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Leverage your Future Lawsuit Settlement for Today’s Financial Security

January 27, 2015

In mere seconds, an auto accident has changed your life forever. In a perfect world, your accident claim would settle quickly and fairly, especially if liability is clear. But as many have learned the hard way, insurance companies are slow to settle, and litigation may extend for many months before a single penny is recovered. While you are injured and out of work, it’s easy to fall behind on your bills. Mortgage payments, medical expenses, car payments, and utility bills only add anxiety to an already stressful time. Your attorney said it will take time to reach a full and fair settlement, but time is obviously not on your side. You could settle with the insurance company now, knowing it is a low settlement offer or you could apply for litigation funding.

What is litigation funding?
Litigation funding is a cash advance provided to plaintiffs who are involved in pending lawsuit and through no fault of their own, need financial assistance, but do not qualify for a traditional bank loan.

What do you need to apply?
All you need is attorney representation and a strong case. There is no credit check or employment verification, and the application is totally free. You never pay a dime until you settle your case, at which time repayment is made through the proceeds of the settlement.

How do you begin?
The application process is quick and easy; just click here or call our office toll-free at 1-866-548-3863. Once we receive your application, we will contact your attorney for a few details of your case. Next, our underwriters will evaluate your case and if approved, funds can be available in as little as 24 hours.

What can you use the money for?
No matter what type of injury you sustained, the money can be used any way you would like, but it is recommended that it be used for “emergency” needs, such as medical expenses, mortgage, car payments, or daily living expenses.

What if you lose your case?
One of the biggest incentive for most plaintiffs lies in the risk-free nature of legal funding. You are you’re under no obligation to repay the money if you lose your case!

If you’ve been harmed in an auto accident and need help paying your bills, don’t wait until you are on the brink of disaster and don’t accept a low settlement offer just to keep your home and put food on the table. Call Litigation Funding Corporation and let us help you leverage your future payout for today’s financial security.

Facing Financial Devastation during a Pending Lawsuit? Don’t Delay! Apply for Litigation Funding Today!

January 26, 2015

No matter how careful, sometimes people find themselves in the unfortunate event of an auto accident. The accident can range anywhere from a fender bender to a fatality. When the accident is due to someone’s negligence, the injured victim(s), or family members of those killed, should consult an experienced attorney to determine their rights. The purpose of the lawsuit is to seek justice and compensate the victims for medical expenses, funeral expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Unfortunately, the more complicated the lawsuit, the longer it usually takes to reach a fair settlement. For many people the increasing medical bills coupled with the inability to work is debilitating, both physically and financially. When financial resources are stretched to the limit, desperate plaintiffs will often settle for less than fair compensation. For some, litigation funding could make sense.

By obtaining litigation funding, plaintiffs can alleviate the financial stress without compromising the compensation rightfully deserved. When plaintiffs aren’t stressing about their finances, it’s easier to focus on recovering from the injuries while their attorney focuses on obtaining a fair settlement.

Funding provided in this manner is not a “loan,” but rather is a non-recourse cash advance against a pending lawsuit. Poor credit? No worries! No job? No worries! No money to make monthly payments? No worries! The only condition to receive funding is a case with merit. After the funding company receives an application and case documentation from the applicant’s attorney, the underwriters review the strength of the case. If the application is approved, funding can usually be provided within 24 – 48 hours; the cash advance can be deposited directly into your bank account or sent via overnight mail. Best of all, repayment is conditioned on winning the case. If funding is provided and the case is lost, the cash advance does not have to be repaid.

If you are currently involved in an auto accident lawsuit and struggling to pay your bills or put food on the table, certainly litigation funding is a viable option. To find out if you’re eligible for a lawsuit cash advance, complete a no-cost, no-obligation application or call one of our experienced customer service representatives.

From Pre-Settlement to Post-Settlement, Litigation Funding Corporation Offers a Financial Solution

January 23, 2015

On February 8, 2005, a 77-year-old man was talking with two Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) workers who were part of a crew cutting down a 55-foot sugar maple tree in a strip of lawn between the sidewalk and the street. While he stood between the two workers, both of whom were wearing hard hats, a 10-foot-long trunk segment was cut and fell to the ground. It struck a 25-inch-long log propelling it through the air and striking the man in the forehead. The man fell backward and struck his head on the sidewalk. He was transported to the hospital where he died the next day.

After waiting over two years for the Connecticut Claims Commissioner to grant permission to sue, the man’s widow filed a wrongful death lawsuit alleging that state workers failed to ensure that the man was a safe distance from the work site. Under state statute, lawsuits brought against the state need the permission of the state to go forward. She was awarded over $1.3 million in January 2012 after a non-jury trial, a judge who ruled that the accident was foreseeable and the state liable, but attorneys for the state appealed stating that the accident was unforeseeable. The defense argued that the DOT work crew met the standard of reasonable conduct and the man was kept a reasonably safe distance from any and all reasonably foreseeable dangers. The decision was overturned by a panel of three justices of the Connecticut Appellate Court in August 2013.
An appellate lawyer for the plaintiff asked the state Supreme Court to hear the case and argued that the DOT didn’t even have a written policy or regulation concerning the appropriate distance to stand from a fallen tree. He also noted that no Connecticut court has ever held that an industry has the last word on the standards governing its own liability.

We all have the right to expect that our state and local government does everything possible to keep us safe on our roads, at construction sites, and more. We expect they have written policies and procedures and all employees are properly trained to protect the community. When the government and/or business fail to do so, lawsuits almost always result in safety improvements. Shielding corporations and government entities from liability or damages is not a solution. Holding those who create dangerous conditions (or allow known dangers to continue without public warning) accountable for their actions improves safety, saves lives, and prevents future harm.

Now, almost 10 years later, the suit is nearly finishing its journey through the state courts. We will wait and see the Supreme Court decision.

This case is a perfect example of the all-to-often, lengthy litigation process especially with an appeal. The death of a loved one leaves many not only in emotional turmoil, but financial distress. Burial costs are expensive and can costs thousands of dollars. The loss may also put a strain on regular monthly expenses like mortgage/rent, car payments, and ongoing monthly expenses. As a result, some people turn to litigation funding.

Legal funding companies offer pre-settlement funding and post-settlement funding to help plaintiffs survive financially while they wait for their awards. Pre-settlement litigation funding is provided by a lawsuit funding company to a plaintiff before a settlement or award, with the expectation that the plaintiff will ultimately receive compensation from the suit. Funding provides immediate access to money so the plaintiff can cover expenses while in litigation. Post-settlement funding occurs after an award has been made or a settlement reached in a lawsuit, but before the award or settlement is paid out. Some plaintiffs find that they require financial assistance because even when a settlement is reached, it can still take time for the payment to be made. A defendant could also appeal the court’s ruling, resulting in a long time before the award is paid out.

If you are involved in a wrongful death lawsuit and are considering litigation financing, Litigation Funding Corporation may be your solution. We understand that waiting out the long litigation process can be devastating especially with bills stacking up. Our legal funding services are based on a non-recourse base, meaning that we are only repaid if you win your case. Credit score and employment history are not factors in the funding decision; only the strength of your case matters. Even if your case is in appeal, we can help. Don’t struggle financially during your pending claim and don’t settle for less than you deserve when our services may be a valuable asset to you. Once we receive an application, most requests for cash advances are approved within 1 to 2 days after case documentation is received from your attorney. Don’t delay; call today!

Why does a Plaintiff involved in Personal Injury Litigation need Lawsuit Funding?

January 19, 2015

A lawsuit cash advance can help serious accident victims who might otherwise have trouble paying medical expenses, mortgage/rent payments, car payments, or other living expenses while waiting for their personal injury lawsuit to resolve or a settlement reached. Even after a settlement is reached, victims may not receive the money for months. An appeal could delay the process even longer.

Insurance companies have all the time and all the money. This gives them substantial leverage against you and your attorney. A person pursuing a lawsuit who is desperate for immediate cash is not a positive influence during settlement negotiations. This person will, almost always, settle too early, for too little.
We help plaintiffs obtain a fair settlement rather than accepting a low settlement due to financial constraints.

Here’s how our services work:
1. Call our office toll free at 1-877-377-SUIT (7848) or complete our on-line application.
2. We’ll fax a request to your attorney for documentation records. Once we receive the necessary paperwork to evaluate your case for funding, we will make a funding decision, typically within 24 hours.
3. If you have been approved, we will email or overnight a funding contract to be signed by you and your attorney.
4. Once the contract is fully executed, we will wire your money or send a check by overnight mail.
5. When your case settles, we are repaid from the proceeds of you case. If you lose, your case, you owe us absolutely nothing!

It’s that simple! There is no credit check, employment verification, upfront fees, or monthly payments.
You don’t have to settle your case prematurely or for anything less than you deserve simply because you are having financial difficulties. Call Litigation Funding Corporation and let us take on this burden for you and get you the money you need now.

Restaurant Sued in Choking Death

A family dinner outing ended in the death of 48-year-old John Kocak in a Greenfield, Mass. restaurant’s bathroom. Kocak choked to death on food.

This story might have had a different ending, if the restaurant where Kocak died, after temporary revival, had the proper tools on the premises for removing food from airways and had the staff had proper training on how to handle such situations.

In 2011, the Kocak family went out for a meal at Applebee’s restaurant. Kocak left the table to go to the bathroom, but did not come back. When his father went to find him, he found his son unconscious on the bathroom floor. Kocak’s father immediately asked the assistant manager to call 911.

When EMT’s arrived, Kocak was not breathing and had no pulse. Emergency medical personnel removed food from his airway and managed to resuscitate him. He was rushed to hospital where he survived for several days, but ultimately died as a result of lack of oxygen to his brain.

Kocak’s father chose to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the restaurant and the assistant manager, alleging that they did not have the mandatory training to handle a choking nor did they have a device on the premises to remove food from an airway. State law mandates that restaurants with a seating capacity for more than 25 people must be equipped with the proper devices, and that staff must be trained in their use.

The suit also alleges negligence, gross negligence, and conscious pain and suffering, seeking compensation for ambulance invoices, medical expenses, loss of income, loss of companionship, funeral and burial expenses and punitive damages.

According to the statement of claim, the assistant manager did not tell the 911 dispatcher that Kocak had no pulse and was not breathing. Had he relayed that information, the staff may have been able to perform live saving measures to assist the man until EMTs arrived.

The Kocak family may wish to find out more about litigation funding, as a lawsuit loan would help them pay their most pressing expenses immediately. Pre-settlement funding is emergency funding, for a qualified plaintiff, which helps to pay medical and other important bills right away. Typically, the approval process and turnaround time from approval to the release of funds is very short.

The litigation funding company needs to know the details of the case and the name of the attorney of record. Once the case has been assessed for its ability to win in court, funds usually arrive in a plaintiff’s bank account in less than 48 hours. While pre-settlement funding is not for everyone, it is appealing to a great number of cash strapped plaintiffs needing to find the cash to pay all of their bills while they are waiting for their case to be resolved.

When Inadequate Road Conditions Cause Auto Accidents

January 13, 2015

Accidents are sometimes caused by factors unrelated to driver behavior. It may be a vehicle malfunction, faulty mechanical repairs, or poorly maintained roads. In any of these situations a third party may be liable for damages. For example, if an accident was caused by deficient roadway maintenance, the municipality responsible for the road’s maintenance may be liable for the injuries caused in the accident.
Inadequate roadway maintenance may include:

•Malfunctioning traffic light
•Improper road design
•Poor road maintenance
•Poor visibility of sign, such as a stop sign obstructed by an overgrown tree or covered in graffiti
•Inadequate or insufficient notification of impending conditions such as construction zones
•Missing signage
•Poor lighting

Defective roadway accident lawsuits involve government entities are subject to different procedures and multiple parties may be at fault. The issue in these cases is whether the government failed to fulfill its obligations of making sure a dangerous road is somewhat forgiving of driver error. These cases require an extensive investigation of the roadway and its history, which is especially critical when the roadway has been the site of previous accidents.

What happens when you’re in a car accident caused by poor road quality or conditions? If you believe your accident was due to faulty roadway design, a defect in the road or because of poor maintenance, you may wish to pursue a claim against the government entity responsible for designing, building, or maintaining the road where the accident occurred. Bringing a lawsuit may afford compensation to reimburse you for lost wages, medical expenses, and other expenses as a result of the accident. In addition, a personal injury settlement can help to offset the funeral expenses of a loved one and provide non-economic damages for pain and suffering.

Proving a dangerous roadway caused an auto accident can be a long legal process and difficult to prove; government bodies have strong defenses put in place by the government itself. It is imperative that you discuss your options with an experienced attorney. If it is determined that a cause of action exists for a lawsuit and you need financial assistance during the lengthy legal process, litigation funding may be a short-term solution.

Litigation Funding Corporation understands that auto accident lawsuits can take months, even years to settle and many people are on a fixed income and won’t have enough money to keep the case going. Rather than a plaintiff struggling financially during an already difficult time, we can offer a non-recourse cash advance against the pending claim. This is not like a bank loan because we require no credit check, employment verification or monthly payments. Our application take five minutes and funding approvals can be made in less than a day, provided we receive the necessary case documentation to determine case strength and make a funding decision. The only payment our clients make is when their case successfully settles. If the case is lost, the repayment is waived.

Call Litigation Funding Corporation today for a free, no obligation case evaluation or apply online.

Patient Alleges Stroke During Surgery the Result of Medical Negligence

January 7, 2015

Warren Carter, New Orleans resident, first experienced chest pains in 2003. He was initially diagnosed at Oschner Health Center as suffering from acid reflux. In 2004, still having medical issues, Mr. Carter sought further medical advice from another hospital and doctor. This time doctors told him he required urgent heart surgery to deal with blocked heart arteries.

In 2009 Mr. Carter changed insurance companies and began seeing Dr. Shelton Barnes at Touros Infirmary. Barnes allegedly did not offer Carter specialized cardiac aftercare, and Carter’s chest pains soon returned. Barnes then referred Carter to another cardiac surgeon, a Dr. Michael B. Jones.

Jones diagnosed Carter with coronary artery disease and recommended surgery, which they booked for September 10, 2013. In the middle of the operation, Mr. Carter sustained a stroke. Carter filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the surgeon, suggesting Jones was negligent and had not adhered to the accepted standard of medical care. The stroke completely incapacitated Carter’s left side and caused him severe pain.

The lawsuit seeks damages for the lack of accepted care and treatment leading up to Carter’s stroke and compensation for loss of society, companionship and consortium for Carter’s wife. Given the number of surgeries and the kind of care that Mr. Carter was receiving, the family’s medical bills would be extremely high. One of the best ways for the Carters to finance their costs would be to apply for litigation funding. A lawsuit loan is emergency funding sent to an approved plaintiff that allows immediate payment of medical bills and funds for the duration of a journey to trial or settlement.

This pre-settlement funding, allows a plaintiff the time to heal and manage financial issues. While the funds, which usually arrive in less than 48 hours, may be used to pay for anything, it is best to take care of medical bills immediately.

Many plaintiffs facing a long road to justice find litigation funding appealing, as it helps to handle day-to-day bills and monthly financial obligations while still allowing a financial cushion in the bank. Plaintiffs also have the security of knowing that if their case does lose in court, repayment of the funds received is unnecessary, with no strings attached.

How Victims Can Afford a Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuit

January 5, 2015

When placing a loved one in the care of an assisted living facility, it is expected that the resident will receive quality care. Unfortunately, negligence and abuse are all too common resulting in serious injuries or death. The most common types of nursing home negligence are physical, mental, and sexual abuse.

• Physical Abuse, such as broken bones
• Mental Abuse, such as harassment or seclusion from family and friends
• Sexual Abuse, such as touching and sexual acts

If you or a loved one has experienced nursing home negligence at the hands of a health care professional, you may be entitled to financial compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. A lawsuit may be the only way to seek fair compensation for damages incurred and help improve safety.

Many times a personal injury lawsuit takes months or even years before a settlement is reached, and those on a fixed income often don’t have enough money to keep their case going. That is where Litigation Funding Corporation can help. We are a leader in the litigation funding industry, providing lawsuit cash advances to help pay for living expenses, medical bills, and other expenses as a result of the negligence until a settlement is reached. Some benefits of our legal funding services include:

• No monthly payments
• No upfront fees
• No out-of-pocket expenses
• No employment requirements
• No credit checks
• No payments until the case settles
• No repayment if the case is lost

If you or a loved one suffered physical or emotional injuries because an assisted living facility or nursing home failed to fulfill its care obligations to you and your family, you may have grounds for a nursing home/assisted living negligence case. Contact an experience attorney as soon as possible. Once your case has been filed, if you need financial assistance, consider a lawsuit cash advance from Litigation Funding Corporation. With our simply one-page application and quick approval process, clients can received funding in as little as 24 hours. Visit us online or call toll free 1-866-548-3863 today.

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