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Lawsuits Blame Air Traffic Controllers For Fatal Crash

March 30, 2016

Airplane crashes, are usually catastrophic resulting in serious injuries or death to crew members and passengers on board. When a plane crash occurs, it is up to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) to conduct an investigation to determine the cause of the accident. It may have been caused by pilot error, other human error, mechanical failure, or weather. In any event, plane crash lawsuits are some of the most complex cases and usually take years to resolve. For victims whom can’t afford to wait for a settlement, litigation funding can help.

Former Qualcomm marketing executive Michael A. Copeland was piloting a single-engine Cessna plane last August when he crashed into a twin-engine Sabreliner business jet while the two aircrafts were on approach to Brown Field Municipal Airport. Copeland, as well as four people on the jet, were killed.

Copeland’s family filed a lawsuit alleging that New Jersey-based Serco Inc. — which contracts with the U.S. government to provide air traffic control services at Brown Field — and a manager at the airport’s control tower were negligent because the air traffic controllers cleared both planes to land at Brown Field and failed to maintain a proper, safe distance between the two aircrafts. According to the family’s attorney, the air traffic controller gave the OK for Copeland to conduct touch and go landings, an exercise in which a pilot briefly touches down and then accelerates to take off again. But, the Sabreliner jet was also given permission to land at the same time. The lawsuit also names defense contractor BAE Systems Technology, which owned the jet and employed the men inside. Other lawsuits make similar claims against Serco. The plaintiffs are seeking unspecified damages.

While the litigation process is underway, the financial burden caused by the death of a loved one can seem endless. Litigation funding can ease the financial burden while victims wait for a fair settlement. Litigation funding is an emergency cash advance to assist plaintiffs in getting back on their feet, financially, after losing a loved one or suffering a devastating injury. It is often used to pay mortgage payments, car payments, groceries, rent, tuition and other necessary expenses caused by death or serious injury. Once those important financial obligations are taken care of, victims are able to stay the course in their litigation; they are able to see the case through to a fair and just conclusion.

Funding approval is based solely on case strength. There is no credit check, no monthly payments to make, no upfront fees and no employment requirements. Best of all, litigation funding is contingent upon the outcome of the case – if the case is successful, Litigation Funding Corporation is repaid the principal plus profit. If the case fails, repayment of the lawsuit cash advance is waived.

No one should have to face the choice of losing their home or their case. If you are seeking litigation funding call Litigation Funding Corporation at 1.866.LIT.FUND for a free, case evaluation or apply online. We have more combined litigation and litigation funding experience than any other company in the lawsuit finance marketplace.

Abortion Procedure Gone Awry Results in Wrongful Death Lawsuit

March 28, 2016

This wrongful death lawsuit resulted in a jury award of $3.9 million for the family of Karna Mongar, who died during a botched abortion in 2009.

Mongar, who died at the age of 41, had placed her trust in Dr. Kermit Gosnell to perform a safe dilation and evacuation abortion at what was then his facility, the Women’s Medical Society, in Philadelphia. Gosnell, now incarcerated, was convicted of first-degree murder for the deaths of three babies born alive during other abortion procedures.

The wrongful death lawsuit was filed in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas in 2011. In May 2011, Gosnell was sentenced to up to five years for an involuntary manslaughter charge relating to Mongar’s death.

According to the statement of claim filed in this case, the Women’s Medical Society staff were not certified to perform medical tasks, yet were in charge of giving Mongar a variety of pain medications on the day of the abortion procedure. The drugs administered on three different occasions throughout a five-hour period were diazepam, meperidine and promethazine.

Once the procedure was completed, staff at the Society called for emergency rescue personnel because Mongar’s respiration had slowed down and she had an extremely low pulse rate. Police had to remove a padlock from the emergency exit to allow first responders to take Mongar to hospital. Although she was alive when she arrived at the hospital and immediately put on life support, she passed away several hours later.

Mongar’s family chose to file a wrongful death, medical negligence lawsuit under the Wrongful Death and Survival Acts of Pennsylvania. The suit was seeking compensation for loss of services to three children, a husband and grandchild, as well as damages.

Filing a wrongful death lawsuit would not bring Mongar back, but it would allow the family to move forward, grieve and send a message to others that what happened to Mongar should never happen to anyone else.

Prior to the court award, the family would have likely been struggling to pay for ambulance, hospital, funeral and burial expenses in addition to their own usual monthly financial obligations. One ideal solution for them would have been to seek out information on applying for a lawsuit loan from a litigation funding company.

Pre-settlement funding, also referred to as a lawsuit loan, is fast cash sent to an approved plaintiff to help them pay all of their usual and unusual bills as quickly as possible. Those choosing to apply for pre-settlement funding may call the litigation funding company directly or apply online. Funding representatives are highly trained to help plaintiffs calling for help and feeling like they are at the end of their rope.

Many victims are thankful to have someone listen to them, understand what they are going through and offer them a lawsuit loan based on the facts of their case. Applicants need to have the name of the attorney they are working with and must be able to provide proper case documentation when asked. Once approved, the plaintiff receives their litigation funding in their bank account in less than 48 hours.

Pre-settlement funding is a lifesaver for financially strapped plaintiffs trying to hold on until their case is settled or goes to court. A lawsuit loan brings them peace of mind.

Who Needs Litigation Funding?

March 23, 2016

Accident victims often suffer injuries that result in high medical costs as well as lost income. Receiving a settlement can take months, even years to work its way through the courts. In the meantime, many plaintiffs struggle to pay even the basic necessities of life such as the mortgage/rent or daily living expenses. Unless there are substantial savings to fall back on, plaintiffs often need financial assistance to survive until their case is resolved. Powerful insurance companies know this and will deliberately delay the legal process hoping the cash-strapped plaintiff will settle for less than full compensation. Unfortunately, accepting a low-ball offer can mean that the settlement will not pay for all the medical expenses and other damages related to the lawsuit.

If a plaintiff does not have savings, assets that can be easily liquidated, or another source of income that can be easily accessed, litigation funding may be an option. With a lawsuit cash advance in hand, plaintiffs can work with their attorneys to build a powerful case and wait for a larger, fairer settlement that pays for more of their lost income, damages, medical costs, and other expenses. Unlike other forms of traditional financing, litigation funding is non-recourse. This means that the lawsuit cash advance only needs to be repaid if, and when, a plaintiff wins the lawsuit or settles out of court. If the case is lost, repayment of the cash advance is waived.

To be eligible for funding requires attorney representation and a winnable case. The application process does not include a credit check or employment verification. Once an application is received, we review case documentation from your attorney, and if approved, a wire transfer or direct deposit of funds will be made within 24 – 48 hours. It is that simple!

It is important to note that while litigation funding can be an important source of emergency cash, it is also a costly. A lawsuit cash advance should only be used in cases where money is absolutely necessary – maintaining your home, car, and daily living expenses. It should not be used to buy luxuries. So carefully consider whether you are really in need of the money before you make a decision to apply for lawsuit funding. If you would like a free, no-obligation consultation, contact Litigation Funding Corporation at 1.866.LIT.FUND.

Man Dies After Becoming Entangled in an Auger

March 14, 2016

Steven Garcia became entangled in an auger in a blasting room while working on the premises of The Modern Group and/or Dragon Products and succumbed to his severe injuries.

Garcia’s father filed a wrongful death lawsuit alleging his son experienced pain and anguish from his severe injuries prior to his death. The lawsuit seeks exemplary damages to $6 million, and actual, punitive and consequential damages to $3 million.

Monty Garcia, of Galveston, Texas, the father of deceased Steven Garcia, filed a wrongful death lawsuit seeking over $9 million in damages for the death of his son. According to papers filed in the statement of claim, the younger Garcia was building “frac” tanks using sandblasting equipment and techniques. Steven became entangled in an auger and sustained severe, fatal injuries.

The named defendants in the lawsuit are The Modern Group GP Inc., Dragon Products Ltd., Breco Inc. and Personnel Staffing. It is alleged that they failed to properly train and supervise the deceased, have proper safety procedures in place or other safeguards to protect workers, and that the facility used to build “frac” tanks was not designed with safety in mind.

Personal Staffing stated it subscribes to worker’s compensation and the plaintiff’s claims should be dismissed according to the exclusive remedy provision of the Texas Worker’s Compensation Act. The Modern Group and Dragon Products said they did not control the premises where Garcia was fatally injured and that the Texas Worker’s Compensation Act bars the plaintiff’s claim.

Garcia’s father. would have had a lot of bills to pay for his son’s initial care at a hospital. The funeral and burial costs would also be high. In order to meet his financial obligations and pay his usual bills, he may want to check into litigation funding. Pre-settlement funding is also referred to as a lawsuit loan, and the benefits it offers to financially distressed plaintiffs are appealing.

Plaintiffs may apply online or by calling the litigation funding company and speaking to a highly trained representative about how to apply for a lawsuit loan. The plaintiff must have an attorney working with them and be able to provide all required documentation. Once the lawsuit loan company has assessed and approved an application, funds are sent directly to the plaintiff’s bank account. Typically, the money arrives within 48 hours or less.

There are no upfront fees to pay, no monthly payments to make, no credit check required, and should the plaintiff lose their case in court, they may keep the litigation funding with no strings attached. A lawsuit loan may be the right thing for many, but it is not necessarily suitable for everyone, as case circumstances vary. However, it is a good idea to research various options to figure out how to pay the bills while waiting for a case to be handled.

Litigation Funding Can Be The Financial Solution To Cash Flow Problems

March 11, 2016

For those who have been personally impacted by an auto accident, there is the toll taken both physically and emotionally through the healing process and beyond. Then, there are the financial side effects.
When an auto accident results in serious injury or death, it becomes crucial to determine liability. Seeking legal representation is crucial to determine if the accident – and resulting injuries – are the result of someone else’s negligence. Unfortunately, the litigation process can often times take months, even years. What are you going to do if you miss time from work? How will you pay your bills? Don’t settle for pennies on the dollar when there is someone that can help you get a fair and equitable award or settlement.

Litigation Funding Corporation provides financial support that is crucial for plaintiffs recovering from their injuries while their case is pending. With a cash advance from us, plaintiffs will not be forced to take the first low offer that comes along because of the financial pressure. Our non-recourse cash advances allow plaintiffs to cover their medical and living expenses until they receive compensation when their case is won or settled. The cash advance is only repaid when the case successfully settles. Repayment is not required if the outcome of the case is not in our client’s favor.

While litigation funding is not for everyone, in most cases, it can provide a strategic advantage for the victim because it gives leverage over the insurance company – meaning, with a lawsuit cash advance, the plaintiff does not have to take an offer less than full and just compensation. Oftentimes, litigation funding has enabled plaintiffs to hold out for larger settlements, giving their attorneys time to get the best and largest possible recovery.

The application process is quick and easy usually taking 24 – 48 hours, and there are no fees to apply. We fund solely on the strength of your case. For more information on how we can help you, contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation or complete our online contact form.

Litigation Funding: A Financial Solution For Auto Accident Victims In A Pending Lawsuit

March 3, 2016

Every day auto accidents are reported in the newspaper, on television and the radio, even online, amounting to thousands of accidents every year, nationwide. The majority of these accidents are preventable – due to distraction, carelessness, and recklessness; the negligent party should be held accountable for damages incurred. This is where an experienced auto accident attorney is important. An attorney can help you recover just compensation for your losses, including medical expenses, property damages, lost wages, and emotional damages. Unfortunately, even with an attorney on your side, these case can drag on for months, even years. If you are like many people living paycheck to paycheck, waiting for a personal injury settlement resulting from an automobile accident, may not be an option. Insurance companies have the reputation of using deny, delay, and defend tactics that force plaintiffs into smaller settlements. If you are unwilling to accept pennies on the dollar, but need financial assistance, litigation funding may benefit you.

Litigation funding is a financial transaction that assists plaintiffs dealing with the financial struggles that come with a lengthy litigation process. The plaintiff sells a portion of the future proceeds of his/her lawsuit in exchange for immediate cash. Creditworthiness is not a factor in the approval process, nor is employment history. Unlike most other forms of financing, such as a bank loan or credit card cash advance, lawsuit funding also does not require monthly payments. Instead, repayment is made once the case settles and the funds disbursed. Litigation funding is provided risk-free; if the funded plaintiff fails to win the lawsuit, the cash advance does not need to be paid back.

Litigation Funding Corporation has provided hundreds of lawsuit cash advances for automobile accident claims. In order to obtain funding, all you need is attorney representation and a strong case with merit.

If you think a lawsuit cash advance may be your best option to stay financially afloat during your pending claim, contact Litigation Funding Corporation or complete our online application. Our online application takes less than five minutes to complete. Once we receive your application we will contact your attorney for information to determine the strength of the case and applicable funding. Our goal is to do what is in your best interest and provide you with funding within 24 – 48 hours.

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