Two teens reportedly slipped out of school unnoticed, stole an unlocked vehicle and started cruising the streets of Camden, New Jersey. At some point, the car was reported stolen. Before police caught the boys, the 16-year-old driver hit a 53-year-old pedestrian and sped off. The teens abandoned the stolen vehicle at a nearby median, fled the scene on foot and at least one teen returned to school. The female pedestrian was transported to the hospital where she died the next day.
The hit-and-run driver has since been arrested and charged with first-degree aggravated manslaughter among other charges. While the investigation is ongoing, the family of the victim should contact an attorney immediately to understand their rights and whether they can file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Last Saturday, a 35-year-old was riding his bicycle when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver. The driver went to the police station about an hour later reporting that he thought he had hit someone with his car. The 68-year-old driver was charged with leaving the scene of an accident. The bicyclist remains in critical condition.
Often in situations like these, it takes time for information to be gathered and for investigation results to be compiled. The fact that a guilty driver is charged does little to pay the bills for injured parties or the family of the deceased. Victims may be entitled to file a lawsuit against the hit-and-run driver to recover compensation for medical treatment, funeral expenses, loss of earnings and past and future pain and suffering resulting from the injury. An experienced attorney can ensure that the right course of action is taken and the victim is fully compensated. The litigation process however, takes time, often years. In the meantime, plaintiffs still have to pay bills and meet their financial obligations. Finances are even tighter in the event a lost loved one was the sole breadwinner. At times like this, plaintiffs may look to lawsuit funding to help them to cope with unexpected expenses.
Lawsuit funding is a cash advance offered to litigants in exchange for a portion of the future proceeds of their case. There is no credit check, employment verification, or restrictions on how the money is used and it is only repaid once the claim is settled. Because repayment is contingent upon a successful recovery, if the lawsuit is lost, there is no obligation on the part of the plaintiff to repay the cash advance.
The application process takes less than five minutes online or by phone. If the case is approved for funding, we can direct deposit or overnight mail the money within 24 – 48 hours. If you need financial help during a pending personal injury claim, contact Lawsuit Financial today. Let us ease your financial burden while you are waiting for your lawsuit to settle.