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First Female Dealer Appointed By General Motors Dies in Auto Accident

February 15, 2017

An Iowa woman died from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash last week. Her love of the auto business led her to open her own dealership. She was the first female dealer appointed by General Motors.
According to Davenport police, the driver of a Dodge truck crossed the center line, striking the woman’s car as she headed in the opposite direction. Both drivers were taken to an area hospital for serious injuries, where the woman later died. The truck driver was cited for driving left of the center, control of vehicle, driving under suspension, and no insurance. An investigation is ongoing.

Losing a loved one unexpectedly can be extremely difficult and painful. Resolving a claim can be exhausting; reaching a settlement is only half the battle, especially if the negligent driver had no insurance. The family may need to make a claim against the woman’s own insurance company if she had uninsured motorist coverage.
If a lawsuit is filed and the family is facing a significant financial burden due to funeral and burial expenses as well as other expenses as a result of the accident, they may be able to seek monetary support through a lawsuit cash advance, known as litigation funding.

While we can’t bring back a loved one, Litigation Funding Corporation is often able to help plaintiffs avoid financial difficulties until their case settles and compensation received.

Litigation funding is a cash advance to help take care of life’s necessities (mortgage, rent, food, utilities, gas, car payments, medical expenses, transportation, etc.) during a long, and sometimes, bumpy road to resolution. Unlike a traditional bank loan, personal credit has no bearing on the funding decision, and the applicant does not need to be employed. We fund strictly on case strength and require no monthly payments. Litigation funding is non-recourse. This means that you will only be responsible for paying back the advance if you win your case. Any obligation to repay the cash advance will be completely excused if the case fails.

Applying for a lawsuit cash advance begins after you have hired an attorney on a contingency bases. Once we received an application, we will begin the review process by obtaining case documentation from your attorney. If your application is approved, funds can be available within 24 – 48 hours by wire transfer or overnight mail. Remember, repayment is not made until the case settles, at which time it comes directly out of the proceeds of your case.

If you need further information or want to see if your case qualifies litigation funding, call Litigation Funding Corporation at 1-866-548-3863.

Faulty Vehicle Ignition Switch Causes Young Mother’s Death

May 20, 2014

General Motors is being sued over faulty ignition switches in several vehicles.

According to the information released when this wrongful death lawsuit was filed, General Motors knew about an issue involving faulty ignition switches in some of its vehicles. Such a switch allegedly caused the death of 32-year-old Aubrey Williams in December 2013. Williams was driving on Alabama Highway 64 when the ignition switch failed. Her Cobalt lost power and veered into the westbound lane, where it collided with an 18-wheeler. Her airbag did not deploy.

Williams’ father filed the wrongful death lawsuit, naming several defendants, including General Motors, the ignition switch manufacturer, the auto dealership where she bought the car and the repair shop where she had her vehicle serviced. 

In light of multiple accidents caused by this defective switch, GM recalled 1.6 million vehicles, indicating that the defective switch could cause sudden loss of steering, braking and engine power. Despite the recall, the U.S. Department of Justice is launching a criminal investigation, and hundreds of Americans are filing lawsuits.

After the accident investigation was concluded, the police allegedly became aware of the recall and the faulty ignition switch. Their accident report was changed to name mechanical failure as the cause of the crash. 

According to the family attorney, GM knew about this issue for more than ten years before taking action. More than 300 deaths may be attributed to this particular switch. Currently, GM has admitted that the switch issue caused 12 of these deaths. In filing a wrongful death lawsuit, the family may be able to send the giant automaker a message. It is unacceptable, egregious and negligent to leave known errors unresolved before marketing their vehicles to an unsuspecting and trusting public. 

This lawsuit is likely to take a long time moving through the courts, and the family may face too many financial issues to cope with their bills. Litigation funding, also referred to as lawsuit loans or pre-settlement funding, would be a strong solution to their economic dilemma.

Plaintiffs with a winnable case may call a lawsuit loan company once they have hired an attorney. They will be asked to outline the case details and wait for approval. Once an applicant is approved, interim litigation funding is sent directly to the applicant’s bank account within 48 hours. Once there, the funds may be used to pay bills, including funeral and burial costs. In this case, Williams left behind two small children. Any monies obtained through a lawsuit loan could also help the family care for them.
Litigation funding is often crucial for cash-poor plaintiffs. Though such funding may not suit everyone, it can help many hang on until a settlement or trial is reached.

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