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Woman Poorly Awarded After Crash With Police Car Says Litigation Funding Corporation of Michigan

December 15, 2010

Even the police get into nasty crashes. This is one case that also shows that having a good personal injury lawyer may change the financial outcome.

This case is just one of those things that tend to happen with modern life. A speeding police car, without lights flashing or siren engaged, collides with a woman just leaving an intersection. “The results of that wreck were Renae Raymond sustained rib fractures, spleen lacerations, traumatic brain injury, lung contusions and assorted other serious injuries,” said Daren Monroe, who writes for Litigation Funding Corporation, Southfield, Michigan.

Raymond was hospitalized for at least a month and was left with difficulties coping with her traumatic brain injury. This case resulted in a settlement of approximately $136,000 from Denver City Council, which, given the serious nature of her injuries, would likely not even cover her hospital expenses.

“In cases like this, it’s wise to discuss the situation with a skilled personal injury lawyer, as they know how to make the justice system work for you. In addition, this lady may have also been able to apply for lawsuit funding to help her cope with her staggering medical expenses and therapy,” Monroe said.

The idea behind litigation funding is that it acts as an emergency lawsuit financing loan that the plaintiff uses to deal with their debts, including their regular monthly obligations, such as the rent, mortgage, school fees, car payments or credit card debt.

It’s not that difficult to apply for lawsuit settlement funding, and all the plaintiff needs to do is fill out an application form online at the litigation funding website or call them directly. They are asked some questions about the nature of the case and it is then assessed for its winability in court. Once the application for pre-settlement funding is approved, the money is sent to the plaintiff as quickly as possible, because the legal finance company completely understands that the bills need to be paid pronto.

Applying for a lawsuit cash advance is a very clever strategic move on the part of the plaintiff, because it lets them control their case. “By that we mean, with lawsuit funding in the bank, they don’t have to take any offers from an insurance company. In fact, they only need to wait for justice while they rely on their litigation funding to deal with their expenses,” Monroe said.

“Lawsuit funding isn’t for everyone, but it’s well worth checking into, because if you are ever in a bad accident and have catastrophic medical expenses, pre-settlement funding will save the day,” Monroe said.

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

Numerous Errors Result in Wrongful Death of Boy Indicates Litigation Funding Corporation of Michigan

December 13, 2010

A mentally ill mom drowned her 5-month-old baby. This happened despite numerous warnings to authorities by the father.

The wrongful death lawsuit filed in this case also stated there was a violation of the 14th Amendment; where government can’t deprive citizens of life, liberty or property without due process. “The facts in this case are quite disturbing,” said Daren Monroe, who writes for Litigation Funding Corporation, Southfield, Michigan.

“They involve a 5-month-old boy who was drowned by his mentally ill mother; the same mother who lost the same baby to child welfare when he was one month old because they feared for his safety,” he said.

Will Robert Johnson was only one month old when child welfare took him out of the mother’s home because she suffered from severe mental illness and they suspected he was in danger. Four months later, the same child welfare workers who removed him left him with his mother for a visit. He was drowned in a tub, and his dad filed the suit on behalf of his estate.

The plaintiff indicated the mother, Arkisha Johnson, had a long history of mental illness and was known to make violent threats, was emotionally unstable, didn’t take her medications and had attempted suicide several times. The suit stated the social workers knew or should have known about her history and should never have left Will alone with her.

Apparently, one senior social worker didn’t listen to a caseworker’s input and approved unsupervised visits. The end results of that mistake were painfully clear with Will’s death. Johnson pled guilty to second degree reckless homicide and is in jail for 15 years.

There will no doubt be some fallout over this case for many years to come. In the meantime, the father will need to deal with the ramifications of the death of his son. “He might have been interested to know that he could have applied online at a litigation funding site for lawsuit funding. This is an emergency loan that would have helped him get back on his feet financially until the case was heard,” Monroe said.

Once a plaintiff has the lawsuit financing in the bank, he may access it immediately and use it to do anything he wants, but the vast majority of those who get lawsuit settlement funding know they need to pay off their outstanding bills first. Once those expenses are dealt with, they can just wait until their case makes its way through the courts or receives a fair settlement offer. Plaintiffs are under no obligation to accept any offers from an insurance company.

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

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Medical Malpractice Resulting in Death of Unborn Baby Ends in Multimillion Dollar Verdict

December 6, 2010

When you go to the hospital to save your baby, you expect you will go home in one piece and still be pregnant. This is not what happened in this case.

Sabine Miller was 30 years old and 14 weeks pregnant when she was rushed by ambulance to the hospital in Naperville, where she was admitted to a post-partum unit. Evidently, the staff at the hospital didn’t carefully monitor her rapidly deteriorating condition, nor did they call for a doctor. Miller lost consciousness as a result of septic shock.

During this medical ordeal, the unborn baby died and Miller’s small intestine also died, which meant she required surgery to remove it. Several months later she received a small intestine transplant from a deceased organ donor. Despite the transplant surgery, she still faces significant medical challenges on a daily basis.

The jury was only out for five hours before coming in with a verdict of $10.5 million for Miller’s injuries and $1 million for the death of her baby. The hospital did not agree with the verdict, but ultimately, didn’t challenge it.

This would have been a very difficult time for Sabine Miller, who started the whole process in one piece and came out of it grieving for her dead child and severely damaged with a new small intestine. She would have had a lot of medical expenses to pay and would have likely found the bills overwhelming. How could the family pay them? They hadn’t expected her extreme illness and two surgeries.

The Millers could have applied for pre-settlement funding to get them back on their feet financially and to tide them over until a verdict came in. The whole idea behind lawsuit funding is that the plaintiff applies for an emergency lawsuit loan and when it arrives they pay their debts and hang on to the rest to keep them afloat until their case is settled.

It’s easy to apply for legal funding and it may be done by calling the litigation funding company directly or by filling out an application form online. Once the case has been evaluated and approved, the lawsuit cash advance is sent to the plaintiff via check or wire. The faster it gets there, the quicker the plaintiff can deal with their massive debts.

One other thing to remember about pre-settlement funding is that since it’s in the bank and can be used for just about anything, the plaintiff is not obligated in any way to take an offer from an insurance company. They can just wait for justice to be done.

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

Seven Years Later Workplace Accident Results in Multimillion Dollar Verdict

December 1, 2010

Justice is often a long time in coming. This case is no exception.

In this instance, two men were severely burned in an accident at an Eighty Four company. They were finally awarded a multi-million dollar settlement for their injuries at trial in Washington County Court.

Plaintiff Rudolph Paci, from Centerville, was awarded $9.75 million for his damages. This figure included $7.5 million for disfigurement. Plaintiff James Sutch, from Daisyville, received $3.023 million, which also included $2.5 million for disfigurement.

This was a rough case for everyone involved, as the men had almost literally been through hell and managed to survive. They sustained their disfiguring burns when molten metal exploded from an Inductothermal furnace and drenched them while they were working on it. Paci was a melter and Sutch an assistant melter for Ametek Specialty Metal Products.

The jury found Inductothermal 50 percent responsible and the suppliers to Eighty Four company (Allied Mineral and Vesuvius) each 25 percent responsible. Jennifer Paci received $80,000 and Michele Sutch was awarded $50,000.

This is a perfect example of a case in which either of the plaintiffs could have filled out an application for litigation funding and been assured of getting their medical expenses and therapy paid for right away. The lawsuit loan would have given them financial stability until their verdicts were rendered.

Applying for pre-settlement funding is not hard and it would have only taken mere minutes for the plaintiffs to have filled out an online form or make a direct phone call to the litigation funding company. They would only need to provide the company with the details of their case, wait while the case was evaluated and then wait for the lawsuit funding to arrive in their bank.

The waiting period is minimal and in fact, the lawsuit cash advance is often referred to as “fast cash” because it gets to the plaintiff so quickly once it has been approved. The funds often arrive by check or wire and once there, the plaintiff has immediate access to them to pay their debts, deal with ongoing expenses and pay the usual monthly bills most people have, such as the rent, car loans, the mortgage and credit card bills.

Overall, the plaintiff has the ability to control their case once they receive pre-settlement funding, because it allows them to decline any cheap offers from insurance companies. Lawsuit funding is not for everyone, but in many cases, it’s the answer to plaintiff’s prayers when it comes to paying significant medical bills and trying to get on with their lives.

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

MIST defense defeated at trial of severely injured man

November 30, 2010

Snatching victory from the jaws of the defense is a feather in a personal injury lawyer’s cap. This case outlines how.

“It’s always nice to be able to beat a big insurance company in court,” said Daren Monroe, who writes for Litigation Funding Corporation, Southfield, Michigan. “This is a stellar case, where two personal injury lawyers took an aggressive approach to a tough case and won the day.” The verdict in this particular trial was close to a million dollars and was the result of a horrendous truck accident case. The insurance company went to court because they felt their position was defensible and they were planning to be tough about it.

The case was about a 28-year old man who was involved in a wreck with a truck. He was in good physical shape before the crash, meaning he had no lower back pain and did not have any pre-existing injuries. After the collision, he was in constant pain that escalated to the point where he required low back fusion surgery.

This didn’t make much of an impression on the insurance company, whose trial tactics were to focus on the lack of visible damage to his car, dispute liability for the accident in total, and suggest the man was faking his injury. “The insurance company even went so far as to hire a private investigator to follow him around and gather evidence. But there was nothing to find,” Monroe said.

The part about the plaintiff faking his injuries is usually referred to as the MIST defense, which breaks out to minimal impact, soft tissue. In a nutshell, insurance companies aim to convince a jury that very serious personal injuries, like this plaintiff’s back injury, can’t possibly happen as a result of low damage accidents.

“The MIST defense is a bit of hogwash, as people have been catastrophically injured or even killed in low damage accidents, while others in total wrecks walk away unscathed,” Monroe said. “Put another way, there is no correlation between injury and vehicle damage.”

Waiting for the verdict in this case would have been very financially difficult for the plaintiff, who was trying to recover from significant back surgery and major pain. He would have likely needed money to pay his bills, but didn’t know where that would come from and how he could manage his expenses. This situation would be ideal one for the plaintiff to apply for a lawsuit loan.

It’s easy to apply for litigation funding. It is a no hassle process, as the legal finance company knows how much the plaintiff has already gone through to get to them in the first place. To that end, anyone who applies and qualifies for pre-settlement funding does not pay to apply for funds, does not have to shell out upfront fees, does not have to make monthly payments and does not need to go through a credit check or have a job.

Litigation funding is worth checking into, as it could set the plaintiff back on their feet financially, until the case is settled. In the process, they don’t have to take any offers from the insurance company, not with a lawsuit cash advance in the bank.

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

Truck driver flees the scene of fatal accident

November 20, 2010

One wonders what happened to people taking responsibility for their actions. A trucker fled the scene of this fatal accident, attempting to avoid being caught.

This fatal accident took place on the Burlington-Bristol Bridge when a metal bar came off a dump truck loaded with stone and heading for New Jersey. According to police reports, the dump truck suddenly crossed into oncoming traffic and hit a vehicle. The bar pierced the windshield of the vehicle hit by the truck, causing the driver’s death. Rather than wait at the scene of the accident, the trucker took off.

“It so happens that the bridge authorities keep surveillance tapes and caught not only the accident on tape, but the trucker fleeing the scene and ultimately pulling into a parking lot after crossing the bridge and then using back roads to get to his destination,” said Daren Monroe, who writes for Litigation Funding Corporation, Southfield, Michigan.

Thanks to the tape, the police were able to find the owner of the truck, Aldeep Enterprises. The trucker who was driving at the time of the fatal accident eventually surrendered to the police and found himself facing charges of obstructing government function and several motor vehicle counts.

“He was taken to jail and held on $75,000 bail. A quick check of his driving record showed a series of minor moving violations and at least 11 suspensions for administrative reasons,” Monroe said.

“There’s not much question about who was liable for this accident, and it’s likely the family of the person killed in the accident will want to speak to a wrongful death lawyer about filing a lawsuit. They will need to know their rights and how to deal with the crushing loss of their loved one,” Monroe said.

The family might find themselves in financial difficulties due to the death of their loved one and not know how they are going to be able to pay their bills. The solution to this dilemma is to apply for litigation funding to help tide them over until their case is settled or goes to court and a verdict is handed down.

Pre-settlement funding is applied for by filling out an application online at the litigation finance company website. It is easy to fill out and only takes a few minutes. Once the case has been assessed, the lawsuit cash advance is sent out within 24 to 48 hours by check or wire.

“Applicants for lawsuit funding do not have a whole bunch of hoops to go through to get their legal financing in place and they don’t have to pay any upfront fees either. In fact, there is no cost to apply for pre-settlement funding and the plaintiff will not be shelling out any monthly payments to pay the lawsuit loan back,” Monroe said. If the case is lost in court, the plaintiff keeps the lawsuit loan; free and clear.

When a family is cash strapped due to the sudden loss of a loved one, litigation funding is an emergency loan to tide them over until they get justice. It allows them to pay every last bill they may owe and keep current on the rest of them. It also has the added advantage of allowing the victims to decline any offers that aren’t reasonable made by an insurance company. Litigation funding is well worth checking out.

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

Two die after hitting a renegade utility trailer

November 15, 2010

The strangest and most tragic things happen on the highways these days. This freak accident killed two.

The whole affair would never have happened, but someone was negligence while hitching up – not taking that extra minute or two to double check how safe their utility trailer was before hitting the road. The consequence of saving a few minutes was the death of two people.

This accident happened on I-85 in South Carolina when a utility trailer being towed by a truck came unhitched in the middle of the highway. The vehicle towing it kept on going. The trailer, bereft of forward motion, began to slow down, as traffic tried to avoid it.

Unfortunately, a 2000 Honda SUV slammed into the trailer in the middle lane of the highway, veered into the right lane and was struck by an 18-wheeler. Shirin and Sajid Pirani both died at the scene. Miraculously, their two children, ages 6 and 3, were still alive in the backseat of the totaled vehicle. They were taken to hospital for assessment and later released to relatives.

The police report indicates no one was able to identify the vehicle towing the trailer, as it fled the scene. It was fairly dark at the time of the crash and police want to talk to the trailer owner before making decisions about laying charges. Eyewitnesses are being asked to provide the police with anything they can remember.

It is a nasty case, and one that will take a fair length of time to settle when the culprit is finally found. It would not be much of a surprise if the Pirani family filed a wrongful death suit to recover compensation for the children’s futures. They will need to know their rights and what types of compensation they may request from the court. There is also a good chance they will need money to pay for the children’s medical expenses and the funeral and burial costs for their parents.

The sudden responsibility of two children may be financially difficult for the relatives of the Pirani family, and they may need help to deal with their bills. For this, they may find the perfect answer is in the form of litigation funding. Often referred to as pre-settlement funding, a lawsuit loan comes to the rescue when plaintiffs need it the most. It arrives within 24 to 48 hours, and the only thing the plaintiff needs to do is fill out an application online or by calling the litigation funding company directly.

“This is a no hassle, no upfront fee, no monthly payments to make” kind of arrangement and it will help financially strapped plaintiffs get back on their feet, deal with their expenses and allow them to wait for justice. Legal financing also means the victims don’t have to take any offers from the insurance company, because they have a lawsuit cash advance in the bank. It’s an almost perfect solution for some people, but may not be for others. However, it is well worth checking out. It may make a huge difference to your case.

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

18-wheeler trucker misjudges ability to pass a school bus

November 10, 2010

When 18-wheelers make mistakes while on the road, the consequences can be deadly.

This was a particularly tragic case where an impatient trucker decided to pass a slower moving school bus. The driver misjudged oncoming traffic and slammed head-on into a Ford Edge, driven by David Beasley of Little Rock, Ark. The truck didn’t stop there. It continued on to careen into a Toyota Camry being driven by Rebecca Baltz, also of Little Rock. Baltz had a passenger in her car, Jonnie Oden.

When emergency services personnel arrived at the wreck, they pronounced Beasley dead at the scene. Baltz and Oden were taken to the nearest medical facility for treatment. The trucker, John Rader, from Texas, was not injured in this deadly collision.

No doubt the fault here lies with the trucker, who pulled out to pass while it was unsafe to do so. The result of that ill fated decision will likely haunt him for the rest of his life. It will certainly be remembered by the Beasley family and Rebecca Blatz and Jonnie Oden. It’s highly likely the Beasley family will file a wrongful death lawsuit, while the other victims may file personal injury lawsuits.

Any one of the victims in this unfortunate accident would be able to pick up the phone and place a call to a litigation funding company and find out if they are eligible for pre-settlement funding. If they don’t want to call, they can apply for a lawsuit loan on the company’s website. It doesn’t take long to fill out an application for a lawsuit cash advance. Once the applicants are approved, the fast cash funding arrives within 24 to 48 hours. That’s why they call it fast cash.

The process to apply for litigation funding is easy, because the company knows the plaintiffs/victims have already been through enough and they don’t need any more problems or hassles. All they need to do when they apply for legal financing is answer some questions about their case and the litigation funding company takes it from there.

Perhaps one of the best features of a lawsuit cash advance is the fact that once the plaintiff has the funds in their bank, they are able to pay every outstanding bill and stay current with monthly expenses. Lawsuit funding allows a plaintiff to get back on their feet financially after facing the horrific loss of a loved one. They will need money to cope with their expenses and to be able to move forward with their lives.

Litigation funding is quite notable for another reason as well. When a plaintiff has legal financing, they don’t have to take any low ball offers from an insurance company. They have the peace of mind in knowing that they are covered for any contingency, while their case is being handled by their lawyer. All they need to do is wait for justice, or a fair and equitable offer.

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

Birth Trauma Can Happen to Anyone, Anytime

October 21, 2010

Roughly seven out of every 1,000 live births results in a child being born with a birth injury. While you may think that these odds seem pretty low and that this could not happen to you, you should rethink that approach. You may be fine, your baby may be fine, but what happens if the doctor or the nurses are “not” fine, do not perform their jobs in a proper way, and something bad happens. This can and does happen and the end result is any one of a number of injuries to the child; some of which are life altering, such as cerebral palsy.

If the injury sustained at birth is critical enough, it may affect the child for the rest of their lives. Sadly, because babies are so fragile it makes them high risk candidates for injuries. In many birth injury cases, the doctor or another medical professional was negligent and caused harm to the child. If you can prove that to be the case, you should be entitled to compensation for damages to your child, pain and suffering, and future care costs for a special needs child.

To file a birth injury lawsuit (typically referred to as a medical malpractice lawsuit) you will need to talk to an experienced personal injury attorney with a history of handling birth injury cases. We can refer you to one, if you need a referral.

After you have retained an attorney and a lawsuit has been filed, you might also want to check into whether or not you may be eligible for litigation funding.

Pre-settlement funding
is there for you, if you qualify, to pay important bills and expenses, like mortgage, rent or car payments, as well as medical expenses, groceries, utilities, and other important obligations. It is fast cash, a “lawsuit loan” given in advance of your expected verdict or settlement. It allows you to wait for real justice and to avoid accepting inadequate offers from greedy insurance companies.

To apply for lawsuit funding, go online or make a toll free phone call. Complete a short form, explain your case details, wait for the company to contact and obtain records from your attorney, the get approved with 24-48 hours. It is that simple and that quick. You do not pay the lawsuit financing company any fees until your case is successful, and, if you lose, you keep the money, free of charge. Try getting a bank, or even a family member, to do that.

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80 Year Old Killed in Hit & Run Accident

October 18, 2010

The 80 Year old man was walking across the street in a designated crosswalk section, when he was hit by a Toyota. The driver never stopped to offer assistance and fled the scene. The victim was rushed to hospital, but he died, later that day, as a result of his injuries.

Police eventually located the 46-year old hit & run driver at her home. She was arrested on suspicion of felony hit and run. There is further investigation required to determine what happened to cause this fatal accident. Was she talking on a cell phone, speeding, reaching for something, or under the influence of alcohol or drugs? Why didn’t she see the pedestrian? Only time will tell.

The family of the victim may file a wrongful death lawsuit. It seems clear that the driver was legally responsible and drove her vehicle in a negligent manner. After hiring an experienced personal injury/wrongful death attorney, the family might also wish to contact a lawsuit funding company and ask about filling out an application for a lawsuit cash advance. It is easy to apply for lawsuit financing. With your attorney’s cooperation, the legal finance process is quick and easy. After you are approved for what some incorrectly call a “lawsuit loan”, your lawsuit cash will be in your hands within 24-48 hours by check or wire.

Use the money for important bills and expenses, like mortgage, car, or rent payments, or groceries, medical expenses, and tuition. This takes the financial pressure off the victim to settle or compromise a valuable case too soon, for too little. Don’t settle your case for pennies on the dollar; get litigation funding instead.

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