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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.

Man Charged With Felony DUI After Deadly Crash

January 10, 2017

One of the most negligent acts by a driver is getting behind the wheel while under the influence.
A single vehicle crash in Charleston, S.C. left one man dead and another arrested on a felony DUI charge.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, a white Buick Park Avenue was speeding when the vehicle slid across oncoming lanes and struck a tree stump. The driver and a passenger were transported to the hospital with serious injuries; the passenger later died from blunt force injuries.

Officers found a beer can on the driver’s side floor board and an empty case of beer in the vehicle; they said the driver smelled of alcohol. He has been charged with felony DUI resulting in death. The crash is still under investigation.

While it is the role of the criminal courts to punish the negligent driver by revoking his license, issuing fines, and/or sentencing him to jail time, the ruling will not compensate the victim’s family for his death.
With the help of an experienced auto accident attorney the family can file a wrongful death lawsuit. Compensation can cover medical bills, funeral expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and loss of companionship.

Justice usually takes time, often years. The loss of a family member will often lead to financial problems until a settlement is reached. For financial assistance during this time, many plaintiffs will turn to litigation funding.

Litigation funding is a non-recourse cash 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. When a plaintiff is financially stable, his/her attorney has time to fight for fair compensation rather than settling the case prematurely.

Applying for funding is easy online or over the phone. Funding decisions are based on the strength of the case; there is no need for a credit check, employment verification, monthly payments, or upfront fees. Once approved, cash can be available within 24 – 48 hours. Best of all, litigation funding is repaid only upon a successful settlement. If the plaintiff does not receive a favorable cash settlement, he/she is under no obligation to pay back the cash advanced.

If you believe litigation funding could help you survive during the pursuit of your personal injury or wrongful death claim, you owe it to yourself to contact Litigation Funding Corporation, a direct lender for litigation funding. We can provide a free, no-obligation case evaluation.

Teen Charged With DUI Following Crash That Killed Two Pedestrians

January 4, 2017

In the right situation, for the right plaintiff, litigation funding is clearly a service that plaintiffs should consider at a strategic time in the litigation process.

A 19-year-old has been charged with two counts of DUI-manslaughter, two counts of vehicular homicide, and four counts of DUI-damage after police say his car struck and killed two pedestrians in October.

The victims were standing on the shoulder of the road about 2:20 a.m. when they were hit by a Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by the teen. The crash report states that the driver lost control of the vehicle and hit a city bus stop bench, a parked car, and then the pedestrians. The crash caused the jeep to flip and both victims were thrown to the ground. They died at the scene. The teen and his passenger were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Investigators calculated the vehicle was traveling at 78 mph in a 45 mph zone.

The negligent driver consented to a blood test while in the hospital which revealed that he had 0.085 grams, above the legal limit. He also tested positive for marijuana. He is being held on $280,000 bail.

Aside from criminal charges, the families of the deceased victims will likely talk to a wrongful death attorney to discuss potential civil litigation. A lawsuit can provide them with essential compensation for funeral expense, lost income, and also help to pay for their emotional pain and suffering.

Justice usually takes time, sometimes as much as several years before a settlement is reached. Litigation funding 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.

When applying for a lawsuit cash advance, an applicant only needs to provide case details to the funding company. There are no credit checks; credit history does not matter and there is no need to prove employment. Once approved, funding can be available within 24-48 hours. There are no monthly payments to make and the money can be used at the plaintiff’s discretion. Best of all, litigation funding is repaid only upon a successful settlement. If the plaintiff does not receive a favorable cash settlement, he/she is under no obligation to pay back the cash advanced.

Litigation Funding Corporation is a direct lender for pre-settlement litigation funding. If you have been seriously injured due to the negligence of someone else, are seeking restitution, and need financial assistance, call our office or complete our free, online funding application. We may be able to help you financially while your lawsuit works its way through the legal system.

Alcohol and Speed Probable Cause of Fatal Crash on the LIE

September 29, 2016

Three people died and nearly a dozen others were injured after a multi-vehicle crash on the Long Island Expressway (LIE) in Queens last month.

The initial crash occurred when the 25-year-old driver of a black Infiniti apparently lost control and hit a guardrail around 4:20 a.m. The impact cause the Infiniti to split in half; the front portion landed in one of the lanes of the LIE and was hit by an Acura TL. The driver of the Infiniti and two passengers were ejected from the vehicle. They were pronounced dead at the scene. The two other passengers were transported to an area hospital, one in critical condition. The Acura driver was unharmed.

The fatal crash spawned a chain-reaction pile-up when a dump truck, attempting to avoid the first accident, collided with five other vehicles stopped by the first crash. Several people were injured in that crash.

A preliminary investigation indicated that the Infiniti driver was speeding and lost control of the vehicle. It is unknown whether any of the occupants were wearing seat belts. Alcohol may have also played a role as it was reported that the quintet inside the Infiniti were on their way home after a birthday celebration at Bar Nine in Hell’s Kitchen.

Many factors may have reduced the severity of this crash. For example, investigators will be looking to see if the guardrail was faulty. Guardrails are supposed to be designed to keep drivers and passengers safe in the event of a crash. If a guardrail is able to split a vehicle in two, it may not be designed properly. The second crash may have been due to negligence on the part of the dump truck driver. Was he distracted or speeding?
The details of this fatal crash won’t be known until the investigation is complete. In the meantime, those who lost a loved one will struggle to pick up the pieces and move on. The injured victims may endure months of medical treatment to heal; some may face life-long injuries. An experienced attorney can help the victims understand their litigation options and rights to seek compensation for their loss.

Serious injuries or death in an auto accident can leave victims and their families with serious medical expenses, funeral and burial expenses, income loss, and other expenses. Cases like this take years to settle, especially if it involved proving the government was aware of a significant roadway danger, but failed to fix it. The bar that served the Infiniti driver may also be held accountable. Did bar employees ignore obvious signs of intoxication?

By the time these families are able to see the settlement of their lawsuits, they may have medical bills, funeral expenses, and other bills piled up. Applying for litigation funding is often the perfect solution. Litigation funding is a means of obtaining fast cash when plaintiffs have nowhere else to turn.

Since litigation funding is based on the merit of the case, credit and employment are irrelevant. There are no upfront fees or monthly payments, and the cash advance is only repaid if, and when the case successfully settles. Once approved, funds can be available within 24-48 hours by check or wire.
Call Litigation Funding Corporation if you have been the victim of a drunk or negligent driving accident and experiencing financial hardship. We may be able to provide peace of mind that comes from the assurance that the bills are paid and daily needs are met.

Litigation Funding Helps Victims of Wrong-Way Auto Crashes

June 17, 2016

A 36-year-old man was killed when he collided with a woman driving on the wrong side of a four-lane road in West Palm Beach. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The woman and her ten-year-old daughter were transported to an area hospital with serious injuries. The investigation into this wrong-way crash is ongoing, but it is believed that both drivers were under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Impairment is considered a factor in the woman’s actions, especially due to the fact that the man was in the inner-most lane when he struck the woman’s vehicle.

The family of the deceased may be entitled to rights under Florida law to hold the wrong-way driver accountable. An experienced wrongful death attorney could make the claim that the woman acted with negligence when she drove on the wrong side of the road, resulting in the collision. Compensation for damages could include funeral costs, lost wages, grief counseling, or pain and suffering.

Wrongful deaths resulting from an auto accident have the potential to exhaust all of your financial resources. Some lawsuits take months, even years to resolve. The bills won’t stop coming in just because the family is in a pending lawsuit. To stay financially afloat, auto accident litigation funding is a good option. In fact, it might be the only option to avoid an early settlement for less than full case value.

Litigation funding is a cash advance that, hopefully, permits victims to deal with critical expenses while waiting to achieve appropriate justice. Victims are eligible for funding once they have attorney representation. It cost nothing to apply and if approved, the money can arrive within 24 – 48 hours.

The first step is to complete a one-page application. Next, we will contact the plaintiff’s attorney for applicable case documentation. Funding is based solely on the strength of the lawsuit; there are no credit checks or employment verification. There are no monthly payments; repayment is made once the case successfully settles. If the case is lost, repayment is completely waived.

If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a wrong-way auto crash caused by the negligence of another, in a pending, attorney-represented lawsuit, and don’t have the financial ability to wait out the litigation process for a settlement or verdict, contact Litigation Funding Corporation. Our experienced and professional litigation funding staff is waiting to answer your questions and help you understand the lawsuit finance process. If you do not have an attorney, we have a network of attorneys all over the country waiting to assist you. We would be happy to provide one in your area at no cost to you.

Litigation Funding May Be A Financial Solution During Your Pending Wrongful Death Lawsuit

October 21, 2015

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against the father of a 20-year-old who lost control of his vehicle and slammed into a building, killing one passenger and seriously injuring another. The driver was in a coma for months, and remains “physically and mentally incapacitated.” Although he is undergoing 18 hours of physical therapy a week, doctors do not feel he will ever be competent. The surviving passenger has no recollection of the night and continues to suffer lasting injuries from the accident.

Authorities said the young man was speeding and under the influence of controlled dangerous substances last summer when his Honda Civic slammed into a building. The lawsuit claims that his father should have known or knew about his son’s history of drunk driving. County records indicated that he was jailed on a marijuana distribution charge in November. His license had been previously suspended for stemming from a summons for driving under the influence.

In addition to naming the driver and his father, the suit seeks to hold responsible those who gave him the alcohol, as well as those who drank with him. The lawsuit alleges that before the accident, the driver was at the property of the unidentified defendants, and that he was already “visibly intoxicated” when those unnamed defendants continued to provide, share, and condone the consumption of alcoholic beverages and/or controlled, dangerous substances.

This lawsuit will most likely take a long time to settle because one passenger is dead, the other has no memory, and the driver is incompetent, making it difficult to determine what the driver did and with whom just before the crash. The cost of a funeral in itself can also be quite pricey. Medical bills can also lead to financial devastation. While these victims and their families did not cause this tragic situation, nonetheless it is one they are facing, and will continue to face for a long time.

Litigation funding is a quick and easy solution to alleviate financial stress after the wrongful loss or serious injury of a loved one. A lawsuit cash advance would allow the family precious time to wait for a fair and equitable settlement; if they desperately need money now, the only other alternative would be to settle a valuable case for pennies on the dollar to pay their bills. The only collateral required is a pending lawsuit. A plaintiff can apply for this non-recourse cash advance either online or over the phone; the process takes less than five minutes; approvals take 48 hours or less. Lawsuit funding is risk-free; repayment is contingent of the outcome of the case meaning if you lose, repayment is excused.

For any plaintiff who feels they cannot financially wait to seek justice in a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit, lawsuit funding may be the solution. Call Litigation Funding Corporation today for a free, no-obligation consultation.

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