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Deadliest Bus Crash in Decades Kills Thirteen

December 26, 2016

A tour bus crash was one of the deadliest in decades and claimed the lives of 13 people.

A wrongful death lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court against a well-known bus company and the estate of the deceased bus driver. The suit alleges the driver failed to apply his brakes to avoid the crash, the bus was not properly maintained, and the driver was speeding just prior to the accident.

More than 45 people were riding the tour bus the day of the accident when the bus collided with an 18-wheeler on I-10 near Palm Springs. The bus was heading back from the Red Earth Casino.

According to the investigation of the wreck, launched by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), the bus was not in compliance with vehicle safety standards – two of eight tires did not have sufficient tread to be considered safe. The NTSB investigation was not the only one to try to find out what happened. Attorneys for the families filing lawsuits also began independent investigations in the hopes to expose an allegedly poorly regulated industry.

The families that filed wrongful death lawsuits would likely be facing financial difficulties to pay for funeral and burial expenses. They would need a source of funding to help carry them through until a settlement or trial of their case. A lawsuit cash advance is a solution for plaintiffs.

What is a lawsuit cash advance? It is an advance of funds to a qualified plaintiff to pay an attorney and help settle other pressing bills and expenses. This kind of funding is also referred to as litigation funding.

Applying for pre-settlement funding is easy. The only requirement is having an attorney for representation. Litigation funding may be received within 24 to 48 hours of being approved.

Wrongful Death Lawsuit D.C. Train Accident Still Unresolved

June 28, 2011

June 22 marked the two year anniversary of the most fatal public rail system accident in 33 years. The accident occurred in Washington near the Fort Totten station when one commuter train rear-ended another during rush hour. Investigators determined that the cause of the crash was a malfunctioning electronic circuit. The train operator and eight passengers died. In addition, over 70 people went to local hospitals to be treated for injuries that ranged from minor sprains, cuts and bruises to life-threatening injuries.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) had previously recommended that the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Administration (WMATA) change these cars because the ability to make it through a train accident was not certain, but cost concerns prevented the WMATA from doing so. Could this devastating train accident have been avoided if the WMATA did not ignore the NTSB’s warnings? Were other warning signs ignored as well?

Lawsuits filed by victims and their families have been consolidated into one case. Although some progress has been made, the pending lawsuits may not be resolved until 2012. In addition to providing compensation to the victims, a wrongful death lawsuit can express the importance of following up on safety warnings before tragedies occur.

It has already been a long road in seeking justice for the victims and their families. As the litigation process continues, many victims may be experiencing difficulty paying the mortgage, rent, car payment, medical expenses, funeral expenses, and other important bills. What can they do until a settlement is reached?
One possible solution is lawsuit funding. A lawsuit cash advance will help pay the bills, relieve financial obligations, and provide the ability to wait for a fair and equitable settlement. Applying for pre-settlement funding is quick and easy; the process can be completed within 24- 48 hours. A lawsuit cash advance may be the strategic move to retain financial security while waiting for case resolution.

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