Last Tuesday, a Lowe’s delivery truck failed to yield, ran a stop sign, and hit a school bus causing the bus to flip on its side. There was fog in the area, but it is not clear whether that might have been a factor in the accident.
Twenty-nine students and 3 adults were sent to the hospital; one student and the bus driver remain in serious condition. A 14-year-old girl and the bus driver were the most seriously injured; the teen suffered a broken back and has undergone surgery. She currently cannot move her legs and faces months of rehabilitation, but her family remains hopeful.
In auto accident cases such as this one, the injured victims can seek compensation for medical expenses, including hospitalization, surgery, and physical therapy, and other damages. At least one area law firm is preparing to file a lawsuit behalf of at least 10 clients. The victims and their families seeking compensation and justice may face a long process between the final investigation report and a settlement. Some may experience financial duress due to the medical bills incurred and possibly loss of income if they are unable to work as a result of injuries.
Lawsuit funding is an option for auto accident victims. In fact, it may be the only option to prevent victims from settling too soon and for too little. 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, money from a bank is a loan that must be paid back, with monthly payments. Lawsuit funding is neither; rather it is a cash advance against your lawsuit. There are no upfront fees, no monthly payments, and you only pay to cash advance back if you win your case. Litigation funding is a no-risk cash advance against your lawsuit and once approved can be available to the plaintiff within 24 – 48 hours. When you know your bills and expenses are covered, it is much easier to fight for justice to be served.