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Litigation Funding For Pedestrian-Auto Accidents

November 18, 2016

When a driver hits a pedestrian, often the biggest question is: Whose fault was the accident?
Determining fault can sometimes be a complicated process. Did the driver run a red light? Was the driver speeding? Was the driver intoxicated? Did the pedestrian wander out into traffic while texting? Could either person have avoided the accident? In some cases, both the driver and the pedestrian can be negligent. For example, the pedestrian may be crossing the street illegally while the driver is traveling in excess of the posted speed limit.

Some states follow what is called a “pure contributory negligence” rule. This means that if the pedestrian contributed in the slightest bit to the accident, then he and his auto insurance company cannot recover damages from the driver and his auto insurance company. Other states follow a “comparative fault” rule. This means that a pedestrian can recover some damages even if he was partly at fault.

If you can prove that you suffered a loss and that the injury was a direct result of the driver’s negligence, you may be able to receive financial compensation for your losses. But, insurance companies will typically try to reach a quick settlement and limit recovery to the lowest possible amount, before you retain an attorney. Avoid the trap of agreeing to settle too early for too little. Always consult with an attorney first; there may be future medical expenses, lost wages, and additional damages that you do not know about or did not consider.

Once you file a lawsuit, how will you pay your bills while you wait for your settlement? It’s easy, with our pedestrian accident litigation funding. Litigation funding allows you to get the cash you need to pay your bills and get on with your life while your attorney seeks the maximum settlement. The application takes less than five minutes to complete and funding can be available within 24 – 48 hours after we received the necessary documentation to determine the merits of the case. There are no application fees, credit checks, employment history verifications, or monthly payments.

Ask your attorney for advice on whether pedestrian lawsuit funding would be the right move for your situation. Then, call Litigation Funding Corporation and see how we can help you meet your financial obligations as you wait for your case to settle.

Teen’s Parents File Wrongful Death Suit One Month after Fatal Accident

December 1, 2011

A 15-year-old Santa Barbara teen was fatally struck by a flatbed truck while crossing the street in a crosswalk on October 7, 2011. While the investigation into this tragic auto accident is ongoing, the driver of the truck does not appear to have been driving under the influence or distracted by a cell phone.

One month later, his parents filed a wrongful death lawsuit alleging that the 19-year-old driver of the truck was negligent. The suit also claims that the driver violated various statutes, codes, and ordinances including speeding. The couple seeks compensation for funeral and burial expenses, hospital and medical costs, loss of wages and use of property, and loss of love, companionship, and affection.

It is not uncommon for an injured victim or the family of a deceased loved one to experience a gap in their finances potentially creating a significant financial hardship. Waiting for the settlement from a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit can take a long time and put you and your family in financial ruin. Fortunately, Litigation Funding Corp. has a means to help.

We provide lawsuit funding, a cash advance against your pending settlement. With pre-settlement funding, a plaintiff can pay medical expenses, funeral expenses, or any financial obligations. Suffering injuries are the loss of a loved one is enough of a hardship; don’t succumb to a financial hardship as well.

If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident and are undergoing serious financial challenges while waiting for your settlement, contact Litigation Funding Corp. With our quick application and approval process, you could have the funds you need within 24 – 48 hours. Best of all, we offer a fast, non-recourse cash advance; you don’t have to pay back the “lawsuit loan” unless you are successful in winning your case. Call or visit us online to apply or for a no obligation consultation.

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