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Driver Alleges He Doesn’t Remember Hitting Jogger

An auto accident can have devastating effects on a victim’s life, both physically and emotionally, but it can also cause financial challenges, especially in the immediate aftermath of the accident. Provided that the circumstances of an accident show that someone else was responsible for the injuries, the victim can seek compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. Once a lawsuit is filed, the plaintiff can also seek lawsuit funding.

The driver who left a jogger for dead has turned himself in through his attorney after negotiating with authorities. The hit-and-run accident happened on September 29 in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. The bleeding woman was rushed to the hospital in serious condition after a girl, on her way to school, found the woman lying in a ditch. Investigators believe the jogger was on the sidewalk when she was hit because they found tire marks where the driver jumped the curb; there were no signs of braking. She continues to recover in the hospital after suffering a crushed pelvis, a severed artery in the leg, a tear in her aorta and trauma to her neck. The woman was training for Denver’s Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon.

According to court documents, the man told deputies he was driving along when something jarred him awake. He claims that he got out of his car, saw damage to the vehicle, but nothing else. It was after his wife showed him news reports that he revisited the site, then contacted an attorney and confessed. The man also told officials that he smokes hash and concentrate marijuana every other day, usually at night to sleep, but said he was not smoking before the crash. He faces several charges including careless driving, failing to remain on scene after an accident involving serious bodily injury, failing to notify police of an accident and tampering with physical evidence.

When someone is seriously injured in a pedestrian accident, the first days, weeks, even months are spent getting necessary medical treatment and dealing with the injuries, pain and suffering, lost work, and disruption to normal life. But, victims also need to protect their rights and should consult an experienced personal injury attorney. Unfortunately, personal injury claims can take months, even years to settle. Meanwhile, bills can pile up forcing plaintiffs to settle their claim for significantly less than full case value. In such times, lawsuit funding can be a helpful and useful financial tool.

Lawsuit funding is a resource that provides a plaintiff with emergency cash until a settlement is reached. The benefit is that it provides liquidity to the plaintiff with no upfront fees, no credit checks, no monthly payments, and no restrictions on how the money can be used. Once we receive an application and case documentation, a funding decision can be determined within 24 – 48 hours. Repayment of the cash advance is not required until the case concludes successfully. If the case fails, the plaintiff keeps the money, free of charge.

Lawsuit funding is not for everyone, but if you are in need a financial assistance during a pending claim, it is important to choose an experienced lawsuit funding company to guide you appropriately. Lawsuit Financial has been a leader in the legal finance industry for over 15 years, and we are one of a few companies where funding comes from our own resources. We never broker out, which means optimal privacy and confidentiality to you. Call us today to discuss funding options available for your case.