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Lawsuits Filed Against Six Flags Magic Mountain

July 28, 2014

Roller coasters are generally safe, but they are also the most dangerous rides at amusement parks. The “scare factor” is the thrill of the twists, turns, and speed. Unfortunately, sometimes terrifying accidents occur. When someone is injured due to negligence on the part of someone else, victims may seek compensation for damages. They may also seek pre-settlement funding to help pay expenses until their case settles.

The latest scare occurred on the Ninja at Six Flags in California. The roller coaster derailed when a tree branch fell on the tracks, stranding 22 riders for hours. The front part of the roller coaster detached from the track and dangled at about a 45-degree angle, pointing to the ground; the car was about 20 feet in the air. Four people were injured as a result.

While the California Department of Industrial Relations is investigating whether the park is responsible for the crash, two victims have filed lawsuits against Six Flags Magic Mountain, seeking unspecified damages. The suits allege that the park’s negligence caused the ride to be “dangerous, defective, hazardous and unsafe.” The plaintiffs seek compensation to cover medical expenses and lost wages. Unfortunately, the wheels of justice could take a long time. If they are living paycheck to paycheck, time may not be on their side. To avoid financial ruin or settling too soon for too little, the plaintiffs may want to seek pre-settlement funding.

A pre-settlement cash advance provides much needed cash to cover bills and expenses during the litigation process so the plaintiff’s attorney can pursue the case to full settlement value. Pre-settlement funding is a risk-free advance; there are no payments until the case settles and if the case is lost, the repayment is waived. To apply, simply complete an online application. Once the underwriters evaluate the case, if approved, funds can be available in as little as 24 hours.

If you have questions or would like to learn more if pre-settlement funding fits your case, contact us online or via phone at 1-866-548-3863.

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