April 29, 2016

The “How’s” Of Lawsuit Funding

Does this sound like your scenario?

• You were seriously injured in an auto accident due to a distracted driver.
• You have filed a personal injury lawsuit, but the medical bills are piling up.
• You need to replace your damage vehicle.
• Your credit cards have reached their limits.
• You have been out of work due to your injuries.

The big question is – when will your case settle because you need money NOW!

When you need financial relief without accepting a less-than-favorable settlement, consider lawsuit funding. Lawsuit funding is a cash advance provided to plaintiffs in advance of their expected settlement. Funding is based on case strength, not your credit report or employment status. The money can be used any way you would like, but it is recommended that it be used for “emergency” needs, such as medical expenses, mortgage, car payments, etc.

How do you obtain a lawsuit cash advance?
It is really quite easy. As long as you are in a pending claim and have attorney representation, you are. Simple complete our one-page, online application or call our office. After submitting your application, we will work with your attorney to determine the amount of funding we can provide.

How long will it take to receive your money?

Once we receive an application for funding and the necessary case documentation, we can make a funding decision within 24 – 48 hours. If you accept our cash advance offer, you and your attorney will sign a contract. Once we receive the signed contract, we will overnight mail or wire transfer the funds for immediate use.

How is repayment made?
Lawsuit funding is an advance, not a loan. Therefore, there are no monthly payments. You simple repay the cash advance when your case settles. Repayment is made by your attorney from the case proceeds, so there is never an out-of-pocket expense to you. Best of all, we never require repayment if you lose your case.

How do you determine if lawsuit funding is right for you?
Learn how lawsuit funding can empower you to hold out for the best possible settlement without jeopardizing your financial obligations. Call Lawsuit Financial toll-free at (877) 377-7848 for a free, no-obligation funding consultations.

April 28, 2016

Lawsuit Claims Medical Device Caused Brain Damage

Every year, millions of people are surgically implanted with medical devices under the belief that it will help a medical issue or alleviate pain. But, if the device is defective in any way, the patient can suffer significant harm and even death.

A lawsuit was recently filed against Penumbra, a California based company, claiming its medical device used to treat aneurysms malfunctioned and caused a software engineer to suffer brain damage. According to the suit, Dennis Montgomery suffered an aneurysm in 2013. During surgery at Overlake Hospital in Bellevue, the doctor placed 90 percent of a Penumbra Coil 400 into the aneurysm, but the last 10 percent detached prematurely and got stuck in the intracranial artery, which led to clots and ultimately a stroke and brain damage.

The Food and Drug Administration initiated a recall of the Penumbra Coil 400 in 2011 after finding that the pull wire could slip out of place and prematurely detach, potentially causing serious injury, stroke or death, according to the lawsuit. Penumbra obtained an FDA clearance to market the coil in 2012. The device used on Mr. Montgomery was manufactured in August 2011 with an expiration date of Aug. 31, 2013. It has not yet been determined if the device used was one of the recalled coils, or if the new coils have the same problem.

The lawsuit also names Penumbra representatives who attended the surgery and Overlake Hospital Medical Center in King County Superior Court. The suit seeks an undisclosed amount for medical and economic costs as well as damages. Penumbra has filed a motion to dismiss.

Product liability lawsuits where a person is injured due to a defect product require proof that the product was defective, and that defect caused injury or death. Most claims are based on one of the following:

• Fail to warn. If manufacturers of a medical product fail to warn patients of potential risks or dangers, they may be liable for the injury.
• Design flaws. Manufacturers of products that have defects in their design that cause injury may be liable for damages.
• Failure to recall. If a medical device manufacturer fails to recall a product that is found be dangerous, they may be liable.

These cases are complex and take time to settle. Most manufacturers will deny the claim putting profits over people and aggressively fight to keep their products on the market until forced to stop. While the plaintiff’s attorney will fight hard for a victims rights, it most often comes with immediate financial devastation for the plaintiff.

At Lawsuit Financial, we understand that the litigation process takes time, during which bills can pile up, resulting in financial problems that could lead to foreclosure, eviction or bankruptcy. With our quick and easy litigation funding services, Lawsuit Financial can provide a cash advance against a pending settlement, usually within 24 – 48 hours. There is no risk to our clients because we are repaid only after the case settles. If our client loses the case, we completely waive the cash advance.

As with any major financial decision, it’s important to get all the facts. Lawsuit Financial provides free, no-obligation consultations to provide you with a solution that is customized to your specific needs. Once you make a decision to apply for litigation funding, simply complete our one-page application or give us a call; we will do the rest. There is no need for a credit check or employment verification; funding decisions are completely dependent on the facts of your case. If you are in the middle of a pending lawsuit and need financial assistance, do not hesitate to call Lawsuit Financial.

April 26, 2016

Lawsuit Funding: Get The Cash You Need For The Settlement You Deserve!

Were you injured in an accident as the result of someone else's negligence? Do you need cash fast for your daily living expenses, medical bills or any unforeseen expenses? Don’t suffer another day and don’t consider settling for less than your case is worth just because you need cash now! Lawsuit Financial can help! We advance cash to plaintiffs in pending lawsuits.

Despite many people terming it a “lawsuit loan”, lawsuit funding is not a loan. A loan is a monetary debt that must be re-paid, while lawsuit funding is a cash advance against a pending claim that is only repaid if, and when, you settle the case. If you lose, the repayment is completely waived; no obligations and no questions.

Once you have retained an attorney, complete our one-page funding application. We will take it from there. Your credit is not important to us, it's the strength of your lawsuit that counts. There are no application fees or monthly payments, and you do not need to be employed. If approved, you can have cash in hand within 24 – 48 hours. We also provide no-obligation funding consultations. Simply call our office and speak to one of our experienced funding representatives. We will work with you and your attorney to build a plan to fit your individual needs.

Call Lawsuit Financial today for financial peace of mind while your attorney fights for the best settlement or judgment that you deserve.

April 20, 2016

Wheelchair Bound Man Hit By Suspected Drunk Driver

A personal injury is that life-changing moment when you are seriously injured as the result of someone else’s negligence or carelessness. That can’t be further from the truth for a 45-year-old Dallas man.

Born with no arms and no legs, he has been wheelchair bound all his life. Last month, as he was crossing the street, the man was hit by a suspected drunken driver. The car then hit a tree and utility pole before flipping over. The man in the wheelchair suffered serious injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital. Doctors believe his wheelchair absorbed the brunt of the crash and may have saved his life, but his $25,000 motorized wheelchair was destroyed and his prosthetic legs valued at $10,000 were crushed. The suspected drunk driver was arrested. Records showed that he had been previously arrested for a variety of drug charges however, there are no report of him having been involved in any prior auto-pedestrian accidents.

Although someone has offered to donate a used replacement chair, the victim has no idea how he will replace his prosthetic legs. He should consult a personal injury attorney to discuss potential civil litigation. A civil lawsuit is filed for compensation and is separate and distinct from any criminal proceedings filed against the drunk. Damages may include medical bills, a prosthetic legs, a new wheelchair, lost wages because of inability to work or impaired function, rehabilitation, therapy and more. In addition to the drunk driver, any bar, restaurant, etc. that may have continued serving the man who was “physically intoxicated” may be held liable under dram shop laws.

While discussing the case with an attorney, he might also want to ask about lawsuit funding. A lawsuit cash advance could help this man financially until a verdict or settlement is reached. Lawsuit Financial is a direct lender for lawsuit funding. We charge no upfront fees or monthly payments, and our funding is provided at no risk. The only requirement is a pending lawsuit with merit and a serious financial need. Funding is provided on a non-recourse basis, so if this man would lose his case, there is no obligation to pay us back. Repayment is only made when the case is won. With our quick and easy application process, cash can be available via direct deposit or overnight mail in as little as 48 hours.

If you have been seriously injured due to the negligence of someone else, are seeking restitution, and need financial assistance, call our office or complete our free, online funding application. We may be able to help you financially while your lawsuit works its way through the legal system. Call Lawsuit Financial today for more information.

April 19, 2016

Medical Malpractice Litigants Find Financial Relief With Litigation Fund

When a hospital patient lies in one position for an extended period of time, he/she can develop painful lesions known as pressure sores or bedsores. Though most health care organizations consider bedsores to be easily preventable, an alarming number of injuries and deaths have been attributed to this condition because medical staff may not always take the proper measures such as hygiene, supervision, turning and repositioning and frequent skin assessments.

The development of a bedsore is never the fault of the patient, but such negligence is often denied by the medical staff and facility. This should never deter the victim, or their loved ones, from seeking the justice they deserve. Damages in many bed sore litigations may be obtained for medical expenses, pain, disfigurement and emotional loss. Additionally, pursuing a lawsuit will help to ensure others are not harmed by the same negligent practices in the future.

On Jan. 10, 2015, Frank R. Martino was admitted to Ruby Memorial Hospital for repair of an incarcerated incisional abdominal hernia, according to a recent lawsuit. Martino claims that three days later, a nurse identified a “skin tear” and within two weeks, it evolved into a severe, debilitating pressure ulcer wound that required several months of treatment. The lawsuit claims the hospital is liable for negligence, and responsible for his pain and suffering; mental anguish; embarrassment; and loss of ability to enjoy life. The suit also claims his wife suffered a loss of consortium as a result of the pressure ulcer. The Martino’s are seeking compensatory and punitive damages.

The time between when the lawsuit was filed and a settlement is reach could stretch over years - time that is financially difficult for many plaintiffs. When the ability to wait for compensation is not an option, litigation funding may be.

Litigation funding, a cash advance based on the predicted outcome of a case, can bridge the gap between financial needs and a fair settlement. With bills and creditors at bay, the plaintiff can concentrate on recovering, and his attorney has more time to seek full compensation. Receiving funding is based solely on the strength of the case. If the case is reviewed and appears to be winnable, the application will likely be approved with funds available within 24-48 hours. There is no risk to the client because funding is provided on a non-recourse basis, meaning that Lawsuit Financial accepts 100% of the risk. Plaintiffs pay nothing until the case settles, at which time we are repaid directly from the case proceeds. If the plaintiff loses, the repayment is waived completely.

If you are a plaintiff in a pending lawsuit, you do not want to conduct settlement negotiations when you are struggling financially. You will, most likely, accept an offer that is less than full case value. Lawsuit Financial will devise a legal finance plan to assist you through the difficult time so you can wait for a larger, injury appropriate settlement. Call us today at 1-877-377-SUIT (7848) to discuss your financial needs or complete our online application to get started.

April 19, 2016

Sounds Like Gunshots Woke Tenants In Massive Apartment Fire That Claimed Three Lives

Landlords building owners have a duty to maintain their property, to inspect the premises for problems and to warn of hazardous conditions. If they shirk this responsibility, serious injuries or death can occur. For victims who file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit, Lawsuit Financial may be able to provide premise liability lawsuit funding.

Three people died and six were injured after a blaze broke out at the Springmist Apartments in Winchester, Kentucky. According to Fire Chief Cathy Rigney, firefighters were called to the apartment complex sometime after 1 a.m. on March 11. When they arrived, heavy smoke and flames were coming from the windows and out of the roof of the two-story structure. Rigney said some people jumped from second-story windows to escape the fire. Two people were found dead inside the building; a third person died after being transported to the hospital. At least 10 units were destroyed, displacing residents. Rigney said she didn't know if each unit had a working smoke detector, but said the wood frame building had no sprinkler system. A preliminary investigation showed that the fire originated in a main floor apartment where one of the tenants was smoking while using an oxygen machine. The 55-year-old man, Jackie Hisle, Jr., has been arrested on three counts of second-degree manslaughter in connection with the fire.

Two civil lawsuits have been filed alleging negligence and dangerous conditions. Ervin Reynolds, the husband and administrator of the estate of Tina Reynolds, 29, who died in the fire, claims that the fire started in Hisle’s apartment and spread to the second floor. Mr. Reynolds said jumped from a bedroom window and was seriously injured, but his wife did not jump and died in the fire. The lawsuit alleges that the apartment building did not have required fire stops (physical barriers designed to stop the spread of flames), alarms or escapes and the owners failed to keep the building up to local or state building codes. The lawsuit names Jackie Hisle Jr., B&P Apartments, who owned the building, and John Hall (the owner when the complex was built) as defendants. Hall is listed as a defendant because government records show that he “was to complete fire stops with fire separation of one hour,” but that the “stops were not properly installed … if installed at all.”

The second lawsuit was filed on behalf of Eric Everman and the estate of Dixie Everman, 71, who also died in the fire. That lawsuit says Eric jumped from a second-floor window “to prevent himself from being burned alive.” Dixie also jumped but died later at the hospital. The Everman lawsuit says that there were “inadequate sprinkler systems, smoke alarms, smoke detectors and an inadequate evacuation plan or means of escape for the occupants in the event of a fire.”

Both lawsuits says that B&P Apartments “knew or should have known” that Hisle smoked near his oxygen machine and “was not capable of managing the flammable and explosive material.” B&P Apartments denies the allegations. Hisle’s son, Donald, 36, also died in the fire.

James Tackett, the current property owner, said he cleans each apartment when a tenant moves out and ensures that it has a working smoke detector before a new tenant moves in. Tackett said some of the apartments are government subsidized and must pass inspection, which would not happen if the smoke detectors didn't work. He also said that the apartments have small stoves that frequently set off the detectors, so some tenants have been known to take down the smoke detectors or remove the batteries.

If it is determined that a case for negligence can be proven, case resolution by settlement or verdict may take months, even years. If the plaintiffs find themselves needing financial assistance during this time, they may want to investigate and obtain a lawsuit cash advance from Lawsuit Financial.

The main reason plaintiffs seek lawsuit funding is that the process is quick and easy, it takes away the financial pressure to settle a case too early, for too little and permits victims to wait out the process to achieve fair and equitable case results. In contrast to traditional bank loans, with lawsuit funding there is absolutely no collateral needed, therefore there is no need for a credit check or employment verification. As long as the case is strong, funded approval is usually granted.

Once approved, Lawsuit Financial clients receive their cash advance within 24-48 hours by check or wire. There are no monthly payments or upfront fees. While we recommend the money be used for “life necessities” such as car and mortgage payments, tuition or medical expenses, there are no limitations on how the money is used. Our clients pay back the money once they receive their settlement, but if they lose their case, they owe us nothing.

If you have been seriously injured or lost a loved one in a tragic accident such as this apartment fire and doubt you can maintain your life financially while awaiting your case to settle, lawsuit funding could be the answer you need. Contact Lawsuit Financial for a free case analysis.

April 18, 2016

Lawsuit Funding Is A Financial Buffer For Cash Strapped Plaintiffs

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 and 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? In the meantime, bills continue to pour in while creditors continue to call, demanding payment. Do you know how you would stay financially afloat? Most people have never given this scenario a thought until they are confronted with a similar situation.

Although your attorney will do the best he/she can to obtain justice and get you the compensation you deserve as quickly as possible, the insurance company will use every tactic in the book to persuade you to settle for less. They will de-value your claim and use stall tactics in an effort to wear you down to the point that you accept their low settlement offer. While it may seem fair at the time – covering past and present bills, it will most likely not be nearly enough for future expenses associated with your loss.

Everyday expenses do not stop because you or a loved one have been catastrophically injured or killed. If you don't have the financial ability to wait out the litigation process for a favorable settlement or verdict, litigation funding may not be just a good option; it may be the only option. Qualifying is easy because funding eligibility is based solely on case strength; there is no need for a credit check or employment verification. Once approved, funding can be mailed or wired into your account within 24 – 48 hours. Best of all, you are never at any risk financially because repayment is only made after your case successfully settles. If for any reason you lose, the cash advance is completely waived.

Are you in the middle of a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit? Is the financial strain of your case too much to handle? You don’t have to suffer financially or wait months, even years, for your settlement or jury award. You can have part of it now, and absolutely risk-free. To learn more about litigation funding and how you may benefit, simply complete our easy, online application or call our office toll-free at 1-877-377-7848.

April 18, 2016

Lawsuit Funding Helps Victims of Personal Injuries Take Action

While a personal injury can be due to a host of reasons – defective product, medical malpractice, slip and fall accident, dangerous products – the most common cause is an auto accident. When serious injury occurs, the first step is to seek medical attention. Once you have done so, it is important to gather as much information applicable to your accident as possible, such as the names and contact information of any witnesses and photos of the accident scene. You should also retain all medical records and expenses. Although an insurance company will determine the amount of compensation in accordance with a “formula”, it is often not enough to compensate you adequately for your loss. An experienced auto accident attorney can evaluate your claim, explain your rights, and help you receive the compensation you deserve.

Although an attorney will represent you on a contingency basis, the case may take several months – sometimes a year or more – to settle. In the meantime, you may be struggling financially to pay the basic living expenses, such as groceries, mortgage, and car payments, as well as expenses associated with the accident, such as medical bills. When that happens, your first thought might be to accept the insurance company’s offer. You do not have to settle for less than your case is worth just because you don’t have the money to withstand the delay tactics of the defense. Lawsuit Financial can help you pay the immediate expenses so you can ultimately receive the settlement you deserve.

Lawsuit funding (sometimes referred to as a “lawsuit loan”), is NOT a loan, but rather a non-recourse cash advance. This means that you repay the advance, plus fees, if and when your case successfully settles. If the case is lost, the cash advance is completely waived; you owe us absolutely nothing. What bank or lending institution would make that guarantee?
Other unique features of lawsuit funding is that there are no credit checks or proof of employment required because approval is based solely on the strength of the lawsuit. In most cases, we can provide the cash advance in less than 48 hours.

If you are worried about bills while waiting for your lawsuit to settle, complete our online application or call our office to see if your case qualifies for lawsuit funding.

April 14, 2016

Investigation Determined Safety Features Disabled In Vehicle That Rolled Over Lakeside, CA Girl

On Feb. 22, 10-year-old Kiera Larson was playing with two young toddlers when a 1999 Mercedes SUV that was parked on a sloping driveway started rolling down a hill towards them. Kiera pushed the toddlers out of the path of the vehicle, but the car struck her and pushed her through a fence. She died from her injuries in a California hospital.

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) determined that two disabled safety features may account for the accident. First, the shift interrupter or interlock, which prevents someone from shifting out of park unless the foot is on the brake, was “broken or disabled or disconnected,” Secondly, a cable running from the brake pedal to the ignition had been disconnected. Investigators are still working to determine who is responsible for disabling the features.

Losing a loved one is an extremely difficult time for family members affected by the tragedy. No matter how this investigation concludes, the family should seek legal advice from an experienced attorney as soon as possible. They may be able to receive compensation for the wrongful death of this child and claim damages for pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills, and other damages resulting from the accident. Obviously, this type of litigation can become quite complex and take a long time to settle causing immediate and long-term financial problems for the family. Lawsuit funding can help them pay the bills during the litigation process.

It is free and easy to apply for a lawsuit funding online or by phone. There are also no monthly payments, credit checks, or employment verification. If approved, the lawsuit cash advance would arrive within 24-48 hours by check or by wire. Repayment is contingent upon the outcome of the case; if the case is lost, the lawsuit cash advance is waived in its entirety. That is correct; the plaintiff would owe nothing.

If you are in a pending lawsuit and struggling to make ends meet, lawsuit funding can mean the difference between settling for less too early and waiting for a fair judgment later. Call us today if you have any funding questions. We offer free, no-obligation consultations.
Lawsuit Financial is a legal funding company providing lawsuit cash advances against an expected settlement or verdict in a pending case. Securing lawsuit funding can help pay funeral expenses, medical bills, mortgage, credit card debt, and other out of pocket expenses. A lawsuit cash advance can also help avoid the pressures of settling too soon, for too little. There are no application fees, credit checks, or monthly payments; we approve funding based solely on the merits of the case. We are only repaid once our clients successfully settler their case; if the case is lost, the repayment is waived.

If you, or a loved one, need financial support while you await your settlement, call or visit us online for a free consultation or to apply for no-risk lawsuit funding. We will evaluate your application and case documentation quickly; if approve, you can receive funding in as little as 24 hours.

April 12, 2016

Auto Accident Litigation Funding Helps Plaintiffs Prior to Settlement

Reckless driving involves someone who is operating their vehicle in a dangerous manner. Some types of reckless driving include:
• Speeding
• Racing
• Tailgating
• Weaving in and out of traffic dangerously

Crashes caused by reckless drivers can result in serious, life-threatening injuries, with the potential to exhaust all your financial resources. If you already live paycheck to paycheck, the financial devastation could be immediate. If faced with limited options to pay even your basic needs, you may consider settling your case for pennies on the dollar. A better solution is to contact Lawsuit Financial Corporation.

While an attorney fights to obtain the best possible settlement, if your case qualifies, Lawsuit Financial will provide a lawsuit cash advance, without consideration of your credit score or employment status. This cash advance is not a “lawsuit loan” as it is often called; we are only repaid, if and when you successfully settle your case. If your case is lost, the cash advance is waived in its entirety. Additionally, there are no monthly payments or upfront fees. Once approved, funds can arrive by wire or check within 24-48 hours. While the money can be used at your discretion, it typically helps pay medical expenses or important monthly obligations such as mortgage or rent payments and utility bills.

Although Lawsuit Financial cannot take away the pain of an injury or the loss of a loved one, our litigation funding services can be a financial godsend for plaintiffs when needed the most. And, it can help plaintiffs achieve better results and more realistic compensation. If you have been injured in an accident caused by a reckless driver and have an attorney representing your case, but don't have the financial ability to wait out a lengthy litigation process, auto accident litigation funding may be available to help you with finances until the court settles your case. Call us at or complete our online application. Our experienced and professional staff is here to answer your questions and help you understand the legal finance process.

April 11, 2016

Man Wakes Up In Dentist Chair To Find All His Teeth Were Pulled

Last month, a 36-year-old Indiana man went to White River Dental for a routine procedure to have four teeth removed. When he woke up, Donnie Grisby learned that he lost a whole lot more.

Amanda Grisby said after five hours of waiting, she got worried and demanded to know what was going on. That’s when Amanda said she was told the dentist pulled all her husband’s teeth due to an infection he feared might spread. When she saw her husband, Amanda said he was unresponsive and covered in blood. An ambulance was called, and Donny coded twice on the way to the Columbus Regional Hospital. Doctors there had to put him in a medically induced coma. Although Donny is home now, he uses an oxygen tank because he still has blood clots as a result of the dental work. White River Dental said due to HIPPA laws, it is unable to comment on any allegations, but the dentist said in a statement that while patient privacy laws prevent him from addressing the matter specifically, “every patient” has treatments “explained to them thoroughly” and “all the proper consent forms are signed prior to any treatment being performed.” The Grisby’s say they plan to file a malpractice suit.

Dental malpractice cases typically fall under malpractice law. You must prove that the dental care provider (including dental assistants, dental hygienists and oral surgeons) failed to provide the quality of care that other reasonably competent dentists would have provided under similar circumstances and that harm was caused by the negligence. Dental negligence can include:
• Permanent or temporary numbness or loss of taste sensation
• Injuries or death caused by improper or negligent administration of anesthesia
• Complications arising from negligently completed crowns and bridges
• Certain complications from anesthesia, even when releases are signed
• Unnecessary extraction of multiple teeth and/or extraction of wrong teeth

A dental malpractice attorney can help a victim recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and any mental and/or physical pain and suffering caused by the dentist’s negligence. However, such cases are usually very complicated and will likely take at least a year before a plaintiff reaches a settlement.

Many victims of medical negligence find that they simply do not have the financial assets needed to weather the storm without help. Once their lawsuit is filed, if the Grisby’s find themselves in this situation while waiting for their rightfully deserved compensation, lawsuit funding may be of interest. This non-recourse cash advance requires no upfront fees or monthly payments, and the couple need not have a job. Furthermore, no money is repaid until the case successfully settles, and if the Grisby’s lose, they keep the cash advance free and with no obligation. All they need to do is complete our one-page funding application online or over the phone. We will request case documentation from their attorney and review the case. If approved, we can wire transfer or overnight mail funds within 24 – 48 hours.

Don’t let a negative financial picture force you to settle for less than you deserve. Contact the legal funding experts at Lawsuit Financial. We can’t undo the negligence; we can’t rewind the clock so that it never happened. What we can do is help you to survive the financial turmoil that was caused until a settlement is reached. For a free confidential consultation, call us at 1-877-377-SUIT (7848) or complete our online contact form.

April 7, 2016

Two Workers Dead, Several Passengers Injured After Amtrak Train Hits Equipment On Track

The NTSB is investigating an Amtrak train crash near Philadelphia, resulting in the death of two workers, and injuring more than 30 passengers aboard the train.

The train was traveling was traveling southbound heading for Savannah, Georgia when it struck a backhoe on the tracks. The impact derailed the lead engine of the train that was carrying more than 300 passengers and seven crew members. One of the workers killed was operating the backhoe; the other was a supervisor. It is unclear why the backhoe was on an active track, but officials said the train was going 106 mph in a 110 mph zone when it struck the equipment.

New York Senator Chuck Schumer (D) said it is unclear whether the equipment was being used for regular maintenance, which usually is scheduled on Sunday mornings because there are fewer trains on the tracks, or whether it was clearing debris from high winds in the area overnight, but he said there is virtually no excuse for a backhoe to be on an active track. "Clearly this seems very likely to be human error,” said Schumer.

The derailment comes almost a year after an Amtrak train from Washington D.C. bound for New York City derailed in Philadelphia. Eight people were killed and more than 200 were injured in the May 12 crash. The exact cause of that crash is still under investigation, but authorities have said the train had been traveling twice the speed.

Unfortunately, train accidents are not uncommon, as we have read in the last few years, often times result in numerous injuries and deaths. Lawsuit can take years which is why Lawsuit Financial is dedicated to helping victims financially, during an already emotional and physical time. We provide short-term compensation -- known as a lawsuit funding -- prior to plaintiffs receiving a settlement. The money is usually for medical treatment, funeral expenses, daily living expenses, and to help offset the loss of income. The only requirement for funding is attorney representation and a case with merit. We will evaluate your application, and if approved, provide funding in less than 48 hours.

Lawsuit Financial requires no application fee, no monthly payments, no credit checks, and no employment verification. Best of all, a lawsuit cash advance with us is on a non-recourse basis meaning that if you lose your case, you are under no obligation to pay us back. Call or visit us online if you are currently seeking litigation funding but don’t have the financial staying power to see your case to the end.