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Man Does Everything Right while Driving but Ends up Dead

July 25, 2012

Sometimes those who die are in the wrong place at the wrong time. That is what happened in this case.

It all started with a cell phone. In Alpharetta, Georgia, a 23-year-old woman was driving distracted, by talking on her cell phone, when she slammed into another vehicle being driven by a 67-year-old man. The collision and subsequent roll-over killed him.

The young woman was driving on a local highway, talking on her cell phone, when she lost control of her vehicle, veered into the next lane and rammed into a Nissan Pathfinder. The force of the impact caused the man to lose control of his vehicle, veer sideways, roll-over several times and end up crushed against a guard rail. By the time the police and first responders arrived on the scene, they found the man dead. He never stood a chance.

Over 3,000 deaths in the U.S. last year were related to distracted driving and while the cell phone, and other mobile devices are, at times, a blessing, they are not used safely or wisely by drivers. Cell phones do not belong in vehicles, without or without a headset – period. A point being made by U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, who is pushing for legislation to ban cell phones in all vehicles.

A month had passed before the at-fault driver in this horrific collision turned herself into the police. She was charged with failing to maintain her own land and second-degree homicide. Many hope the criminal justice system will prevail in this case. It is likely the man’s family will want to talk to an experienced personal injury lawyer, and find out how to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Part of the justice they would seek is to be able to make the point that cell phones should not be allowed in vehicles and that driver’s using them while driving, need to take responsibility for their negligence.

What will the man’s family do to pay their bills while they are waiting for their case to be resolved? They might want to find out more about litigation funding and how they could make use of a lawsuit loan to pay for all of their expenses. Pre-settlement funding acts as a lifeline for the family, and helps them face financial issues throughout the long litigation process. This is not a typical bank loan. A lawsuit cash advance is offered to you, based on the strength of the case. Once you are approved the funding arrives in your bank account within 24-48 hours. If you lose in court, you pay nothing. It is worth checking into.

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

Seventy-nine and Still Driving on the Job While under the Influence

July 4, 2012

While it is commendable for some to work as long as they are able to work, this man was seventy-nine years old and drunk on the job; a deadly combination.

No one begrudges people working longer these days. Older workers are valued for their knowledge and wisdom, in most cases. In this case, the Department of Transport in New York was sued for the actions of one of their transportation engineers causing a devastating collision, in the middle of the day, while driving under the influence and behind the wheel of a state vehicle.

The suit stated in part, that the 79-year-old engineer had a known history of drinking on the job and they should have known better than to allow him to drive, never mind keep his job. The man, with 57 years of service, who was also killed in the wreck that took the life of Nancy McQueeny, was legally intoxicated at the time of the accident. His state owned vehicle slammed into McQueeny’s, after veering into her lane.

McQueeny’s family hired a personal injury lawyer and filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the State and the engineer. They will need to wait sometime for the verdict, as this case may be settled by negotiations. If that does not work, there is still litigation, a process that may take several months, if not years. In the meantime, the McQueeny family will need cash to pay their important bills, cash in the form of a lawsuit loan.

Lawsuit funding provides money in advance to plaintiffs waiting for their cases to be settled or go to verdict. The pre-settlement funding is a welcome lifesaver for the family to help them with their tight financial situation. It is not the same thing as a bank loan, even though many people refer to is as a lawsuit loan. The funding is offered in advance, based on the winnability of the case in question.

Litigation funding does not require a credit check, employment history, cash up front or monthly payments, and it is not paid back, until you win your case. Should you lose in court, you own the litigation funding company “zero” money in return. This is a good deal for the plaintiff, and while the funding is generally spent on immediate living expenses and medical bills, it may be used in any way, until the case is settled. Fill out an online application today, or give them a call to find out more.

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

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