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Cruise Ship Passenger Files Lawsuit Alleging Negligence Led to Fall Injuries

April 11, 2017

It’s unfortunate, but accidents and injuries are common among passengers on their cruise vacation. The most common injuries on a cruise ship involves people who have slipped or tripped and fell. Injuries can range from broken arms and legs to more serious head, neck and brain injuries often resulting in lost wages, astronomical medical expenses and pain and suffering. Many passengers don’t realize that the cruise line might be liable for injuries sustained.

A cruise ship passenger has filed a lawsuit against Carnival Cruise Lines alleging insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries after she was struck by a sliding door.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on May 13, 2016, she was aboard the cruise ship, Carnival Breeze when a sliding glass door suddenly and unexpectedly closed, striking her. As a result, the passenger said she lost her balance and fell to the ground. Her injuries led to pain and suffering, lost wages and medical expenses. The woman holds Carnival responsible for allegedly failing to properly maintain the sliding door in a reasonably safe condition and failing to warn passengers of the dangerous condition of the sliding door.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks damages in excess of the minimum jurisdictional limits of the court.
Simply because someone gets hurt on a cruise ship does not mean that it is necessarily the cruise line’s fault. Understanding the significance of a simple accident and a meritorious legal claim is crucial. Therefore, it is important to seek legal advice from an experienced maritime attorney.

These types of cases are difficult to navigate and cruise lines will vigorously deny and defend the claim. The wheels of justice turn much too slowly, especially for cash-strapped plaintiffs. Litigation funding may be the answer.

With a lawsuit cash advance, plaintiffs can meet financial obligations while the lawsuit winds its way through the courts. Once we received a funding application, we will request some case documentation, evaluate the lawsuit to determine case strength, and if approved, direct deposit or overnight mail funding within 24 – 48 hours. There is no need for a credit check or employment verification. We are only paid when the case settles or results in a favorable verdict. In the event the case is lost, repayment of the cash advance is completely waived.

If you’ve been injured while sailing with Carnival or any cruise line and believe that your injury was sustained due to the negligence of the crew, the cruise line or even a fellow passenger, consult an experienced attorney to know your rights to compensation. If you are strapped for cash, avoid settling your case too early, for too little. Contact Lawsuit Financial or complete our online application and see how our legal finance services can help you with your immediate financial needs.

Hit-and-Run Driver of Bicyclist Was Found Intoxicated and Refused a Breathalyzer Test

April 4, 2017

An unlicensed and allegedly drunk hit-and-run driver struck and killed a Queens food deliveryman has he pedaled his bike on his way home from work. Witnesses called 911. The cyclist was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. The victim was a 32-year-old father of three young children.

Approximately four hours later, police located the negligent driver at an auto repair shop. Police said he was clearly intoxicated, but refused to take a breathalyzer test. He was arrested and charged with driving while impaired, aggravated unlicensed driving, refusal to take a breath test, and driving a vehicle without an interlock device.

The fact that he has been charged with driving a vehicle that doesn’t have an interlock device reveals that he has had at least one prior DWI conviction. In 2009, Leandra’s Law made it so that anyone who was found guilty of Driving While Intoxicated after August 15th, 2010 would need to have an ignition interlock device installed on each vehicle they own or regularly operate.

He will likely face additional charges of vehicular manslaughter, officials said. According to reports, the negligent driver has had his license revoked at least twice before, most recently in 2014.

While this is a devastating time for the bicyclist’s family, his wife should consult an experienced auto accident attorney to understand her rights. A wrongful death lawsuit can compensate the family for funeral and burial expenses and provide compensation for the loss of his income, loss of consortium, and even emotional trauma.

In the meantime, neighbors have started taking donations to help the family with this unexpected loss. However, the donations may not be enough to survive a long legal process. Once a lawsuit is filed, the family may wish to apply for litigation funding, a lawsuit cash advance in exchange for a portion of the future proceeds of the case.

Litigation Funding Corporation is a reputable legal finance company helping victims regain control of their lives and their finances while their attorney focuses on strengthening their case to obtain the compensation justly deserved. Our cash advances are based on the strength of the case; credit and employment are irrelevant. If approved for funding, the money can be available in as little as 24 hours.

Litigation funding is risk-free because repayment is contingent upon a successful recovery. If the case is lost, however, repayment is excused.

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. If you are the victim of an auto accident a civil suit could be your only recourse when attempting to recover the costs of medical expenses, funeral expenses, lost wages, or other economic damages. After filing a lawsuit, if you are experiencing financial hardship, contact Litigation Funding Corporation for a “staying power” advantage, so you can fight for justice and the compensation you deserve.

Litigation Funding Assistance for Victims of Fatal Hit-and-Run Tractor Trailer Crash

April 3, 2017

Litigation Funding Corporation is in the business of providing lawsuit cash advances to plaintiffs before the case is ultimately resolved and they receive an award or settlement.

A tractor trailer driver is being charged after he left the scene of a fatal crash in Jackson County, West Virginia on March 30.

State Police said that the tractor trailer slammed into a pick-up truck, virtually destroying the pick-up and killing its 33 year old driver instantly. The pick-up became stuck under the semi and was dragged more than a mile before it became detached from the tractor trailer. The trucker, then, drove another 1.5 miles before stopping. He was seen trying to remove evidence that was on his rig. There was also no indication that he was going to call the police or return to the scene, according to reports.

The tractor trailer driver has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident. He is also charged with allegedly providing false information to police. The exact cause of the crash is unclear; the investigation is ongoing.
Despite criminal charges, the family of the deceased man can seek justice through a wrongful death lawsuit.
Tractor trailer accident cases can take a long time to settle. In fact, it is not uncommon for it to take a minimum of two yeas before the case is resolved and a settlement reached. If the family of the deceased man is urgently in need of money to stay financially afloat, litigation funding may be the best option.

Litigation funding financially empowers plaintiffs to pursue their case long enough to obtain the maximum settlements they deserve. This cash advance is based strictly on the merits of the lawsuit, not credit rating or employment history.

At Litigation Funding Corporation, we make the application and funding process hassle-free. There are no credit checks, employment verification, monthly payments, or out of pocket expenses. Unlike many legal finance companies, we handle every aspect of the funding process in-house. That means a faster review and approval process.

After receiving an application, we contact the plaintiff’s attorney for some information on the case and to gather additional details. Then, our underwriters will use the information to make a funding decision. Once an application is approved, cash can be available within 24 – 48 hours. The cash advance is provided on a non-recourse basis meaning that repayment is secured through the settlement and repayment is made an award or settlement is received. If the case is lost, the plaintiff keeps the cash advanced, no questions asked.

If you are seriously injured or lost a loved one in an auto-tractor trailer accident and filed a lawsuit, but the bills are piling up and you desperately need financial support, call Litigation Funding Corporation or apply online for a lawsuit cash advance.

Fatal Crash on Private Property Appears to be Alcohol Related

February 22, 2017

A North Carolina woman was killed after the SUV she was riding in crashed on private property, according to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. She was partially ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene. The driver suffered serious, but non-life threatening injuries. Neither the driver nor passenger were wearing a seat belt.

Drunk driving accidents occur far too often in the United States. According to the CDC, 28 people die in alcohol-related crashes every day. That equates to one death every 53 minutes. Every two minutes, a person is injured by a drunk driver.

Victims and their families have a right to receive compensation for injuries and deaths caused by a drunk driver. In many cases, the litigation process can take months, if not years, to conclude and a settlement to be paid. During this time, the issue of being able to pay the bills may become an issue, one that could drastically affect how a case progresses. Plaintiffs in these situations may be eligible for a litigation funding.

Litigation funding is a lawsuit cash advance that eases the pressure to settle early and inexpensively. It also gives the plaintiff’s attorney the precious time needed to obtain the fairest possible result. The non-recourse cash advance can be used to pay medical expenses, funeral expenses, mortgage payments, tuition, car payments, grocery bills or ongoing daily living expenses. There are no restrictions on using the cash advance.

When a plaintiff applies for funding, the legal finance company will review pertinent documentation to determine the merits of the case. Once approved and a contract signed, funds can be available to the plaintiff within 24-48 hours. There is no credit check, no employment verification and no payments until the case settles. If the case is lost, there is no repayment obligation.

If you have lost a loved one in an auto accident and the bills won’t stop piling up, consider litigation funding. As in any industry, all legal finance companies are not equal. It is important to do some research and ask questions to determine if litigation funding would be beneficial to you and your case.

Litigation Funding is an Option for Plaintiffs with Mounting Debt during a Pending Lawsuit

February 3, 2017

If a truck accident has been caused by the failure of the truck or its parts, components or systems, the carrier, distributor or manufacturer may be liable for accident victims’ injuries and other losses. The failure of a truck’s parts, systems, etc., could be a maintenance issue, which would likely make the carrier responsible. But if the failure was caused by a defect that was there from the start, a product liability claim may seek to hold the manufacturer and distributor accountable.

The legal process can be complicated when pursuing the recovery of monetary compensation in a product liability case. That is why it is critical to have an experienced trucking accident attorney on your side who can uncover the facts and achieve the maximum damages award. But, tracking down the source of a defective part or component can be a time-consuming process in itself. When time is not on your side financially, litigation funding can be a lifesaver.

An Alabama family has received $16.8 million after a family member was killed in October 2013 after he lost control of the log truck he was driving overturned.

Cab guards are meant to prevent shifting cargo from contacting the cab of heavy trucks. According to the lawsuit, the cab guard failed. When the load of logs on the truck shifted in the crash, they breached the truck’s cab and struck the driver, killing him instantly. Additionally, the trailer support beams failed to contain the truck’s load in place, allowing it to shift forward, and the trailer had no cab guard attached to it.

According to the court order, the jury found in favor of the plaintiff, noting that the cab guard on the truck was defective in design, manufacture, and warnings.

Wrongful death accidents such as this one often cause immediate and long-term financial problems for family members of the deceased. When that happens, legal finance services can provide both immediate and long-term financial assistance. This service, known as litigation funding, helps plaintiffs pay medical expenses, funeral and burial expenses, and ongoing monthly bills during the litigation process. It is easy to apply for a lawsuit cash advance online or by phone and there are no costs or fees associated with the application. There are also no monthly payments, credit checks, or employment verification. Repayment is contingent upon the outcome of the case; if the plaintiff loses their case, the lawsuit cash advance is waived in its entirety. That is correct; the plaintiff would owe nothing. Where else can you obtain a “risk-free lawsuit loan”? If approved, the lawsuit cash advance would arrive within 24-48 hours by check or by wire.

If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to a product defect or corporate negligence, consult an attorney immediately to help you file your claim. Once you are in a pending lawsuit, if you need financial assistance, consider litigation funding. It may be the difference between settling for less too early and waiting for a fair judgment later.

Litigation Funding Can Make a Difference in Your Personal Injury Lawsuit

November 1, 2016

You were seriously injured in an auto accident, a fall at the store or at a construction site, or maybe the victim of a medical mistake. You thought your insurance company would cover all your needs — but unfortunately, that wasn’t the case. You hired an attorney and he/she filed your lawsuit. Obtaining a fair lawsuit settlement is taking time, but it is also negatively impacting your financial situation especially because injuries have left you unable to return to work. Now that savings have dwindled and the bank has turned you down for a loan, what can you do to avoid foreclosure and car repossession? What can you do to put food on the table? Consider litigation funding!

Although often times referred to as a “lawsuit loan”, litigation funding is not a loan but rather a pre-settlement cash advance against a pending suit. Its purpose is to help plaintiffs with unexpected expenses as a result of a personal injury, as well as cover monthly household expenses. Unlike bank loans, litigation funding requires no application fee, no monthly payments, no credit check, and no employment verification. Best of all, funding is provided on a non-recourse basis meaning that should the plaintiff lose his/her case, the cash advance is waived in its entirety; repayment is null and void if the plaintiff loses.

If you are currently in the process of an injury claim or lawsuit and financial strapped to the point of accepting a low settlement, stop! Complete our online application or call our office for a free, no-obligation consultation to determine if litigation funding is appropriate for you and your case.

Once an application is received, we will work closely with your attorney to obtain required case documents so we can properly review the facts and determine funding eligibility. If approved, a contract is prepared and the funds are wired directly into your bank account or sent via overnight mail within 24 – 48 hours.

Litigation Funding Corporation is one of the most experienced legal finance providers in the marketplace today, with a reputation for quality service and helping plaintiffs when they need it most.

Litigation Funding: A No-Risk Financial Lifeline For Personal Injury Plaintiffs

September 6, 2016

A “personal injury” case is a legal dispute wherein one person is injured or harmed and another individual or company may be legally at fault for the harm that person incurred. These types of cases often take a significant amount of time to move through proceedings, which can leave the injured person in a precarious financial situation. If the injured person is unable to work, has reduced income, or has expenses associated with care or disability, it may not be possible to wait until a settlement is reached before obtaining funds. What is a victim to do? How does one make ends meet, financially, while battling a well-financed insurance company with all the time and money in the world? One option is to call Litigation Funding Corporation.

We provide lawsuit cash advances, known as litigation funding, to plaintiffs who are in a pending claim, including but not limited to auto accidents, slip and fall accidents, medical malpractice suits and product liability cases. The benefit of litigation funding is that the plaintiff gains access to funds in advance of a settlement. The money can be used any way the client wishes, but is typically to cover the mortgage or rent, car payments, medical expenses and ordinary living expenses.

This source of funding is provided with no-risk because unlike a traditional bank loan, we require no credit check, employment history, or monthly payments. We are only repaid once the case settles. However, if a funded client does not obtain a recovery on his/her personal injury case, we do not recover the advance.

If you have found yourself in a pending lawsuit and struggling financially to make ends meet, complete an online funding application or call our office. We will contact your attorney to obtain information about the case. Based on the information received, our underwriters will make a funding decision within 24 – 48 hours. If your case is approved for funding and you accept the offer, you and your attorney will sign a funding agreement. Then, we will wire the funds directly into your bank account or send a check via overnight mail. Remember, repayment is not made until the case settles, and if you suffer the misfortune of losing your case, you owe absolutely nothing.

Why Litigation Funding Corporation when there are hundreds of legal finance companies to choose from? We not only fund cases nationwide, our clients appreciate the following additional benefits of utilizing our services:

– Absolutely no “junk” fees or fees of any kind.
– Flat-fee funding approach.
– Guaranteed value of case compromise if case doesn’t achieve predicted value.
– Over 33 Years of legal and legal funding industry experience.
– Confidentiality amongst attorneys is maintained at all times.
– No meddling with your case or with how your attorney handles your case.

Litigation Funding: A Financial Lifeline for Medical Malpractice Plaintiffs

October 27, 2014

If you were injured or lost a loved one due to a medical error and have filed a medical malpractice lawsuit, you most likely will encounter significant financial pressures because these types of claims are not quick to settle. To avoid additional financial burdens during a pending lawsuit, consider litigation funding.

Some leading causes of medical malpractice lawsuits stem from a misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis, such as:

•failing to conduct necessary tests.
• misinterpreting of test results.
• failing to take the patient’s full medical history.
• failing to create a follow-up plan with the patient.
• miscommunication when referring a patient to another doctor.

When a medical error or negligence occurs, it can lead to serious or permanently injuries, even death. An experience medical malpractice attorney can help evaluate the circumstances and determine whether the victim has a viable case to seek compensation for damages.

Once a medical malpractice lawsuit is filed, the time between the lawsuit and settlement can stretch over years. A victim who has already suffered from the injustice of injuries may not have the financial means to wait for compensation without the help from a legal funding expert.

Litigation funding is a likely solution for a plaintiff dealing with the loss of income and mounting unpaid bills. While the lawsuit makes its way through the courts, a legal funding company can provide “quick cash” to pay medical bills and living expenses. With financial worries at bay, the plaintiff can concentrate on recovering giving his/her attorney has more time to seek full compensation.

Credit score and employment have no bearing on funding approval; all that matters is case strength. If the case is reviewed and appears winnable, the application will likely be approved and funds available within 24 – 48 hours. When the case settles, the cash advance plus interest is repaid from the settlement, but if the plaintiff loses, the repayment is waived completely.

When pursuing a lawsuit puts a strain on your finances, litigation funding can provide a feasible financial lifeline to support your case and living expenses. Click here to learn how litigation funding can keep your case strong and viable.

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Three Young Children Alleges Medical Negligence

October 13, 2014

When doctors and hospitals fail to exercise proper care in prescribing medications, they may be putting the health,and even lives, of their patients at risk. Sadly, these mistakes can end in deaths that could have been prevented. To seek justice for the death of a loved one and receive compensation for your loss, you should consult an experienced wrongful death attorney. Once you retain an attorney, if you need financial assistance until a verdict or settlement is reach, you should consult an experienced legal funding company.

In August of 2013, a 34-year-old man sought medical treatment for stomach pain and was admitted to Merced Medical Center in Merced, California. He died later that night. A wrongful death lawsuit was filed on behalf of his surviving young children, ages 11, 3 and 2, alleging hospital negligence. The lawsuit claims the patient died as a result of hospital staff administering a lethal dose of hydromorphone, a type of morphine, and staff failed to check on him for at least several hours after administering the pain-killing medication. According to the toxicology report, which took seven months to come back, the official cause of death was “sudden cardiorespiratory arrest” due to “acute hydromorphone intoxication.” The report also noted that the patient was reportedly allergic to morphine. The mother of the children claims she was with her ex-husband when he advised hospital staff that he was allergic to morphine. The family is seeking unspecified financial damages for his wrongful death and the loss of financial care of the children. The hospital denies the charges and said that if negligence occurred, it was on the part of the patient, but a hospital spokesperson did not say how the patient may have been negligent.

Moving forward after a devastating loss is emotionally and financially draining for surviving family members. Medical malpractice cases, like this one, are long, drawn out, draining battles. Trying to make ends meet with ordinary cost of living expenses, medical expenses, funeral expenses, and the loss of income adds to the stress. When this happens, lawsuit funding may be a viable solution.

A legal funding company provides an advance based on its review of the case; a lawsuit cash advance is often approved with funding available within 24 – 48 hours. There are no up-front charges, no monthly payments, no credit checks, and no hassle. Best of all, repayment is contingent on the outcome of the lawsuit.
If you believe you or someone you love has been the victim of a prescription error or medication mistake, contact an experienced attorney. If you are seeking an attorney in your area, we would be happy to refer you to one from our nationwide database. Additionally, if you or your family is going through the emotional and financial stress from a medical malpractice or wrongful death, lawsuit funding may be the answer to help you through these times.

To learn more or to apply, contact us to discuss your case funding situation.

Financial Implications of a Wrongful Death Can Be Minimized with Pre-Settlement Funding

May 12, 2014

An auto accident took the lives of two drivers when a 24-year-old woman driving an SUV crossed the center line and collided head-on with a truck driven by a 41-year-old man. Emergency personnel reported that both vehicles were mangled. Both drivers died at the scene.

Was the female driver distracted, negligent, or reckless in any way? Was there a mechanical failure causing her to lose control of her vehicle? Although nothing can bring loved ones back, holding the negligent person or party accountable for their wrongful actions can provide some measure of solace.

During a wrongful death lawsuit, family members may struggle financially without the resources to pay the bills. This is why many will often settle for less than they deserve. Few know there is an alternative – pre-settlement funding.

After filing a wrongful death lawsuit, if plaintiffs are struggling to make ends meet until a settlement is reached, they many wish to consider pre-settlement funding. With pre-settlement funding, plaintiffs obtain a cash advance against their future settlement; then repay the advance once the case successfully settles. When the bills are paid, it means one less thing to worry about so family members can focus on their case and getting their life back to normal.

Why should plaintiffs consider pre-settlement funding over a traditional bank loan? First of all, most banks will not approve a loan against a pending lawsuit. But, for comparison purposes, let’s assume they do. Traditional bank loans will typically charge an application fee and monthly payments. They will run a credit check and employment verification. No matter what, the loan must be repaid. With pre-settlement funding, none of these are true. The application is quick and easy; approval is based completely on the merits of the case. There are no payments until the case successfully settles; if the plaintiff loses, the cash advance is completely waived.

Upon receiving an application, the legal finance company will contact the plaintiff’s attorney for case documentation. After review, if the application is approved, funds can be available in as little as 24 hours. The plaintiff can immediately use the funds to pay the mortgage, rent, tuition, utilities, medical expenses, funeral and burial expenses, and fill in other gaps left behind by lost wages; anything the plaintiff wishes. It really is that simple!

If you are struggling financially while awaiting a settlement in your wrongful death case, don’t be tempted to accept less than full compensation. Get the financial help you need from an experience legal funding company so you can wail until your claim is decided by the courts and the settlement you justly deserve is paid. Remember, in the most unfortunate event that you lose the case, you are not obliged to repay the cash advance.

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