In November 2014, Sally LaMay, 37, lost her life after she was hit in a marked crosswalk by a SMART (Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation) bus that was turning on a yellow flashing light. She left behind two teenaged children. The bus driver was subsequently fired, and he died in January 2016.
Earlier this week, a jury awarded the woman’s family $5 million in damages. The family’s attorney, Geoffrey Fieger, said the award reflects the fact that LaMay suffered when she was fatally struck by the bus, an assertion SMART denied. Fieger said that while the defendants admitted that the driver hit the woman, they claimed that she died instantly and did not suffer any pain. It’s unclear if SMART will appeal.
Wrongful death lawsuits allow surviving family members to recover damages from those responsible for their loss, including compensation for the damages suffered by the victim. But, often times, trying to pay the bills during a pending litigation can be too much. Although Lawsuit Financial cannot bring back a loved one, we can help plaintiffs with immediate their financial needs. With a lawsuit cash advance, plaintiffs obtain the staying power to seek full compensation against their claim.
When you obtain lawsuit funding against a wrongful death lawsuit you are borrowing against the proceeds from your case. Funding is provided on a contingency basis, much like how an attorney is paid. This means you will only be responsible for paying back the advance if you prevail in the suit. Lose your case and the repayment is waived. There is no need for a credit check, employment verification, or monthly payments; funding is based completely on case strength.
If lost a loved one due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another, you may be entitled to compensation. If you are interested in receiving lawsuit funding or post settlement funding against the future recovery of your suit, contact Lawsuit Financial or complete our online application. We will evaluate your case and expected compensation. If your case has merit, we can provide funding typically within 24 – 48 hours.