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At breakfast this morning with friends and family the controversial admissions scandal was brought up. Specifically, whether or not Felicity Huffman deserved jail time for her illegal actions. Most at the table argued that she has taken responsibility for her actions, plead guilty, suffered personally and professionally, a jail sentence would not be “rehabilitative;” it was a non-violent offense, and therefore she should NOT serve a jail sentence.

Conversely, I argued that if she was not rich and famous, she would absolutely be punished to the full extent of the law for her non-violent federal offense, citing the First Step Act as proof that our legal system does not show mercy to non-violent offenders who don’t live in affluent zip codes.

The First Step Actis the “first step” in reviewing the current prison population of first-time non-violent, drug-related offenders serving lengthy prison sentences and releasing those who qualify. The act also includes de-escalation training for guards, improved hygiene for female inmates, disallowing restraints for pregnant woman, good conduct incentives, and more.

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The justice system in America has never been balanced based on the financial strength of the parties involved.

In a personal injury lawsuit, the plaintiff is always at a disadvantage when trying to bring a claim against large, well-funded insurance companies that use financial strength to their advantage.

Financial strain not only impacts a plaintiff’s life but also the case. A financially desperate plaintiff is not in a favorable position regarding settlement negotiations. Insurance companies know this. They are notorious for making a low-ball offer in hopes that the plaintiff is willing to accept a quick settlement in order to make ends meet. But, what else is a plaintiff to do when he/she is injured and unable to work, but the bills continue to come in?

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Due to the size and weight of tractor-trailers, auto-truck accidents can be devastating, often fatal. Even when victims survive, they often suffer chronic pain and disabilities, resulting in mounting medical bills and reduced quality of life. Lawsuits drag on for months, if not years while insurance companies deny, delay, and defend claims. For that reason, seeking the right lawsuit funding company has become essential for many plaintiffs in need of quick compensation.

Two lawsuits were recently filed against a transport company alleging that a truck driver’s negligence, recklessness, and carelessness, led to serious and debilitating injuries. According to the complaints, a woman was driving a Ford pick-up truck on the interstate when her vehicle was struck by a tractor-trailer. She suffered spine, chest, and abdomen injuries, a sprain of the left shoulder, and contusion of the left knee. Her male passenger also suffered from spine injuries. Both lawsuits allege that the injuries have left the plaintiffs with physical pain, impairment, and disability, as well as the loss of enjoyment of life, emotional distress, and mounting medical expenses. The plaintiffs seek an undisclosed amount in damages.

Waiting for their personal injury cases to settle could drag on for years. Yet, for someone with pressing financial needs, waiting is not an option. Without substantial savings or friends and family to help, lawsuit funding is not only a quick and easy solution but quite possibly the only solution.

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When an auto accident occurs while a negligent driver is on-the-job, the employer may be held liable for the negligent or intentional actions of their employees.

A Texas woman filed a lawsuit against a motorist and his employer, alleging negligence and reckless driving caused her serious injury in an auto accident. According to the claim, the defendant, suddenly and without warning, made a left turn from the wrong lane striking her vehicle. The plaintiff alleges that the resulting injuries have compromised her quality of life. She is seeking a trial by jury and judgment in excess of $1 million.

In addition to the physical pain, the plaintiff may suffer financial strain caused by lack of income and/or medical expenses and other accident-related bills. One means of helping her through this difficult time is through a lawsuit cash advance, known as lawsuit funding.

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There are no words to describe the loss of a loved one, especially due to the careless actions or negligence of someone else. Not only is the emotional stress and physical pain traumatic, but the economic consequences of losing someone you relied on for financial support can leave you full of fear and uncertainty and not sure what to do.

Whether from medical malpractice, auto accidents, product liability, and workplace fatalities, when a wrongful death occurs, the victim’s family has the right to file a lawsuit. The first step is to consult with an experienced attorney.

While no amount of money can ever replace a loved one, a wrongful death lawsuit can seek financial compensation for your loss. It can pay for medical expenses, funeral and burial costs, and loss of household services. A plaintiff can also seek financial compensation for loss of companionship and consortium.

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Two people recently filed lawsuits against a watersports company after they suffered series injuries on rented jet skis.

According to the plaintiffs, last summer, they rented jet skis and were given brief operating instructions before setting out on the water. While touring the Intracoastal Waterway, they said that their guide “abruptly and without warning” turned. Unable to stop in time, riders behind struck their jet skis. As a result, they “severe, disabling and permanent injuries.”

The lawsuits allege that the defendant was negligent for failing to properly train jet ski renters and failing to train its employees on how to operate a jet ski safely. They are seeking an unspecified amount in damages.

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A 24-year-old Texas man was sitting in his car outside a Forth Worth vaping store when the e-cigarette he was using exploded. He was able to get out of his vehicle, but collapsed on the pavement. He died two days later, after being placed in a medically induced coma. The medical examiner ruled the cause of death as penetrating trauma after tests revealed that a piece of the e-cigarette had lodged in the man’s throat, severing the left artery in his neck. Sadly, the injury led to a stroke which ultimately caused his death.

The tragic incident is the second reported death by an exploding e-cigarette. In May, a Florida man suffered multiple injuries to his face and burns over nearly 80% of his body after a vape pen exploded, sparking a house fire. An autopsy report later showed that the man died from a “projectile wound of the head.”

Surviving family members of the deceased victims may wish to file a product liability lawsuit. The first step is to consult an experienced attorney.

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A serious auto accident can be life-changing. In addition to the physical and emotional devastation, injuries can lead to financial strain, especially for those unable to return to work. Fortunately, auto accident lawsuit funding can provide immediate cash relief, without risk.

The City of Seattle recently agreed to pay nearly $66 million to cover ongoing care for a woman, as well as loss of future income, after she suffered traumatic brain injuries in a crash with an ambulance in April 2016.

According to police reports, the woman’s Porsche was struck by an ambulance about halfway through an intersection. Her vehicle spun around before hitting a tree. As a result of the crash, she suffered both physical and mental impairments. She has undergone extensive brain surgery and spent several months in a rehabilitation facility, followed by an extended stay at an assisted-care facility. Her injuries were serious enough to prevent her from continuing her career as a prominent intellectual property attorney, and she will require a lifetime of medical care. Since the accident, the Seattle Fire Department has improved its driver training program.

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A four-vehicle auto accident on the 22 Freeway in Garden Grove claimed the life of a woman and her 9-year-old daughter on New Year’s Day.

According to reports, the driver of a BMW was traveling at high speed when he rear-ended a Lexus, sending it into a barrier wall along the shoulder. The BMW then slammed into a Ford F-150 pick-up truck, causing it to overturn and skid across the freeway before both vehicles struck a guard rail. The pick-up was then struck by a fourth vehicle.

The driver of the truck succumbed to her injuries at the hospital; her nine-year-old daughter died at the scene. The BMW driver was charged with two felony counts of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, one felony count of driving under the influence of alcohol causing bodily injury, and one felony count of driving with blood alcohol .08 percent or more causing bodily injury. He was also charged with one misdemeanor count each of resisting or obstructing an officer and assault on a peace officer, with sentencing enhancement allegations for causing bodily injury and death to multiple victims and fleeing the scene of a crime.

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Injuries from a slip and fall accident can be minor as a sprained ankle, or as serious as a traumatic brain injury. Serious injuries often led to mounting medical bills and the inability to return to work. The combination of loss of wages and mounting medical bills can prove financially devastating to the injured and their families, especially when a lawsuit is not quickly resolved. Property owners often deny responsibility by placing the fault on the plaintiff. This common line of defense often results in litigation that can last several years. When finances become a concern, a quick and easy way to get fast cash from a pending lawsuit is in the form of a lawsuit cash advance.

In June 2015, a man was exiting a restaurant when his shoe got caught at the top of an exterior stairway. He fell down six steps, striking his head. A CT scan showed a brain bleed; the man was diagnosed with a subdural hematoma and concussion. The man eventually returned to work, however, effects from the TBI ultimately led to his retirement.

The victim filed a personal injury lawsuit alleging that the restaurant owner created a tripping hazard by removing some tiles on the stairway and replacing them with a piece of wood. The defendant acknowledged the patron’s injuries, but asserted that he had made a full recovery, as evidenced by returning to work. The defendant also asserted that alcohol consummation contributed to the man’s fall. In the end, both parties agreed to an $875,000 settlement.