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A Cincinnati man is dead after a single-vehicle crash.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the driver of a 2003 BMW 745I went off the right side of the road, striking a fence and tree. He was treated at an area hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. Sadly, his 47-year-old passenger did not survive; he was pronounced dead at the scene. Both men were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash. The investigation is ongoing, but it is believed that alcohol and/or drugs were factors.

The details of this fatal crash won’t be known until the investigation is complete. In the meantime, the family of the deceased man will struggle to pick up the pieces and move on. An experienced attorney can help them understand their litigation options and rights to seek compensation for their loss.

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After an auto accident, victims have a lot to worry about – from physical injuries and medical bills to unpaid time off from work, car repairs, and insurance negotiations. We all want to believe that working with the insurance company will be easy, but that is typically far from the truth despite, hearing “Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.”

A Florida woman has filed an auto accident lawsuit against a vehicle owner and State Farm alleging negligence.

On October 18, 2016, the woman’s vehicle was struck by another driver, leaving her with serious injuries. The woman said that as a result of the collision, she has endured great physical pain and mental anguish, and incurred medical bills and expenses. She filed a lawsuit holding the vehicle owner and State Farm responsible. The complaint alleges that the driver (who is not the vehicle owner) negligently operated the vehicle and State Farm allegedly failed to pay all covered losses resulting from the accident.

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We always believe that the unthinkable cannot happen to us, but the sad truth is that a fatal auto accident can happen at any time, to anyone. While the crash can happen for any number of reasons, the highest occurrences are due to a distracted driver, especially when it comes to texting. In the split second one takes their eyes off the road to send or read a text, tragedy can occur.

Although nothing can bring a loved one back, laws have been established to help compensate aggrieved families.

The family of a San Antonio man who was hit and killed last September by a distracted driver has filed a wrongful death lawsuit.

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A road hazard can include debris, oil spillage, and potholes. Dangerous road conditions can also be due to poorly placed construction barriers, inadequate or poorly designed roads, or the lack of traffic signals. Such variables can cause or contribute to an auto accident.

When the auto accident is the result of a spillage or debris from a commercial vehicle, negligence will rest with the driver and his employer. If debris came from a passing vehicle, it may be difficult to determine who was responsible. Claims of negligence against government entities can also be difficult because the agency may have sovereign immunity in such lawsuits. The plaintiff must prove the state agency knew or should have known about the debris or dangerous conditions, yet failed to fulfill its obligations of making the roadway safer or somewhat forgiving of driver error. There must be proof that the accident would not have otherwise occurred.

Seeking compensation from the at-fault party can prove instrumental in helping the injured victims cover medical expenses and other bills, as well as lost wages. Unfortunately, it is often difficult to recognize the specific cause and the responsible party. For this reason, it is important to consult an experienced auto accident attorney.

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Generally, the government’s job to maintain the roadways, bike lanes, and sidewalks. The government can be held liable for injuries caused by dangerous conditions that could or should have been corrected.

State laws typically allow the government a reasonable amount of time to discover poor road conditions and a reasonable amount of time to repair them. Governments generally discovery dangerous road conditions in one of two ways:

  • through individuals reporting a dangerous condition, and
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Few events in anyone’s life are as catastrophic as losing of a loved one, especially a sudden, unexpected loss caused by the actions or negligence of someone else. If someone else’s negligent behavior caused your loved one’s death, you have an obligation to protect the legal rights of the deceased. However, compensation is not automatic; wrongful death lawsuits usually involve a significant amount of money and are hard fought by defense-insurance interests. Thus, wrongful death claims can be long and drawn-out, taking months, even years, for lawsuits to resolve. For plaintiffs faced with financial issues, lawsuit funding may be a solution.

A family recently filed a wrongful death lawsuit alleging that their loved on died in the emergency room of a Chicago hospital because he did not receive immediate medical care.

According to the complaint, the man went to the ER on April 21, 2015, for emergency medical treatment for a sickle cell or vaso-occlusive crisis. The plaintiff alleges that due to hospital negligence, their loved one remained in the emergency room without immediate medical attention, resulting in his death the following day.

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For the third year in a row, Lawsuit Financial has teamed up with the Michigan Association for Justice to provide give local families peace of mind and joyful memories during the holiday season.

“Having a seriously injured family member is difficult enough,” explains Mark M. Bello, Founder and CEO of Lawsuit Financial. “Without the benefit of our Adopt-a-Family program, these families might otherwise go without during this holiday season.”

Our unique Adopt-a-Family program anonymously pairs law firms with needy plaintiffs by giving a wish list and a brief narrative of the family’s background. Once the law firm shops, they will wrap the gifts and deliver them to our office by December 12. Our team will uniquely package each bundle of gifts and ensure that the families receive them in time for Christmas.

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An American Medflight plane crashed killing three crew members and a patient shortly after takeoff. The medical crew was transporting a heart patient to the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City when the plane made a sharp turn and fell to a parking lot filled with cars, causing multiple explosions. Fortunately, no one on the ground was injured.

According to a news report, the twin-engine plane was climbing after take-off when it lost altitude. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash, but said it appears that the plane experienced mechanical troubles.

It will likely take several months, possibly years for the FAA and NTSB to determine the cause of the crash, delaying any lawsuits from reaching a settlement. In the meantime, lawsuit funding can help the deceased victims’ families get through the litigation process without having pressing bills and expenses effect the value of their case.

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When an injury occurs as a result of medical negligence, the costs can be exorbitant including medical bills, long-term care, even funeral and burial expenses and emotional damages. It may also result in the loss of earnings. For many victims, filing a medical malpractice lawsuit can produce financial compensation for damages incurred. Although no money can replace a permanently impaired quality of life, it can provide some help for patients whose health problems were heightened due to the mistake. It also can offer some sense of justice and closure to bereaved loved ones.

While a fair settlement is preferred over the uncertainty of a jury verdict, insurance companies often make low settlement offers in hopes that the plaintiffs will be struggling financially and accept less than deserved. Plaintiffs don’t have to succumb to this tactic. While a medical malpractice attorney helps those victims fight for their rights to a fair settlement or just verdict, Lawsuit Financial can help them remain financial stable until fair compensation is received.

Lawsuit funding is a cash advance, often obtained in less than 48 hours, to pay immediate bills and expenses. Unlike a bank loan, a funding decision is based on case strength, not credit or employment status. There are no monthly payments; Lawsuit Financial is repaid only when the case successfully settles. If the plaintiff doesn’t recover compensation in the case, we will completely excuse the obligation to repay the advance.

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With fatal auto accidents, lawsuits are often filed against a negligent driver, but in cases such as the following, a bar can be sued for a wrongful death caused by a drunk driver if there is evidence that the bar illegally served alcohol to the driver prior to the crash.

The husband of a Colorado state trooper killed in the line of duty has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the drunk driver who hit her and the bar that allegedly served him alcohol while he was already visibly intoxicated.

Last November a driver hit the trooper as she was trying to wave him to pull over after citizen reports that he was driving drunk. Prosecutors said that after hitting the trooper, the man, a retired colonel with the U.S. Army, tried to hide evidence, including bottles. His blood-alcohol content was estimated at 0.199 percent at the time of the crash, nearly four times the legal impaired limit of .05 for drivers in Colorado. Reports stated that he was still legally drunk more than five hours after the crash.