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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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Jack-knife tractor trailer accidents can lead to catastrophic injuries, even wrongful death.

If you are seriously injured, or lost a loved one, as the result of being hit by another vehicle, you would typically file a lawsuit against the negligent driver. If you are hit by a commercial truck, there may be multiple parties involved, including the driver, his/her employer, the truck manufacturer and the truck’s mechanic, to name a few. The number of potential parties alone adds a level of complexity to your case necessitating the need for an experienced personal injury attorney who will fight to ensure the largest possible settlement.

A multi-vehicle crash in Lake Wales, Florida left one man in serious condition. Police said that the crash began when a semi-tractor trailers rear-ended another semi, causing it to jack-knife. The driver of an SUV tried to swerve, but could not avoid hitting the jack-knifed semi. The SUV was then hit by a pick-up truck and a third semi. Orange juice barrels inside the second semi spilled along the roadway. Fifty gallons of diesel also leaked into the roadway as a result of the crash. The driver of the SUV suffered serious injuries, but is expected to recover. There were no other injuries involved in the crash. The investigation in ongoing, but police say fog was heavy in the area.

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Medical errors and mistakes are far too common and can lead to serious injury and even death. In cases when a patient dies from the error or negligence, the surviving family members can file a wrongful death lawsuit. Once a medical malpractice lawsuit is filed, the time between the lawsuit and settlement can stretch over years. A victim who has already suffered from the injustice of injuries may not have the financial means to wait for compensation without the help from a litigation funding expert.

A woman’s family filed a medical malpractice lawsuit alleging a hospital and doctor failed to provide proper medical, ultimately causing the death of their loved one. According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges the patient suffered a seizure resulting in the deterioration of her health. The suit also alleges the defendants failed to properly evaluate the patient’s condition and discharged her from the hospital, which resulted in a ruptured aorta.

The plaintiff seeks judgment against the defendant in an amount greater than $50,000.

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When you place your elderly loved one in a nursing home facility, it typically follows much consideration as to the needs of the elderly. You want to make sure that your loved one will be well-cared for and safe. Unfortunately, negligence is all too common.

General nursing home neglect can be a simple lack of staff interest in not providing for residents’ basic needs including water, food, and a clean and healthy environment. This form of negligence can lead to more serious illnesses and medical conditions. Bed sores and falls are a typical example of conditions that are relatively easy to prevent but far too common in many nursing centers.

A lawsuit may be the only way to seek justice and compensation for negligence. It may also be a means to improve safety and quality of care.

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Although slip and fall accidents are more prevalent during the winter – when roads and walkways are often covered in snow and/or ice – many other conditions can increase the risk of a slip and fall accident, such as defective stairs or walkways, improper lighting, fallen debris, wet floors without “wet floor” caution signs, and falling merchandise.

While many slip and fall accidents are preventable, some are not. Injuries can range from mild to severe. Fortunately, most people walk away with only a few cuts, scrapes and bruises. Other times, these accidents result in broken bones, concussions, short-term or long-term disabilities, and more. They may require surgery and physical therapy.

Just because you were injured does not automatically result in liability on the property owner. As with any type of slip and fall accident, the proper owner is generally only liable if he or she knew about the problem – or should have known about the problem – and failed to fix it.

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A medical malpractice lawsuit alleges that two physicians were negligent for failing to recognize fetal distress while their son was in his mother’s womb.

According to the suit, the woman was 37 weeks pregnant when she sought care in September 2012, complaining of decreased fetal movement, dizziness, nausea and back pain. During a phone conversation, an obstetrician advised office staff, but did not evaluate the mother-to-be in person. The next morning, the woman returned to the office with the same symptoms. This time she was seen by a different obstetrician. An ultrasound and other tests showed a decreased heart rate — a clear sign that the fetus was in distress. Yet, doctors failed to immediately take action and order a caesarean section. By the time the baby was delivered, he had suffered oxygen deprivation, leading to brain damage that left him permanently disabled. He, then, suffered further injury after hospital staff improperly adjusted his ventilator, causing low carbon dioxide in his blood for several days. As a result, the child suffered a catastrophic brain injury that left him unable to talk, walk or feed himself.

In addition to the physicians, the lawsuit names two hospitals and several of the health system’s related entities as defendants.

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A patient has filed a lawsuit against a doctor and orthopaedics center alleging negligence in medical care. According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in 2014, she sustained physical injuries in connection with a prosthetic knee and related infection. The plaintiff contends that the defendants failed to inform her of risks, failed to properly treat an infection, failed to remove the prosthetic knee in a timely fashion and failed to inform of complications of an infection treatment. She seeks an undisclosed amount in damages.

The physical, emotional, and financial impact following a serious infection can be devastating. In addition to significant financial losses due to medical expenses and lost income, many victims are left permanently disabled by chronic pain or limited mobility. If injuries resulting from a misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose could have been prevented, the victim may be entitled to compensation. It is important to contact a medical malpractice attorney to determine one’s rights.

The time it takes to complete a medical malpractice claim depends on the complexity and strength of the case. The last thing this woman or any medical malpractice victim needs is to worry about is how to keep up with financial obligations. When plaintiffs are facing mounting bills and few options, litigation funding could be the perfect solution.

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On the night of August 10, natural gas built up in a basement utility room at an apartment complex in Silver Springs, Maryland, leading to an explosion and fire that killed seven people. Several others were injured as they jumped from balconies or descended down burning, crumbling staircases.

Investigators are still working to unravel what caused the disaster, but say the explosion was caused by a gas leak in the meter room of the building that built up until the explosion was sparked. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said a complete investigation is ongoing and expected to continue into next year.

In the meantime, more lawsuits have been filed alleging that blame rests with the company that managed the complex and the utility that supplied it with natural gas. According to the lawsuits, both defendants had been warned “on several occasions” about the smell of gas in apartments in the summer months before the tragedy. “Defendants deliberately disregarded the danger to the property’s residents, and undertook no steps to repair the condition,” say the new lawsuits. The suits contend that the gas company failed to ensure the security of residents by not: repairing the gas leak, properly investigating and identifying the gas leak, warning residents, and/or calling for an evacuation. The suit also claims that the utility failed to perform routine inspections that would have uncovered the potential dangers and saved the lives and property of residents.

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With fatal auto accidents, lawsuits are often filed against a negligent driver, but in cases such as the following, a bar can be sued for a wrongful death caused by a drunk driver if there is evidence that the bar illegally served alcohol to the driver prior to the crash.

The husband of a Colorado state trooper killed in the line of duty has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the drunk driver who hit her and the bar that allegedly served him alcohol while he was already visibly intoxicated.

Last November a driver hit the trooper as she was trying to wave him to pull over after citizen reports that he was driving drunk. Prosecutors said that after hitting the trooper, the man, a retired colonel with the U.S. Army, tried to hide evidence, including bottles. His blood-alcohol content was estimated at 0.199 percent at the time of the crash, nearly four times the legal impaired limit of .05 for drivers in Colorado. Reports stated that he was still legally drunk more than five hours after the crash.

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Auto accidents happen far too often. Unfortunately, no matter how carefully we may drive, there is no accounting for the “other guy” on the road.

A 23-year-old woman was killed after being thrown from a vehicle during a crash on I-70 in O’Fallon, Missouri. She was one of four people in a Nissan Cube that was rear-ended by another vehicle. The driver of the Cube and two other passengers were treated at an area hospital, one of which was also thrown from the vehicle. After the crash, the other driver fled the scene in  another vehicle. He was later arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident.

While the investigation is ongoing, the victim’s family should contact an experienced auto accident attorney to understand their rights and to learn what legal remedies are available. After consulting with an attorney, if they file a lawsuit, it will take months, even years, before a decision is reached. In the meantime, life must go on; they must also find a way to pay their usual bills, as well as accident related expenses, such as funeral and burial expenses. To help with any immediate financial needs, the family may want to consider litigation funding.