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Don’t Be Wronged Twice. Protect the Value of Your Wrongful Death Lawsuit with Litigation Funding

February 11, 2015

There are no words to describe the loss of a loved one, especially due to the careless actions or negligence of someone else. Any act of negligence resulting in death, whether an auto accident, medical malpractice, or other, is a potential wrongful death lawsuit. Not only does it take a terrible emotional toll on those left behind, the wrongful death of a loved one can also create significant financial hardships. Without financial assistance, plaintiffs may be forced to settle for considerably less than the wrongful death is worth. Before accepting an unjust settlement offer, they should consider litigation funding.

Litigation funding a financial tool that allows plaintiffs to receive a portion of their expected wrongful death lawsuit settlement award, then upon settlement, repay the funding company. After reviewing a w funding application, if approved, funds are usually available within 24 – 48 hours. There are no monthly payments, no credit checks, and no employment verification; funding is based solely on the strength of the case. Again, repayment is only made when the lawsuit is won and settled. In the event the plaintiff loses, the lawsuit cash advance is waived in its entirety.

If your family has been devastated by the loss of a loved one due to another person or corporation’s negligence who will pay your bills; who will cover the funeral expenses? Even in the most “cut-and-dry” cases, the insurance company won’t pay up as quickly as they should. In the meantime, if you need cash, don’t be tempted to accept less than full compensation. Litigation Funding Corporation has great sympathy for every client who comes to us at such a challenging time and we do everything possible to help beginning with a free, no-obligation consultation. Once you apply, we will contact your attorney to confirm the details of your case. If approved, a contract is signed and funds are wired directly into your account. We make every effort to do all this in as little as 24 hours.

Don’t let the insurance company starve you into an early settlement. Call or visit us online to apply for litigation funding on your family’s wrongful death claim.

Litigation Funding Corporation lends a helping hand when you need it most

February 9, 2015

Personal injuries can be caused by many factors, including auto accidents, medical malpractice, slip and falls, and defective products. Whatever the source of the injury, victims have the right to be compensated for the negligence of others. If the insurance company refuses to meet its obligations to pay, the victim will need to take steps to enforce his/her rights. This begins with consulting an experienced attorney.

Unfortunately, life does not stop because of a pending lawsuit. Medical bills, mortgage payments, car payments, and day-to-day financial obligations all contribute to economic stress, especially if the victim is unable to return to work. Litigation Funding Corporation offers legal finance services as a viable solution to mounting debt and quick access to cash until the case settles.

Litigation funding is a means to bridge the gap between your immediate financial burdens and your future settlement award. At Litigation Funding Corporation, we offer a quick and easy application process. With no upfront fees or monthly payments, you can pay your bills and afford to wait for the settlement you deserve. Once we receive your application and case documentation from your attorney, you will have a decision within 24 – 48 hours. If you accept the funding contract, we can overnight your check or process an electronic bank transfer directly to your bank account. Other perks include no employment verification, no credit checks and no risk to you. If you don’t collect on your lawsuit, you are not obligated to repay the cash advance.

Litigation Funding Corporation is here to help when waiting for your settlement is not an option. Contact us toll-free at 1-866-548-3863 or complete our online application to take the first step in getting your lawsuit cash advance.

Lawsuit Funding Empowers Plaintiffs to Take Control

February 6, 2015

A lawsuit can negatively impact a plaintiff’s financial situation especially if faced with injuries and unable to work. When the powerful defendants purposely cause delays in a lawsuit or drag out a legal claim, it can be devastating for the plaintiff. Lawsuit funding can remove the financial pressures, help plaintiffs remain in a position of strength, and allow time for the plaintiff’s attorney to achieve the highest possible settlement.

Qualifying is easy. The only information required for funding approval is information relevant to the case and the scope of injuries; funding is based solely on the strength of your case. The plaintiff is never at risk financially because repayment is only made after the case successfully settles. If for any reason the plaintiff loses, the cash advance is completely waived.

Are you in the middle of a stressful injury case and need cash fast? Is the financial strain of your case too much to handle? If you need a way to pay living expenses while pursuing your right to justice, contact the legal funding experts at Litigation Funding Corporation. We would be happy to review your case and see if we can help you avoid draining your financial resources to the point of accepting a low settlement. If approved, a check can be wired into your bank account within 24 – 48 hours so you can begin taking immediate control of your finances!

Man Drowns After Being Knocked Down By Huge Wave in Water Pool

February 5, 2015

A wrongful death case involving the death of a man in a wave pool with his two young daughters occurred during a 2011 holiday. A wave struck 44-year-old Patrick Page while riding in an inner tube, and the force of the impact knocked him out of the tube.

Although Page was only in three feet of water in the Wisconsin Dells’ Wild WaterDome, several other resort guests discovered him face down in the pool. They were attempting to pull him out of the water when lifeguards arrived and began CPR.

Though emergency responders arrived at the scene within minutes, they were unable to revive the father of two. Page’s family chose to file a wrongful death lawsuit, alleging that resort staff were negligent because they were not properly trained, and did not follow proper safety procedures. The suit seeks loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering, and medical, funeral and burial expenses.

The sudden death of Patrick Page likely posed an enormous shock for the family, emotionally and financially. The loss of the breadwinner created a very difficult financial situation, with two small children left behind needing both care and guidance. The family still had to take care of their usual bills, in addition to funeral and burial expenses.

It is not easy to find several thousand dollars to pay for a funeral and deal with all the other financial matters that crop up when someone dies. The best way to cope with such an enormous burden would be to apply for litigation funding. Litigation funding is an emergency cash loan to a plaintiff who has filed a personal injury lawsuit with the assistance of an attorney.

This pre-settlement funding is a lifesaver for financially strapped plaintiffs, and allows them the peace and time to recover from their ordeal. A lawsuit loan also covers every important bill that needs to be paid – those relating to the father’s death, as well as those usual bills every family has, such as the mortgage, rent or car payments.

Qualified plaintiffs receive their funding within 48 hours or less, provided they have supplied the name of their attorney of record. When insurance companies come calling to ask the plaintiff to settle up as soon as possible, a lawsuit loan allows the family resources to wait until their case receives a fair hearing in court or proceeds to settlement.

Bar Owner Could be Liable for Drunk Driver

February 3, 2015

With fatal auto accidents, lawsuits are often filed against a negligent driver, but in certain cases, local businesses can also be held liable. Thirty states, including Indiana, have statutory provisions that allow licensed establishments such as restaurants, bars, and liquor stores to be held liable for selling or serving alcohol to individuals who cause injuries or death as a result of their intoxication. Victims and their families should promptly seek legal counsel to determine fault and obtain compensation. Losing a family member is devastating enough, but may also be accompanied by immediate expenses, such as medical bills and funeral and burial expenses. After a suit is filed, if the plaintiff needs financial assistance to withstand during a lengthy litigation process, seeking litigation funding may be the answer.

On July 28, 2012, a vehicle struck a utility pole and flipped over. The driver was thrown from the vehicle; he was not wearing a seatbelt. Luckily, he survived the accident, but is passengers did not. The 32-year-old man left the scene and went home where he did call 911. He told police he did so because he could not find his phone at the site of the accident. When police arrived at the scene, they found three other bodies – the driver’s wife and another couple – which had been thrown from the vehicle. All three were not wearing seatbelts.
The sole survivor claimed his wife was driving the CJ7 Jeep at the time of the crash when a deer ran into the roadway causing the accident. But, a jury recently ruled differently charging him on three counts of causing death while operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol level of .15 or greater.

Now the families of the deceased have filed civil lawsuits claiming Salt Creek Brewery provided alcoholic beverages to the man knowing he was intoxicated. The suits claims the group was on their way home from the brewery when the fatal accident occurred. All are asking the court to “award a judgment sufficient to compensate for loss of love and companionship, incurred medical expenses, funeral expenses and burial expenses and all other relief as is just and proper in the premises.” Jury trials are scheduled later this year.

Lawsuits like this are about holding all responsible, including restaurants and bars, fully accountable for their actions. The bar will likely mount a vigorous defense causing the lawsuits to drag out for months, if not years. For plaintiffs who feel they cannot financially wait to seek justice, litigation funding can help.
Litigation funding is a non-recourse cash advance for those who need immediate cash to avoid settling a case too soon, for less than full case value. The only collateral required is a pending lawsuit. There are no credit checks or employment verifications, and unlike a bank loan, there are no monthly payments. The application takes less than five minutes; approvals typically take less than 48 hours. Litigation funding is risk-free; repayment is contingent on the outcome of the case meaning if the case is lost, repayment is excused. Call Litigation Funding Corporation today for a free, no-obligation consultation or to apply.

Leverage your Future Lawsuit Settlement for Today’s Financial Security

January 27, 2015

In mere seconds, an auto accident has changed your life forever. In a perfect world, your accident claim would settle quickly and fairly, especially if liability is clear. But as many have learned the hard way, insurance companies are slow to settle, and litigation may extend for many months before a single penny is recovered. While you are injured and out of work, it’s easy to fall behind on your bills. Mortgage payments, medical expenses, car payments, and utility bills only add anxiety to an already stressful time. Your attorney said it will take time to reach a full and fair settlement, but time is obviously not on your side. You could settle with the insurance company now, knowing it is a low settlement offer or you could apply for litigation funding.

What is litigation funding?
Litigation funding is a cash advance provided to plaintiffs who are involved in pending lawsuit and through no fault of their own, need financial assistance, but do not qualify for a traditional bank loan.

What do you need to apply?
All you need is attorney representation and a strong case. There is no credit check or employment verification, and the application is totally free. You never pay a dime until you settle your case, at which time repayment is made through the proceeds of the settlement.

How do you begin?
The application process is quick and easy; just click here or call our office toll-free at 1-866-548-3863. Once we receive your application, we will contact your attorney for a few details of your case. Next, our underwriters will evaluate your case and if approved, funds can be available in as little as 24 hours.

What can you use the money for?
No matter what type of injury you sustained, the money can be used any way you would like, but it is recommended that it be used for “emergency” needs, such as medical expenses, mortgage, car payments, or daily living expenses.

What if you lose your case?
One of the biggest incentive for most plaintiffs lies in the risk-free nature of legal funding. You are you’re under no obligation to repay the money if you lose your case!

If you’ve been harmed in an auto accident and need help paying your bills, don’t wait until you are on the brink of disaster and don’t accept a low settlement offer just to keep your home and put food on the table. Call Litigation Funding Corporation and let us help you leverage your future payout for today’s financial security.

Facing Financial Devastation during a Pending Lawsuit? Don’t Delay! Apply for Litigation Funding Today!

January 26, 2015

No matter how careful, sometimes people find themselves in the unfortunate event of an auto accident. The accident can range anywhere from a fender bender to a fatality. When the accident is due to someone’s negligence, the injured victim(s), or family members of those killed, should consult an experienced attorney to determine their rights. The purpose of the lawsuit is to seek justice and compensate the victims for medical expenses, funeral expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Unfortunately, the more complicated the lawsuit, the longer it usually takes to reach a fair settlement. For many people the increasing medical bills coupled with the inability to work is debilitating, both physically and financially. When financial resources are stretched to the limit, desperate plaintiffs will often settle for less than fair compensation. For some, litigation funding could make sense.

By obtaining litigation funding, plaintiffs can alleviate the financial stress without compromising the compensation rightfully deserved. When plaintiffs aren’t stressing about their finances, it’s easier to focus on recovering from the injuries while their attorney focuses on obtaining a fair settlement.

Funding provided in this manner is not a “loan,” but rather is a non-recourse cash advance against a pending lawsuit. Poor credit? No worries! No job? No worries! No money to make monthly payments? No worries! The only condition to receive funding is a case with merit. After the funding company receives an application and case documentation from the applicant’s attorney, the underwriters review the strength of the case. If the application is approved, funding can usually be provided within 24 – 48 hours; the cash advance can be deposited directly into your bank account or sent via overnight mail. Best of all, repayment is conditioned on winning the case. If funding is provided and the case is lost, the cash advance does not have to be repaid.

If you are currently involved in an auto accident lawsuit and struggling to pay your bills or put food on the table, certainly litigation funding is a viable option. To find out if you’re eligible for a lawsuit cash advance, complete a no-cost, no-obligation application or call one of our experienced customer service representatives.

From Pre-Settlement to Post-Settlement, Litigation Funding Corporation Offers a Financial Solution

January 23, 2015

On February 8, 2005, a 77-year-old man was talking with two Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) workers who were part of a crew cutting down a 55-foot sugar maple tree in a strip of lawn between the sidewalk and the street. While he stood between the two workers, both of whom were wearing hard hats, a 10-foot-long trunk segment was cut and fell to the ground. It struck a 25-inch-long log propelling it through the air and striking the man in the forehead. The man fell backward and struck his head on the sidewalk. He was transported to the hospital where he died the next day.

After waiting over two years for the Connecticut Claims Commissioner to grant permission to sue, the man’s widow filed a wrongful death lawsuit alleging that state workers failed to ensure that the man was a safe distance from the work site. Under state statute, lawsuits brought against the state need the permission of the state to go forward. She was awarded over $1.3 million in January 2012 after a non-jury trial, a judge who ruled that the accident was foreseeable and the state liable, but attorneys for the state appealed stating that the accident was unforeseeable. The defense argued that the DOT work crew met the standard of reasonable conduct and the man was kept a reasonably safe distance from any and all reasonably foreseeable dangers. The decision was overturned by a panel of three justices of the Connecticut Appellate Court in August 2013.
An appellate lawyer for the plaintiff asked the state Supreme Court to hear the case and argued that the DOT didn’t even have a written policy or regulation concerning the appropriate distance to stand from a fallen tree. He also noted that no Connecticut court has ever held that an industry has the last word on the standards governing its own liability.

We all have the right to expect that our state and local government does everything possible to keep us safe on our roads, at construction sites, and more. We expect they have written policies and procedures and all employees are properly trained to protect the community. When the government and/or business fail to do so, lawsuits almost always result in safety improvements. Shielding corporations and government entities from liability or damages is not a solution. Holding those who create dangerous conditions (or allow known dangers to continue without public warning) accountable for their actions improves safety, saves lives, and prevents future harm.

Now, almost 10 years later, the suit is nearly finishing its journey through the state courts. We will wait and see the Supreme Court decision.

This case is a perfect example of the all-to-often, lengthy litigation process especially with an appeal. The death of a loved one leaves many not only in emotional turmoil, but financial distress. Burial costs are expensive and can costs thousands of dollars. The loss may also put a strain on regular monthly expenses like mortgage/rent, car payments, and ongoing monthly expenses. As a result, some people turn to litigation funding.

Legal funding companies offer pre-settlement funding and post-settlement funding to help plaintiffs survive financially while they wait for their awards. Pre-settlement litigation funding is provided by a lawsuit funding company to a plaintiff before a settlement or award, with the expectation that the plaintiff will ultimately receive compensation from the suit. Funding provides immediate access to money so the plaintiff can cover expenses while in litigation. Post-settlement funding occurs after an award has been made or a settlement reached in a lawsuit, but before the award or settlement is paid out. Some plaintiffs find that they require financial assistance because even when a settlement is reached, it can still take time for the payment to be made. A defendant could also appeal the court’s ruling, resulting in a long time before the award is paid out.

If you are involved in a wrongful death lawsuit and are considering litigation financing, Litigation Funding Corporation may be your solution. We understand that waiting out the long litigation process can be devastating especially with bills stacking up. Our legal funding services are based on a non-recourse base, meaning that we are only repaid if you win your case. Credit score and employment history are not factors in the funding decision; only the strength of your case matters. Even if your case is in appeal, we can help. 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. Once we receive an application, most requests for cash advances are approved within 1 to 2 days after case documentation is received from your attorney. Don’t delay; call today!

Why does a Plaintiff involved in Personal Injury Litigation need Lawsuit Funding?

January 19, 2015

A lawsuit cash advance can help serious accident victims who might otherwise have trouble paying medical expenses, mortgage/rent payments, car payments, or other living expenses while waiting for their personal injury lawsuit to resolve or a settlement reached. Even after a settlement is reached, victims may not receive the money for months. An appeal could delay the process even longer.

Insurance companies have all the time and all the money. This gives them substantial leverage against you and your attorney. A person pursuing a lawsuit who is desperate for immediate cash is not a positive influence during settlement negotiations. This person will, almost always, settle too early, for too little.
We help plaintiffs obtain a fair settlement rather than accepting a low settlement due to financial constraints.

Here’s how our services work:
1. Call our office toll free at 1-877-377-SUIT (7848) or complete our on-line application.
2. We’ll fax a request to your attorney for documentation records. Once we receive the necessary paperwork to evaluate your case for funding, we will make a funding decision, typically within 24 hours.
3. If you have been approved, we will email or overnight a funding contract to be signed by you and your attorney.
4. Once the contract is fully executed, we will wire your money or send a check by overnight mail.
5. When your case settles, we are repaid from the proceeds of you case. If you lose, your case, you owe us absolutely nothing!

It’s that simple! There is no credit check, employment verification, upfront fees, or monthly payments.
You don’t have to settle your case prematurely or for anything less than you deserve simply because you are having financial difficulties. Call Litigation Funding Corporation and let us take on this burden for you and get you the money you need now.

Restaurant Sued in Choking Death

A family dinner outing ended in the death of 48-year-old John Kocak in a Greenfield, Mass. restaurant’s bathroom. Kocak choked to death on food.

This story might have had a different ending, if the restaurant where Kocak died, after temporary revival, had the proper tools on the premises for removing food from airways and had the staff had proper training on how to handle such situations.

In 2011, the Kocak family went out for a meal at Applebee’s restaurant. Kocak left the table to go to the bathroom, but did not come back. When his father went to find him, he found his son unconscious on the bathroom floor. Kocak’s father immediately asked the assistant manager to call 911.

When EMT’s arrived, Kocak was not breathing and had no pulse. Emergency medical personnel removed food from his airway and managed to resuscitate him. He was rushed to hospital where he survived for several days, but ultimately died as a result of lack of oxygen to his brain.

Kocak’s father chose to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the restaurant and the assistant manager, alleging that they did not have the mandatory training to handle a choking nor did they have a device on the premises to remove food from an airway. State law mandates that restaurants with a seating capacity for more than 25 people must be equipped with the proper devices, and that staff must be trained in their use.

The suit also alleges negligence, gross negligence, and conscious pain and suffering, seeking compensation for ambulance invoices, medical expenses, loss of income, loss of companionship, funeral and burial expenses and punitive damages.

According to the statement of claim, the assistant manager did not tell the 911 dispatcher that Kocak had no pulse and was not breathing. Had he relayed that information, the staff may have been able to perform live saving measures to assist the man until EMTs arrived.

The Kocak family may wish to find out more about litigation funding, as a lawsuit loan would help them pay their most pressing expenses immediately. Pre-settlement funding is emergency funding, for a qualified plaintiff, which helps to pay medical and other important bills right away. Typically, the approval process and turnaround time from approval to the release of funds is very short.

The litigation funding company needs to know the details of the case and the name of the attorney of record. Once the case has been assessed for its ability to win in court, funds usually arrive in a plaintiff’s bank account in less than 48 hours. While pre-settlement funding is not for everyone, it is appealing to a great number of cash strapped plaintiffs needing to find the cash to pay all of their bills while they are waiting for their case to be resolved.

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