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Crash with CTA Bus Leaves Four Dead; Alcohol a Possible Cause

May 15, 2017

Four people died as a result of a collision between a vehicle and a Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) bus.

Police said the 27-year-old driver of a Buick LeSabre was speeding when he lost control and hit a parked car before slamming into the bus head-on and catching on fire. The four people in the sedan were extracted and taken area hospitals where they were pronounced dead. One passenger leaves behind three young children; her pregnant sister, who was also a passenger, leaves behind two kids. The bus driver and four passengers on the bus were treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Alcohol was found in the LeSabre. The crash remains under investigation.

When an auto accident is the result of someone else’s negligence, you may be able to recover compensation for injuries or loss from the at-fault driver. However, what happens if the negligent person dies in the accident?

The fact that the negligent driver dies in a car accident does not necessarily mean that the victims can no longer bring a personal injury or wrongful death claim. A claim can still be made with the negligent person’s insurance carrier. If the claim cannot settle through negotiations with the insurance company, then a lawsuit can be filed against the deceased driver’s estate.

Even if negligence is clear and obvious, pursuing a lawsuit against someone’s estate can be complicated and time consuming because of the procedural requirements involved. It is even more complicated when there is no estate established yet. In either situation, an experience auto accident attorney in crucial in order to protect one’s rights.

Often times, the lengthy legal process will hinder victims from paying the bills associated with the crash; it may even be a struggle to pay ordinary living expenses. Those searching for financial assistance, should not only consider litigation funding, but should call the experts at Litigation Funding Corporation.

Litigation funding is an emergency lawsuit cash advance provided to cash-strapped plaintiffs in a pending legal claim. Victims are eligible for funding once they have attorney representation.

The process begins by completing a one-page application upon which time Litigation Funding Corporation will contact the plaintiff’s attorney for case documentation. There are no credit checks, no employment verification, and no upfront fees because funding is based solely on case strength. If a case is approved for funding, we will direct deposit or wire transfer the money in less than 48 hours. Repayment is made once the case successfully settles; if the plaintiff loses, repayment is completely waived.

Dealing with a loss is never easy, but fatal auto accidents can be especially devastating. As you struggle to figure out how your family will move forward, you don’t have to struggle financially.

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, litigation funding may be a viable option. Contact Litigation Funding Corporation to see if we can help ease your financial burden and give your attorney the time needed to obtain full value in your case.

Lawsuits Begin in Derailed Train Accident

March 27, 2014

Three lawsuits have been filed since the Blue Line train derailed at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport in which 32 people were injured. Although the investigation is ongoing, Robert Kelly, president of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local, said there were indications the female operator of the train “may have dozed off.”

Niakesha Thomas, a single mother of a one-year-old suffered lower back and hip injuries. Due to her injuries, Ms. Thomas is unable to return to work. She is the sole breadwinner for her and her baby. A woman who was sitting in the first car claims that she was catapulted forward as the car went up the escalator resulting in severe pain from a broken foot, as well as neck and back injuries. Both lawsuits accuse the CTA of negligence and seek unspecified damages.

Although the investigation may conclude quickly, train accident lawsuits are very complex. They can take years to settle; many people cannot financially sustain themselves. If these two women need financial assistance,lawsuit funding may be their ticket to wait for justice. It gives injured victims the immediate cash needed to cover expenses, removing financial stress and allowing time to pursue the case to its full merited value.

Once the financial pressures are relieved, plaintiffs feel stronger and more secure taking their case to trial. This type of legal funding service can make a huge difference in the success of a lawsuit rather than being forced to accept a very low early settlement.

The application process is quick and easy; if funding is approved, the plaintiff can begin paying bills within 24 – 48 hours. For more information call us at 1-866-548-3863 or visit us online.

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