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Landlord Sued Over Failure to Rectify Rental Property Electrical Issues

May 30, 2014

On March 24, 2012, nine people, including seven children, died in a horrible house fire in Charleston. Three wrongful death lawsuits have been filed since.

The three lawsuits have been filed on behalf of Alexander Seals and his two young children, all of whom were killed in the blaze. The complaints allege that their landlord, Delores Shamblen, neglected to fix persistent electrical issues in the home. According to the suits, she did not properly install, maintain or inspect any smoke alarms in the residence, despite being told about the problems.

Fire investigators were unable to pinpoint the cause of the inferno, but they did state that the house did not have enough operational smoke detectors for its size. They also traced the origin of the fire to a home entertainment center and discovered, thanks to a tracking dog trained to detect ignition sources, the remains of a candle-holder.

The plaintiffs are suing for punitive damages and compensation for all injuries, as well as for funeral and burial expenses.

The funeral and burial expenses in this case could be overwhelming. How will surviving family members be able to pay them? A lawsuit loan from a litigation funding company may be one source of financial support. Pre-settlement funding is sent directly to qualified plaintiffs; the cash allows them to pay important bills right away and keep current with monthly financial obligations.

To qualify for litigation funding, the plaintiff needs to be represented by an attorney. The plaintiff can then fill out an online application form for a lawsuit loan or call and complete an application over the phone. Obtaining litigation funding is a user-friendly process, allowing plaintiffs the dignity and peace of support when they need it most. Applicants are usually pleased to know that, in applying for pre-settlement funding, they do not need to deal with any insurance companies attempting to reduce or deny their claims.

Superstitious Teen Causes Three-Vehicle Accident After Holding Breath in Tunnel

May 27, 2014

It never ceases to amaze me what foolish things some people will do while driving a vehicle.
A 19-year-old Oregon man caused a three-vehicle accident after he lost consciousness and control of the car as he drove through a tunnel near Portland. The teen’s 1990 Toyota Camry drifted over the centerline and struck a Ford Explorer head-on. Both vehicles struck the walls of the tunnel before a pick-up truck slammed into the Camry. The teen told police he fainted after holding his breath while driving through a tunnel. Although it is unclear why he was holding his breath, state police said some people do it as part of a game or superstition. Fortunately, no one was seriously injured; no lives were lost.

Moving vehicles are not toys; they are not games. Far too often, young drivers choose to take risks and engage in dangerous activities while behind the wheel. When a driver makes such decisions s/he puts countless motorists, passengers, and pedestrians at risk and may be held liable for more than simply breaking the law. An attorney can help victims pursue compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other damages. If medical expenses, lost wages, and daily-living expenses create an overwhelming financial burden, plaintiffs may be eligible for lawsuit funding.

Litigation Funding Corp. is a legal funding company that understands how difficult the litigation process can be especially if the bills are piling up. Insurance companies will even use the technique of dragging out a case, forcing the victim to settle for less than the actual value of the case. Litigation Funding Corp. can help plaintiffs get back on their feet and maintain financial stability. With our lawsuit cash advance program, plaintiffs have the ability to receive the highest possible settlement. Our “lawsuit loans” are based on the strength and merits of the case; not credit or employment history. Once an application is completed and approved, the lawsuit cash advance can be available within 24 hours.

If you were involved in an accident that resulted from another person’s negligence, you may be owed compensation. Whether you are uncertain of the cause of your accident or your accident is still under investigation, you could benefit from the help of an experienced auto accident attorney. Don’t assume your injuries and losses are not severe enough to warrant compensation; no auto accident should be taken lightly. Once you have filed a lawsuit, if you need immediate cash while your case is pending, take a moment to explore your options with Litigation Funding Corp.

Faulty Vehicle Ignition Switch Causes Young Mother’s Death

May 20, 2014

General Motors is being sued over faulty ignition switches in several vehicles.

According to the information released when this wrongful death lawsuit was filed, General Motors knew about an issue involving faulty ignition switches in some of its vehicles. Such a switch allegedly caused the death of 32-year-old Aubrey Williams in December 2013. Williams was driving on Alabama Highway 64 when the ignition switch failed. Her Cobalt lost power and veered into the westbound lane, where it collided with an 18-wheeler. Her airbag did not deploy.

Williams’ father filed the wrongful death lawsuit, naming several defendants, including General Motors, the ignition switch manufacturer, the auto dealership where she bought the car and the repair shop where she had her vehicle serviced. 

In light of multiple accidents caused by this defective switch, GM recalled 1.6 million vehicles, indicating that the defective switch could cause sudden loss of steering, braking and engine power. Despite the recall, the U.S. Department of Justice is launching a criminal investigation, and hundreds of Americans are filing lawsuits.

After the accident investigation was concluded, the police allegedly became aware of the recall and the faulty ignition switch. Their accident report was changed to name mechanical failure as the cause of the crash. 

According to the family attorney, GM knew about this issue for more than ten years before taking action. More than 300 deaths may be attributed to this particular switch. Currently, GM has admitted that the switch issue caused 12 of these deaths. In filing a wrongful death lawsuit, the family may be able to send the giant automaker a message. It is unacceptable, egregious and negligent to leave known errors unresolved before marketing their vehicles to an unsuspecting and trusting public. 

This lawsuit is likely to take a long time moving through the courts, and the family may face too many financial issues to cope with their bills. Litigation funding, also referred to as lawsuit loans or pre-settlement funding, would be a strong solution to their economic dilemma.

Plaintiffs with a winnable case may call a lawsuit loan company once they have hired an attorney. They will be asked to outline the case details and wait for approval. Once an applicant is approved, interim litigation funding is sent directly to the applicant’s bank account within 48 hours. Once there, the funds may be used to pay bills, including funeral and burial costs. In this case, Williams left behind two small children. Any monies obtained through a lawsuit loan could also help the family care for them.
Litigation funding is often crucial for cash-poor plaintiffs. Though such funding may not suit everyone, it can help many hang on until a settlement or trial is reached.

Worry-Free, Risk-Free Fast Cash for Your Pending Lawsuit

Those unfortunate enough to be injured due to the negligence of someone else, may have the right to compensation. Many victims are left with serious injuries and unable to return to work. With medical expenses piling up, litigation funding is a great way to obtain emergency cash in order to get out of a financial pinch.

When filing a personal injury lawsuit, injured victims never expect it to drag out for months; after all, the case appeared to be “clear-cut.” Unfortunately, the insurance company will drag its feet in the interest of protecting their bottom line while you are suffering significant financial hardship. In addition to the medical bills and other expenses associated with the injuries, plaintiffs may have mortgage, rent, and/or auto payments, as well as daily household expenses. The financial pressure can leave plaintiffs feeling like the only option is to accept an early settlement for less than full case value. This vulnerable position can be avoided with a lawsuit cash advance. The money advanced is provided in return for a promise to repay after the lawsuit settles or the jury rules in your favor. Because the funding company accepts all the risk, litigation funding gives plaintiffs instant access to cash 100% risk-free. If the plaintiff is unsuccessful, they repayment is waived; the funding company collects absolutely nothing. With litigation funding, plaintiffs can fight for restitution for as long as it takes to win.

If you or someone you loved has been involved in a personal injury lawsuit and struggling financially, consider litigation funding. We offer a free, no-hassle application, and do not charge upfront fees or monthly payments. Because funding is based solely on the strength of the case, we do not need a credit check or employment history. Applications are accepted online or over the phone. Once received, we will contact your attorney for additional information to determine case merit and funding amount. If approved, funds can be available in as little as 24 hours and wired directly into your bank account or sent overnight.

For more information on how you can benefit from our litigation funding, contact one of our experienced funding intake specialist today.

Financial Implications of a Wrongful Death Can Be Minimized with Pre-Settlement Funding

May 12, 2014

An auto accident took the lives of two drivers when a 24-year-old woman driving an SUV crossed the center line and collided head-on with a truck driven by a 41-year-old man. Emergency personnel reported that both vehicles were mangled. Both drivers died at the scene.

Was the female driver distracted, negligent, or reckless in any way? Was there a mechanical failure causing her to lose control of her vehicle? Although nothing can bring loved ones back, holding the negligent person or party accountable for their wrongful actions can provide some measure of solace.

During a wrongful death lawsuit, family members may struggle financially without the resources to pay the bills. This is why many will often settle for less than they deserve. Few know there is an alternative – pre-settlement funding.

After filing a wrongful death lawsuit, if plaintiffs are struggling to make ends meet until a settlement is reached, they many wish to consider pre-settlement funding. With pre-settlement funding, plaintiffs obtain a cash advance against their future settlement; then repay the advance once the case successfully settles. When the bills are paid, it means one less thing to worry about so family members can focus on their case and getting their life back to normal.

Why should plaintiffs consider pre-settlement funding over a traditional bank loan? First of all, most banks will not approve a loan against a pending lawsuit. But, for comparison purposes, let’s assume they do. Traditional bank loans will typically charge an application fee and monthly payments. They will run a credit check and employment verification. No matter what, the loan must be repaid. With pre-settlement funding, none of these are true. The application is quick and easy; approval is based completely on the merits of the case. There are no payments until the case successfully settles; if the plaintiff loses, the cash advance is completely waived.

Upon receiving an application, the legal finance company will contact the plaintiff’s attorney for case documentation. After review, if the application is approved, funds can be available in as little as 24 hours. The plaintiff can immediately use the funds to pay the mortgage, rent, tuition, utilities, medical expenses, funeral and burial expenses, and fill in other gaps left behind by lost wages; anything the plaintiff wishes. It really is that simple!

If you are struggling financially while awaiting a settlement in your wrongful death case, don’t be tempted to accept less than full compensation. Get the financial help you need from an experience legal funding company so you can wail until your claim is decided by the courts and the settlement you justly deserve is paid. Remember, in the most unfortunate event that you lose the case, you are not obliged to repay the cash advance.

A Cut for Nothing

May 8, 2014

Because patients are usually not in a position to judge the medical necessity of most surgical procedures, they often rely on the advice of a surgeon, often neglecting to obtain a second opinion. These aggressive measures haven’t always made patients healthier; in fact, undergoing unnecessary surgery often times has put patients at risk of infection, additional medical treatment, and other forms of medical malpractice.

The extent of unnecessary surgery has been the object of considerable speculation and sometimes accusation in recent years. According to USA Today report, the scope of the problem is huge, yet remains largely hidden. To date, public attention has been limited to only a few cases.

*A semi-pro baseball player was aiming for the big leagues when a fainting spell sent him to a cardiologist for tests. The man was told without a pacemaker, he may not live to 30. Trusting his doctor, he made the quick decision to have surgery. Months later, when the ex-ball player heard the cardiologist was being investigated for performing unnecessary surgeries, he had another doctor review his case; then two more. All three agreed that the pacemaker was not necessary.

*Lawsuits against King’s Daughter’s Medical Center in Ashland, KY allege that unnecessary procedures were performed on over 500 patients. The suits allege that doctors performed medically unnecessary cardiac procedures, including coronary angioplasty, stenting and coronary artery bypass grafts and pacemaker and defibrillator implantation. These surgeries left patients in physical and emotional pain; some died. The hospital and the other defendants have denied wrongdoing.

*Two patients who suffered heart problems for years were referred to cardiologist, Dr. Arvind Gandhi. Both said Dr. Gandhi strongly encouraged them to get an implant cardiac defibrillator, a device similar to a pacemaker. Over their post implantation care, both patients said they learned the procedure was not necessary and Gandhi was not qualified to do the surgery.

Did you receive an unnecessary heart surgery? If you or a loved one has suffered from an unnecessary surgery, you may be entitled to financial compensation for damages incurred. Contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney to review your case.

Proving that unnecessary surgeries are medical malpractice can be extremely complicated and drawn out. Often times, longer the wait for a settlement, the more financial burden are placed on the innocent victim. In order to wait for justice deserved, but still pay the bills and avoid debt, many plaintiffs will seek financial assistance from a legal funding company.

Applying for litigation funding is quick and easy; all you need is a strong case. With no credit checks, no income or employment requirements, no monthly payments and no up-front fees, approvals can often be made in as little as 24 – 48 hours. Additionally, funding is provided on a no-risk basis meaning you only repay the advance if you win your case. If you lose your case or your case doesn’t settle, YOU OWE US NOTHING!

Why wait? If you are struggling financially while waiting for your medical malpractice settlement, contact Litigation Funding Corp. We are one of the leading and most highly respected legal funding providers in the U.S.

Wrongful Death Lawsuits Filed Alleging Landlord Negligence

May 6, 2014

Wrongful death lawsuits are being filed more than a year after an apartment building fire claimed the lives of four people. Although the deaths were ruled accidental, loved ones of the victims claim wrongful death and negligence. The lawsuits allege that the landlords did not have the required number of properly working smoke detectors, did not put in wired fire detectors, and there were no working fire alarms in the apartments.

Premises liability is an issue here for the owner of the building. Were the smoke detectors working? Was the building up to fire code? Did the building have a sprinkler system? It may take some time to answer these questions and more.

Tragedies like this will often cause surviving family members to struggle, financially, to pay the bills associated with the death of a loved one. Wrongful death lawsuits can take months, even year, to resolve. So, what can they do if faced with mounting bills?

With a solid lawsuit as collateral, they can apply for lawsuit funding, a legal finance cash advance to take away the financial pressure to settle a case too early for too little. The goal of legal funding is to allow a plaintiff is able to wait for a fair and equitable settlement or jury verdict.

Applying for lawsuit funding is easy and free, online or by phone. Once approved, the cash advance can be available within 24-48 hours. There are no monthly payments and no upfront fees; a best of all, the cash advance is completely excused if the case is lost.

If you have been seriously injured or lost a loved one due to unsafe premises or a defective product or equipment, you have the right to seek compensation for all damages and injuries that may have occurred. If you are currently going through the litigation process, you also have the right to seek lawsuit funding. So, reject those inadequate offers, follow your attorney’s advice and obtain lawsuit funding when you absolutely need it.

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