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Family Receives Undisclosed Settlement In Wrongful Death Lawsuit, But Will Their Case Bring Awareness?

There are two main reasons people file lawsuits – to be compensated for damages resulting from the negligence of someone else and to bring awareness to prevent the negligence from happening to others. During a lengthy wrongful death lawsuit, family members can become financially drained. To avoid this from happening, plaintiffs can sustain themselves with the aid of lawsuit funding.

On January 31, 2015, an Ontario family of five was headed for a vacation in Ohio, ready to make some happy memories together. What they got was their biggest nightmare.
This blended family of five was traveling through the Detroit area when heavy snow squalls and white out conditions blanketed the interstate, resulting in nearly a dozen separate accidents. The series of crashes involved a transport truck that slammed into the passenger side of the family’s Mazda sedan. Two children, Aidan 7 and Gabrielle 10 died at the scene. A sibling and their parents survived with injuries; Aidan’s mother suffered brain damage that will affect her the rest of her life. After crashing into the Mazda, the driver of the tractor-trailer collided with another vehicle, killing its 54-year-old driver.

Although dozens of accidents occurred quickly that day, why were other vehicles able to stop with no serious injuries or fatalities? Seeking answers, the same answers any of us would want, the family filed a wrongful death lawsuit. After an independent investigation, it was determined that weather was not a factor and the truck and trailer should not have been on the road.

Results of the investigation showed that there were significant problems with the aging trucks’ braking system. At least half of the transport truck’s braking systems weren’t working and of its eight axles, four had inoperable braking mechanisms. Two of the remaining axles had brakes that were “out of adjustment.” In addition, the driver had a poor driving record including three infractions for speeding and two others for following too closely.

This family will never see Aidan and Gabrielle grow up and get married, but after two years the legal battle has ended with an undisclosed settlement. Not being able to release details about the settlement can be problematic, according to the family’s attorney, who says these types of cases should be viewed as a deterrent. “It’s personally frustrating whenever you’re not given the opportunity to let the public know what occurred,” he said.

Losing loved ones unexpectedly can be extremely difficult and painful. Resolving a claim can be exhausting; reaching a settlement is only half the battle. Waiting for a fair settlement can be financially devastating. To avoid this additional pain and suffering, a plaintiff can seek monetary support through the legal funding services offered by Lawsuit Financial.

While we cannot bring back your loved ones, we may be able to help avoid financial difficulties until your case settle. Lawsuit funding is a non-recourse cash advance which helps supplement finances so plaintiffs can pay outstanding bills and prevent a bad credit history while waiting for justice and a fair settlement. Applying for a lawsuit cash advance is absolutely free!

Furthermore, there are no monthly payments, credit checks, or employment verification. Once Lawsuit Financial receives an application, we begin the review process by obtaining case documentation from your attorney. If your application is approved, funds can be available within 24 – 48 hours. Another great feature of lawsuit funding is that you are only required to repay the cash advance when you successfully settle your case. However, if you lose, you owes us nothing.

If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of someone else, and are seeking lawsuit funding, contact Lawsuit Financial to understand how we may be able to help you and your case.