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Fatal Accident after Pick-Up Truck Hydroplanes Hitting School Bus

An experienced auto accident attorney can help victims obtain fair compensation for damages incurred; auto accident lawsuit funding can help victims withstand a long litigation process.

When we hear of an auto accident, we usually assume there were two vehicles – one driver negligent or at fault; the other an innocent victim. Last month, the driver of a pick-up truck hydroplaned slamming into a school bus. The accident left the truck driver dead; fourteen students and three adults were taken to the hospital with injuries ranging from minor bumps and bruises to more serious hip injuries. Although the accident is still under investigation, a common cause of hydroplaning (skidding on water) is speeding. However, auto accidents are not always a driver’s fault; sometimes accidents are the result of defective or poorly designed roads. When a road is not properly built, it can hold too much water causing a driver to hydroplane out of control. If this occurs, the government agency may be held liable for damages.

In a recent accident, the family of the deceased driver may want to speak to an experienced auto accident attorney. If the driver hydroplaned due to poor road conditions, his surviving relatives may have a case. The other victims may file a personal injury lawsuit in order to pursue financial compensation for injuries and medical expenses.

Litigation is usually an overwhelming process. There are police reports, medical reports, witness statements, complaints, interrogatories, pleadings, discovery requests, motions, etc. Often times, plaintiffs will consider settling a valuable case too soon, for too little compensation just to pay the bills and avoid debt. Instead, the plaintiff should contact a lawsuit funding company.

Lawsuits are often settled too early, for too little, simply because plaintiffs are not in a financial position to withstand the long litigation process. Legal finance services are available to help an injured person or loved one pay important bills and expenses, while waiting for a fair resolution of his/her case. With the financial pressure removed, there is no need to resolve any case for less than the full value of a case. The application process is quick and easy, and there are no fees to apply, no credit check, no job requirement, and no payments to make. Lawsuit funding gives plaintiffs a strategic advantage because it gives them leverage against the insurance company; it prevents the plaintiff from being forced to take inadequate offers from greedy carriers. Best of all, lawsuit funding is truly a no-risk solution because if a plaintiff loses the case, the cash advance is kept free of charge. What bank makes that kind of offer?

Don’t settle for pennies on the dollar. Lawsuit funding is available, right now, to pay your rent, mortgage, car payment, credit card bills, utilities, groceries, medical expenses, transportation costs, and any other important bill or expense, while you wait for your case to resolve.

Here are some factors to consider whether lawsuit funding is right for your case.
1. Are you more worried about your immediate financial issues than about your accident, injuries, and receiving full compensation?
2. Are you facing eviction, foreclosure, repossession of you vehicle or other significant loss of valuable property?
3. Are you unable to put food on the table, pay for medical treatment/expenses or other necessities of life?
4. Do you need surgery/medical procedures that insurance won’t cover and you can’t otherwise afford?
5. Are you seriously considering settling your valuable case for inadequate compensation?

If the answer is “yes” to most or all of these questions, you are a likely candidate for lawsuit funding. By eliminating financial desperation, lawsuit funding is a vital tool in creating enhanced revenue.