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Two Families Filed Lawsuit in Palm Springs Tour Bus Fatal Crash

October 31, 2016

The families of two victims in last week’s deadly bus crash near Palm Springs have a filed lawsuit against the bus company and the estate of the bus driver. The suit claims the bus driver failed to travel at a safe speed and failed to brake to avoid the crash. It also claims that the bus was not properly maintained

Thirteen people were killed and 31 others injured after the bus slammed into the back of a big rig. The bus was carrying 44 passengers who were returning from a trip to the casino. The driver was one of the owners of the bus company, which typically ferries people from LA to nearby casinos. The impact pushed the trailer about 15 feet into the bus. It took nearly two hours to separate the vehicles.

The National Transportation Safety Board this week said the bus did not comply with vehicle safety standards because two of its eight tires lacked sufficient tread. As a federal probe into the crash continues, an attorney for the plaintiffs said that there is also reason to believe that the tractor trailer driver may be at fault. According to a witness, I-10 was shut down in both directions and the truck was parked in an active lane with the headlights off when the crash occurred. There were no flashing lights; all that was illuminating was the parking brakes. The investigation is ongoing; the families’ attorneys are simultaneously conducting an independent investigation.

Wrongful death cases are never easy for the families of the deceased, but filing them may serve to provide necessary financial resources for support in the absence of a family breadwinner. Although a lawsuit will not bring a loved one back, it may provide the added benefit of reducing the chances that a similar occurrence will happen to someone else. While awaiting the resolution of a wrongful death lawsuit, the deceased’s family may have difficulties making ends meet. In a lawsuit setting, this type of financial distress is often alleviated when a family seeks litigation funding.

Litigation funding can help provide the means for a victim’s loved ones to get through the long haul of a wrongful death lawsuit without feeling pressured to settle due to financial burdens. Instead, they can allow their attorney to reach a fair settlement, more representative of the true extent of damages.

After receiving a funding application and applicable case documentation, Litigation Funding Corporation can typically make a funding decision in less than 24 hours because we do not require a credit check or employment verification. Funding is based solely on the strength of the case being offered as collateral. Funding also comes with zero risk for the plaintiff. Repayment of the cash advance is only made when the case successfully settles. If the plaintiff loses, the cash advance is waived in its entirety. There are also no specific restrictions on how the money is used.

If a loved one was fatally injured by the negligence or wrongdoing of another and you have filed a lawsuit but struggling financially to see your case through to the end, you may qualify for litigation funding against the future proceeds of your claim. Contact Litigation Funding Corporation for a free case evaluation.

When Is It Appropriate To Seek Lawsuit Funding In a Pending Personal Injury Claim?

October 28, 2016

Personal injury lawsuits are designed to help victims seek compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, long or short term disabilities, or wrongful death and may also seek redress for emotional or psychological injuries. Even when injuries are minor and/or temporary, a personal injury claim may have substantial value; in the more serious misconduct cases, a victim may seek punitive (punishment) damages. But, as anyone who has been through the process can tell you, litigation can take a long time; cases often drag on for years. During this time, if the injured person is suffering from serious injuries or disabilities, unable to work, and faced with reduced income, it may not be possible to wait until a settlement is reached. In times like this, litigation funding is often essential for plaintiffs.

Litigation funding is a way to obtain emergency cash for medical bills, mortgage, auto payments, and daily household expenses without the need for a credit check, employment verification, or monthly payments. All that is required to pre-qualify is a pending lawsuit with merit and attorney representation. And, it is 100% risk-free because the plaintiff is only responsible for paying back the advance if, and when, the case is won. If the funded plaintiff loses the case, the repayment is completely waived.

When you need money quickly, but the insurance company wants to stall the settlement hoping you settle for less, contact Litigation Funding Corporation. Our online application is quick and easy to complete. A representative will then contact your attorney for case documentation and begin the review process. Once approved, a check can available within 24 – 48 hours. While litigation funding is a valuable strategic tool, it is important to note that due to the high cost litigation funding should be considered as a last resort; after all other funding options are exhausted.

Plaintiffs In A Tight Spot Financially Often Consider Lawsuit Funding Against A Medical Negligence Claim

October 26, 2016

Misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose are two of the most common issues in medical malpractice. As a result of a missed diagnosis you can became gravely ill and your condition can significantly deteriorate, resulting in a more serious condition or death. To prevail in a medical malpractice lawsuit, you must demonstrate that the medical professional’s negligence resulted in your injury. To initiate a claim, it is important to consult an experienced attorney.

While waiting for your lawsuit to make its way through the legal system, you will most likely still have medical bills to pay. You may also face other financial constraints. Life does not stop because you’re involved in a lawsuit and it does not wait for a settlement to be reached. If you simply cannot endure a long litigation process, you may wish to apply for lawsuit funding.

Lawsuit funding is cash “now” to cover your living and other pressing expenses while you wait for your case to be resolved. There are no up-front fees and no risk. If you lose your case, you are under no obligation to repay the cash advance. There is also no convoluted application process to get approved. If you have attorney representation and a strong case, you are already eligible for lawsuit funding. The application takes less than five minutes, and we do the rest. This type of financing is not provided against assets; rather it is against the potential settlement of the case. That means there is no need for a credit check or employment verification. You could receive financial assistance within 24 – 48 hours.

Lawsuit funding may not be the ideal solution for everyone, but it is worth considering if you are in a tight spot financially due to a medical misdiagnosis claim that may not be on the same timeline as your finances, Litigation Funding Corporation may be able to help combat mounting bills during a potentially long legal battle.

Victims Have the Power to Seek Justice with Litigation Funding

October 25, 2016

A wrongful death lawsuit has recently been filed resulting from a fatal 2013 crash in Minnesota.

The victim was driving on Interstate 35 in North Branch when he swerved to avoid hitting a deer in his lane, according to the Minnesota State Police. His vehicle rolled several times, and the man was ejected. He was lying in the middle of one of the lanes when he was struck and killed by another vehicle. According to the lawsuit, the driver that hit him was a Pine County investigator in his work vehicle, following another vehicle too closely as they approached the rollover crash scene. When the first driver slowed, the negligent driver moved to the left to pass. That’s when he hit the man lying in the road, killing him instantly. The lawsuit seeks damages in excess of $50,000.

The litigation process is often quite complex and takes a long time to settle. This causing immediate and sometimes long-term financial problems for families. A financially desperate plaintiff is not in a favorable position regarding settlement negotiations; this person will often settle for too little, too soon. One option to surviving financially is to seek litigation funding.

Litigation funding is a lawsuit cash advance that can be obtained within 24 – 48 hours. Securing lawsuit funding can help pay funeral expenses, medical bills, mortgage, credit card debt, and other out of pocket expenses. A lawsuit cash advance can also help avoid the pressures of settling too soon, for too little.

The application takes less than five minutes to complete; we do the rest – obtaining case documentation from the plaintiff’s attorney to make a funding decision. There are no costs or fees associated with a funding application; there are no monthly payments or credit checks. Repayment is contingent upon the outcome of the case; if the case is lost, the lawsuit cash advance is waived in its entirety.

If you are in a pending lawsuit and struggling to make ends meet, litigation funding can mean the difference between settling for less too early and waiting for a fair judgment later. Call us today if you have any funding questions. We offer free, no-obligation consultations with one of our specialists. When Litigation Funding Corporation is able to provide the freedom to wait for the highest possible settlement, there is no need to accept less than full case value.

Newborn Dies Four Days After Birth, Mother Files Medical Negligence Lawsuit

Rachel Melancon’s baby died four days after delivery. The death was allegedly due to medical negligence.

Plaintiff Melancon’s baby was born in December 2013. Four days later the newborn, named Olivia, died, ostensibly as a result of the doctor’s delay and the use of forceps when the baby was in distress.

According to documents filed in this medical negligence case, Dr. George Backardjiev, attempted to use forceps to deliver the baby rather than ordering a C-section, despite the fact that the child was in distress and a natural vaginal birth was considered to be unsafe.

Nurses working with the physician, although allegedly uneasy about the situation, deferred to the doctor’s orders to increase Pitocin and keep Melancon comfortable. During the attempt at vaginal delivery, the physician attempted to use forceps three times. On two occasions they slipped and the doctor then ordered a C-section.

According to the lawsuit, by the time the C-section was ordered, the baby had sustained a partial skull fracture and brain hemorrhaging. She went into multi-organ failure and was removed from life support.

The jury in this case awarded the mother $10.2 million.

The medical bills in this case would have been extremely high, especially considering the child had to be transferred to another medical facility to receive critical care. The parents would have likely had to struggle to pay those expenses in addition to their own monthly financial commitments.

To meet those larger financial obligations, the Melancon’s could have researched litigation funding. It is the fastest and easiest path to get a lawsuit cash advance by simply completing a litigation funding online application that takes about five minutes or less. The Litigation Funding Corporation may be reached, toll free, at 1-866-LITFUND, from anywhere in the United States.

The next step is to speak with an attorney and notify them that a lawsuit loan company was contacted and that they intend to request information about the case. After that, the rest of the process is taken care of by the litigation funding and lawyer’s staff. If all things go well with the request for information, the pre-settlement funding may be received in 48 hours or less.

Two Sisters Hit, One Killed, By Alleged Drunk and Distracted Driver At Entrance of Walmart

October 24, 2016

Earlier this month, two sisters were hit in a crosswalk as they approached the entrance of a Wal-Mart. Witnesses said the driver of a Ford Explorer was driving excessively fast, talking on his cellphone and looking into the store while driving along the building’s entrance. One of the women was pinned underneath the SUV. Both women were taken to the hospital, where one died the next day from injuries sustained. The driver was taken into custody and charged with felony DUI causing death and DUI causing serious bodily injury. Our hearts go out to the family in this terrible DUI accident.

As the criminal case is underway, the family of these sisters should consider filing a wrongful death and personal injury lawsuit against the driver. A lawsuit can provide the victim and family with essential compensation for replacing the income, and also help to pay for their emotional pain and suffering, as well as any medical and funeral expenses.

For plaintiffs faced with depletion of financial resources and possibly dealing with severe injuries, and/or loss of employment, a plaintiff might give up and settle the claim for too little. Another option would be to hold out for just compensation by securing a lawsuit cash advance, known as litigation funding.

Litigation financing is an excellent way to pay funeral expenses, medical expenses, regular monthly bills and other necessary expenses. It also helps to prevent damage to a plaintiff’s credit score. There are no monthly payments to make; we are not a bank. There are no credit checks; your credit history does not matter and you don’t need to prove employment. Best of all, litigation funding is repaid only upon a successful settlement. If the plaintiff does not receive a favorable cash settlement, he/she need not pay back the cash advanced.

In the right situation, for the right plaintiff, litigation funding is clearly a service that plaintiffs and personal injury attorneys should consider at a strategic time in the litigation. Call or visit Litigation Funding Corporation online to learn how we can relieve your financial concerns, prevent you from settling your valuable case for less than it is worth, and continue to provide you with needed assistance throughout the long legal process. We want you to focus on your lawsuit; we want you to obtain full compensation for your injuries, no matter how long it takes.

Lawsuit Alleges Medical Negligence Caused Elderly Woman’s Untimely and Wrongful Death

October 23, 2016

Are you involved in a wrongful death lawsuit or waiting for an expected settlement award? Do you need short term cash to pay your present-day bills or living expenses? Call Litigation Funding Corporation. We may be able to help you leverage your expected settlement with a lawsuit cash advance.

A Texas woman is seeking $5 million in a wrongful death lawsuit against a healthcare provider alleging negligence in the death of her elderly mother.

The 75-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital in August 2015 for symptomatic anemia (shortage of iron), acute gastritis (inflammation or swelling of the stomach lining), COPD exacerbation (shortness of breath) and mild hypokalemia (a low potassium level). After five days, she was discharged, but readmitted eight days later due to shortness of breath. During those eight days, she gained 15 pounds, despite a decrease in appetite, and also showed signs of swelling in her extremities, according to the lawsuit.

The patient was prescribed Lasix to treat fluid retention. If the medication didn’t work, she was to undergo a procedure to remove excess fluid from her chest. According to the suit, the woman did not receive the dosage recommended by the pulmonologist, causing her to suffer dangerous levels of fluid retention. She was transferred to another hospital, but during the transfer another discrepancy occurred in the Lasix orders, according to the claim. At the second hospital, the woman suffered respiratory distress. Despite continuing problems and abnormal lab results, doctors were not notified and her medication was not changed. She was found unresponsive Aug. 28, 2015 and was later pronounced dead.

The lawsuit contends the “volume overload of fluid retention caused her increasing respiratory distress” and made her gain 30 pounds in 18 days. “Left untreated, these conditions caused cardiac arrest and untimely and wrongful death,” the lawsuit states.

There are no words to justify the loss of a loved one caused by the negligence of someone else. A wrongful death lawsuit won’t bring back a loved one, but it can hold the wrongdoer accountable. Reaching a settlement may take years, creating financial hardship for the plaintiff. Litigation funding ensures that your expenses are covered in the interim. Without the pressure to settle, your attorney has time to obtain just compensation.

We know you have a choice of litigation funding companies and are happy to assist you in your time of need. To obtain a lawsuit cash advance in the quickest and easiest way, complete our online contact form. One of our funding representatives will contact you immediately and start the process. Then, we will contact your attorney for case documentation and make a funding decision within 24 – 48 hours. There are no monthly payments; repayment is made directly from the proceeds of the case. If you lose your case, you are not obligated to repay the cash advance.

Litigation Funding: A Better Option Than Settling For Less Than Full Case Value

October 20, 2016

If you are involved in a lawsuit or legal claim, it may take months or even years to receive the highest possible settlement. Meanwhile, medical bills, legal fees, and other daily expenses continue to pile up, leaving you feeling helpless in the face of mounting financial burdens. When your ability to work is affected, the longer your case lasts, the more likely it is that you will accept a less than favorable settlement offer. A better option is to see litigation funding.

Litigation funding can help you avoid a financial disaster such as foreclosure, eviction, bankruptcy and ruined credit. Unfortunately, many plaintiffs have never heard of it. The transaction is not a loan, but rather a lawsuit cash advance against a pending claim. There is no risk to the plaintiff. The cash advance is repaid by way of a single payment from the proceeds of the settlement. If the plaintiff loses the case, the repayment is waived in full.

Eligibility for funding is based on the following criteria:
– You are currently a plaintiff in a personal injury case.
– You have hired an attorney.
– You are currently pursuing a lawsuit.

Qualifying for litigation funding is quick and easy. There is no credit check, no upfront fees, and no monthly payments. The only factor a legal funding company considers is the strength of the lawsuit. Once approved, the cash advance can be used for anything – paying the mortgage/rent, auto payments, child care, medical expenses, and more.

If you find yourself overwhelmed by mounting medical bills and other expenses while in the midst of a lawsuit, consider litigation funding. For a free analysis of your case funding situation, call Litigation Funding Corporation toll-free at 1.866.LIT.FUND or apply online. We will do the rest including request records from your attorney. If approved, you can have the funds within 24 – 48 hours.

Young Michigan Girl Killed in Crash, Her Two Siblings Injured

October 19, 2016

Police are investigating a Locke Township, MI crash that killed an 11-year-old girl and seriously injured her two older siblings.

Just before 8 a.m., a 16-year-old girl was driving southbound when a northbound driver turned in front of her. After the vehicles collided, the teen’s car hit a tree. The 11-year-old died at the scene. The 16-year-old driver was taken by Life Flight to a nearby hospital and her 14-year-old brother was taken by ambulance. Both were listed in serious, but stable condition. The driver of the northbound vehicle was uninjured.

An investigation will help determine if one or both drivers were responsible. Many factors will be examined such as whether the driver traveling northbound failed to yield or if the teen driver was speeding. In the meantime, the family of the deceased and injured teens may wish to consult an experienced attorney to understand their rights. They may be able to seek compensation for funeral expenses, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other damages as a result of the accident.

The loss of a loved, especially a child, is devastating under any circumstance. But, death caused by a negligent driver leaves loved ones distraught and completely unprepared. The family may also face financial pain. If the family files a lawsuit, they may also qualify for litigation funding.

Litigation funding is a cash advance to help a family with any immediate financial needs such as general funeral and medical expenses. At Litigation Funding Corporation, we make the funding process quick and easy. There is no lengthy application to complete and we don’t need a credit check or employment verification. Our funding decisions are based complete on the strength of the case. Furthermore, there are no monthly payments and no obligation to repay if the case is lost.

Call us today for a free, no-obligation consultation or complete our online application. We will contact your attorney for case documentation and make a funding decision within 24 – 48 hours.

Litigation Funding Corporation was founded by trial attorney, Mark Bello who understands these types of cases and the process required to obtain a fair settlement. His case evaluation experience is second to none in the legal and legal funding businesses.

Four Dead After Truck Plunges off San Diego Bridge Into Crowd Below

October 18, 2016

Four people were killed and several others injured after an out-of-control pickup truck plunged off the San Diego-Coronado Bridge and nose-dived into a crowd gathered at a festival below.

According to reports, the truck driver, a member of the U.S. Navy, lost control of his vehicle, hit a guardrail, and plunged 60 feet off the bridge landing on a vendor’s booth. The injured victims had gathered for the La Raza Run, a motorcycle ride that begins in downtown Los Angeles and ends with a celebration at the park. One witnesses said the truck was going so fast that it flew over the stage where a band was playing. Four people in the booth were crushed. The truck driver was taken to the hospital in serious condition; he has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence causing deaths and injuries.

Auto accidents nationwide are often the result of an intoxicate driver. When it results in serious injury or death, victims may have legal recourse through a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit against the negligent driver. The injured victims and family members of the deceased may be entitled to recover compensation related to medical treatment, funeral and burial expenses, pain and suffering and more.

Although it may be difficult for these victims to think about taking legal action a lawsuit is the only way to hold the negligent party accountable for his actions and to seek compensation for damages. An experienced attorney is the best way to help these victims get the compensation they deserve.

A lengthy legal process can hinder the victims from paying the bills associated with the crash; it may even be a struggle to pay ordinary living expenses. Insurance companies will go to great lengths to reach settle for as little as possible. In times like this, auto accident litigation funding is a good option to level the playing field and push for justice.

Litigation funding is an emergency cash advance to qualified plaintiffs that helps them get out of debt and keep their financial obligations current while waiting for a trial or settlement. Unlike a traditional loan, there are no payments to be made until a settlement is reached. And, if the case is lost, the lawsuit cash advance does not need to be repaid.

Eligibility is based on attorney representation and a strong case with merit. Once an application is received, we do the rest. There is no need to verify employment history and an applicant’s financial standing has no bearing on our funding decision. If approved for funding, the money can arrive within 24 – 48 hours.

If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to a drunk driver, are in a pending lawsuit, and facing serious financial challenges while waiting for a settlement, let Litigation Funding Corporation provide you with the financial ammunition to fight for your rights. Apply online or call our office at 1.866.LIT.FUND for a free, no-obligation evaluation of your case.

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