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DUI Head-on Collision Kills Cyclist

September 12, 2012

This head-on DUI crash killed a 49-year-old father of nine who was out cycling.

The 23-year-old man behind the wheel of his 2011 Toyota RAV4 was under the influence of drugs when he slammed head-on into a man on a bicycle before ramming into five other vehicles parked on the street. Speeding appears to have played a role in this fatal accident, but a blood test proved the driver was also high on drugs in this hit-and-run accident. He was apprehended and charged with murder by motor vehicle and sentenced to 10 years in prison.

The shocking fact about this case is that this accident happened hours after the same driver caused a three vehicle pile-up on a local highway. The DUI driver was arrested and charged, but for some unknown reason was released hours later, without posting bail. Addicted to heroin, he went for another hit to stay high, a decision that cost an innocent man his life.

The victim was a father of nine kids. It goes without saying that the family was most likely in a serious emotional and financial crisis after the accident. They may wish to speak to a wrongful death attorney to learn their rights and how to file a wrongful death lawsuit. If they are in need of immediate cash to meet their ongoing financial obligations while waiting for a settlement or verdict, a perfect solution could be litigation funding.

While waiting for a case to go to court, the family must pay their monthly bills, which would be quite high with nine children. On top of those expenses are the mortgage payments, tuition, utilities and other bills. Litigation funding, also referred to as a lawsuit loan, would help this family get and stay out of debt.

Pre-settlement funding is given to a qualified plaintiff in advance of the resolution of their case. In order to apply for a lawsuit cash advance, the plaintiff must have legal counsel working for them. Once their application is filled out online or by phone, the case is assessed and funding is allocated fast, usually within 24 to 48 hours. Lawsuit funding may be the best solution in this case, but it may not be for everyone.

With a legal funding company, you are treated with respect and dignity, as the folks that deal with lawsuit cash advances understand how much you have already been through. Contact us today and see if our services are a good fit for your situation.

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

Camping Kills Two Young Brothers

September 1, 2012

Two young brothers were killed and their father and a friend injured when a drunk driver ran over their tent.

It was intended to be a weekend of fun for two brothers, an adventure with their father and a friend of theirs, taking in the stars and the campfire’s light. It sounded like the perfect way to spend some family time together and teach the kids about being in the outdoors.

The foursome chose to pitch their tent in a campground. All were sound asleep when they were tragically in the path of a speeding truck driver who killed the two boys and badly injured their father and the boy’s 9-year-old friend.

The truck driver was arrested and charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle and reckless endangerment. He had been racing through the campground, driving under the influence, when he lost control of the vehicle and ran over the tent before crashing into a tree.

This family will likely want to file a wrongful death lawsuit. They have been devastated by the loss of their sons, and they may be facing financial hardship to pay two for two funerals on top of their usual monthly bills. To help during this cash-strapped time, the family may want to consider applying for a lawsuit cash advance from a litigation funding company.

Pre-settlement funding is about helping cash-strapped plaintiffs/victims take care of their enormous expenses while waiting for resolution to their case, whether settlement negotiations or by going to court.

While litigation funding may be used for anything, victims realize immediately that their expenses must be paid first; these expenses may include medical bills, therapy, funeral and burial costs. Waiting for pre-settlement funding is quick. Once approved, it typically arrives in less than 48 hours and is directly deposited into their bank account.

Having this money on hand is a relief for the family, but it also allows them to turn down over-eager insurance companies who would like them to settle too soon, for too little. Litigation funding gives plaintiffs peace of mind while they wait for justice.

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

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