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Wrong-Way Drunken Driver Kills Two

November 23, 2012

A drunken driver went the wrong way on the road, killing himself and an innocent person.

“A passenger from that night is pointing the blame on the bar where she and her friend had been drinking that night. Even though the woman said they were both drunk when they left the establishment, she suggests the security at the bar was at fault for not taking their keys away,” explained Darren Monroe of Litigation Funding Corporation, Michigan.

The man and woman were, by all counts, inebriated when they left the bar and got into the man’s car. They then drove in the wrong direction, which put them on the course of a head-on collision with another car. Two people died — the driver of the other car, and the allegedly drunken driver. The only survivor was the man’s companion, the female passenger, who was later quoted as saying the accident would never have happened if bar security had locked them up for public intoxication.

“That remark did not go over well with the dead man’s family, who replied that the fact they were both drunk and driving the wrong way could never be erased. Shifting fault to someone else for their utter lack of responsibility shocked the family, who may be consulting a wrongful death lawyer about the death of their son,” said Monroe.

Litigation funding is an emergency lawsuit loan offered to a qualified plaintiff, to tide them over until their case has been resolved. Many applicants are in dire financial straits when they apply for a lawsuit loan, and do not know how they are going to pay their regular bills, let alone the extra ones relating to funeral and burial expenses.

Pre-settlement funding is the almost perfect solution for a plaintiff trying to fend off insurance companies who want them to settle fast and for less money than they may be entitled to in court. A lawsuit loan allows them to pay everything they need to and then wait for justice.

To learn more about lawsuit funding and litigation funding, visit https://www.litigationfundingcorp.com/.

Elderly woman killed in pedestrian accident

November 15, 2012

Even crossing in a designated crosswalk can result in sudden death to a pedestrian.

An 81-year-old woman in San Jose was hit by a car as she was crossing an avenue. Emergency response crews pronounced her death at the scene. The police managed to apprehend the driver of the vehicle involved in the accident, but there are still details to be investigated. While the driver has cooperated with the police, many questions remain as they have been unable to locate eyewitnesses. Did the woman step off the curb in front of the car? Was the driver speeding? Was there a clearly marked crosswalk?

The woman’s family may choose to file a wrongful death lawsuit, and will likely need an infusion of cash to be able to meet all of their financial obligations while waiting for a trial. Cases such as this may be settled out of court, but to ensure a fair settlement or jury award, they still need to be represented. To obtain a lawsuit loan, the family members can apply to a litigation funding company, either online, or by making a call. It is an easy process to apply and very user friendly. The people who handle lawsuit loan applications understand that the plaintiffs are under stress and typically treat applicants with great courtesy and respect. Applicants need only to provide case details and the name of the attorney handling their case. From there, the lawsuit loan company processes the forms, and then quickly sends the amount projected for a settlement directly to the plaintiff’s bank. Typically, this happens within 24 to 48 hours.

Plaintiffs do not need to be working when they apply, make any upfront payments, or monthly payments, or go through a credit check. If they lose their case in court, they keep the money, free and clear. Often this lawsuit loan is a much-needed Godsend for financially desperate plaintiffs. It’s definitely worth checking out.

Daren Monroe writes for Litigation Funding Corp. To learn more about lawsuit funding and litigation funding, visit Litigationfundingcorp.com.

Woman Drives Drunk with Six-Year-Old Daughter as Passenger

October 15, 2012

Every day, we hear about auto accidents as the result of a drunk driver. The innocent victim may seek legal advice and file a lawsuit, but these claims take time. In the meantime, bills keep coming in. If you are unable to work, the financial impact is manifested. This is where lawsuit funding can help.

Recently, a woman was driving under the influence. That’s bad, but what makes me shake my head was that she had her 6-year-old child in the car. When the woman drifted into another lane, she rear-ended a vehicle causing both automobiles to slam into a barrier wall. EMS crews took everyone to hospital; the driver of the second vehicle suffered chest pains and a passenger sustained a broken ankle. Fortunately, the 6-year-old escaped uninjured.

The police arrested the drunk driver at the scene, charging her with driving under the influence, and endangering a child. On the way to jail, the mother profusely apologized. This woman put herself in danger, she put other drivers on the road in danger, but unbelievably, she put her own daughter in danger.

This accident could have been a lot worse, but injuries may be prolonged for months, even years; the injured may be unable to work temporarily or permanently. The innocent victims may wish to consult an attorney about their rights to compensation for injuries sustained, plus future medical expenses for therapy, drugs, rehabilitation, possible surgery and the inability to walk without pain.

Until the case settles, victims may require help paying their ongoing medical bills, lost wages and so forth. But, what do they do to pay their bills when they are out of work or can’t afford the added expenses? The best solution may be to apply for pre-settlement funding, also referred to as litigation funding.

Lawsuit funding is an emergency “loan” for plaintiffs that find themselves in a financial bind. The lawsuit cash advance helps them pay all of their bills immediately, and allows them the time they need to try and move forward with their lives and heal. With a legal funding company, you are treated with the greatest of respect and dignity. They appreciate how much you have been through.

Lawsuit funding is sent to qualified plaintiffs within 24-48 hours of being approved. There are no upfront fees, no monthly payments, and you do not need to be employed. Typically, most plaintiffs that apply for pre-settlement funding are not able to work, which is one of the reasons they need a lawsuit cash advance. Litigation funding is worth checking out. While it is not for everyone, by getting more information on how it works, you can make informed decisions.

Daren Monroe writes for Litigation Funding Corp. To learn more about lawsuit funding and litigation funding, visit Litigationfundingcorp.com.

Truck Driver Ignores Construction Zone Signs; Kills Six

October 8, 2012

The driver of an 18-wheeler seems to have ignored the clear signs that warned of a construction zone ahead.

The truck carried a full load as the driver coasted down a slight downhill stretch. Without any indication of braking, the trucker rear-ended an SUV, shoving it into another vehicle, leading to a six-car chain reaction pile up. The SUV burst into flames, killing a mother, her two children, and two other passengers. The driver of a second SUV also perished in the accident.

Initial reports did not indicate that the trucker was impaired or distracted in anyway prior to impact. The truck driver stated he just didn’t notice the signs until it was too late. Further investigation into the trucker, and the trucking company, showed their trucks were cited in 75 accidents over the last two-years. One crash was fatal, and 23 other accidents resulted in at least one serious injury.

The families of the deceased will most likely file a wrongful death lawsuit. In the meantime, they may be faced with some serious issues trying to meet their monthly bills. To allow them to get to a settlement or trial, the best answer to deal with their financial needs would be to apply for litigation funding.

Pre-settlement funding is designed for plaintiffs in need of an emergency cash advance to help them get back on their feet financially, pay their extraordinary and usual bills, and still have funds left to help with other expenses. Paying for five funerals and burials would result in a significant bill.

A lawsuit cash advance, once the case is assessed and approved, arrives in the plaintiff’s bank account within 24-48 hours. It is direct deposit, and access is immediate on arrival. Most plaintiffs will use the funds to pay medical, funeral and burial expenses, and also keep up-to-date with monthly household expenses, such as the mortgage or car payments.

Legal financing allows the plaintiff time to move forward with their lives after such a wrenching loss. Lawsuit cash advances may be applied for online, or by calling the litigation funding company directly. With a legal funding company, you are treated with respect and dignity. Contact a legal funding expert to see if litigation funding is a good fit for your situation.

Daren Monroe writes for Litigation Funding Corp. To learn more about lawsuit funding and litigation funding, visit Litigationfundingcorp.com.

DUI Head-on Collision Kills Cyclist

September 12, 2012

This head-on DUI crash killed a 49-year-old father of nine who was out cycling.

The 23-year-old man behind the wheel of his 2011 Toyota RAV4 was under the influence of drugs when he slammed head-on into a man on a bicycle before ramming into five other vehicles parked on the street. Speeding appears to have played a role in this fatal accident, but a blood test proved the driver was also high on drugs in this hit-and-run accident. He was apprehended and charged with murder by motor vehicle and sentenced to 10 years in prison.

The shocking fact about this case is that this accident happened hours after the same driver caused a three vehicle pile-up on a local highway. The DUI driver was arrested and charged, but for some unknown reason was released hours later, without posting bail. Addicted to heroin, he went for another hit to stay high, a decision that cost an innocent man his life.

The victim was a father of nine kids. It goes without saying that the family was most likely in a serious emotional and financial crisis after the accident. They may wish to speak to a wrongful death attorney to learn their rights and how to file a wrongful death lawsuit. If they are in need of immediate cash to meet their ongoing financial obligations while waiting for a settlement or verdict, a perfect solution could be litigation funding.

While waiting for a case to go to court, the family must pay their monthly bills, which would be quite high with nine children. On top of those expenses are the mortgage payments, tuition, utilities and other bills. Litigation funding, also referred to as a lawsuit loan, would help this family get and stay out of debt.

Pre-settlement funding is given to a qualified plaintiff in advance of the resolution of their case. In order to apply for a lawsuit cash advance, the plaintiff must have legal counsel working for them. Once their application is filled out online or by phone, the case is assessed and funding is allocated fast, usually within 24 to 48 hours. Lawsuit funding may be the best solution in this case, but it may not be for everyone.

With a legal funding company, you are treated with respect and dignity, as the folks that deal with lawsuit cash advances understand how much you have already been through. Contact us today and see if our services are a good fit for your situation.

Daren Monroe writes for Litigation Funding Corp. To learn more about lawsuit funding and litigation funding, visit Litigationfundingcorp.com.

Argument Over Counterfeit Money Kills One, Injures Another

August 28, 2012

Truth really is stranger than fiction. This case involved a fake $100 bill.

You hear about a lot of strange things in this line of work,” said Darren Monroe of Litigation Funding Corporation in Michigan. “This one made me do a complete double take. One man was killed and another injured after arguing about fake money.”

It happened in Texas and involved a semi and a van. A 60-year-old man tried to run away from a police officer who wanted to question him about allegedly giving someone a counterfeit $100 bill. In the process of trying to flee in his 18-wheeler, he slammed into a van, killing a 58-year old woman and seriously injuring the woman’s husband.

A further twist to this story is that no one knew the semi had hit the van because both were rammed into a garage after the trucker lost control of his rig.

It wasn’t a surprise that the trucker was slapped with intoxication manslaughter charges, among others. Does the surviving spouse of the dead innocent victim have a wrongful death case? Yes, and possibly a good reason for punitive damages, based on the facts of this case: passing fake money, fleeing police while drunk, killing someone and seriously injuring another,” said Monroe.

What is patently clear in this case is that the surviving spouse will likely call a personal injury lawyer and find out his legal rights. His wife is dead because of a drunk trucker, and he is battling serious personal injuries. He has lost a lot in a short period of time and will need financial assistance to get back on his feet and pay his bills while he waits for the case to be settled or go to court. Litigation funding would be the perfect answer to his predicament.

The husband could apply for a lawsuit cash advance online or pick up the phone and call a litigation funding company. There are no hoops to jump through; plaintiffs do not pay anything to apply, nor do they pay anything from month to month. There are no credit checks, and the plaintiff does not need to have a job. “The fact is, most applicants for pre-settlement funding are too seriously injured to be working,” said Monroe.

Litigation funding offers qualified plaintiffs a large number of benefits, plus they may keep the lawsuit loan if they do happen to lose their case. Once a lawyer is hired to handle the case, the next step would be to contact a litigation funding company.

To learn more about lawsuit funding and litigation funding, visit https://www.litigationfundingcorp.com/.

Texting Teen Causes Crash that Kills a Man

August 14, 2012

Driver is first to be convicted of “homicide by texting while driving.”

An 18-year-old man was texting while driving when his car drifted over the center line and crashed into another vehicle, causing serious injury to the driver of the second vehicle. He later died from his injuries.

The driver was convicted of a new offense – homicide by texting while driving – the first individual in Massachusetts to be cited for this. He entered a not guilty plea but was subsequently convicted. He faces jail time of up to four years.

The victim’s family sought the advice of a personal injury attorney to find out what they could possibly do to stop this crime from happening to others. From the accident to the victim’s hospital stay and treatment to the impending court case, the family faced mounting legal and medical bills. They decided to approach a litigation funding company and apply for a lawsuit cash advance.

Pre-settlement funding is, as implied, cash given in advance to qualified plaintiffs while they wait for their case to reach a conclusion. Applying for a lawsuit loan is as easy as two clicks or picking up the phone.

A lawsuit cash advance may be spent on anything, but it is usually used to pay medical bills and other pressing monthly financial obligations. There are numerous benefits to applying for pre-settlement funding, so it is definitely worth a phone call to see if it would work for you if you ever find yourself in a similar situation.

Daren Monroe writes for Litigation Funding Corp. To learn more about lawsuit funding and litigation funding, visit Litigationfundingcorp.com.

Four Michigan Teens Killed in Rollover

August 7, 2012

A few days short of graduation, four teens were killed in a rollover accident. The cause of the accident remains unclear.

“It’s tough and brutal news for a close-knit community to find out about these deaths,” said Darren Monroe of Litigation Funding Corporation, Michigan.

Initially, it was reported that three individuals had died. The fourth made it to the hospital alive but subsequently died of his injuries. There was a fifth young teen also involved in the accident whose condition remains unknown.

This accident raised a number of questions for the police, such as who was driving, were they under the influence of drugs or alcohol, were they texting while driving, were they speeding, was the vehicle in poor mechanical condition or was there another car involved that caused them to drive off the road? While answers to these questions will help close the case, it will not bring any peace to the parents of the dead teens.

In an instance like this, it is essential the parents seek legal counsel to find out what rights they have in this situation. Could they file a wrongful lawsuit? Chances are they could if, as in most wrongful death cases, negligence is present. In many rollover cases, there is negligence of some sort, whether it’s driver negligence or negligence due to a mechanical failure or defective part.

Once the five families have consulted a good personal injury lawyer, they may want to find out more about accessing lawsuit funding in order to help them cover expenses until the case is resolved. When a tragedy like this happens, it is difficult enough to cope with the loss. The last thing grieving families need is to deal with all of the financial obligations from legal and medical bills to funeral and burial expenses. “Few people have that kind of money on hand right away. Litigation funding may be the perfect answer for people who find themselves in this situation,” said Monroe.

Litigation funding, also known as pre-settlement funding or a lawsuit loan, is sent to qualified plaintiffs that have applied for funding. Once the case is assessed and approved, the lawsuit cash advance is sent directly to the plaintiff’s bank account to cover costs while they wait for the trial or a settlement. Litigation funding arrives quickly, within 24 to 28 hours, and helps plaintiffs deal with unforeseen expenses associated with an accident.

To learn more about lawsuit funding and litigation funding, visit https://www.litigationfundingcorp.com/.

Shoplifter Dies After Being Apprehended

August 1, 2012

A shoplifter died after being chased by store security.

A suspected shoplifter was chased out of a California Walmart by undercover store security guards and apprehended in the parking lot an estimated $500 worth of stolen goods on her.

When police arrived on the scene, the individual was in restraints and appeared to be having medical issues. EMS crews were called, but the shoplifter died en route to the hospital.

The police investigation will likely raise questions about the individual’s presence in the Walmart. Was she a well-known customer? Had she been suspected of shoplifting before? Did she get heart medications at the Walmart pharmacy? Would security have known about it? In short, did the individual demonstrate symptoms of having a heart condition, or was the death caused by the exertion of being chased and the shock of being restrained? Many of those questions cannot be answered until the results of the autopsy are released.

Regardless of what answers the investigation uncovers, the victim’s family has rights. In situations like this, where wrongful death has occurred, the family members of the victim should also consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer to find out their rights.

If there is enough cause to take the case to court or discuss a settlement, the family will need a lawsuit loan to help pay for the medical care, funeral and burial expenses for the victim.

Accessing litigation funding is simple and can be done either online or by calling a litigation funding company. The advantages of pre-settlement funding are numerous, such as the plaintiff does not need to be working, does not have to pass a credit check, does not pay any money up front or make any monthly payments. The lawsuit loan is theirs to keep if they lose their case in court, with no strings attached.

Daren Monroe writes for Litigation Funding Corp. To learn more about lawsuit funding and litigation funding, visit Litigationfundingcorp.com.

Man Does Everything Right while Driving but Ends up Dead

July 25, 2012

Sometimes those who die are in the wrong place at the wrong time. That is what happened in this case.

It all started with a cell phone. In Alpharetta, Georgia, a 23-year-old woman was driving distracted, by talking on her cell phone, when she slammed into another vehicle being driven by a 67-year-old man. The collision and subsequent roll-over killed him.

The young woman was driving on a local highway, talking on her cell phone, when she lost control of her vehicle, veered into the next lane and rammed into a Nissan Pathfinder. The force of the impact caused the man to lose control of his vehicle, veer sideways, roll-over several times and end up crushed against a guard rail. By the time the police and first responders arrived on the scene, they found the man dead. He never stood a chance.

Over 3,000 deaths in the U.S. last year were related to distracted driving and while the cell phone, and other mobile devices are, at times, a blessing, they are not used safely or wisely by drivers. Cell phones do not belong in vehicles, without or without a headset – period. A point being made by U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, who is pushing for legislation to ban cell phones in all vehicles.

A month had passed before the at-fault driver in this horrific collision turned herself into the police. She was charged with failing to maintain her own land and second-degree homicide. Many hope the criminal justice system will prevail in this case. It is likely the man’s family will want to talk to an experienced personal injury lawyer, and find out how to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Part of the justice they would seek is to be able to make the point that cell phones should not be allowed in vehicles and that driver’s using them while driving, need to take responsibility for their negligence.

What will the man’s family do to pay their bills while they are waiting for their case to be resolved? They might want to find out more about litigation funding and how they could make use of a lawsuit loan to pay for all of their expenses. Pre-settlement funding acts as a lifeline for the family, and helps them face financial issues throughout the long litigation process. This is not a typical bank loan. A lawsuit cash advance is offered to you, based on the strength of the case. Once you are approved the funding arrives in your bank account within 24-48 hours. If you lose in court, you pay nothing. It is worth checking into.

Daren Monroe writes for Litigation Funding Corp. To learn more about lawsuit funding and litigation funding, visit Litigationfundingcorp.com.

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