Slip and fall accidents generally occur when people fall and injure themselves on someone else’s property as a result of dangerous or hazardous conditions. If the accident is in any way attributable to the owner of a premises, the injured party may be able to sue for damages.
This recent slip and fall lawsuit was filed after all attempts to negotiate a personal injury settlement failed.
A chef alleges that on December 14, 2013, he was working aboard a ship when he slipped while climbing down steps that did not have a nonslip surface. As a result, the chef alleges that he suffered medical expenses, loss of wages and earning capacity, and disability.
The lawsuit cites the Jones Act and alleges that the vessel owner not only failed to install nonslip mats in areas of foot traffic, but also failed to eliminate hazardous and/or unsafe condition and failed to provide a safe place to work. He requests a trial by jury and seeks and seeks compensation in a sum set by the court.
By working with his attorney, it is possible that this case could qualify for a pre-settlement lawsuit funding.
For personal injury victims who have filed a lawsuit and need cash now, a lawsuit cash advance may be an option. This form of funding is provided on case strength alone; there is no-risk and no-credit check.
Taking advantage of pre-settlement funding not only helps pay expenses and relieves stress, but it also has the added benefit of keeping a case strong. The application takes less than five minutes to complete; we do the rest. If the case qualifies, we can wire the funds within 48 hours. We are paid back through the settlement, but if the case does not win, there is no personal liability to repay the cash advance.