Every day, workers at industrial workplaces and construction sites are injured or die, often as the result of falling due to inadequate precautions set up by the employer, and sometimes resulting from a negligent design of construction equipment. When negligence causes serious injuries or death due to a manufacturer’s failure to design safe equipment and/or a construction company’s failure to provide a safe workplace, victims may seek damages for their loss. If finances become a concern during a pending litigation, litigation funding may be a short-term cash flow.
Two Alabama men were killed when the lift they were working in during the construction of the Interstate 85 Outer Loop bridge project separated from the side of the bridge and fell more than 90 feet to the ground. Both men were pronounced dead at the scene.
OSHA’s investigation determined that R.R. Dawson failed to provide employees working near the bridge’s edge with required fall protection. The bridge company was issued three violations for exposing workers to fall hazards and for failing to inspect employee fall arrest systems before use.
Families of both men have filed wrongful deaths against R.R. Dawson Bridge Co. alleging negligently or wantonly breaching its duty to provide a safe place to work and allowing employees to use the lift without proper supervision, training or instruction. They have also named lift manufacturer, Miller Formless Systems in the suit claiming a design defect led to a mechanical failure which caused the lift to fall to the ground.
While waiting for a settlement or verdict, if these families need financial assistance, they may be able to take advantage of a service referred to as litigation funding. Litigation funding is a quick and easy method to access fast cash that will help a plaintiff pay medical expenses, funeral and burial expenses, house and car payments, tuition, and daily living expenses.
Lawsuit financing is often the only means for a plaintiff to continue their case and get the settlement rightfully deserve. Because litigation funding is non-recourse cash advance, there are no monthly payments. Repayment is only required once the case settles. If the plaintiff fails to win their case, the repayment is completely waived; the funding company assumes all the risk.
Applying for a lawsuit cash advance only takes a few minutes and it may be done either online or by calling the legal finance company directly. After an application is approved funding is sent within 24 – 48 hours either by wire or by check. With important financial obligations satisfied, a plaintiff can wait for a fair resolution of the case.
If you have been seriously injured or lost a loved one while working on a construction site, it is important to speak with an experienced attorney to determine if you are entitled to compensation. If you are suffering financial hardship, a lawsuit cash advance may be the answer. Qualifying is relatively easy; eligibility is based strictly on the merits of your case, not credit or work history. Call Lawsuit Financial for a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our experienced funding representatives or complete our online application to get started.