Victims of public transportation accidents, such as the recent Metro-North accident, have the right to seek compensation for damages. Unfortunately, these types of claims take years to settle, leading to financial ruin for many. In such cases, Lawsuit Financial can assist injured plaintiffs with obtaining lawsuit funding.
An investigation is ongoing in the horrific Metro North-SUV accident in New York that killed the driver of the car and five people aboard the train. Over a dozen others were injured. It was the deadliest crash to ever occur in the railroad’s history.
The accident occurred when a crowded commuter trained slammed into the SUV which was, for whatever reason, on the tracks. The force of impact dislodged a third rail that supplies power to the train. When 400 feet of the electrified third rail snapped, it splintered upward penetrating the car, before piercing the train and breaking into 80-foot segments. Combined with gasoline from the SUV, a deadly inferno erupted. According to the National Transportation Safety Board, the entire interior of the first rail car was burned out.
It is still unknown why the SUV was stranded on the tracks. A witness said the vehicle was hit by the dropping crossing gate and then the driver moved forward before being hit by the train. The NTSB said the crossing gates and lights were working properly. The railroad crossing had undergone a number of upgrades in recent years, including the installation of brighter LED lights, “Do Not Stop on the Tracks” signs and new traffic signal control equipment. Plans to install a third set of flashing lights 100 to 200 feet up the road to give motorists a few seconds’ extra warning was never carried out. The DOT said it was too early to tell if the extra lights could have prevented this tragedy. Additionally, officials are looking into the rail’s unusual design to determine if there is a connection as to why the accident was so deadly. The third rail is a common feature of subway systems, but Metro-North and the Long Island Rail Road are believed to be the only U.S. commuter railroad that uses the design configuration in question.
Personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits will likely follow and lead to some sort of financial compensation for those injured and for the families of those killed. Inevitably, it will be a long litigation process that could leave some in financial hardship, yet the bills must still be paid. When there are no other financial resources to bridge the gap until case settlement, lawsuit funding is a viable solution.
Lawsuit Financial knows how to provide immediate cash to financial-desperate plaintiffs. This type of funding comes with a promise to repay the advance if, and when, the case settles. You read that correctly – the money is only repaid if a settlement is reached. In addition to no credit checks or employment verification, there are no restrictions on how the money is used. Our clients can use the money as they seem fit, although we recommend it to be used for outstanding bills and everyday living expenses. Because we are a direct legal funding company, we can review and approve a client for funding in as little as 24 hours.
If you, or a loved one, has been injured in a public transportation accident and are in need of financial support during a pending lawsuit, contact Lawsuit Financial toll –free at 1- 877-377-7848 or complete our online application and one of our representatives will contact you.