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A street race on San Tomas Expressway in Santa Clara, California turned deadly when a Chevy Camaro traveling at least 100 mph swerved off the road to avoid traffic and hit a tree. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the driver was racing a silver Acura, which fled the scene and has not been located. Witnesses told police that the two vehicles were racing when they approached stopped traffic. The Camaro veered right, went up on the sidewalk and became pinned between the tree and the sound wall. The Camaro caught fire, but police said it was the initial impact that killed the driver. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. Nobody else was injured, but the impact of the crash sent debris flying over the sound wall and into neighboring backyards.

The crash is under investigation, and the CHP requests that anyone with information about the Acura — to call 408-467-5400.

Innocent victims, or the surviving loved ones, of any auto accident have the right to file a lawsuit seeking compensation for damages incurred. But, in a street racing accident like this, who is at fault? When faced with complex accident claims and liability issues, it is important to hire an experienced attorney who will be able to advise the families of these victims regarding their legal rights and options. If a lawsuit is filed and the plaintiffs need financial assistance, they may want to consider auto accident litigation funding.

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Auto accidents are an unfortunate reality for many, often times the result of a negligent or careless driver. When someone has been the victim of an auto accident at no fault of their own, the at-fault party can and should be held responsible for the damages they’ve caused. The problem lies in waiting for compensation.

Picture this: You were seriously injured in an auto accident? You need surgery, but you can’t afford it, at least not until you receive compensation. You have filed a lawsuit, but your attorney says it could be months to achieve a settlement. What would you do? Where would you turn? Before you consider settling for less than full case value, consider the one vehicle that can give you the cash you need now without the risk. That vehicle is lawsuit funding!

Lawsuit funding is a financial transaction that assists plaintiffs dealing with the financial struggles that come with a lengthy litigation process. The plaintiff sells a portion of the future proceeds of his/her lawsuit in exchange for immediate cash. When the case settles or is otherwise successfully resolved, the cash advance is repaid. Often times termed “lawsuit loans,” lawsuit funding is not a loan in the traditional sense. Creditworthiness is not a factor in the approval process, nor is employment history. Unlike most other forms of financing, such as a bank loan or credit card cash advance, lawsuit funding also does not require monthly payments. Instead, repayment is made once the case settles and the funds disbursed. Additionally, lawsuit funding is provided on a non-recourse basis, meaning that if the case is lost, the lawsuit funding is not repaid. While the cash advance is typically for medical bills, mortgage/rent, utilities, or any other costs, the plaintiff has the right to use the funds anyway s/he wishes. If the funded plaintiff fails to win the lawsuit, the cash advance does not need to be paid back.

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Being involved in a serious auto accident can have long-lasting consequences for you and your loved ones, sometimes including medical bills, funeral expenses, loss of income, and more. When considering a lawsuit, the first course of action should be contacting a personal injury attorney. It could be the difference between a fair settlement and inadequate compensation for your loss. Determining who is at fault can take time. If you are struggling financially, don’t consider settling your case for less than you deserve. Pre-settlement funding can make the difference between a smaller, earlier settlement and a full and fair settlement that holds the defendant responsible for the harm it caused.

In a 2013 auto accident, a 17-year-old Georgia teen died and her father was seriously injured. He suffered fractured ribs and his legs were crushed in the accident and is still being treated for his injuries; surgery is likely. Her parents recently filed two separate lawsuits – one alleging wrongful death and the other seeking damages for her father’s injuries. The suits claims the teen driver of the other vehicle was negligent in failing to obey state driving laws, yield the right of way, and keep a “proper lookout” while behind the wheel. Her father was also named in the suit.

It goes without saying that losing a loved one in an auto accident leaves an emotional scar on any family. In the midst of the grief, it is hard to deal with the financial consequences, especially in a case like this where the sole breadwinner was seriously injured. A complex and time-consuming lawsuit can add more strain on financial resources. Lawsuit Financial helps ensure that plaintiffs have the financial resources to endure a lengthy litigation process. Pre-settlement funding can assist with mortgage/rent payments, funeral costs, medical expenses, and other household living expenses. There is no credit check or employment verification in applying for funding. If approved, there are no payments until the case settles. If the case is lost, there is no repayment.

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Many auto accident lawsuits drag on for months, sometimes years. When this happens, the plaintiff often suffers financially especially if unable to work. Knowing the plaintiff needs fast cash, the insurance company will likely offer a less-than-favorable settlement. A desperate plaintiff watching the bills pile up may feel accepting the inadequate offer is better than waiting out a long legal process. Fortunately, Lawsuit Financial has another option – pre-settlement funding.

Pre-settlement funding is a cash advance against a pending claim, available for all types of auto accidents including, but not limited to, those involving drunk drivers, distracted drivers, hit and run drivers, and fatigued drivers. With this emergency cash, a plaintiff can begin paying the bills in less than 48 hours giving his/her attorney necessary time to fight for fair compensation.

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In auto accidents where negligence or wrongdoing is involved, the at-fault driver can be held liable for the injuries, damages and losses. Innocent victims can seek compensation for their losses. Families of deceased victims can file a wrongful death claim seeking compensation for damages such as funeral and burial expenses, loss of future income, pain and suffering, and loss of love and companionship. Injured victims can seek damages for medical expenses, lost wages, hospitalization, and pain and suffering. During the legal process, if the victims need financial assistance to pay the bills, they should contact a litigation funding company.

A 62-year-old man and a 6-year-old little boy, both passengers in a 2000 Honda Accord, were killed in a devastating Knoxville, TN auto accident. According to a news report, the female driver of the Honda was making a turn from US25/70 onto a private drive when she was rear-ended by Ford Explorer. The impact sent the woman’s vehicle into a large tree killing both passengers. The woman and the 83-year-old driver of the Explorer were treated at an area hospital. All the occupants of the Honda were using seat belts and the child was properly restrained in a child seat. Was the man speeding, distracted, or impaired in some way? An investigation is ongoing to determine precisely what happened.

In this case, the elderly man may have been speeding or distracted. This combined with a slower reaction time typical of elderly drivers may have led to the fatalities. The victims and their families would be well-advised to contact an experienced auto accident attorney to learn their rights and ensure that the negligent parties are held liable. Unfortunately, the legal process can take upwards of several months to years before compensation is received. During this time, the families may want to consider litigation funding, a non-recourse cash advance against their pending claim.

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Every year thousands of young adults die in traffic accidents-often as a result of the driver’s excessive speed, coupled with the lack of experience, or inattention. Sometimes alcohol may even play a role in a fatal crash. When a wrongful death or personal injury lawsuit is filed due to the negligence of someone else, the innocent victims and their families may need financial assistance to help pay mounting medical bills or funeral and burial expenses. For those struggling financially, litigation funding can often be the only means to avoid debt.

Warren, Ohio residents are mourning the death of six teens fatally injured when a sport utility vehicle smashed into a guardrail and flipped over into a swampy pond. Five male passengers and the female driver died in the accident. Two other passengers escaped through a rear window before the vehicle was completed submerged under water. Investigators are focusing on speed as playing a significant role in the accident, but won’t speculate if drugs or alcohol were involved. None of the teens were wearing seat belts.

There is no word whether families of the victims will file a wrongful death lawsuit, but since the investigation is ongoing, these families will not have access to police records for some time. In the event a claim is filed, waiting for a settlement can take a long time, putting a family in financial ruin. Fortunately, litigation funding may be an option.

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Injuries, property damage, and deaths from an auto accident can be intensified in wintry conditions. When this happens, victims of driver negligence can seek compensation for medical expenses, funeral and burial expenses, loss of income, pain and suffering and other compensation for their losses. If the victim and their families file a lawsuit, it could be a long process between the final investigation report and a settlement. Some may experience financial duress due to bills incurred as a result of the accident and possibly loss of income if they are unable to work as a result of injuries. Seeking the services of a legal funding company can be a financial lifeline.

Family members may not have the funds to help through this difficult time, and banks don’t typically loan money to auto accident victims. Furthermore, a bank loan requires a credit check, employment verification, monthly payments, and it must be paid back. Lawsuit funding may be the only option to prevent victims from settling too soon and for too little. With lawsuit funding, there are no upfront fees, no monthly payments, and you only pay to cash advance back if you win your case. Because it is a no-risk cash advance against your claim, if you lose your case you owe the funding company nothing. The application process is quick and easy; approved funds can be available within 24 – 48 hours.

Let lawsuit funding can help your case through to a final settlement. When you know your bills and expenses are covered, it is much easier to fight for justice to be served. Our free, no-obligation consultation can help you determine if lawsuit funding is right for you and your case.

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Automobile accidents are the number one personal injury in the U.S. When an auto accident occurs, determining fault and liability is rarely questioned in cases of reckless or intentional misconduct. Failing to stop at a stop sign, running a red light, rear-ending a stationary vehicle, erratic driving, and speeding often proves that a driver was negligent. However, when negligence is not clear-cut, these cases can take years before a settlement is reached. When this happens, the injured victim may not be able sustain himself financially. In times like this, pre-settlement funding may be an option.

Hiring an auto accident attorney who can help assess the facts of your accident, meet the statue of limitations for filing a claim, and negotiate with insurance companies to protect your rights should be the next step after seeking medical attention. If you are like most families living paycheck to paycheck, waiting for a fair settlement, may not be an option. The emotional strain of the accident, coupled with looming medical bills, lost income and permanent injury may be too difficult to overcome. Insurance companies know this and use deny, delay, and defend tactics in an attempt to force plaintiffs into less than adequate settlements.

Instead of settling for pennies on the dollar; consult the legal finance experts at Lawsuit Financial. We have helped thousands of clients achieve successful case resolution after an auto accident by providing a non-recourse advance against a pending settlement. This means if you lose your case for any reason, you don’t have to repay the cash advance. Although the money can be used anyway our clients would like, we recommend pay medical bills, mortgage, car payments, and basic living expenses. The only thing required for funding approval is the completion of a one-page application and a viable case. There are no monthly payments, credit checks, or employment verification. If approved, funds can be available within 24 – 48 hours. Call us today for a free, no-obligation consultation or to apply.

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Anyone seriously injured in an auto accident due to the negligence of someone else may be eligible for auto accident lawsuit funding during the litigation process.

What can you recover and how long will it take?

If you have been injured in an auto accident, you may be entitled to recover damages from the negligent driver’s insurance company. Some of the most common damages recoverable include: