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A 24-year-old Texas man was sitting in his car outside a Forth Worth vaping store when the e-cigarette he was using exploded. He was able to get out of his vehicle, but collapsed on the pavement. He died two days later, after being placed in a medically induced coma. The medical examiner ruled the cause of death as penetrating trauma after tests revealed that a piece of the e-cigarette had lodged in the man’s throat, severing the left artery in his neck. Sadly, the injury led to a stroke which ultimately caused his death.

The tragic incident is the second reported death by an exploding e-cigarette. In May, a Florida man suffered multiple injuries to his face and burns over nearly 80% of his body after a vape pen exploded, sparking a house fire. An autopsy report later showed that the man died from a “projectile wound of the head.”

Surviving family members of the deceased victims may wish to file a product liability lawsuit. The first step is to consult an experienced attorney.

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A serious auto accident can be life-changing. In addition to the physical and emotional devastation, injuries can lead to financial strain, especially for those unable to return to work. Fortunately, auto accident lawsuit funding can provide immediate cash relief, without risk.

The City of Seattle recently agreed to pay nearly $66 million to cover ongoing care for a woman, as well as loss of future income, after she suffered traumatic brain injuries in a crash with an ambulance in April 2016.

According to police reports, the woman’s Porsche was struck by an ambulance about halfway through an intersection. Her vehicle spun around before hitting a tree. As a result of the crash, she suffered both physical and mental impairments. She has undergone extensive brain surgery and spent several months in a rehabilitation facility, followed by an extended stay at an assisted-care facility. Her injuries were serious enough to prevent her from continuing her career as a prominent intellectual property attorney, and she will require a lifetime of medical care. Since the accident, the Seattle Fire Department has improved its driver training program.

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A four-vehicle auto accident on the 22 Freeway in Garden Grove claimed the life of a woman and her 9-year-old daughter on New Year’s Day.

According to reports, the driver of a BMW was traveling at high speed when he rear-ended a Lexus, sending it into a barrier wall along the shoulder. The BMW then slammed into a Ford F-150 pick-up truck, causing it to overturn and skid across the freeway before both vehicles struck a guard rail. The pick-up was then struck by a fourth vehicle.

The driver of the truck succumbed to her injuries at the hospital; her nine-year-old daughter died at the scene. The BMW driver was charged with two felony counts of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, one felony count of driving under the influence of alcohol causing bodily injury, and one felony count of driving with blood alcohol .08 percent or more causing bodily injury. He was also charged with one misdemeanor count each of resisting or obstructing an officer and assault on a peace officer, with sentencing enhancement allegations for causing bodily injury and death to multiple victims and fleeing the scene of a crime.

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Every year, hundreds of people suffer serious injury or death in auto accidents on icy roads. Many presume that because the crash occurred as a result of an act of God, they cannot seek compensation for their injuries or the death of a loved one. However, a driver is required to exercise due care behind the wheel, including taking into consideration the weather and road conditions. Hence, a driver who is traveling too fast, tailgating, or panics and hits the brakes too hard, resulting in an accident, can be held liable.

A 2012 Mitsubishi Galant hit an icy patch on an I-35 overpass near Oklahoma City, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle, according to the Oklahoma Highway Department. The vehicle slammed into a cable barrier before being struck by a tractor-trailer. Two passengers in the Galant died in the crash, one at the scene and the other at the hospital. Two other passengers were also transported to the hospital, one in serious and one in critical condition. The drivers were not injured.

The accident remains under investigation. If the driver of the Galant was speeding or negligent in any way, he could be held liable. If it is found that the truck driver had ample time to react, he and his employer could also be held accountable.

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On August 5, 2017, a 100-year-old oak tree came crashing down during a company picnic at Menlo College. A woman and two-year-old little girl were seriously injured. The Menlo Park Fire Chief said it is amazing there weren’t more injuries given that 300 adults and children were in attendance.

Two lawsuits have been filed against the Menlo College alleging it knew or should have known that the 50-foot branch was already breaking away from the tree; it had been showing some signs of decay prior to the incident. The family of the toddler alleges the little girl suffered a concussion and skull fracture that ran from the top of her head to her left eye. The lawsuit says the child suffers from permanent scarring, eye damage and a possible brain injury, which is still being monitored. The woman’s suit states she suffered from a deep cut along her forehead, a cut cornea, a sprained ankle, and a concussion that has led to long-term nausea and dizziness.

While this scenario may seem unusual, injuries from fallen trees are fairly common. A premise liability lawsuit can claim that the property owner knew or should have known that a tree was dead or in some way posed a serious risk of falling, seriously injuring or killing someone. A suit may also be able to claim that the dangerous condition of the tree was obvious to any “reasonable person” who looked at it because it showed signs of damage or decay. If a dangerous or defective condition has resulted in an injury there is likely to be a basis for compensation. However, seeking compensation in such cases is not easy.

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A couple was killed when a tractor-trailer rear-ended their vehicle causing a chain reaction crash.

The couple was driving to their wedding at the time of the accident, according to police. When the tractor-trailer was unable to slow down for traffic, it slammed into the couple’s car. Ultimately, three other tractor-trailers were involved in the accident. Two of those semis, along with the couple’s vehicle, caught fire closing the highway for nearly 12 hours. The accident remains under investigation.

Due to the size and weight of a tractor-trailer versus a passenger vehicle, when an accident occurs the results can be catastrophic. Those who have suffered serious injuries or lost a loved one should seek legal counsel as soon as possible to preserve evidence and understand his/her rights.

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After an auto accident or another personal injury that has occurred due to the negligence of someone else, you may decide to seek legal compensation for damages and losses. The first step is to consult an experienced personal injury attorney. But, your case may take months, even years, to settle.

Defendants are financed by large insurance companies; their lawyers know the litigation game. They know you are probably strapped for cash, so they delay the case, exhausting your limited resources. The more desperate you become, the happier the defendant. Then, they make a lowball offer. Your attorney advises against it saying the offer is too little, too soon. You want to wait, but the financial pressure is building. You have medical expenses, mortgage/rent obligations, car payments, and monthly household expenses. You don’t qualify for a bank loan, and friends and family can’t help. You see no other options except to tell your attorney to accept the inadequate offer.

That was yesterday’s marketplace. Today, there is litigation funding.

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A serious auto accident can result in disabling or fatal injuries leaving victims with lost income, medical bills, even funeral, and burial expenses. When finances run thin, as a lawsuit drags on, plaintiffs often turn to pre-settlement lawsuit funding.

Lawsuit funding is a non-recourse cash advance that can help accident victims avoid accepting a low-ball offer from the insurance company, as well as financial disasters such as eviction, foreclosure, auto repossession, and a ruined credit score.

Unlike a traditional loan, lawsuit funding does not require a credit check or employment verification. That’s because a lawsuit cash advance is based upon the strength of the case. Other benefits are no upfront fees, no out-of-pocket costs, and no monthly payments. Best of all, repayment of the cash advance is only made once the case successfully settles. If the case is lost, repayment is completely waived.

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An Ohio woman is fighting for justice after her 18-year-old grandson was seriously injured after being struck head-on by a drunk driver. The crash left the teen’s car completely mangled; one officer said he didn’t see how the teen survived the accident.

The driver was charged with OVI (Operating a Motor Vehicle Impaired) and pleaded guilty. He was allegedly also driving without a license and insurance, and on probation at the time of the crash for an OVI and drug possession conviction in 2016.

This grandmother may consider filing a personal injury lawsuit, however, such claims often take a long time to settle.

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Most of us rarely, if at all, think about being in a personal injury lawsuit. However, there could be a day when you need the services of a personal injury attorney, as well as a litigation funding expert.

Imagine for a moment that you were seriously injured by a distracted driver who ran a red light and slammed into your vehicle. Although a personal injury attorney can help you receive compensation for your loss, the legal process is complicated and can take months, if not years, to culminate. Even in the strongest case, the outcome is unpredictable, and the amount of judgment is not always clear. Furthermore, while your case winds through the legal system, no money is paid to you. How will you support yourself and your family financially with the mounting medical expenses and replacing your damaged car, especially if you are unable to return to work?

If you are a plaintiff in a pending lawsuit, obtaining litigation funding may be the answer while you fight for the highest possible settlement.