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Deadliest Bus Crash in Decades Kills Thirteen

December 26, 2016

A tour bus crash was one of the deadliest in decades and claimed the lives of 13 people.

A wrongful death lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court against a well-known bus company and the estate of the deceased bus driver. The suit alleges the driver failed to apply his brakes to avoid the crash, the bus was not properly maintained, and the driver was speeding just prior to the accident.

More than 45 people were riding the tour bus the day of the accident when the bus collided with an 18-wheeler on I-10 near Palm Springs. The bus was heading back from the Red Earth Casino.

According to the investigation of the wreck, launched by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), the bus was not in compliance with vehicle safety standards – two of eight tires did not have sufficient tread to be considered safe. The NTSB investigation was not the only one to try to find out what happened. Attorneys for the families filing lawsuits also began independent investigations in the hopes to expose an allegedly poorly regulated industry.

The families that filed wrongful death lawsuits would likely be facing financial difficulties to pay for funeral and burial expenses. They would need a source of funding to help carry them through until a settlement or trial of their case. A lawsuit cash advance is a solution for plaintiffs.

What is a lawsuit cash advance? It is an advance of funds to a qualified plaintiff to pay an attorney and help settle other pressing bills and expenses. This kind of funding is also referred to as litigation funding.

Applying for pre-settlement funding is easy. The only requirement is having an attorney for representation. Litigation funding may be received within 24 to 48 hours of being approved.

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed in Electrocution Case

December 12, 2016

A widow of an electrocuted welder filed a wrongful death lawsuit, on the second-year anniversary of death.

A 33-year-old welder was unexpectedly electrocuted while he was on-the-job at a recycling center in October 2014. He was assisting several other workers in replacing the metal roof of an electrical transformer substation. The man’s widow filed a wrongful death lawsuit naming 24 defendants.

The lawsuit seeks compensation for pain and suffering sustained by the man prior to his death and compensation for his family and next of kin who suffered financial and emotional damages as a result of his sudden death. It is further alleged that the man believed the electrical line, which caused his death, had been de-energized. In addition the tool used to test for a live line was roughly 15 years old and should have been taken out of service after two years as required.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA) investigated the welder’s death and the company he worked for was cited for nine alleged safety violations that contributed to his death. Eight violations were rated as serious and one categorized as a repeated offense. The company was hit was a penalty of $115,000 subsequently negotiated down to $63,250. There were also three other serious violations for failing to train electrical workers in safe workplace practices.

The widow would face a difficult time and the case may take a number of months or perhaps years to reach a settlement or go to trial. It is likely going to be difficult paying the rent or mortgage and there is very little money left over after paying for funeral and burial expenses. Plaintiffs may be worried about how they are going to find the money to make ends meet?

A lawsuit cash advance, may be the right option for cash strapped plaintiffs. Pre-settlement funding can be arranged from anywhere in the United States by calling Litigation Funding Corporation’s toll free number – 1-866-LITFUND (548-3863). Write out a list of questions before calling about a lawsuit cash advance.

There are a number of other terms for a lawsuit cash advance, such as lawsuit loan, pre-settlement funding, legal funding and case financing. A lawsuit loan is emergency funding that helps a plaintiff get back on their feet financially and pay all of their bills and monthly financial obligations.

It might be the solution for any financial problems resulting out of a pending personal injury case.

Don’t Let Your Financial Situation Deteriorate Until You Are Forced Into A Low Settlement Offer

December 7, 2016

An estate administrator recently filed a lawsuit alleging that a Chicago medical facility failed to properly care for her decedent. According to the complaint, the patient fell, which resulted in a fractured hip. Left untreated, the patients’ overall condition deteriorated, ultimately resulting in her death. The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendant in an amount of more than $50,000.

A lawsuit may be the only way to seek justice and compensation for one’s loss. It may also be a means to improve safety and quality of care. But, wrongful death lawsuits usually take months even years before a settlement is reached. Those on a fixed income often don’t have the financial resources to keep their case going. That’s were litigation funding comes in.

Litigation Funding Corporation understands how difficult it can be to wait for a settlement to help pay medical bills, funeral expenses, as well as everyday living expenses. With a lawsuit cash advance, we can assist plaintiffs with these financial obligations. Funding approvals do not require the plaintiff to be employed, have good credit, or make monthly payments. No payments are made until the case successfully settles. Because it is a non-recourse cash advance, if the plaintiff loses the case, the repayment is completely waived. Therefore, with litigation funding there is no need to settle too soon, for too little or struggle financially.

Visit Litigation Funding Corporation online or call us toll-free at 1-866-LIT-FUND to discuss your financial needs. Once we receive an application, we will review the request and specific case documentation from your attorney. If approved, Litigation Funding Corporation can send a check or wire funds directly into your account in less than 48 hours. It is that easy.

Mom Who Saw Son Die After Their Car Was Struck By A Tree Files Lawsuit

December 5, 2016

When trees cause harm in a weather related event, liability is a gray area. Since no one controls the weather, it is often not an issue of liability for the tree owner. On the contrary, if the property owners were negligent in caring and maintaining a tree, they can be held liable for serious injuries or death.

It was a stormy, windy night on December 11, 2014 when an Oregon woman’s car was struck by a tree. Investigators said after the tree fell on the vehicle, the female driver swerved and hit another tree. She and her 11-year-old son were trapped in the vehicle for some time before emergency responders could extricate them. The young boy died at the scene. The woman suffered serious injuries that led to multiple surgeries and months of rehabilitation. She has not been able to return to work.

Two lawsuits have been filed against the property owners. The first suit was made on behalf of their son’s estate. The lawsuit seeks $500,000 for the boy’s pain and suffering, as well as $2 million for medical expenses, funeral expenses and future earnings over his expected lifespan. Recently, the woman filed a claim seeking $5 million for her emotional suffering, medical expenses, lost wages, counseling and other costs. Both lawsuits claim the property owners knew or should have known the cedar tree was dead and a grave risk to public safety. The suits allege the dangerous condition of the tree was obvious to any “reasonable person” who looked at it because it showed signs of “damage or decay, including substantial discoloration.”

Seeking compensation will not bring this child back or take away the pain and suffering this woman has endured, but it will help cover funeral expenses, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages. Unfortunately, tragedies like this will often cause family members to struggle financially because such cases can be contentious and often take years to resolve. With a solid lawsuit as collateral, the couple could apply for a litigation funding; an emergency cash advance to keep afloat financially while awaiting a settlement.

Applying and receiving a lawsuit cash advance can all take place in less than 48 hours, contingent upon receipt of case documentation from the plaintiff’s attorney. The reason we can fund case so quickly is because there is no need for a credit check or employment verification; we only care about the strength of the case. Best of all, there are no payments until the lawsuit settles, at which time we are repaid from the case proceeds. Should the plaintiff lose the case, we completely excuse the obligation to repay.

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. If you have sustained significant injuries, or lost a loved one, due to the negligence of someone else and need financial assistance, contact Litigation Funding Corporation by completing our online application or calling us toll-free at 1-866-LITFUND. A member of our team would be happy to discuss your litigation funding options. Don’t delay; call today!

Twenty Feet of Muck Killed 43

November 22, 2016

A landslide, in 2014, killed 43 people in rural Oso, northeast of Seattle. A $60 million settlement has been reached in the case.

The largest wrongful death lawsuit in history was just about to begin when the logging company agreed to settle for $10 million. The agreement to settle for $10 million came on the heels of an agreement with the state for $50 million.

On March 22, 2014, a massive mudslide wiped out a neighborhood in Oso. It was an enclave of about 35 single-family homes, some built in the 1960s. Survivors recalled hearing what sounded like a plane crashing outside their homes, but on checking what the noise was, discovered a towering wall of sludge bearing down on them.

Although the whole event lasted about two minutes, the landslide slammed into the neighborhood, ripping off roofs, crushing trees and homes, and burying people alive. Reports dating back to the 1950s warned that the hillside could collapse because the local river had been eroding the base of the hill. Despite this, homes continued being build in the area.

According to area residents, the logging operation above their location was allegedly responsible for the slide because the retaining wall built along the bank of the river undercut the hill exponentially increasing the danger a mudslide. Residents allege they were never warned about a potential mudslide despite the fact that a similar landslide occurred in 2006.

The survivors of the slide were left to mourn the loss of family and friends and to gather together to launch a wrongful death lawsuit.

Although that suit never made it to court, the victims were able to receive compensation. The court also assessed $789,000 in punitive damages against the state because their expert witnesses were found to be deleting emails vital to the litigation.

The state has now passed new rules relating to logging in landslide-prone areas.

The families left behind in this tragedy would have had enormous expenses, including rebuilding their homes, and funeral and burial costs. Many of the victims may have found assistance by applying for a lawsuit loan from a litigation company to help them meet their cash shortages while waiting for case resolution.

Pre-settlement funding provides plaintiffs with immediate cash they need to cover living expenses while a case is being litigated or is in settlement negotiations. Litigation Funding Corporation does not charge any up-front fees and provides risk-free funding. Should a plaintiff lose their case in court, they do not owe the litigation company money.

There is no red tape and no credit check. A plaintiff only needs to fill out an application online or call a litigation funding company. Once the process has been started, the lawsuit loan company does the rest. Approval may come, in as little as, 24 hours and a victim may receive the approved funds within 48 hours.

Lawsuits Pending Against Trucker and Trucking Companies In Chain-Reaction Crash That Killed Four

November 17, 2016

An Indiana truck driver charged in a 2014 crash that killed five people pleaded guilty to five counts of reckless homicide and one count of falsifying his driving log. He faces six to 28 years in prison, but prosecutors have agreed to seek no more than a 15-year sentence.

On July 21, 2014, the truck driver entered a construction zone where traffic had slowed to 3 – 5 miles per hour. The trucker, however, had set his cruise control and was driving 65 mph when he entered the area, causing a chain-reaction crash that killed four people, including an 11-year-old girl. Four others (a woman and her three teens) were hospitalized with injuries.

Two lawsuits filed by families of the victims are pending in federal court. The lawsuits name the truck driver as well as Steel Warehouse, the company for which the trucker was hauling freight, and Eagle Transport, the company which leased him the semitrailer he was driving. The suits allege that the trucker was speeding through a construction zone, failed to keep a proper lookout for slowing or stopped vehicles, failed to slow down when a special hazard existed and had a physical condition — complete loss of vision in his right eye due to a 1984 injury — that limited his ability to drive safely. The plaintiffs also allege that he altered his driving log to make it appear as if he started work later in the day than he actually did. According to investigators, the truck driver began his workday at 2:30 a.m. when he picked up a load of steel at a warehouse in South Bend, Ind. His log book, however, showed he started at 6:15 a.m. Under federal law, commercial truck drivers are limited to working 14 hours a day, including a maximum of 11 behind the wheel. A hearing date is set for December 6.

Litigation Funding Corporation understands how difficult the litigation process and how a financial strain during times like this not only seriously impacts one’s life, but also a case. Litigation funding gives plaintiffs leverage against the insurance company and prevents them from being forced to take inadequate offers. With the financial pressure removed, there is no need to resolve any case for less than full case value.

Funding decisions are based on the strength of the case, not credit or work history. Once an application is completed and approved, the lawsuit cash advance can be available within 24 – 48 hours. Our only requirement is that the plaintiff is represented by an attorney and that the case has merit. Funding is provided on a non-recourse basis, so nothing is paid back until the case is settled. If, for some reason, our client loses, the repayment is completely waived.

If you are in need of a cash flow solution during a pending litigation, litigation funding may be a viable option to removing the financial pressure and giving your attorney the time needed to fully pursue your case. Contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation or complete our online application; it takes less than 5 minutes.

Nine-Year-Old Girl Killed in DUI Crash

November 10, 2016

A 25-year-old Chicago man was recently charged with multiple felonies including drunk driving after causing an accident which killed a young girl.

The alleged negligent driver was subsequently charged with leaving the scene of the accident, two counts of drunk driving, and four counts of aggravated drunk driving. There is a possibility his charges are to be upgraded.

The 9-year-old girl was in a minivan, driven by her mother. Two other girls, ages 10 and 12, friends of the 9-year-old, were also in the vehicle at the time of the accident. The mother was driving them home after attending a church event.

Eye witnesses recounted seeing the minivan heading north while the second vehicle involved in the crash, a Cadillac Deville, was heading south. By all reports the Cadillac was drifting in and out of the oncoming lanes. Just prior to the crash the minivan driver made a hard turn to the left to avoid a collision. However, the defensive maneuver was not successful and the Cadillac hit the passenger’s side of the minivan. The minivan continued on until it struck a building.

The Cadillac driver was seen fleeing the area. Police subsequently caught the individual later and determined he was under the influence of alcohol. The family of the young girl may wish to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

The loss of a loved one brings with it extra expenses for the funeral and burial. The young girl’s family might wish to research litigation funding to aid their situation. To apply for a lawsuit loan, the plaintiffs would need to first hire an attorney. Once a lawyer of record is retained, the family may apply for pre-settlement funding.

When plaintiffs are cash strapped, applying for a lawsuit loan helps them financially to deal with monthly bills and other obligations.

Litigation Funding Provided Valuable Financial Assistance In Wrongful Death Claims

November 8, 2016

Wrongful death can happen for many reasons? Auto accidents, pedestrian accidents, product liability, medical malpractice and workplace fatalities.

There are no words to describe the loss of a loved one, especially a sudden, unexpected loss caused by the actions or negligence of someone else. When a wrongful death occurs, the victim’s family has the right to file a lawsuit. However, compensation is not automatic; wrongful death lawsuits are usually long and drawn-out, taking months, even years, for lawsuits to resolve. Beyond the terrible emotional toll a wrongful death has on those left behind, it can also create significant financial hardships, especially if the victim was the family’s bread winner.

Insurance companies put their own financial interests first; they make every attempt to deny, delay, and defend lawsuits and claims. These companies have financial staying power; they have the ability to use a plaintiff’s desperation to force a settlement, often too soon for too little compensation. And, if the plaintiff decides to continue the litigation and wins the case, the insurance company almost always appeals the verdict, dragging the case out even longer.

Strategic litigation funding can help combat this strategy. If you are a plaintiff and need short-term cash to pay medical expenses, funeral or burial expenses, or to handle monthly bills such as mortgage payments, car payments and household expenses, you can leverage your expected settlement in the form of litigation funding.

A lawsuit cash advance is easy to apply for, requires no credit check or employment history, no upfront fees or costs, and no monthly payment need to be made. Most importantly, the money is provided on a non-recourse basis, meaning if the case is lost the repayment is completely waived. Once an applicant is approved, the money is sent, by check or wire, within 24 – 48 hours.

The loss of a loved one is devastating enough; the litigation process can result in added physical and emotional stress. Don’t let financial hardship add to an already stressful situation. As long as you have pending lawsuit and attorney representation, you are eligible for funding. Litigation Funding Corporation will work fast to approve your application because we know time is of the essence. Contact us today to learn more or to apply for immediate financial relief.

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.

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.

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