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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed In Death of Woman Killed By Falling Stone

When building accidents occur it can result in severe injury and sometimes death. While most people think of building accidents as construction related incidents, they can be a result of other types of accidents, such as a structure not properly maintained. A property owner that is negligent in protecting the public from hazards on their property can be held legally responsible for injuries and death. When a person files a claim or suit against another person or entity for a building accident they may secure lawsuit funding against their claim.

On September 4, a 34-year-old mother of two was walking to lunch with her boyfriend in Chicago’s South Loop when part of a metal decorative plate on a landmark church broke off and struck a stone gargoyle, causing part of the gargoyle to fall and hit the woman in the head. She was declared dead a short time later at a local hospital.

While the city’s Department of Buildings is inspecting the church, which has a history of failed inspections, a wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against Second Presbyterian Church, seeking more than $100,000 in damages. The lawsuit claims the church was negligent in its ownership of the building by allowing the exterior wall to “exist in a dangerous and unrepaired condition.” The Presbytery of Chicago was also named as a defendant.

According to the Chicago Tribune, the church failed a string of inspections from 2007 through 2011, including one in 2010 which cited failure to “maintain exterior walls of a building or structure free from holes, breaks, loose or rotting boards or timbers and any other conditions which might admit rain or dampness to the walls.” Second Presbyterian passed inspections in 2012 and last year, but had not been inspected this year.

This will most likely be a long legal process. Seeking justice may place a financial burden on this victim’s family. Even if this case goes to trial and the plaintiff wins their case, they may wait a long time to receive compensation. If they are struggling to cover funeral and burial expenses, lost wages, child care, and more, lawsuit funding could be an option.

Lawsuit funding is a cash advance against a potential jury verdict or settlement. At Lawsuit Financial, we know how devastating the sudden death of a loved one can be, and the emotional and financial impacts it can cause. Financial hopes that by assisting with some of the mounting bills and expenses as a result of the lawsuit, the plaintiff can wait for justice to be served. With a lawsuit cash advance, there are no monthly payments, no credit checks, and no employment verification. Approval of a lawsuit cash advance is based on the strength of the case. Additionally, there is no risk to the plaintiff because the cash advance is only paid back when the case successfully settles. Lose, and the plaintiff owes nothing.

If you are going through a lawsuit and interested in lawsuit funding because you are unwilling to settle for less, contact Lawsuit Financial. With our quick and easy application process, plaintiffs can begin paying bills in as little as 24 – 48 hours. Call us today to learn more or to apply.