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Medical copter crash kills three

March 13, 2013

No one knows for sure what happened. Perhaps it was a mechanical malfunction that cost three lives.

This is one of those stories you really hate to hear —- three dedicated professionals, two nurses and a top-notch helicopter pilot, killed in a crash. The chopper was on its way to another hospital to pick up a patient when it went down. There were no patients onboard at the time.

When bad things happen to good people, there is an investigation. This case is no exception, with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board pulling out the stops to try and understand what happened that fateful day. The 65-year-old pilot had 23-years under his belt flying for the Army and 19 flying for the company that offered air services to the hospital. The craft, an MBBK 117, was noted to be stable and reliable.

In this case, the hospital owned the helicopter outright, and they contracted with a company for services, that included the pilot, FAA certification and maintenance. The investigation into this crash will likely focus on the maintenance record of the whirlybird to see if everything was in proper working order and it was safety checked rigorously before each flight. There might also be questions about the pilot’s medical history, and whether or not he was taking medication for a condition that might have impaired his ability to fly.

The deceased’s families will most likely file wrongful death lawsuits, even without knowing the precise cause of the wreck, and then the long wait to a case resolution begins. In order to pay their extra bills, these families may need pre-settlement funding to tide them over until their case is settled, or goes to court.

Lawsuit funding is an emergency loan, sent to qualified plaintiffs, within 24 to 48 hours after they have applied for, and been approved, for a lawsuit loan. Litigation funding is regarded as an emergency loan to help cash strapped plaintiffs handle all of their bills and stay current on their expenses while waiting for justice.

Applying for lawsuit funding is easy. It can be done online or by calling a reputable litigation funding company. There are no credit checks, no upfront fees to be paid, no requirements to pay a monthly fee, no mandate that the plaintiff have a job, and if the case loses in court, the plaintiff gets to keep the lawsuit loan, with no strings attached. It might not be for you, but it is worth asking about.

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

Transplanted Lungs Of Heavy Smoker Kill Donor Recipient

February 22, 2013

You have to wonder what people were thinking when diseased lungs were transplanted into a cystic fibrosis patient.

It won’t surprise too many people to find out that the deceased in this case died of a lung tumor, thanks to an organ transplant of the diseased lungs of a heavy smoker. What were people thinking? The 27-year-old woman died about a year and a half later after the surgery, as a result of a malignant mass in her lungs. Her family and her new husband wanted to know why they were not told about the smoking history of the donor, a fact that would have allowed the recipient to make an informed choice as to whether or not to proceed with the operation.

As it turns out, there are a number of medical facilities that accept “not perfect” organs, and they do so because there are not enough donors to meet the needs of the long list of recipients. In many cases, patients waiting for a lung transplant jump at the chance to take a set of smoker’s lung, betting they would be better than what they are living with currently.

The other side of the story is that if hospitals refused to accept organ donations from smokers that the number of donors would decline and the waiting list for lung transplants would become even longer. The longer a waiting recipient is on the list, the higher their chances of dying early.

Whether or not the family decided to file a wrongful death, medical malpractice lawsuit is not known. However, if they did choose to do so, they would have to find a way of paying their staggering medical expenses while they waited for their case to go to court. They would not be able to do that without applying for litigation funding. A lawsuit loan would give them immediate cash to pay their bills and allow them to turn down any offers from an impatient insurance company, hoping to get them to settle quickly and for less money than they would likely get in court.

The process of applying for pre-settlement funding is as easy as 1-2-3 and may be done in mere minutes online. Once the application form is filled out, and the lawyer’s name is provided, the case is assessed. If the plaintiff is qualified, the fast cash arrives in their bank account via the fastest method possible. Once it is there, they may pay their bills immediately. Lawsuit funding is not for everyone, but it is worth researching if you are facing an uphill battle with bills that you have no way to pay.

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

Teen Shot To Death Over Paintball Game

February 11, 2013

The world is a strange place these days. Imagine a young teen being shot over a paintball game.

This wrongful-death story from South Dakota began with an argument over a paintball game. It got seriously out of hand, and the victim was shot by a classmate. The details of the incident are still up in the air, and may be for a long time, until the investigation is completed. In the meantime, the 16-year-old shooter is being charged as an adult with first-degree murder.

The victim and shooter were classmates at a local high school. On the day of the fatal shooting, they were hanging out with another friend, at the home of the shooter. They started wrestling and arguing about a paintball game. It appeared to be just a friendly shoving match, until the shooter grabbed a semi-automatic shotgun and pointed it at the witness. The witness told police he heard the gun click and then watched the teen fish a shotgun shell out of a drawer in the kitchen, load the gun and point it at him again. At that time, he heard another clicking sound.

Realizing it was not a good place to be, the witness attempted to leave the house. The victim then put himself between the witness and the shooter. The gun was fired and the witness saw blood splatter. At that point, he ran from the house and called for help. When police and first responders arrived, they found the victim with a gunshot wound to the chest. He died in hospital.

There are a number of unanswered questions, not the least of which is why the shooter reached for a gun in the first place and why he subsequently loaded it and aimed it at the witness and then shot another teen. These questions will remain a mystery until the police conclude their investigation.

The dead teen’s family may wish to file a wrongful death lawsuit; a suit that would go to court after the criminal proceedings were concluded. In the period of time that would take, the family would be struggling to handle their usual bills and the expenses arising from the medical care their son was accorded while alive and his funeral and burial expenses. How would they manage financially?

One way for them to handle their finances while waiting for justice would be to apply for litigation funding. Pre-settlement funding is accorded to qualified plaintiffs, and dispatched to their bank account within 48 hours or less. It is an easy process to apply for a lawsuit loan, and it may be done online, or by calling the litigation funding company directly. They understand that a plaintiff has faced many obstacles before making that call, and they are treated with courtesy and respect. Lawsuit funding is a win-win situation for the plaintiff. Why not check it out?

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

Drunk driver kills passenger

December 15, 2012

It is incomprehensible why people drink and drive. It happens far too often, with deadly results.

A little-known, tough-as-nails young actress who starred in the movie, “Bad News Bears,” has died. She was 20-years-old when she died in a car wreck on a Los Angeles freeway. The car she was riding in slammed into the rear of a semi and was then rammed by another car.

The young woman was a passenger: the driver somehow managed to get out of the sickening wreck with moderate injuries, and was promptly arrested on suspicion of drunken driving. The trucker and the driver of the other car that hit the Audi had minor injuries. Emergency crews were able to pry both women in the speeding Audi out with the Jaws of Life, and transport them to the nearest medical facility. The 20-year-old did not survive her injuries, and was pronounced dead at the hospital. A young life, barely lived, gone too soon because the driver of the car she was in was under the influence of alcohol.

Her family will likely file a wrongful death lawsuit. Nothing will bring this vibrant young lady back, but in filing a wrongful death suit, it may stop others from driving while drunk, and killing innocent people. They will have a long wait before their case gets to court, as the criminal charges and fallout from those charges come first.

While the family waits for justice to be done, they will still face monthly financial obligations, in addition to any expenses incurred as a result of their daughter’s death, such as medical bills prior to her passing, and funeral and burial expenses. It’s the worst thing in the world for a parent to have a child die before they do. They can only move forward and cope as best as they can.

Coping emotionally is one thing, coping financially is another. The perfect answer for the family may be to apply for pre-settlement funding, available from a litigation funding company. A lawsuit cash is advance is just that – an advance for the amount of an anticipated jury award. For qualified plaintiffs, the fast cash arrives within 24 to 48 hours and may be used immediately for anything, although it is mostly used to pay off medical and other pressing expenses. Pre-settlement funding is not for everyone, but it is certainly worth checking into.

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

Stomp attack results in 20 year jail sentence

December 8, 2012

The violence amongst teens today is frightening. This case resulted in permanent brain injuries to the victim.

Good news rarely captures people attention like the bad stuff does. This case is a prime example of society gone horridly wrong: A young 15-year-old teen was stomp assaulted outside her middle school. The attack, launched by an 18-year-old young male, was the penultimate in out-of-control behavior — behavior that resulted in traumatic brain injury for the girl, and a 20-year prison term for the boy.

The young woman will never be the same again, as her brain injuries are a permanent result of being viciously battered in the head with steel-toed boots. The young man’s brother had recently committed suicide, and by some bizarre quirk of lending a cell phone to another teen, the victim became the target of the boy’s violent rage.

As it turned out, the boy has serious mental health issues, but knew the difference between right and wrong; he reportedly stated to others just prior to the attack that he would most likely go to jail. He is on suicide watch, and spends 23 out of 24 hours alone, constantly monitored. His sentence may later be served in the juvenile system, to allow him access to mental health services.

Another teen, one who asked the victim if she could borrow her cell phone, has pled no contest to felony battery. She was the one who pointed out the victim to the attacker. The shocking thing is that the victim and her attacker had never met before, but thanks to lending her cell phone to another teen who contacted the attacker, she is no longer able to function normally.

The family may well consider filing a personal injury lawsuit, as they would have no other way to pay for the extensive medical expenses their daughter will deal with for the rest of her life. In order to be able to cope financially, and still take care of their daughter, they will need an infusion of fast cash. This may be accessed by applying for litigation funding to tide them over until their case is resolved.

An emergency lawsuit loan, also referred to as pre-settlement funding, is available to qualified plaintiffs, by filling out an online application, or calling a litigation funding company. The funds are provided to a plaintiff once their case has been assessed. An attorney must be handling the case to apply. Once the case details have been reviewed and the plaintiff’s case looks like it will win in court, the lawsuit cash advance is sent via the fastest route possible to the plaintiff’s bank account. This happens within 24 to 48 hours.

With a lawsuit loan backing them, the plaintiffs only have to focus on helping their daughter and wait for justice to be done. There is no need to deal with insurance companies who would press for a fast and cheap settlement. Litigation funding is a bonus for cash strapped plaintiffs.

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

Off duty cop may spend 28-years in prison

November 24, 2012

It’s nice to know that the law is not above the law. This case demonstrates that.

A recent case out of Chicago is notable for its unusual feature: it involved an off-duty Chicago cop. According to the police report, an officer, Joseph Frugoli, was driving on the freeway, completely inebriated. Frugoli lost control of his vehicle and slammed into a car that was disabled by the side of the road. Frugoli then extricated himself from his own vehicle and started walking away from the scene, without stopping to render aid, call for help or first checking on the two young men in the disabled vehicle he had hit — 23-year-old Andrew Casares and 21-year-old Fausto Manzera. The two men died.

Frugoli was chased down while attempting to leave the scene of the accident, and subsequently charged with two counts of aggravated DUI. If he is convicted in court, he may face up to 28-years in jail – a sentence which may appeal to the families of the two dead men, but will not bring them back.

The families will most likely seek expert legal counsel to find out what they need to know about filing a wrongful death lawsuit against Frugoli. This is not necessarily a step the families take out of revenge, but rather as one they may hope makes an example of the man, and stop something like this happening to other families. Frugoli broke the law when he decided to drink and drive, and exacerbated the situation when he fled the scene.

The families of Mr. Casares and Mr. Manzera may need the assistance of an emergency lawsuit loan to help tide them over until their cases are heard, or settled out of court. To apply for litigation funding, the plaintiffs will need to provide the details of their case, which is then assessed on the chances of it winning in court. If the
plaintiffs have an attorney representing them, and they must have one to apply for a lawsuit loan, then chances are fairly good the case will be won.

Litigation funding may be used by the plaintiff for almost any costs. However, most applicants take care of their pressing expenses, medical bills and funeral and burial expenses. Once those bills have been paid, they wait for justice. Pre-settlement funding is an enormous benefit for plaintiffs. Why not check it out?

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

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.

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