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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.

Three People Dead, Several Others Injured On The LIE; Excessive Speed Appears The Blame

August 31, 2016

Three people were killed and several others injured in a multi-vehicle crash on the Long Island Expressway in Queens. According to police, the driver of a 2010 Infiniti sedan was traveling eastbound at a high rate of speed when he lost control and struck a guardrail just before 4:00 a.m. The Infiniti was torn in two; three people were ejected from the vehicle. One half of the vehicle slammed into a second car. After a dump truck exiting the LIE slammed on its brakes to avoid the crash, three trailing cars slammed into one another. The crashes prompted authorities to close the eastbound lanes for nearly four hours. The three ejected passengers were pronounced dead at the scene; two survivors in the Infiniti were hospitalized, one in critical condition. Injured victims in the other vehicles were also transported to local hospitals for injuries. The crash comes just ten days after six people were killed and six others injured in a Suffolk County crash on the LIE — with authorities blaming that wreck on a speeding driver, as well. An investigation is ongoing.

While there are still many unanswered questions in this fatal auto accident, victims and the families of lost loved ones may wish to consult an experienced auto accident attorney to understand their rights. An experienced attorney will review the case and determine the best way to obtain compensation for the damages.

Although a lawsuit can help obtain compensation for their loss, the litigation process usually takes some time to reach a settlement or a verdict. Meanwhile, victims may encounter financial strain; the bills must be paid. Litigation funding, a lawsuit cash advance, can ease this predicament.

The main purpose of auto accident litigation funding is to help plaintiffs survive financially during the litigation process so that they are not forced to accept less than a fair settlement just because they need immediate cash. With a lawsuit cash advance they can avoid foreclosure or evictions, pay medical expenses or funeral costs, and pay other pressing household living expenses. There is no credit check or employment verification in applying for funding. A lawsuit cash advance is available by phone or online, and is contingent on the outcome of your case. The only collateral needed is a pending lawsuit. Approvals can be made within 24 – 48 hours. If approved, there are no payments until the case settles. If the case is lost, there is no repayment.

If you have been involved in an auto accident and are undergoing serious financial challenges while waiting for your settlement, contact Litigation Funding Corporation for a complimentary evaluation of your case. We just may be the solution you need to ease your financial burden and give your attorney the time needed to obtain full value in your case.

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