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Big rig mechanical failure results in seven deaths

August 28, 2013

Seven people were killed when an 18-wheeler’s load detached from the cab.

The semi-truck involved in this fatal accident was hauling a load of crushed cars, when the unthinkable happened —- the trailer unit broke free of the cab. The renegade trailer then veered across a rural New York two-lane road, just south of Syracuse, in Cortland County, slamming into a minivan.

The minivan driver was 24-year-old Carino Vanorden. His passengers: included his fiancé, 21-year-old Lena Beckwith; a 26-year-old mother of two; a four-year-old girl; a five-year-old girl; a seven-year-old girl; and four-year-old boy. The driver, father of the seven- and four-year-old children, was the only occupant alive when emergency medical responders arrived at the scene of the accident. He was immediately transported to the nearest medical facility for care.

Accident reconstructionists were called in to determine what caused the crash. Investigators were able to ascertain that the collision was caused by a mechanical failure involved the lock coupling between the tractor and trailer. The part required to securely lock the coupling failed, sending the heavily loaded trailer across the road, where it crashed into Vanorden’s van.

The families involved in this horrific accident may want to file wrongful death lawsuits, and the surviving father may wish to pursue filing a person injury case. While they are talking to their attorneys, they might want to discuss the possibility of applying for litigation funding to assist them in paying their staggering medical, funeral and burial expenses.

A lawsuit cash advance is an emergency loan for plaintiffs that helps them get back on their feet financially while they wait for their case to be handled. Whether it goes to settlement or to court, pre-settlement funding allows the victim to pay off their outstanding bills and keep current with their usual expenses, such as a student loan, rent or a mortgage.

While litigation funding is not for every plaintiff, there are a number of significant advantages worth researching. For instance, the victim does not pay any money upfront, does not make monthly payments, is not required to submit to a credit check, does not need to be employed and does not need to pay back the lawsuit cash advance if they do not win their case.

Applying for a lawsuit loan requires that you hire an attorney, who is responsible for providing case file information to the litigation funding company. Pre-settlement funding is then awarded based on the potential winnability of the case. Call for information or find it online. The lawsuit loan representatives understand that you have been through a lot before coming to them for help. You are treated with great respect and dignity.

Big rig clips electric worker’s bucket truck, causing him to plummet to ground

August 15, 2013

Electric company employees face dangerous situations on the job, and not just from working with electricity.

On a typical day at work, electrical workers do what is necessary to fix outages across the city. They are often seen working with traffic lights, either newly installed or those that need repairs.

In this Westchester County, NY accident, a Verde Electric worker in a bucket truck was working on a new set of lights. He saw a tractor trailer unit approaching, but did not realize at the time that the truck would clip the bottom of his bucket. The sharp jolt to the bucket ejected the worker and left him dangling in the air in his safety harness, hooked to the traffic light. The rigging gave way and he fell onto the top of the tractor trailer unit, rolled off the truck and landed face-first on the roadway.

First responders managed to get the man to the nearest medical facility, where he was treated for a number of broken ribs, a broken nose and broken elbow, which required surgery. The future for him includes losing work for a number of weeks, facing rehabilitation therapy, numerous follow up doctor’s appointments and many weeks of pain medication.

The trucker was not charged in this incident, as the police stated that there were no mechanical problems involving the truck and the trucking company was able to provide them with the required paperwork relating to the driver and the vehicle itself.

Nonetheless, the electrical worker may want to discuss negligent driving and driving while distracted with a personal injury lawyer. He faces enormous medical bills and a long recovery. How does he pay for his medical expenses and other costs, such as a mortgage or car payments, when he is unable to work and loses substantial pay due to being off work?

The ideal solution for this plaintiff would be to apply online for litigation funding. It’s easy to do and may be accomplished by calling a lawsuit loan company. Pre-settlement funding is a good fit for most plaintiffs, and allows them to pay all their medical bills and usual expenses, while they are waiting for their case to be settled or taken to court.

All the plaintiff needs to do is hire a lawyer to handle the case, contact a litigation funding representative, outline the case details and have the case assessed. Once the case has been approved, the lawsuit cash advance is sent within 48 hours to the plaintiff’s bank account. Litigation funding offers cash poor plaintiffs a number of outstanding benefits.

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