March 23, 2015

Lawsuit Funding Helps Send Strong Message

With death comes grief for loved ones left behind, but when the death is caused by negligence of someone else, it is even harder to accept. The injury or death can lead to exorbitant costs including medical bills, long-term care, even funeral and burial expenses and emotional damages. It may also result in loss of earnings. A lawsuit can provide fair compensation, while also sending a strong message that will help prevent someone else from being injured by a similar mistake or accident. Once a lawsuit is filed, if the victim/grieving family is in need of financial assistance until the case settles, lawsuit funding may be an option.

Although nothing can bring back a loved one, with the financial pressures reduced, a family is better able to fight for compensation deserved. Lawsuit funding is provided on a non-recourse basis; the cash advance is waived in its entirety if the case is lost. Within 48 hours of receiving a funding application and case documentation, Lawsuit Financial can review a case for a cash advance. If approved, we can wire the funds directly into a client’s account as quickly as 24-hours. How can we do this so quickly? We provide funding solely on case merit. There are no credit checks, employment verification, or collateral needed.

Are you the victim of medical negligence? Have you filed a medical malpractice lawsuit and are in need of fast cash until your case settles? While cases are time-consuming and a settlement may take years, our lawsuit funding process is not. Contact our offices for a free consultation or to apply; our knowledgeable team is ready to help.

March 20, 2015

Lawsuit Funding May Be Available for Victims of Harbour Island Bridge Accident

Three pedestrians were injured, one fatally when a vehicle jumped a curb and started driving on a sidewalk in downtown Tampa before hitting a light pole. The pole fell on one of the victims; the vehicle hit an elderly couple. The elderly man died from his injuries. Police believe the driver who caused the accident suffered a medical episode. He was not injured, but admitted to the hospital for the medical condition. The driver is cooperating with the investigation. He may not face charges, as long as there are no medical restrictions on his license.

While the investigation is underway, the injured victims and their families may choose to speak to an experienced auto accident attorney to protect their rights. Auto accident lawsuits can present some unique challenges, especially in a case such as this where a medical condition may be the cause. An experienced attorney can help determine if the victims have the right to seek compensation.

During a lengthy litigation process, the victims may find themselves burdened by the expenses associated with medical expenses, loss of income, or even death of a loved one. There is immediate financial assistance available to victims to cover medical expenses, household bills, lost income, and funeral expenses. It is called lawsuit funding.

A lawsuit cash advance is available by phone or online, and is contingent on the outcome of your case. There are no application fees or monthly payments; the only collateral needed is a pending lawsuit. Once an application and applicable documentation is received, funding decisions can be made within 24 – 48 hours. Repayment is made once the case settles, but if lost, the repayment is excused.

If you have been involved in an auto accident and are undergoing serious financial challenges while waiting for your settlement, contact Lawsuit Financial for a complimentary evaluation of your case.

March 18, 2015

Lawsuit Financial Removes Financial Pressures during Pending Claims

After being a victim of an automobile accident, a plaintiff may be left with serious or debilitating injuries an unable to return to work. This will often lead to a financial strain on the victim and mounting unpaid bills such as medical expenses, mortgage payments, and utility bills. Some plaintiffs have difficulty even putting food on the table. Often times, insurance companies use deny, delay, and defend tactics to wear down an injured plaintiff in order to settle a case for far less than case value. What can plaintiff do when all financial resources have been exhausted? Call the lawsuit funding experts at Lawsuit Financial!

So what is lawsuit funding? Despite many people calling it a “lawsuit loan,” lawsuit funding is not a loan. In simple terms, it is a cash advance against an expected settlement used to help pay basic living expenses until a settlement is reached. Cash advances are provided on a non-recourse basis meaning that if an advance is made, but nothing is recovered, the plaintiff is not required to re-pay the advance. Additionally, there are no credit checks or employment verification.

Now that you can see why lawsuit funding is not a loan, if you have filed a personal injury lawsuit and need money to pay the bills, give us a call or complete our online funding application. If you need an attorney to be considered for lawsuit funding, we can help with that too. We will contact your attorney and then review your case. If approved, you can have cash in hand within 24 – 48 hours. It really is that easy! Again, you owe absolutely nothing until your case is successfully settled. And, if you lose your case, repayment of the cash advance is completely waived; on obligations and no questions.

If you are currently involved in a personal injury lawsuit and are in need of financial help, you do not have to settle for less or wait years for your settlement. Call Lawsuit Financial and let us take the financial worries out of your pending case.

March 16, 2015

A Risk-Free Solution to Paying the Bills during a Pending Personal Injury Lawsuit

Any personal injury victim who is represented by an attorney in a pending lawsuit and in need of fast cash before their case settles, is eligible to apply for litigation funding.

What is litigation funding?

Litigation funding is a non-recourse cash advance to help plaintiffs pay the bills and put food on the table during a pending claim. It is the financial buffer that allows them to avoid settling their case too early for considerably less than case value.

After an auto accident caused serious back injuries, Jacob was unable to return to work. He required several surgeries and doctors would not say confidently that he would ever be able to resume his job as a construction worker. The income from his wife’s job was not enough to sustain this family of four. Although Jacob filed a lawsuit and his attorney said the case was worth at least $800,000, the defendant was dragging its feet. Jacob’s family was facing foreclosure when he learned about litigation funding. Within 48 hours, we were able to fund Jacob $3,000, and two months later another $2,500. His case settled six months later for $1.2 million, at which time he repaid the cash advance and applicable interest.

Many plaintiffs are forced to accept a low settlement offer because they need immediate cash. With litigation funding, a plaintiff doesn’t have to wait months or years for a case to settle, risking debt or a bad credit rating. Litigation funding is based solely on the merits of a case. There is no need for a credit check, employment verification, or monthly payments. Because funding is provided on a non-recourse basis there is no risk to the plaintiff; if the plaintiff loses the case, repayment is completely waived. Once an application is received, we request case documentation from the attorney. In most cases, a funding decision can be made within 24 hours. If approved for funding, the money can be spent anyway the plaintiff chooses, with no restrictions.

If you were suddenly injured in an auto accident and unable to work, would you have a means to pay the bills – mortgage, rent, car payments, tuition, medical expenses, utility bills, groceries? How long would that money last? What if you filed a personal injury lawsuit, but the insurance company offered an inadequate settlement offer or was denying the claim causing your case to drag on indefinitely? Do you know how you would stay financially afloat?

Until you are the victim of someone else’s negligence, you may not realize that insurance companies use every tactic in the book to persuade you to settle for less than you deserve. They will de-value your claim, or use stalling tactics in an effort to wear you down to the point that you accept their offer. Do not feel pressured to settle your personal injury claim prematurely. There may be a viable way out with litigation funding. If you are interested in learning more about litigation funding and how you may benefit, call us today at 1- 877-377-7848.

March 5, 2015

What is at the Core of Many Higher Personal Injury Settlements?

If you have suffered a personal injury, physically or emotionally, as a result of an auto accident you may wish to seek compensation for damages incurred. While a personal injury attorney will represent you on a contingency basis, your case may take several months – sometimes a year or more – to settle. In the meantime, you may struggle financially to pay basic living expenses, such as mortgage, car payments, utilities, and groceries, as well as expenses associated with the accident. When that happens, don’t be forced to settle for less than your case is worth because you don’t have the money to withstand the delay tactics of the defense. With pre-settlement lawsuit funding, you will be better able to withstand the lengthy legal process and ultimately receive a more favorable settlement.

Insurance companies have the time, power, and money that plaintiffs do not. They will "delay, deny, confuse and refuse” and use the lengthy process to their advantage to "starve" a needy plaintiff into a less-than-fair settlement. If an offer is made in a time a significant financial need (like when the plaintiff is behind on mortgage, car or health insurance payments), it is likely to be considered or accepted by the desperate plaintiff.

The core purpose of pre-settlement lawsuit funding should be to improve case results by removing the plaintiff's financial incentive to settle too early, for too little. With a lawsuit cash advance, plaintiffs keep valuable assets safe, while giving their attorney time to achieve full case value. Although sometimes referred to as a “lawsuit loan”, lawsuit funding is NOT a loan, but rather a non-recourse cash advance. There are no upfront fees or monthly payments; repayment is made if and when the case is successfully settled. If the plaintiff loses the case, the funding is completely waived; the plaintiff owes the funding company absolutely nothing and keeps the advance. Other unique features of lawsuit funding is that there are no credit checks or proof of employment required.

If you have been seriously injured or lost a loved one due to the negligence of someone else, and put in a tough financial situation while waiting for your case to settle, consider pre-settlement lawsuit funding. It is easy to apply, online or by telephone. Your attorney provides only minimal case documentation which is reviewed by the funding company to determine the merit of the case and establish funding amount to be approved. Once approved, a contract is submitted for signature and cash can be available in as little as 24 hours.

To find out if your case qualifies for lawsuit funding call us toll-free at 877-377-7848 or complete our online application.

March 4, 2015

Lawsuit Funding Benefits Cash-Strapped Victims in a Pending Lawsuit

“Auto accident victims should never be forced to settle for less than fair compensation because of pressing financial needs. When facing foreclosure or bad credit, many attorneys will recommend lawsuit funding to their clients.” ~ Mark Bello, CEO Lawsuit Financial Corporation

You have been seriously injured in an auto accident and can’t return to work. You have filed an auto accident lawsuit, but your attorney has stated that it could be months before a settlement is reached. You still need to pay the mortgage and other household bills, and you need to put food on the table. When your finances are preventing you from waiting for a fair settlement, consider lawsuit funding.

Suffering injuries from negligent drivers or defective products or design in vehicles, such as seat belts, brakes, tires, and gas tanks is devastating enough. You may not have the funds to pay the bills and family members may not be able to help. Banks don't typically loan money to auto accident victims. Furthermore, money from a bank is a loan that must be paid back, with monthly payments. Lawsuit funding may be the only option to prevent you from settling too soon and for too little.

Lawsuit funding is cash advance against your lawsuit. There are no upfront fees, no monthly payments, no credit checks, and no employment verification. Because lawsuit funding is a non-recourse cash advance, the money is only repaid if the funded client wins the case.

Settling a personal injury lawsuit early may seem like the right thing to do when the bills are piling up, but it is usually a lost opportunity to achieve a much larger settlement, one that is closer to case value. Lawsuit Financial has successfully helped thousands of plaintiffs avoid financial devastation during a pending claim and we may be able to help you, too.

If you are in a personal injury lawsuit and it appears litigation will continue for an extended period of time, don’t become desperate and accept a settlement that is less than case value. In order to be considered for lawsuit funding, complete a free, online application. We will contact your attorney for case documentation to determine if your case has merit; employment status and credit history are irrelevant. Upon approval, funds can be deposited directly into your bank account or sent via overnight mail within 24- 48 hours. Once received, funds can be used immediately. Remember, you owe absolutely nothing until your case successfully settles, and if you lose, the repayment is completely waived. When you know your bills and expenses are covered, it is much easier to fight for justice to be served.

March 3, 2015

Fatal Hit-and-Run Accident the Result of Street Racing

Street racing, all too often, is publicized as glamorous entertainment, encouraging motorists to drive at speeds significantly in excess of those deemed safe for public roadways. It is not only illegal, but street racing is highly dangerous. Most vehicles participating in the race lack the safety equipment necessary to protect the driver in case of an accident. Additionally, because these races are conducted on the open road, innocent viewers and bystanders are also at risk; there are no barriers to protect them.

As more than 60 people gathered to watch the illegal street race in Los Angeles, the driver of a Ford Mustang lost control, jumped the sidewalk and slammed into the three spectators. Two onlookers were killed, one seriously injured. Both racing drivers fled the scene. Police do not have an estimate of how fast the car was traveling, but said the impact caused one of the victims to be launched airborne into a nearby parking lot. The pavement at the scene was covered in tire skid marks.

A local resident, who often attends the street races as a spectator, said racers often use a product known as VHT, a black compound sprayed or poured onto the street to increase the traction of a car's tires. He also said the races are usually held weekly pairing two cars at a time, one pair right after the other in quick succession so they can finish the event quickly before police find out.

Both drivers fled the scene, but recently the driver of the Mustang turned himself in. He will most likely face charges, but may also face lawsuits from the injured victim and the families of the deceased. If these families file a claim and struggling to pay the bills, they may find financial assistance in the form of a lawsuit cash advance, known as lawsuit funding.

Lawsuit funding will help pay necessary bills and expenses, such as medical bills, funeral and burial expenses, auto payments, rent, and other damages as a result of injuries or loss. Repayment of the cash advance is not required until the case concludes successfully. If the case fails, the plaintiff keeps the money, free of charge. These legal finance transactions are based on the strength of the case; there are no monthly fees, no credit checks, and not employment verification. Funding can often be available in less than 48 hours after receipt of a completed application.

Lawsuit funding is not for everyone. If you are in need a financial assistance during a pending claim, it is important to choose an experienced lawsuit funding company to guide you appropriately. Lawsuit Financial has been a leader in the legal finance industry for over 15 years. We have reviewed thousands of cases nationwide and work hard to ensure that every funding application is carefully reviewed. If you are a personal injury victim in need of cash until your settlement is reached, apply today with Lawsuit Financial. We are one of a few legal funding companies where funding comes from our own resources. We never broker out, which means optimal privacy and confidentiality to you. Call us today to discuss funding options available for your case.

February 27, 2015

Family Award $16 Million in Wrongful Death Lawsuit against Drunk Driver and a Nursing Home

There are no words to describe the loss of a loved one, especially due to the careless actions or negligence of someone else. Whether from medical malpractice, auto accidents, product liability, and workplace fatalities, when a wrongful death occurs, the victim's family has the right to file a lawsuit. Though nothing can bring a loved one back, holding the negligent person or party accountable for their wrongful actions can provide some measure of solace.

Senior Living hired a women in 2012 as a certified nurse. Company policy requires testing of an employee suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs and termination of an employee who is under the influence while on duty. In May 2013, the woman was intoxicated at work, unable to walk without falling and unable to drive home. A nurse on duty notified the nursing director; the drunk woman was driven home. In July, the woman was deemed drunk by another employee and was sent home. Then, on August 24, 2013 she was once again drunk and told to go home. This time the woman was allowed to get behind the wheel. She drove more than 20 miles before slamming into another vehicle, killing the driver and injuring his wife and two children. According to Texas Department of Public Safety, the drunk driver had a blood-alcohol level of 0.40 at the time of the wreck; a driver is considered intoxicated at 0.08.

According to Texas law, if a company sends an employee home from work because the employee is intoxicated, the company must take reasonable steps to prevent the intoxicated employee from causing an unreasonable risk of harm to the public — such as drive the employee home; call a cab; call a family member; call the police if necessary. Despite at least three known incidents of being intoxicated on the job, the company never tested the woman for alcohol or fired her for being under the influence while on duty.

The family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the drunk driver and her employer. The jury deliberated about five hours and determined that the fault was 65 %Senior Living’s and 35% the negligent driver. Although this widow will receive compensation for her loss including lost wages, medical expenses, and funeral expenses, it has taken 18 months. She would have been a perfect candidate for lawsuit funding. Lawsuit funding is a financial tool that gives plaintiffs the staying power to wait for a fair settlement. It may be the only financial lifeline to paying medical expenses, funeral expenses, mortgage, and other important bills.

After reviewing a wrongful death lawsuit funding application, if approved, funds are usually available within 24 – 48 hours. There are no monthly payments, no credit checks, and no employment verification; funding is based solely on the strength of the case. Repayment is only made if, and when the lawsuit is won and settled. In the event the plaintiff loses, the lawsuit cash advance is waived in its entirety because lawsuit funding is a non-recourse transaction.

If you or a family member have been directly affected by an accident similar to this one and struggling financially while awaiting a settlement, call Lawsuit Financial or complete an online application for a free case funding evaluation.

February 19, 2015

Woman Slips into Coma after Hospital Fails to Detect Ectopic Pregnancy

A California wife, and mother of seven, was 12-weeks pregnant with her 8th child when she woke up on Valentine’s Day with severe abdominal pain. Her husband drove her to Anaheim Regional Medical Center where an ultrasound and some tests were performed. According to reports, the doctors told the expectant mother that she and her baby were find and the pain was “normal”. She was given a prescription of the painkiller, Percocet to alleviate the pain and told to rest. On their way home, her husband stopped at a local drugstore to fill the prescription. Upon returning to the car, he found that his wife unconscious and she had stopped breathing. Paramedics were immediately alerted and the woman was rushed back to Anaheim Regional Medical Center. After re-admission, it was discovered that the pain was due to a ruptured ectopic pregnancy which caused internal bleeding. Subsequently, she slipped into a coma the next day. As the 36-year-old woman remains in a coma in an intensive care unit, her family is demanding answers. The children range from 7-months-old to 18-years-old.

Ectopic pregnancy medical negligence claims often arise because doctors ignore the safe rule that lower abdominal pain in female patients of reproductive age, or those in the early stages of a pregnancy, may be due to an ectopic pregnancy until proved otherwise. While this family is surely struggling physically and emotionally, it is important to consult an attorney to determine if they have a valid case for a medical malpractice lawsuit. If the negligence of medical staff or hospital can be proved, the family may be entitled to monetary compensation.

Malpractice negligence cases often involve multiple parties such as – doctors, nurses, and hospitals. The discovery phase is often a long process, taking years to settle. However, plaintiffs often face financial hardship because they simply do not have the financial resources to wait out the process, but the bills keeping coming in. That’s where Lawsuit Financial can help. While the case progresses, lawsuit funding can be used to lessen the financial burden. Without the pressure to settle, the attorney has time to obtain the highest possible compensation.

If you are the victim of medical malpractice and seeking financial assistance until your case settles, the quickest way to get started is by completing an online funding application. One of our funding representatives will contact you to start the process and request case documentation from your attorney. If approved, cash can be available within 24-48 hours. We do not require a credit check or employment history; credit standing is not affected at all. The best part – they will pay nothing until the case successfully settles. If the case is lost, they owe nothing; lawsuit funding is completely risk-free to our clients. Feel free to contact us with any lawsuit funding questions; our representatives are here to help at no-cost and no obligation.

February 18, 2015

Serious Auto Accidents: Why Lawsuit Funding is Ideal

No one ever suspects that they’re going to be involved in an auto accident. When it does, most of the time the accidents result in little or no injuries, a settlement is quickly reached and everyone moves on. Unfortunately, many cases drag on for months, even years especially when the accident resulted in serious injuries or death. These cases typically lead to significant financial loss on top of the physical and emotion burdens. From medical bills to lost wages, the aftermath of an accident can be devastating. When this happens, plaintiffs often consider accepting a less-than-favorable settlement offer because they cannot afford to wait out a long, legal process. If you find yourself in a similar situation, rather than accepting less than you deserve, Lawsuit Financial has a solution – pre-settlement lawsuit funding.

While many use the term “lawsuit loan”, our legal finance services are not a loan, but a cash advance against your pending claim. As long as you are represented by an attorney and have a strong case, you are pre-qualified for a lawsuit cash advance. We do not base approval on your personal credit or work history. The first step is to complete our one-page online application. Once received, we will contact your attorney for case documentation. Our in-house review team can evaluate your application and typically make a funding decision within 24 hours. Not only is it free to apply for funding, but there are no application fees or monthly payments. Once approved, the money can be wired directly into your bank account; you may use it however you wish. Pre-settlement lawsuit funding also comes with no risk to you. If you do not win or settle your case, you are not obligated to repay the cash advance.

Don’t let financial worries hinder your full recovery. If you need immediate cash while waiting for a settlement in your personal injury case, contact Lawsuit Financial – a leader in the legal finance industry, preferred by top law firms nationwide.

February 17, 2015

Lawsuit Funding Prevents Premise Liability Plaintiffs from Falling into a Financial Abyss

Waiting for a settlement from a premises negligence lawsuit, but need money now to pay your bills? If you have been injured because of unsafe conditions on someone else's property, Lawsuit Financial can provide a lawsuit cash advance while you wait for compensation from your lawsuit.

Premises liability cases generally involve properties or businesses where an unsafe or dangerous condition exists which should have been repaired, replaced, or eliminated. This could be a spill on the floor, broken stairs, or other unsafe or defective condition. In such cases, the injured victim must be show:

• The property owner knew or should have known the dangerous condition existed;
• The property owner failed to correct the condition or adequately warn others; and
• As a result, the victim suffered a personal injury.

Because the burden of proof in these cases is difficult to overcome, premise liability claims typically require the assistance of an experienced personal injury attorney. However, the wheels of justice turn very slowly and compensation sought could be months, even years away. A seriously injured or disabled person, one not working as a result of an accident, is at a significant disadvantage against a powerful, well-financed insurance company. Lawsuit Financial, offers a no-risk solution to get plaintiffs the cash they need now, when they need it most.

With lawsuit funding, plaintiffs can pay the necessary bills - house payments, rent, car payments, groceries, utilities, medical bills, tuition, and other important obligations. These lawsuit cash advances are made against the future proceeds of the case and not against valuable personal assets. After receiving a funding application, Lawsuit Financial will request appropriate case documentation to determine the strength of the case. If approved for funding, cash can be available within 24 – 48 hours. There is no need for good credit, employment or collateral. There are not monthly payments and repayment is completely contingent on the outcome of the case. If the case is lost, the repayment is waived.

If you have been involved in a premises liability personal injury case, hired an attorney, and filed a case in court, but need financial assistance until a settlement is reached, lawsuit funding may provide the help you need. Call Lawsuit Financial or visit us online to see how we might help.

February 12, 2015

A Tower of Mist Causes a Deadly Accident

Police and firefighters said there is no question as to what caused a flash freeze on the Shippingport Bridge that led to a fatal accident involving three vehicles.

Emergency responders said that a pick-up truck lost control going north and struck a car coming south on the bridge, then hit another pick-up truck. The driver of the car was killed. The drivers in both pick-up trucks suffered minor injuries. The first responders said the ice made standing and walking on the bridge difficult.

The bridge is next to the Beaver Valley Power Station which has two stacks that emit warm, moist air. When the steam from the cooling towers lands on the bridge during extremely cold temperatures, it becomes icy very quickly, creating a flash freeze. A police chief said because it is a state-owned bridge, anytime such conditions occur, his department alerts PennDOT. He said that PennDot was actually making its rounds salting the bridge the day of the accident. First Energy, operator of the power plant, said the company has never been notified of a problem with ice on the bridge. PennDOT said that the bridge is on a regular maintenance route, but they also have never been notified of a recurring problem with ice on the bridge.

Who Is At Fault?
The driver who lost control may share some responsibility—after all, it is a driver’s responsibility to pay attention, monitor speed, and be aware of dangerous road conditions. But, PennDOT could also be held responsible if it failed to post signs warning of hazardous conditions in winter due to the mist from the stacks or knew of the dangerous conditions that day, but failed to salt the bridge in a timely manner. Possible, First Energy could be partially accountable if it can be proven the company was negligent in providing proper safety conditions.

Government agencies are potentially liable for auto accidents caused, in whole or in part, by defects in highway design and maintenance although the liability is subject to doctrine of “sovereign immunity” in a particular state. Although sovereign immunity limits the government’s liability in some cases, there are exceptions, which vary from state to state, such as:

• The road became dangerous because of a change in physical conditions.
• The government agency knew of the dangerous conditions and had reasonable time to obtain funding and make repairs/improvements.
• Dangerous or misplaced road construction markers and barricades.
• Dangerous curves and defective guard rails.

If the family of the deceased believes the accident was due to the negligence of PennDOT or First Energy, they may should seek advice from an experience attorney who can help you determine if the family has a valid claim.

Proving that a dangerous roadway caused an auto accident is often a long and difficult legal process. Successful cases will not only benefit the victims; of equal importance will be the improvements/corrections in dangerous road conditions that can save lives – changes that, without litigation might not otherwise happen. In the meantime, the victim’s family may struggle financially. This is where Lawsuit Financial can step in.

How Can Lawsuit Funding Help?
Lawsuit funding is immediate cash without credit checks, employment verifications or monthly payments. Unlike a traditional bank loan, lawsuit funding is based solely on the details of your case. Clients make no payments until the case settles. If the case is lost, our clients owe us nothing.

If you have been injured or lost a loved one in an auto accident, Lawsuit Financial may be able to provide the financial support you and your family need while awaiting a settlement or other case resolution. We offer a no-obligation consultation and case funding review. If approved, cash can typically be available within 24 - 48 hours. Call us at 1-877-377-7848 or visit us online to get started.