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Brain Trauma Case Nets Plaintiff $10 Million

February 28, 2012

John Ezzo sustained a serious brain injury during a demonstration of a vehicle for the company that employed him.

This case will likely cause a few raised eyebrows, especially when you get to the part that says the plaintiff, John Ezzo, was blindfolded and riding without a helmet on a Segway vehicle. He worked for Segway, Inc., based in New Hampshire and was tapped to help out in a company demo of their two-wheeled vehicle in 2009 at Southern Connecticut State University.

It sounded harmless enough; demonstrating one of the Segways, but company workers got the bright idea to build an obstacle course, thinking that would highlight the vehicles agility. Again, that would likely have been fine as well. However, Ezzo was blindfolded and sent off on the course without a helmet. While attempting to navigate the course, he fell and seriously injured his head.

Ezzo consulted with a personal injury attorney and chose to file a lawsuit, which was just recently settled in December 2011 for $10 million. It will allow the 23-year-old man to get on with his life, such as it is now. In his statement of claim, he said he had been forced to drop out of the university and could only do work as a handyman.

Waiting for this case to go to court would have been incredibly difficult for the young man, even if he may have lived at home and had some help from his family. He would have significant medical bills to pay, therapy, medications to pay for and his future would be forever altered from a bright student aiming to complete college to a handyman with difficulty coping with daily tasks.

In order to pay his bills, he may well have been able to turn to litigation funding. This is also known as pre-settlement funding and is advanced to a qualified plaintiff ahead of their expected settlement or verdict. It is an emergency loan and the legal funding will help victims deal with the expenses incurred as a result of their accident.

If you have been involved in an accident and have serious financial issues facing you while you are waiting for a settlement or for your case to go to court, make it a point to find out about lawsuit funding. They have a lightning fast application and approval process, and you could access your fund within 24-48 hours. Many plaintiffs like the fact that pre-settlement funding is non-recourse as you do not pay it back unless you win your case.

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

Speeding Results in Intersection Fatality

February 16, 2012

A 68-year-old man was killed in an auto accident when the driver of a Toyota Scion ran a red light and hit the man’s Chevrolet Cavalier broadside. Witnesses said the driver of the Scion was speeding, swerved around a vehicle in front of him that had stopped at the light and hit the Cavalier in the intersection. The two vehicles then skidded into a guardrail. The impact caused life-threatening injuries to the Toyota driver; the driver of the Cavalier died at the scene. The accident is still under investigation.

During the continued investigation, the family of the deceased driver may choose to talk to an experienced attorney about their rights to compensation for the wrongful death of a loved one. Even before the grief has subsided, the family may be faced with financial hardship as they try to pay the cost of a funeral and adjust to life without a loved one. Fortunately, they do not have to face this burden alone; Litigation Funding Corp. can help.

If it is determined that the family has a valid case and they are in need of immediate financial assistance to pay funeral expenses or other bills, they may wish to learn about lawsuit funding. Lawsuit funding is a means of providing immediate financial assistance to plaintiffs in the litigation process. It can give the family the financial support needed while an attorney seeks the compensation the family deserves.

Litigation funding services would allow the family precious time to wait for a fair and equitable settlement; if they desperately need money now, the only other alternative would be to settle a valuable case for pennies on the dollar to pay their bills. It is easy to apply for a “lawsuit loan” online or by phone. Approvals take 48 hours or less and there are no upfront fees or monthly payments. Best of all, lawsuit funding is a non-recourse cash advance meaning if you lose your case, you owe us nothing.

Litigation Funding Corp. has helped many families, through difficult times, following serious injuries or a tragic loss. We understand the difficulties the family may be facing; we are sensitive to financial concerns.
If you are injured or lost a loved one in an auto accident, don’t settle for less; call Litigation Funding or visit us online to learn more or complete an application.

Possible Distracted Driving Seriously Injures Passenger

February 15, 2012

Any time a vehicle leaves the road and no one else is in sight at the time, you have to wonder what the driver was doing.

This case involves yet another baffling single vehicle accident ramming into a tree. That is hard to do if you are paying attention to your driving. It appears that in this case, the driver of the UPS truck involved in this wreck may well have been driving while distracted. The police investigation will reveal more.

Here is what happened. The UPS truck went flying off an embankment, went airborne and rammed into a tree. As it was airborne, a passenger was ejected, who became pinned between the truck and tree for over 30 minutes as rescue crews worked to get him freed. The passenger was taken to the nearest hospital with life-threatening injuries and the driver was treated at the scene with minor injuries.

While police do not think the UPS driver was drunk, there are questions remaining about how the vehicle happened to go off the road that need to be cleared up. The seriously injured passenger will need the answers to those questions in order to help build a personal injury case to obtain damages for his injuries. Depending on how severe the trauma was, the passenger may face life in a wheelchair, or worse. This would mean the damages awarded may be high, to reflect how the individual’s life was ruined because of an accident.

The long road to recovery for the passenger will begin by filing a personal injury lawsuit and trying to find enough cash to make it until trial. Cases like this often take a long time to be settled, and the plaintiff will need funds quickly to handle hospital bills, possible therapy, lost wages and other important bills like the mortgage, car payments and/or student loans.

Where is the plaintiff going to be able to find the kind of money needed to handle the hospital bills and everything else? The victim may wish to pursue lawsuit funding, which is a non-recourse cash advance against their pending lawsuit. This funding assists a victim who is waiting for compensation from a personal injury lawsuit and who needs cash right away. Litigation funding is fast cash and is not like a traditional loan as there are no upfront fees or payments to be made every month. You only repay the pre-settlement funding when you win your case.

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

Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Death from Untreated Bed Sore

February 2, 2012

A wrongful death lawsuit against Odessa Regional Medical Center (ORMC) alleges a 65-year-old woman died from a “dinner plate sized” ulcer on her back. According to the suit, the woman was admitted to the hospital with a pseudoaneurysm (a leakage of blood pooling outside the artery wall) in her lower right leg, which ultimately required an amputation.

Although she underwent several surgeries, the lawsuit claims negligence in caring for the woman and allowing the ulcer to form. According to the suit, the bed sore formed because hospital staff failed to reposition the patient regularly. Once a staff member discovered the ulcer and treatment began 17 days had passed; it was too late. The ulcer became more severe and caused sepsis (blood poisoning). The woman was transferred to hospice where she died a day later. The lawsuit seeks up to $250,000 in damages and recovery of medical expenses relating to the ulcer. ORMC alleges that the woman was in poor health and there is no proof that the ulcer caused her death, but a report by a medical expert claims that the standard of care provided by the hospital was breached.

Anytime someone loses a loved one, it is devastating both emotionally and mentally. It may be shattering financially, as well. The financial and emotional roller coaster of a lawsuit is equally as painful as the loss. If you suffered physical or emotional injuries or lost a loved one because a hospital, assisted living facility or nursing home was negligent or failed to fulfill its care obligations, you may have grounds for a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.

If you have hired an attorney and are seeking lawsuit funding, call Litigation Funding Corp. We provide non-recourse funding to help financially strapped plaintiffs during their pending lawsuit. Because it is a non-recourse cash advance, if you lose your case you owe nothing. A pre-settlement funding application is easy and may be done by phone or online. Litigants do not have to pay upfront fees, monthly payments, or credit checks. It is no hassle litigation funding and arrives within 24-48 hours after approved. Lawsuit funding is used by most people to pay medical bills, funeral expenses, and ordinary yet, important bills and expenses. The strategic advantage of a lawsuit cash advance is that it provides the plaintiff the financial strength to await a reasonable offer from the insurance company or defendant. Don’t accept less than your case is worth; contact Litigation Funding Corp.

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