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Four Dead After Truck Plunges off San Diego Bridge Into Crowd Below

October 18, 2016

Four people were killed and several others injured after an out-of-control pickup truck plunged off the San Diego-Coronado Bridge and nose-dived into a crowd gathered at a festival below.

According to reports, the truck driver, a member of the U.S. Navy, lost control of his vehicle, hit a guardrail, and plunged 60 feet off the bridge landing on a vendor’s booth. The injured victims had gathered for the La Raza Run, a motorcycle ride that begins in downtown Los Angeles and ends with a celebration at the park. One witnesses said the truck was going so fast that it flew over the stage where a band was playing. Four people in the booth were crushed. The truck driver was taken to the hospital in serious condition; he has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence causing deaths and injuries.

Auto accidents nationwide are often the result of an intoxicate driver. When it results in serious injury or death, victims may have legal recourse through a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit against the negligent driver. The injured victims and family members of the deceased may be entitled to recover compensation related to medical treatment, funeral and burial expenses, pain and suffering and more.

Although it may be difficult for these victims to think about taking legal action a lawsuit is the only way to hold the negligent party accountable for his actions and to seek compensation for damages. An experienced attorney is the best way to help these victims get the compensation they deserve.

A lengthy legal process can hinder the victims from paying the bills associated with the crash; it may even be a struggle to pay ordinary living expenses. Insurance companies will go to great lengths to reach settle for as little as possible. In times like this, auto accident litigation funding is a good option to level the playing field and push for justice.

Litigation funding is an emergency cash advance to qualified plaintiffs that helps them get out of debt and keep their financial obligations current while waiting for a trial or settlement. Unlike a traditional loan, there are no payments to be made until a settlement is reached. And, if the case is lost, the lawsuit cash advance does not need to be repaid.

Eligibility is based on attorney representation and a strong case with merit. Once an application is received, we do the rest. There is no need to verify employment history and an applicant’s financial standing has no bearing on our funding decision. If approved for funding, the money can arrive within 24 – 48 hours.

If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to a drunk driver, are in a pending lawsuit, and facing serious financial challenges while waiting for a settlement, let Litigation Funding Corporation provide you with the financial ammunition to fight for your rights. Apply online or call our office at 1.866.LIT.FUND for a free, no-obligation evaluation of your case.

Noted Composer’s Death Possibly Resulted From Medical Misdiagnosis

December 29, 2014

A wrongful death lawsuit filed by Marvin Hamlisch’s estate alleges medical negligence in the form of misdiagnosis.

According to court documents, Hamlisch’s primary doctor may have misdiagnosed him from the beginning. The statement of claim indicates that the physician, Dr. David Cohen, permitted his patient to travel even though he had low blood pressure, chills, weakness, nausea, exhaustion and difficulty breathing. Cohen allegedly attributed the symptoms to back pain, even though Hamlisch had a kidney transplant that appeared to be doing its job.

Although there were conflicting reports about the cause of death, it was ultimately determined he died of lung failure. Court documents suggest that Hamlisch’s sudden death was due to the medical negligence of his doctor. Allegedly, Cohen repeatedly dismissed his symptoms without conducting a physical examination. Further, the argument states that the diagnosis was done while the physician was on vacation and out of the New York Presbyterian Hospital.

The doctor returned to work on July 30, 2014 and discharged his patient, opining that a five-and-a-half hour flight to Los Angeles would be “perfectly safe.” Hamlisch left for Los Angeles on August 1 to score the movie Behind the Candelabra, starring Michael Douglas as Liberace. Although he did arrive in Los Angeles, he collapsed, went into an unrelenting coma and died five days later on August 6.

His family may benefit from applying for a lawsuit loan to tide them over financially until the case is resolved. Litigation funding is available for plaintiffs who are struggling to keep up with usual bills and added financial burdens, such a medical bills and funeral and burial expenses.

Pre-settlement funding is often available fairly rapidly upon application by a plaintiff. All applications are treated with respect and dignity. Litigation funding intake specialists realize the applicant has gone through a lot before coming to them for help. In most cases, funding is approved in less than 48 hours and is sent directly to the plaintiff’s bank account, where he or she may start paying bills and setting funds aside for the long wait to trial or settlement. The plaintiff must have an attorney of record to be eligible for a lawsuit loan.

While pre-settlement funding may not suit every applicant, it is an option many may wish to explore. Serious injuries or death often bring very high bills, and not everyone has the means to source the kind of funding needed to deal with those expenses without help.

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