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Family of Woman Crushed By Train Files a Wrongful Death Suit To Discover Truth

November 22, 2011

Often the truth is indeed stranger than fiction. This case is no exception to that observation.

The witnesses to this awful accident will remember it for years to come. They will remember watching, almost as if in slow motion, a woman running alongside a light rail train and being crushed to death as she fell under the wheels. The local medical examiner identified the victim as 26-year-old Jessica Lubken of Denver, Colorado.

While the details of this case are a bit sketchy, it appears the woman was running beside the slow moving RTD light rail train at about 1 p.m. in the afternoon and was vigorously banging on the doors to be let in. She fell and slid under the train wheels. Even though emergency crews were able to get her to the hospital alive, her injuries were too severe for her to survive. She was pronounced dead shortly after her arrival.

The investigation report indicated that the train’s conductors are not supposed to let passengers off or on the train anywhere other than at clearly demarcated train stops. That being said, one eyewitness indicated to police that she saw the conductor motioning for the woman to come around to the side of the train. The witnesses’ conclusion was that the man was indicating for the woman to get onboard, which will be an important point of consideration in any wrongful death lawsuit filed by the woman’s estate.

Other witnesses in the vicinity also saw her get hooked on the train and dragged at least 30 feet before the train could be brought to a complete halt. Some also commented that the woman seemed to be drunk. The train’s conductor will be screened for drugs and alcohol and further investigation would be completed to find out how the woman managed to get under the train.

There is not much doubt that the Lubken family will want to speak to a personal injury lawyer about their daughter’s death. It would have been incredibly distressing for them, and they would not know what their rights were in connection with her death. They would also be faced with medical costs and other bills that they would have to find a way to pay in addition to the rest of their monthly expenses. Not every family has that kind of money on hand.

After speaking with an injury attorney and filing a lawsuit, the family might want to consider applying for litigation funding, also referred to as a lawsuit cash advance or pre-settlement funding. These are funds paid in advance of a court verdict or settlement that allows the plaintiffs to pay all of their bills and then wait for justice.

The plaintiffs apply, either online or by phone, provide case details, have their case assessed by the litigation funding company and then approved. After the 24-48 hour approval process, the pre-settlement funding is wired into their bank accounts. It is a very simple process and the money may be used for any important reason, although the plaintiffs are advised to pay their medical and other expenses promptly.

Lawsuit funding puts plaintiffs back on their feet when they need financial help the most. Additionally, litigation funding offers crucial leverage to turn down inadequate offers from the insurance company. Insurance representatives are often more concerned with using the plaintiffs’ financial desperation to get a lower settlement.

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

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.

Unexplained Trench Collapse Sends Man To Hospital In Critical Condition Says Michigan Litigation Funding Corporation

November 14, 2011

Construction worksites are usually considered to be accidents looking for a place to happen. This case was no exception to that rule.

“Anthony Marbach got up and went to work like usual the day of the accident. He figured it would be a day like any others; work hard, go home and crash and maybe spend some time online with friends. The 23-year-old construction worker was not expecting to be partially buried on the job,” outlined Daren Monroe, who writes for Litigation Funding Corporation in Southfield, Michigan.

Marbach worked for a Manchester, Iowa excavating company and he was in a trench when the walls suddenly gave way, burying him in dirt up to his waist. They were digging the trench in order to connect drainage tile from one farm field to another.

It took more than two hours to dig him out, at which point in time the EMS crews took him to hospital for emergency care. He was listed in critical, but stable condition. “He will have a long road to recovery,” added Monroe, “and his medical expenses will be astronomical. How will he pay for that?”

And another, even better question, is how did the dirt wall of the trench collapse when they are supposed to be shored up securely? OSHA will be looking into this to determine if a third party was at fault, or if the contractor or excavator violated safety rules in this instance. But still the man must deal with an increasing amount of medical bills and if he can even afford them.

“Chances are that he could not pay them and in order to handle them, he would need to hire an attorney to see about obtaining compensation for his injuries,” Monroe indicated. “While waiting for his case to go to settlement or court, he could check into legal funding and get back on his feet once he is approved for that.”

In Iowa, most injured workers with a contract or who work mainly in Iowa are eligible for benefits if they get hurt on the job. “There are some classes of workers that are exempt from the law, and not eligible for benefits, and this is one other reason to retain a personal injury lawyer to have someone fighting for your rights,” said Monroe.

“However, a law also pertains to independent contractors, limited liability members and partners,” he remarked. “It states they are not considered to be employees. This too is something a lawyer will need to look into for you, as in some states, workers can’t sue an employer who is providing workers’ compensation.”

All things being equal, if the worker can take his case to court for compensation, he will be in a position to apply to a litigation funding company for a lawsuit cash advance to fund his case until it is resolved. That would mean the man would have access to an emergency lawsuit loan to help him pay all of his important bills and other expenses right away. He would then be in the position of being able to turn down any offers made by an insurance company.

The pre-settlement funding is a lifesaver for plaintiffs in this type of situation. It enables them to take care of their bills and offers them peace of mind and financial security while they are waiting for justice. It just takes a phone call or an online application to trigger the pre-settlement funding application process.

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

Speeding While Drunk Leads to Three Accidents and Six Injured People

November 4, 2011

The more campaigns there are to stop people from drinking and driving, the more people figure it does not include them in that statistic.

This three vehicle collision left six people with serious injuries just because the at-fault driver wanted to have an extra drink or two and then drive. What a bad decision. An even worse decision was made when the driver went through a stop sign, which resulted in the car hitting a truck and another vehicle trying to avoid the wreck, but instead, crashing into the corner of the intersection.

The force of the impact was so significant that one of the vehicles landed on its side, trapping the driver in the wreckage. EMS crews had to extricate that driver to get him to the hospital, where he was listed in critical condition. There were also six others rushed to area emergency rooms for medical attention. Those six were listed in stable condition.

According to police reports of the 2 a.m. crash, speed and booze were factors, and the finger points back to the driver that decided he did not need to obey a stop sign and sped right through it into the side of a truck. It was complete mayhem at the accident scene, with EMS crews trying to do triage and extracting trapped drivers, and the police trying to sort out who caused the mess in the first place.

Until all the blood tests taken at the hospital were confirmed, charges would be held in abeyance. However, it is likely the driver of the car that ran the stop sign will be charged with DWI among other things. And the survivors of this mess? They will most likely be checking around for a personal injury lawyer to find out how to obtain compensation for their medical expenses and other costs.

Some of them might even sue the drunk driver and while they are waiting for their case to go to court, they would need cash to pay their bills. Since that will be hard to come by if they are not working, they could check into sourcing litigation funding.

If the drunk driver’s conduct is deemed negligent, and it would be hard to think it was not, since he chose to drive while drunk, his insurance would help the injured in this case handle their enormous medical bills. But litigation can take months, even years, to come to an end.

How will these families deal with their horrendous medical bills on top of their regular monthly expenses? If they have filed a lawsuit, they can apply for lawsuit funding from a lawsuit loan company. Legal funding is easy to apply for and helps victims out of their awkward debt situation until a verdict is handed down or they reach an equitable settlement with the other side.

Pre-settlement funding is a lawsuit cash advance, which is an emergency loan that allows the plaintiff to pay off important bills and expenses. Plaintiffs will then have the time and money to wait for justice, and in the meantime they can turn down inadequate offers from insurance companies.

If you have been injured in an accident thanks to someone else’s negligence and you are filing a lawsuit with a seasoned injury attorney, litigation funding is worth checking out. It will pay your bills while you wait for a fair resolution to your case.

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

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