Articles Tagged with Auto Accident

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Every year, thousands of people receive that phone call we all dread—news that a loved one has been killed in an auto accident. The news is not only a sudden shock, but emotionally and physically debilitating. Even before the reality of it all wears off, many families will face unforeseen financial challenges as they are suddenly forced to deal with medical expenses, funeral and burial expenses, and additional financial hurdles due to lost income.

While no one can ever put a value on a life, it is important for the family to understand their legal rights to pursue a wrongful death claim. An experienced attorney can help guide victims through their legal options to recover the maximum possible compensation.

The driver of a Chevy Impala was turning left into a parking lot when he was struck by another vehicle speeding at an estimated 100 mph. The crash sent the Impala spinning at least 75 feet into a Toyota Highlander. The Impala was so mangled that it was hardly recognizable; the Mercedes that hit it was crushed to at least three feet shorter than normal, according to reports.

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Every year thousands of teens die in traffic accidents—often as a result of the teenage driver’s excessive speed, lack of experience, or inattention.

Five high school students who cut class one afternoon last month were in a crash that killed two and left three others seriously injured.

The crash happened just before the end of the school day when a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer left the road and rolled before coming to rest in a field. Three passengers riding in the rear seat were ejected from the vehicle; all were seriously injured. Police said excessive speed likely caused the driver to lose control, before the car flipped several times. The crash is still under investigation.

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Lawsuit Financial understands that auto accident lawsuits can take months, even years to settle. We also know that many plaintiffs are on a fixed income and won’t have enough money to keep the case going. Rather than struggling financially during an already difficult time, we can offer a non-recourse cash advance against the pending claim.

Petersburg, Virginia police are still investigation a fatal crash involving a dump truck and three other vehicles.

Two dump trucks were traveling together as they approached an intersection. The first truck driver went through the intersection. The second driver followed, but had failed to notice the light had changed. The truck struck a vehicle that had the right-of-way, before striking two other cars. The dump truck went off the road into a nearby swamp. A pregnant woman was in the first vehicle hit; she was pronounced dead at the scene. Four people, including a child suffered minor injuries.

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Speed appears to be a factor in a four-vehicle crash that left one person dead at the scene.

A man was allegedly speeding when he lost control of his vehicle, went into a ditch. His vehicle went airborne before landing on a SUV on the opposite side of the highway. The impact caused the SUV to collide with two other vehicles.

The driver of the SUV was pronounced dead at the scene; his passenger is in critical condition with life-threatening injuries. The negligent driver and the driver in one of the vehicles struck by the SUV suffered minor injuries. The occupants of the fourth vehicle involved escaped unharmed. The investigation is ongoing.

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Driver fatigue and falling asleep behind the wheel are major causes of car crashes. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration there may be as many as 100,000 crashes from driver fatigue each year, with an estimated 1,550 deaths and 71,000 people injured.

A jury recently awarded a permanently disabled man $8.7 million resulting from an auto accident lawsuit caused by a severely fatigued driver who fell asleep at the wheel.

The accident occurred in January 2014 when a group of seven crew members were on their way home from a 22-hour, non-stop shift at a Texas mill. The driver of the vehicle was traveling 70 mph when he allegedly fell asleep at the wheel and rear-ended a school bus picking up children at a RV park. Three men in the van were killed; four others were injured. No one on the school bus was injured.

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You never choose to get in a serious auto accident, but when it happens you will most likely be injured once again by the system when filing a personal injury lawsuit.

The litigation process can take several months to years depending on the complexity of your case. While waiting on a legal settlement, you may feel stress and anxiety regarding to money and how you pay the bills and put food on the table. They mortgage/rent, utilities, car payments, and medical bills need to be addressed. If you are seriously injured, for an extended period of time, or permanently, how will you and your family survive financially?

When your attorney is fighting a lengthy litigation battle to get you the maximum settlement you deserve, but you need cash now, consider lawsuit funding.

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Our legal system is not designed to immediately compensate victims for injuries and damages sustained in an auto accident.

Waiting to settle a lawsuit can be a financial drain; many plaintiffs will experience mounting bills and increased debt. Yet, banks are not willing to provide a loan against a pending lawsuit or to those out of work. At times like this, Lawsuit Financial is able to help.

Two lawsuits have been filed against a rubber products company and one of its employees after the plaintiffs were allegedly injured in an auto accident. According to the complaint, the employee was actively working within the scope and duty of his employment when he caused a rear-end collision, resulting in serious injuries to both plaintiffs. The suit claims the negligent driver failed to yield the right of way; failed to keep a reasonable and proper lookout; failed to maintain control of the truck; failed to apply the brakes of the truck in time to avoid the collision; failed to observe traffic; and followed too closely, among other violations. The plaintiffs are seeking an undisclosed amount in damages.

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Imagine that you’ve been seriously injured in an auto accident. You are unable work and the bills are piling up. You hired an attorney to help you with your claim, but things are moving slowly. You need money know or the utilities will be turned off. You could soon lose your home.

Creditors don’t care that you are in a pending lawsuit. They don’t care that the wheels of justice are turning slowly. They don’t want to hear that you will achieve a large settlement and once that happens, your bills will be paid. They want their money, and they want it now!

So what can you do?

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When negligence causes a fatal car crash, family members have the right to seek compensation for the loss of their loved one. Unfortunately, insurance companies will do everything they can to deny a claim outright. When that doesn’t work, they’ll try to deny it based on contributory negligence. They are also experts at devaluing claims.

Winning a wrongful death lawsuit requires the expertise of a personal injury attorney who specializes in car accident fatality cases. Although hiring an attorney is the best course of action to achieve the largest possible settlement, it doesn’t mean a quick settlement. Especially in wrongful death claims, it often takes years to seek justice.

Once a case is filed, if a plaintiff starts to worry about how to pay the bills and stay financially stable throughout the litigation process, it is time to consider a lawsuit cash advance, known as lawsuit funding.

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Thousands of people are injured or killed because someone ran a red light. In fact, it is the leading cause of urban accidents.

A woman died in a southwest Omaha car crash last week after the driver of a Nissan Maxima ran a red light and was struck by a Silverado. The deceased woman was a passenger in the Nissan. The negligent driver suffered a head injury, broken leg, broken ribs, fractured pelvis and other injuries; she is expected to recover. Neither the driver nor the passenger was wearing a seat belt. The driver of the Silverado refused medical attention; he was wearing a seatbelt.

The negligent driver can, and should be, held accountable. An experienced auto accident attorney can help protect your rights and present an effective case. Without a strong advocate, you may not receive the compensation you deserve.