relieved and his/her experienced attorney has the time necessary to obtain full and fair compensation.

Litigation funding is based solely on the merits of the case; credit rating or job status does not matter. The application process is simple and if approved, the lawsuit cash advance can be available within 24 – 48 hours. Upon approval and a signed contract, the funds can be sent within 24 – 48 hours either by wire or by check. The money can be used immediately pay medical bills, funeral expenses, or any other costs associated with the accident and/or to deal with monthly financial obligations. The best part of a lawsuit cash advance is that it’s 100% risk-free. If the case is lost, our clients are under no obligation to repay the cash advance.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a steel mill or other work-related accident, your employer may be liable for your injuries. Contact an experienced attorney to discuss your potential claim. If you are currently in the litigation process for a wrongful death lawsuit and need immediate financial assistance due to medical expenses, loss of wages, funeral & burial expenses, mortgage/rent, and living expenses, contact Litigation Funding Corporation. We provide cost-free, no-obligation consultations. And, remember — we don’t collect a dime unless your case is settled or won. Call us today at 248-702-6022.

Fiery Tanker Crash Kills South Carolina Family of Four

June 5, 2017

When fault on the part of a truck driver or a trucking company results in injury or death, victims may be eligible to recover compensation with the help of a trucking accident attorney.

A family of four died on May 16, 2017 after their vehicle was struck by a tractor trailer that apparently failed to slow in a construction zone.

The driver of a Volvo tanker was traveling south toward a construction zone where crews were painting Interstate 95 near the South Carolina state line. According to state police, the driver did not reduce speed and slammed into a pickup truck, pushing the pick-up forward, causing a chain-reaction crash with two SUVs. The tanker then struck another tractor-trailer, which was pushed into a third semi. Gasoline in the tanker ignited; the Volvo ran onto the shoulder and caught fire.

State Police identified the deceased family as a 32-year-old female, a 25-year-old male, and two daughters, one and four years old. The tanker driver also died. Three people in one of the SUVs and the driver of another were flown to hospitals with serious injuries. They have been reported in stable condition. The drivers of two of the other tractor-trailers were treated and released at the scene.

The fatal crash remains under investigation.

The last thing the injured victims or the family of the deceased need is to face legal and financial issues, but it is important to contact an experienced attorney to understand their rights.

A successful civil claim would enable surviving victims and families who lost loved ones to cover medical expenses, funeral expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering as a result of the crash. Unfortunately, these claims typically take years to settle. Financial strain not only seriously impacts a victim’s life, it also impacts the case. Once a lawsuit is under way, if a plaintiff needs financial assistance, litigation funding may be a valuable option.

Litigation funding is a non-recourse cash advance against the future proceeds of the case. It is a smart strategic move because it allows a litigant to pay immediate bills while waiting for proper case resolution, rather than being forced into a low settlement offer.

To qualify, a plaintiff needs attorney representation and a strong case with merit – that’s all! There is no need for a credit check, employment verification or collateral. Funding decisions are typically made within 24 – 48 hours of receiving an application and applicable case documentation. The only payment made is when the case successfully settles. If the case is lost, the repayment is completely waived.

Why worry about money when a lawsuit cash advance would ease the burden immediately?

If you are the victim of an auto accident, don’t be forced to settle prematurely for a fraction of case value. Let Litigation Funding Corporation remove the financial pressure and gives you and your attorney the time needed to fully pursue your case. Complete our online application or call our office for a free, no-obligation consultation.

Jury Awards $14.9 Million for Patient Paralyzed by Negligently Administered Steroid Injection

May 30, 2017

A jury recently awarded a Colorado couple $14.9 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit.

The lawsuit alleged that an outpatient surgery center was negligent in administering a steroid to the patient. As a result, the woman suffered paralysis from the waist down. She is unable to walk and will require around-the-clock care for the rest of her life.

According to the complaint, the steroid injection was administered despite a warning label stating in bold, block letters that the steroid was “not for epidural use.” The warning label was added in 2011 at the request of the drug’s manufacturer, and was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The label also had additional warnings stating that adverse neurological reactions may occur if the drug is administered by an epidural, including spinal cord infarction and paraplegia, which is exactly what happened to the woman.

The jury awarded the victim approximately $1.7 million in past and future medical expenses; $3.2 million in unspecified economic damages; and $6.5 million in past and future non-economic damages such as pain and suffering. Her husband was awarded $3.5 million in past and future non-economic damages for loss of consortium, according to the verdict.

This verdict is a prime example of how big profit corporations can be held accountable, despite having a legal team of high-powered attorneys. Yet, it still took nearly four years to reach a verdict, time which most likely was financially challenging for this couple. Litigation funding would have been a perfect solution.

Litigation funding is a non-recourse cash advance to qualified plaintiffs to help pay the bills and other expenses, while giving his/her attorney time to achieve a fair and full settlement. There are no upfront fees, no credit checks, no employment verifications and no monthly payments. Funding is based solely on the strength of the case, with repayment once the case successfully settles. If the case is lost, the repayment is completely waived.
The first step is to complete an online application or call our office. Once we receive your application and supporting case documentation from your attorney, Litigation Funding can determine if the case has merit for a lawsuit cash advance. If approved, the funds can be available within 1-2 days of signing a contract. The money can be used right away for whatever the plaintiff wishes – living expenses, mortgage or car payments, or even to avoid bankruptcy. It is really that simple!

If you, or a loved one, were seriously injured and are in need of litigation funding due to a medical malpractice, misdiagnosis, or negligence, contact Litigation Funding Corporation at .866.LIT.FUND or complete an online application for a free case evaluation.

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.

Crash with CTA Bus Leaves Four Dead; Alcohol a Possible Cause

May 15, 2017

Four people died as a result of a collision between a vehicle and a Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) bus.

Police said the 27-year-old driver of a Buick LeSabre was speeding when he lost control and hit a parked car before slamming into the bus head-on and catching on fire. The four people in the sedan were extracted and taken area hospitals where they were pronounced dead. One passenger leaves behind three young children; her pregnant sister, who was also a passenger, leaves behind two kids. The bus driver and four passengers on the bus were treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Alcohol was found in the LeSabre. The crash remains under investigation.

When an auto accident is the result of someone else’s negligence, you may be able to recover compensation for injuries or loss from the at-fault driver. However, what happens if the negligent person dies in the accident?

The fact that the negligent driver dies in a car accident does not necessarily mean that the victims can no longer bring a personal injury or wrongful death claim. A claim can still be made with the negligent person’s insurance carrier. If the claim cannot settle through negotiations with the insurance company, then a lawsuit can be filed against the deceased driver’s estate.

Even if negligence is clear and obvious, pursuing a lawsuit against someone’s estate can be complicated and time consuming because of the procedural requirements involved. It is even more complicated when there is no estate established yet. In either situation, an experience auto accident attorney in crucial in order to protect one’s rights.

Often times, the lengthy legal process will hinder victims from paying the bills associated with the crash; it may even be a struggle to pay ordinary living expenses. Those searching for financial assistance, should not only consider litigation funding, but should call the experts at Litigation Funding Corporation.

Litigation funding is an emergency lawsuit cash advance provided to cash-strapped plaintiffs in a pending legal claim. Victims are eligible for funding once they have attorney representation.

The process begins by completing a one-page application upon which time Litigation Funding Corporation will contact the plaintiff’s attorney for case documentation. There are no credit checks, no employment verification, and no upfront fees because funding is based solely on case strength. If a case is approved for funding, we will direct deposit or wire transfer the money in less than 48 hours. Repayment is made once the case successfully settles; if the plaintiff loses, repayment is completely waived.

Dealing with a loss is never easy, but fatal auto accidents can be especially devastating. As you struggle to figure out how your family will move forward, you don’t have to struggle financially.

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, litigation funding may be a viable option. Contact Litigation Funding Corporation to see if we can help ease your financial burden and give your attorney the time needed to obtain full value in your case.

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