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Three People Dead, Several Others Injured On The LIE; Excessive Speed Appears The Blame

August 31, 2016

Three people were killed and several others injured in a multi-vehicle crash on the Long Island Expressway in Queens. According to police, the driver of a 2010 Infiniti sedan was traveling eastbound at a high rate of speed when he lost control and struck a guardrail just before 4:00 a.m. The Infiniti was torn in two; three people were ejected from the vehicle. One half of the vehicle slammed into a second car. After a dump truck exiting the LIE slammed on its brakes to avoid the crash, three trailing cars slammed into one another. The crashes prompted authorities to close the eastbound lanes for nearly four hours. The three ejected passengers were pronounced dead at the scene; two survivors in the Infiniti were hospitalized, one in critical condition. Injured victims in the other vehicles were also transported to local hospitals for injuries. The crash comes just ten days after six people were killed and six others injured in a Suffolk County crash on the LIE — with authorities blaming that wreck on a speeding driver, as well. An investigation is ongoing.

While there are still many unanswered questions in this fatal auto accident, victims and the families of lost loved ones may wish to consult an experienced auto accident attorney to understand their rights. An experienced attorney will review the case and determine the best way to obtain compensation for the damages.

Although a lawsuit can help obtain compensation for their loss, the litigation process usually takes some time to reach a settlement or a verdict. Meanwhile, victims may encounter financial strain; the bills must be paid. Litigation funding, a lawsuit cash advance, can ease this predicament.

The main purpose of auto accident litigation funding is to help plaintiffs survive financially during the litigation process so that they are not forced to accept less than a fair settlement just because they need immediate cash. With a lawsuit cash advance they can avoid foreclosure or evictions, pay medical expenses or funeral costs, and pay other pressing household living expenses. There is no credit check or employment verification in applying for funding. A lawsuit cash advance is available by phone or online, and is contingent on the outcome of your case. The only collateral needed is a pending lawsuit. Approvals can be made within 24 – 48 hours. If approved, there are no payments until the case settles. If the case is lost, there is no repayment.

If you have been involved in an auto accident and are undergoing serious financial challenges while waiting for your settlement, contact Litigation Funding Corporation for a complimentary evaluation of your case. We just may be the solution you need to ease your financial burden and give your attorney the time needed to obtain full value in your case.

Two Doctors Examined Walter Friedlander, Neither Diagnosed Him

Walter Friedlander, a former veterinarian, died February 15, 2011 as a result of a severe infection that two doctors did not diagnose. He was 63-years-old at the time of his death.

This medical negligence case resulted in a jury award of $4.65 million to the family of Walter Friedlander who chose to sue for medical malpractice after the death of their father.

According to the statement of claim, Friedlander was admitted to the hospital in 2011 with severe pain. Preliminary blood tests were done. He was then seen by two doctors: Dr. Nicolas Golden and Dr. Doug Heller. But neither one of them spoke to the other after they had seen him. Mr. Friedlander was subsequently left in a medical limbo with no doctors seeing to his care and treatment.

Although doctors purported suspected pancreatitis, there were no tests done for that and no one ordered tests for what turned out to be sepsis, a very dangerous and often fatal condition. Thirty-six hours after Friedlander was admitted to the hospital, he was dead.

This case went to a New York Supreme Court jury and the six-person jury found both physicians and the hospital responsible for Friedlander’s death. The hospital did not agree with the verdict and it is expected that it plans to request the motion be set aside and to reserve its option to appeal.

Despite the short period of time during which Mr. Friedlander was in the hospital, his family would have faced a significant bill for the tests done, the two doctors attending on him, the cost of the room and any medications he may have received. They would also need funds for his funeral and burial.

The Friedlander family may have been interested in applying for a lawsuit loan from a litigation funding company to help them deal with any cash flow shortage they may have had. Pre-settlement funding is emergency fast cash that allows a plaintiff the security of having funds in the bank and on hand to pay all of their necessary bills, including mortgage, school loan, rent and car payments.

Life does not come to a full stop because you are involved in a lawsuit, and it certainly does not wait for the lawsuit to pay off. Litigation funding provides you with the cash needed right now to cover living expenses while your case is being prepared and fought. There are no upfront fees involved in applying for a lawsuit loan and litigation funding is without risk. If you lose, you do not owe the company one dime.

Lawsuit Funding Can Help in Pursuit Of Justice from a Hit-and-Run Accident

August 30, 2016

A Texas man has been hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after a hit-and-run accident over the weekend. According to police, the motorcyclist was traveling through an intersection when a red truck struck him, then fled the scene. The investigation is ongoing; police are asking that anyone with information on this crash to contact Crime stoppers at 806-374-4400.

Hopefully the authorities will find the person responsible for this accident. Meanwhile, the victim will still have to pay his medical expenses and meet other financial obligations. There may be an extra financial burden if he is unable to return to work.

A serious accident like this can lead to inevitable financial costs for the victim, let alone the emotional and psychological trauma that might accompany the accident. Whether or not the victim can pursue the negligent party, because he/she is found, or whether he pursues the case as an uninsured motorist case, if money is tight one solution is to secure lawsuit funding. This is a lawsuit cash advance now in exchange for a portion of the future proceeds of the case. Eligibility is based on a strong case and attorney representation on a contingency basis. If approved for funding, the money can be used to help cover medical expenses, household bills or anything the plaintiff wishes. We do not restrict how the money is used.

Lawsuit funding is available by phone or online, without the need for a credit check, employment verification, or monthly payments. In fact, no payment is made until the case settles. We are only repaid once the case is concluded, either by settlement or otherwise. Repayment is excused if you lose.

Do you have a personal injury lawsuit case pending? Are you in need of fast cash? In the right situation, for the right plaintiff, lawsuit funding is clearly a service that plaintiffs should consider at a strategic time in the litigation. Call Litigation Funding Corporation to learn how a lawsuit cash advance may be able help you seek the justice you deserve.

Man Awarded Nearly $34 Million After Fall Through Defective Skylig

August 29, 2016

Under product liability law, companies are held responsible when its products cause harm. This means that if someone is injured or killed by defective products, the injured party, or the family of a deceased loved one, can seek compensation for damages.

A man was working at an industrial building on September 18, 2010 when he fell through a skylight to the concrete floor 35 feet below. He suffered a broken leg, arm, and ribs, a punctured a lung, and back injuries. He ultimately required amputation of the lower right leg after months attempting to save the leg, and had a 5-level back fusion to repair his back. The 34-year-old man is married with three young children.

An investigation determined that the cause of the accident was a defectively design skylight that was too weak to support foreseeable human load. After a 10-day trial, a Texas jury awarded the man $33.8 million.

Defective product liability is a complex and lengthy legal battle, as seen in this case that took 6 years to settle. No matter how strong a case may be, the defendants will almost always deny, delay, and defend the claim. Plaintiffs must be prepared for this, but it is hard when the bills need to be paid. For those left with medical expenses and other pressing financial obligations, one way to minimize the financial impact is to seek a lawsuit cash advance.

Sometimes termed a “lawsuit loan”, litigation funding allows plaintiffs to get immediate cash on a non-recourse basis until their attorney finalizes the case and compensation is received. Typically, a case is approved within 48 hours because all that is needed to qualify is a serious injury, a strong case and attorney representation.

Applying for litigation funding is easy. Our decision to provide you with an advance on your future settlement is completely dependent on the facts of your case. There are no application fees, no credit checks, and zero upfront costs. All we require is attorney representation and a case with merit. If your case is approved for funding, we can wire a check directly into your bank account in less than 48-hours. You can pay your bills and wait to pay us back through the proceeds of your settlement. There are no restriction on how the money is spent. Best of all, litigation funding is risk-free. We are repaid only when the case settles, at which time we are paid back through the case proceeds. If your case does not win, you will have no personal liability to pay us back.
Litigation Funding Corporation has helped thousands of victims who suffered from product defect injuries get the cash they need. If you’re in the middle of a pending lawsuit, we may be able to help solve your money problems. When you are seriously injured, in a pending lawsuit, and have nowhere to turn for financial assistance, call Litigation Funding Corporation.

7-Year-Old Boy in Permanent Vegetative State Due to Medical Malpractice

August 26, 2016

In 2010, the Griffith family took their child to Teays Pediatrics. He had been vomiting frequently. What followed was a series of medical oversights that left the then 7-year-old boy in a permanent vegetative state.

Tabatha and Karle Griffith took their young son Gabriel to the local pediatrician December 13, 2010 to find out why their son was vomiting frequently. Dr. Ann Lambernedis examined him at Teays Pediatrics. The doctor could not say why the child was vomiting and did not take his pulse at the time even though radiological tests were performed on Gabriel’s chest and abdomen.

The young boy continued to vomit, prompting the parents to call the doctor several times for assistance. On December 27, 2010 the parents once again took their son to Teays Pediatrics for help. Dr. Lambernedis still had no diagnosis to offer them and once again the child’s pulse was not taken.

In July 2011, the child was once again taken to see Dr. Lambernedis because he was still vomiting. There was no diagnosis suggested at this time either, but the child’s pulse was noted to be 100 beats per minute. More chest and abdomen tests were performed again.

A week later, the Griffith family received a referral from Dr. Lambernedis to a gastroenterologist. By the time the Griffiths went to see the gastroenterologist in August 2011, their son’s pulse was 160 beats per minute.

Their son was sent to the hospital and diagnosed with supraventricular tachycardia. His breathing rate doubled and according to the statement of claim filed in this case, hospital staff did not intubate him in a timely manner. The Griffith’s son suffered cardiac arrest the next day and sustained irreversible neurological damage, leaving him in a permanent vegetative state.

The Griffiths filed a medical malpractice lawsuit alleging Dr. Lambernedis was negligent in diagnosing their son’s condition and not treating him correctly and that the hospital and other medical professionals were also negligent in their care and treatment of their son.

In order to handle their medical bills, the Griffiths would need access to a substantial amount of money. The ideal solution for them may be to apply for litigation funding, also referred to as pre-settlement funding. Being approved for and receiving litigation funding does not mean the finance company is involved in your case. All case litigation strategies, trial preparation, settlements, negotiations and legal decisions remain in the purview of your attorney in partnership with you.

A lawsuit loan is considered to be non-recourse funding, which means that any repayment is dependent on the outcome of your case. If it should fail in court, there is no repayment and you keep the funding with no obligation to repay it.

Listeria Laced Salad Allegedly Kills Ohio Woman

August 22, 2016

When you grocery shop, you expect your food to be safe, especially when it is bagged and looks fresh and appealing.

The salad that 79-year-old Ellen DiStefano consumed one night killed her. It was contaminated with Listeria bacteria which invaded her body putting her into a coma. Dole’s Springfield, Ohio plant was identified as the source of the Listeria tainted salads. The plant was shuttered for three months to deal with the issue.
DiStefano’s family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Dole alleging gross negligence, malice, recklessness and wanton/willful disregard for the public. It was the second suit filed in relation to the outbreak and it alleges that Dole did not have a system in place to prevent contamination. It further alleges that the company knew about the Listeria contamination prior to the outbreak, as far back as 2014.

According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Dole’s product showed signs of Listeria during swab rests in 2014, yet they continued to ship their salads throughout the United States and Canada. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that at least 19 individuals were seriously affected by the tainted salads and one man in Michigan died. In Canada, there were 14 reported cases in five provinces and three deaths that may be linked to the Dole salads. It is anticipated that there will be more lawsuits filed in the months to come.

In order to pay all the medical bills incurred while Mrs. DiStephano was in hospital for a month, the family may have needed a source of income other than their jobs. One solution would be litigation funding, also referred to as a lawsuit loan.

A litigation funding company provides an immediate cash advance to fund a lawsuit using a very simple three-step, no risk process. Plaintiffs fill out an intake form, as well as the lawyer questionnaire form, and send in the relevant paperwork. Once approved, plaintiffs can receive their fast cash in as little as two days.

There is no longer any need for plaintiffs to settle for pennies on the dollar. Litigation funding allows the plaintiffs to let their lawyers do their jobs and the cases to run their course to a fair and equitable conclusion. Do not agree to an unfair settlement because you are strapped for cash. A lawsuit loan can level the playing field between you and the insurance company.

Speed May Have Been A Factor In Long Island Expressway Crash That Killed Five

Police are investigating whether speed was a factor in a multi-vehicle crash on a major Long Island roadway that killed five people.

A 26-year-old man was driving a Subaru Outback eastbound on the expressway when he apparently lost control of the vehicle and crossed the grassy median. The Outback went airborne and struck two westbound vehicles, a BMW and a Honda. the driver of the Honda was also pronounced dead at the scene. An 81-year-old passenger in the BMW died at the hospital; his wife remains in critical condition.

The driver of the Outback and a passenger, his sister, were pronounced dead at the scene. The driver’s 10-year-old son was airlifted to a nearby hospital in critical condition, but he could not be saved. His three-year-old niece was injured, but survived the crash. The family members were on their way to the Splish Splash water park for the child’s 10th birthday party.

Multiple car crashes happened every day, leading to serious injuries and deaths. One of the most common causes is the result of speeding. Seriously injured victims or family members of lost loved ones may have the right to compensation. It is important to consult an experienced auto accident attorney.

Worrying about finances is probably one of the last things on a plaintiff’s mind. However, just because you lost a loved one does not mean that the bills stop coming. Unfortunately, the mortgage will still be due, the car payments need to be made and food must be put on the table. For those struggling to make ends meet, Litigation Funding Corporation is ready to help with pre- settlement litigation funding.

After such a traumatic event, it can be a great relief to attain financial assistance to cover ongoing bills and expenses. Litigation funding is a non-recourse cash advance that can cover the loss of wages, mounting medical bills, funeral and burial expenses, and other out of pocket expenses as a result of the accident.

Pre-settlement litigation funding is unlike a traditional bank loan in which you must pay back the lender, in monthly payments, regardless of whether or not you win your case. The process begins with a one-page funding application and basic case documentation. You can also call Litigation Funding for a free, no obligation consultation. Approval is based on case strength, not collateral, credit checks or employment verification. For those approved for lawsuit funding, cash can be available within 24 – 48 hours. There is no need to worry about monthly payments because we are only paid once the case settles. If the case is lost, the repayment is completely waived. If you have lost a loved one in an auto accident and are undergoing serious financial challenges while waiting for your settlement, contact Litigation Funding Corporation today.

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Claims Edible Marijuana Overdose Caused Husband to Shoot His Wife

August 19, 2016

The potency of medical marijuana and its effects on the individual ingesting it are in question in this wrongful death lawsuit.

This lawsuit deals with an edible marijuana manufacturer in Colorado who sold 50-year-old Richard Kirk a ten-pack of chewy Karma Kandy Orange Ginger candies, each containing 10 milligrams of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). According to law enforcement personnel, Mr. Kirk had eaten a fair number of those candies the night he shot and killed his wife.

On April 14, 2014, 44-year-old Kristine Kirk, Richard’s Kirk’s wife, called 911 and told the police her husband had taken some marijuana and was hallucinating. Several minutes later, gunshots were heard and the call was disconnected.

When police arrived at the Kirk residence, they discovered that the shooting had taken place in front of the couple’s three children. They were not harmed and were placed with relatives. Mr. Kirk was taken into custody and faces first-degree murder charges in the death of his wife.

The guardians of the Kirk’s three children filed what may well be a unique bellwether wrongful death lawsuit against the candy maker and the distributor. It alleges that the makers purposely and recklessly concealed the dosage instructions and did not include a warning on the packages that getting high from edibles could lead to hallucinations, paranoia and psychosis.

Mr. Kirk’s defense counsel plans to enter a plea of not guilty by reason of drug-induced insanity.

There is not a lot of information available on the side effects of ingesting recreational marijuana and that fact may open the door to hold the maker of such edible products as Karma Kandy Orange Ginger candies liable. What is relatively well known is that ingesting THC can be more unpredictable than smoking the drug because the effects are usually delayed and the adverse reactions can be quite severe.

The Kirk family would have had significant bills to pay for the funeral and burial of Ms. Kirk. Trying to pay those bills while also assuming responsibility for three children would be financially difficult. The fastest way to obtain cash during their pending claim may have been to apply for litigation funding.

The whole process takes five minutes or less and applicants may fill out the litigation funding intake form online or call for information. Once the forms have been processed, it is up to the plaintiffs to call their attorneys and advise them a request for information is coming from the lawsuit loan company. The cash is typically in plaintiffs’ hands within 48 hours or less. There is no risk for the plaintiffs and the litigation funding company only gets paid when the plaintiffs win their cases.

Bicyclist Fatally Injured After Being Struck By Semi in Bike Lane

August 18, 2016

A 20-year-old woman was struck by a semi-truck carrying construction supplies as she rode her bicycle in a Chicago neighborhood. She was transported to an area hospital, where she later died.

Witnesses told police they saw the woman riding within the bike lane when the truck moved to the right and hit her, dragging her body nearly 100 feet before coming to a stop. The driver of the semi remained at the scene. He was issued citations for driving in the bike lane and failure to take due care for a bicycle in the road.

Business owners said the area is the busiest bicycle corridor in the city. One side of the street has a concrete divider with reflector sticks that separate the bike lane from traffic. There is no divider on the other side of the street, which is where the fatal accident occurred. Making it even more dangerous, is recent construction in the area that has closed some portions of the bike lane, forcing cyclists to veer into the middle of the street.
While the accident is under investigation, the Chicago Department of Transportation (DOT) says it will also conduct a review to see if safety improvements, if any, can be made. In the meantime, family members of the deceased may wish to consult an experienced attorney. If a lawsuit is pursued, the family can include lifetime loss of earnings, funeral expenses, pain and suffering, and loss of companionship.

Seeking compensation can take a long time as their attorney looks into driver negligence, as well as whether the roadway was knowingly dangerous. During this lengthy litigation process, the family may face financial hardship. Contacting a litigation funding company may be one of the most important decision they make in order to remain financially stable until a settlement is reached. With a lawsuit cash advance, the family can pay the rent or mortgage, make car payments, pay funeral and burial expenses, or simply put food on the table. There is no need for credit or employment checks or monthly payments, and repayment is made only after case settlement. If the case is lost, repayment of the cash advance is waived.

If you have a viable wrongful death case and are represented by an attorney, and if you need a way to handle the enormous financial impact following a fatal auto accident, contact Litigation Funding Corporation. We not only offer a complimentary evaluation of your case, but can often provide a funding decision within 24 – 48 hours.

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against Teen Driver Who Allegedly Violated State Graduated Licensing Law

August 15, 2016

A New Jersey teenager and her father have been named in a wrongful death lawsuit stemming from fatal motorcycle crash in June.

The 17-year-old girl struck the rear of the motorcycle as she attempted to cross Route 15 at the same time the 47-year-old motorcyclist was passing. The motorcyclist died of multiple blunt force injuries within minutes of the crash, according to the death certificate.

The teen has not been charged with any criminal offense, but was cited for making an unsafe lane change and having three other teens in the vehicle at the time of the crash, a violation of New Jersey’s graduated driver’s license program. She also did not have a red decal on the license plate of her vehicle indicating she was a teen driver, as required by Kyleigh’s Law. New Jersey is the only one to have a teen driver decal law. The law also sets an 11 p.m. curfew for drivers with a learner’s permit, restricts the number of passengers to one, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian, and bars teen drivers from using handheld electronic devices.

The lawsuit alleges that as a result of the teen’s negligence and recklessness, the motorcyclist was severely injured, suffered great pain and mental anguish and ultimately died soon after impact as a result of his injuries. His widow, son and stepson are seeking undisclosed compensation and asserting loss of consortium. The lawsuit contends that her father, the owner of the vehicle, “negligently entrusted operation of the vehicle” to his daughter and he allegedly knew she was driving in violation of the state’s graduated license law.

Losing a loved one unexpectedly can be extremely difficult and painful. Even when liability appears straightforward, the case can drag on for months, even years. The wait will often put victims in a financial predicament. Do they accept the insurance company’s inadequate settlement offer to avoid pay the bills and possibly avoid home foreclosure?

While Litigation Funding Corporation cannot bring back a loved one, we can help put an end to the financial struggles most plaintiffs face while waiting for a settlement to be reached. Litigation funding is a non-recourse cash advance to help take care of life’s necessities (mortgage, rent, food, utilities, gas, car payments, medical expenses, transportation, etc.). Eligibility is based on attorney representation and a strong case. Once these qualifications are met, the application process is quick and easy; it takes less than five minutes online or over the phone. Next, we will obtain basic information about the case from the plaintiff’s attorney. After our underwriters review the information, if the case is approved, funds can be available within 24 – 48 hours. There are no credit checks, employment verifications, or monthly payments. Repayment is made from the proceeds of the case, and there is obligation to repay the cash advance if the case is lost. That is correct – we only get paid back the cash advance if our client successfully settles.

For more information or a free, no obligation consultation, contact Litigation Funding Corporation at 1.866.LIT.FUND or complete our online contact form to get started.

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