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Parents of Man Hit and Killed by Bus Awarded Jury Verdict of $20 Million

February 2, 2021

On June 29, 2017, 25-year-old Hunter Brown was traveling on a Greyhound Bus Lines bus from Seattle, Washington to California. During the ride, the bus driver stopped at a rest stop in Center Point, Oregon. While attempting to get back on the bus, Brown was run over by the bus and killed.

Brown’s parents filed a lawsuit against Greyhound Bus Lines. The lawsuit alleged the driver failed to count his passengers before leaving the rest stop. As a result, he left Brown behind. Passengers stated that when Brown fell, he was running alongside the bus and knocking on the bus door. After falling, the driver made a turn and roller over Brown. During the trial, a bus industry expert testified that the accident and resulting death could have been prevented if the driver took a headcount of the passengers.

The jury found Greyhound Bus Lines negligent in Brown’s death. The verdict in favor of his parents was $20 million in damages. The jury verdict stated that had the driver followed company policies, the accident may have been avoided. 

Wrongful death occurs when a person dies due to the wrongful act, neglect or fault of another party. A lawsuit for the injuries and resulting death can be filed on behalf of the deceased person’s estate. Michigan law also lists the persons that may be entitled to damages from the wrongful act and death. The individuals include the deceased’s spouse, children, parents and siblings. The lawsuit may seek damages for economic and noneconomic losses.

Economic losses include losses with a set monetary amount. They include medical expenses, medical care, lost wages and burial costs. Noneconomic losses suffered in a wrongful death action do not have set numerical values. Noneconomic losses include pain and suffering, mental anguish, mental distress, loss of companionship, loss of consortium, and loss of parental care.

Although a person may have a wrongful death action, they may not be able to pay for a lawsuit. The costs of starting a lawsuit accrue quickly. Even if a person decides to file the lawsuit without an attorney, they will still have to pay the court fees and other costs. Litigation funding provides financial ease.

Litigation funding or legal funding provides third-party financing to a person or party who pays for litigation costs. This funding allows the borrower to have some financial relief. The third-party financing company absorbs the risk of lending the money because the money is returned if the borrower wins or settles the lawsuit. Additionally, the borrower always retains control of their suit. The lender is only the financer; it does not control the case or the attorney. 

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.

Tire Probably Cause of North Carolina Bus Crash That Left Four Dead and Over 40 Injured

September 26, 2016

A bus accident often times will result in a complex litigation. In many of these cases, there are numerous victims and defendants. This could result in a long delay before victims receive compensation for their loss. Family members may not have the funds to help through this difficult time, and banks don’t typically loan money in personal injury or wrongful death lawsuits. Litigation funding may be the best short-term relief during a financially difficult time.

Four people were killed and more than 40 others injured when a bus carrying a college football team, as well as some students from a nearby Christian school, crashed into an overpass in North Carolina. Killed were the bus driver, a 10-year-old boy, and two college students.

The bus was traveling to Fayetteville, North Carolina for a game when it appears that one of its front tires blew causing the bus to swerved, slam into a median guardrail, and then sideswipe a concrete bridge column, according to the North Carolina Highway Patrol. Images from the scene showed the side wall of the bus almost sheared off and some of the injured lying on the ground. It is unclear at this time why the tire failed. The National Transportation Safety Board, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and North Carolina state police are investigating.

Few events in anyone’s life are as catastrophic as finding out that a loved one has been killed due to the negligence and carelessness of another person or entity (company). If someone else’s careless or reckless behavior caused your loved one’s death, you have the legal right to seek compensation for your loss.

The complexity of a bus accident injury or wrongful death claim such as this can take months, even years before a settlement is reached. If these families are experiencing financial duress to the point where help is needed, litigation funding may be an option.
Litigation Funding Corporation assists victims through difficult financial issues by providing 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. The application process is quick and easy because funding is based completely on the strength and merit of the lawsuit. We do not charge application or upfront fees, nor do we need a credit check or employment verification. Additionally, there are absolutely no payments made until the case settles. Most importantly, funding is on a non-recourse basis meaning if the plaintiff does not win or settle the case, we completely waive repayment of the cash advance.

If you were injured or lost a loved one in a bus accident, it is important to contact an attorney to help recover compensation for your loss. When you need help with life’s necessities, contact Litigation Funding Corporation. Our bus accident litigation funding service is designed to provide rapid financial relief and allow your attorney time to obtain the best settlement.

Three Killed In Crash On Trip To Festival Of Life Outreach Event

September 12, 2016

A Pennsylvania woman and two teenagers were killed in a crash on Interstate 79 near Bridgeport, W. Virginia after a box truck crossed the median and collided with the minivan in which they were passengers. The deceased were part of a church group traveling to an outreach event called Festival of Life. Three others in the minivan and two people in the truck were treated at the hospital for injuries. The accident forced the highway to shut down for eight hours.

Was the driver of the box truck distracted? Was he driving under the influence or speeding? Did a distraction or other motorist cause him to swerve and lose control? Was there a mechanical failure or defect?

While all the details of this fatal auto accident won’t be known until the investigation is complete, the victims and their families should seek legal advice from an experienced attorney as soon as possible to understand their litigation options and rights to seek compensation for their loss.

Wrongful death and serious injury accidents can often cause immediate and long-term financial problems. Legal finance services can provide both immediate relief.

A strategically placed “lawsuit loan” may be just what these victims need while awaiting settlement or a jury verdict in their personal injury or wrongful death case. This service, known as litigation funding, helps plaintiffs pay medical expenses, funeral and burial expenses, and ongoing monthly bills during the litigation process.

It is easy to apply for a litigation funding online or by phone, and there are no costs or fees associated with the application. If approved, the lawsuit cash advance would arrive within 24-48 hours by check or by wire. There are also no monthly payments, credit checks, or employment verification. Repayment is contingent upon the outcome of the case; if the plaintiff loses, the lawsuit cash advance is waived in its entirety. That is correct; the plaintiff would owe nothing. Where else can you obtain a “risk-free lawsuit loan”?

Litigation funding can mean the difference between settling for less too early and waiting for a fair judgment later. If you have been seriously injured or lost a loved one in an auto accident, do not resolve your case for less than full value because of pressing financial need. Consult an attorney to protect your legal rights. Then call Litigation Funding Corporation to ease your financial burden and give your attorney the time needed to obtain full value on your case.

Seventeen Injured In Maryland Bus Crash

July 27, 2016

Police believe a Toyota Corolla cut off a Regional Transit Authority bus causing the bus to leave the road and crash through a guardrail before coming to rest in a wooded area. Twenty-six passengers were aboard the bus at the time; 15 were taken to area hospitals with minor injuries. Two people in the Toyota were also taken to the hospital. According to a release, the driver of the Corolla is at fault, but police do not believe speeding or alcohol were factors. The crash in under investigation.

Fortunately, no one was seriously injured in this crash. In cases where serious injuries or even deaths are involved, crash victims or their families may pursue a negligence claim to recover damages for injuries and loss. Filing a school bus accident lawsuit can be a complex process due to a number of entities that maybe held accountable. Consulting an experienced attorney can help victims recover the compensation they deserve.

Many people involved in an auto accident lawsuit eventually face financial hardship, especially if they are unable to return to work. Some cases take years to settle which only exasperates the problem. Once a lawsuit has been filed, plaintiffs can avoid a financial shortfall with the help of litigation funding.

Litigation funding helps pay the bills and gives plaintiffs the staying power necessary to wait for a fair settlement. Obtaining funding is quick and easy. Our cash advances are based strictly on case strength; credit standing and employment history do not matter. After receiving a request for funding, Litigation Funding Corporation will request case documentation from the plaintiff’s attorney. Next, our in-house underwriters will evaluate the case to determine whether funding can be extended and, if so, how much. If approved, applicants and their attorney will sign a funding contract, upon which time Litigation Funding Corporation will send the cash advance via overnight mail or direct deposit into the plaintiff’s bank account. The entire process can take as little as 24 – 48 hours. Best of all, repayment of the advance is only made when the case settles. If there is no recovery on the case, no repayment is due.

If you were injured or lost a loved one in a bus accident, it is important to contact an attorney to help recover compensation for your loss. When you need help with life’s necessities, contact Litigation Funding. When you know your bills and expenses are covered, it is much easier to fight for justice.

Asheville Bus Accident Victims Can Solve Their Financial Problems with a Lawsuit Cash Advance!

July 21, 2015

Many people involved in a bus accident lawsuit will face financial hardships due to a long and drawn out legal process, the inability to work and mounting bills such as medical or funeral expenses. Litigation Funding Corporation specializes in providing lawsuit cash advances to help plaintiffs during such difficult times.

The families of two students and a teacher’s aide killed in a December 2014 bus accident have filed wrongful death lawsuits against Knox County Schools, the drivers of both buses involved and the bus contractors. According to the investigation, the driver of Bus 44 made a sharp turn, crossed a concrete median and slammed into Bus 57, causing that bus to flip over. The deceased were all aboard Bus 57. It was later revealed that the driver of Bus 57 was texting at the time of the crash. Investigators also discovered that the driver had a fanny pack on the bus containing three prescription medications, including the painkillers morphine and oxycodone although drug test results showed he had no drugs in his system. He died June 1 of apparent “natural” causes. The lawsuits claim:

•The driver of Bus 44 was to blame in the crash because he was texting while operating the bus, was speeding and “failed to exercise due care in the operation of a motor vehicle.”
•The school system “knowingly and intentionally allowed the driver of Bus 44 to continue to transport students despite prior complaints of misconduct and distracted driving.
•The driver of Bus 57 was negligent because he was speeding and was not licensed by the state Department of Transportation to transport students on school buses.

At Litigation Funding Corporation, we understand such an unfortunate tragedy and the financial difficulty that these families may now being facing. Our dedicated staff is here to help. Litigation Funding Corporation offers litigation funding against pending claims.

A lawsuit cash advance not only helps pay the mortgage/rent, funeral expenses, utilities, groceries, and any other important bill or expense while waiting for a settlement to be reached, but it gives plaintiffs a strategic advantage by providing leverage against the insurance company to avoid accepting inadequate settlement offers. With no money down, no credit checks, and no employment verifications, we can approve a case for funding in as little as 24 hours of receiving all necessary case documents. Additionally, there are absolutely no payments made until the case settles. If approved for funding, but unsuccessful in winning a cash award, we completely waived repayment of the cash advance. That’s right – our clients pay nothing if their case is lost.

If you were injured or lost a loved one in a bus accident, it is important to contact an attorney who can help you determine the best course of legal action. If your situation results in a lawsuit, Litigation Funding Corporation may be able to ease your financial burden during your pending claim. Our bus accident litigation funding service is designed to provide rapid financial assistance when you need it most. In order to start the process, please complete our online application and an experienced funding agent will contact you shortly. If you prefer, call our toll-free number at 1-866-548-3863.

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