Articles Tagged with Lawsuit Funding

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When we place our loved ones in the care of a nursing home, we expect they will receive quality care. Unfortunately, nursing home negligence and abuse are all too common due in part to overworked nurses, under-trained staff, and/or a simple lack of interest by nursing home staff. A lawsuit may be the only way to seek justice and compensation for damages. It may also be a means to improve safety and quality of care.

An 84-year-old Virginia woman was admitted to a nursing home in September 2015, with varying degrees of cognitive impairment. She relied on nursing staff for medical services and to help her bathe, eat and dress. One day, her daughter received an anonymous phone call from a staff member at the facility, telling her about an incident and that she should check on her mother’s well-being. That call eventually led to a lawsuit against the nursing home, its administrator, the director of nursing, two nurses and the facility’s management company.

According to the claim, the resident was tied to a wheelchair with bed sheets and injected with a powerful narcotic drug in an effort to keep her quiet. The physical and chemical restraints forced on the elderly woman were reportedly kept in place overnight, according to the complaint.

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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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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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The strains of a legal battle can be exhausting, both emotionally and physically. It can often take months, if not years, to reach a settlement, compounding financial pressures during this arduous time. Opting to settle out of court might save you time and trouble, but it could also mean getting a lesser settlement than you deserve. When financial struggles are the driving force in your decision to settle, lawsuit funding could be a better solution.

Consider this: You are on your way to work when a distracted driver sideswipes your car, sending you down an embankment. Your car is totally and you have suffered serious injuries, resulting in at least six months out of work. Before the accident, you were living paycheck to paycheck; you had little savings in the bank. Now, you not only face mounting medical expenses, but foreclosure. To make matters worse, its tax time. With nowhere to turn, you ask your attorney to settle your case at all cost.

Lawsuit Financial has a better option – lawsuit funding!

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Patients want and deserve quality medical care and treatment, but far too often mistakes happen. When catastrophic medical error occurs, it is important that victims or their family members pursue justice.

Following is a case that shows how long medical malpractices case can take to settle. Yet, it is important to seek justice no matter how long. Unfortunately, many victims will struggle financially during this time as the insurance company obligated to pay damages on behalf of those they insure will deny, delay, and defend the claim. As a result, many injured victims will seek pre-settlement lawsuit funding as an appropriate financial lifeline.

Twelve years ago, a woman was about 40 weeks pregnant when she went to an Illinois hospital after experiencing decreased fetal movement from her unborn child. She was evaluated by a first-year resident who determined the unborn child was in fetal distress. However, another 11 hours passed before the woman was seen by an obstetrician. By the time an emergency C-section was performed, the baby had suffered brain damage. The child was later diagnosed with severe cerebral palsy and a seizure disorder.