Despite increased awareness, as well as stricter laws and criminal penalties for DUI, many motorists continue to drink and drive. In a matter of seconds, lives are changed forever.
On August 2, a Mexican-born aspiring carpenter and his pregnant wife were on their way home from the immigration office where they learned that his application was approved for U.S citizenship. The woman was behind the wheel of their Toyota Corolla when a car coming in the opposite direction crossed the center line and slammed into their vehicle, killing her husband. She was taken to the hospital in serious condition, which included a brain bleed. Two days after the crash, and after nearly 24 hours of induced labor, the woman delivered her stillborn son. Since leaving the hospital, she hasn’t had time to process the death of her husband and unborn child; she has been working in funeral arrangements.
Witnesses told police they saw a woman in a bikini rolling a bottle of alcohol under a parked car after the crash. When police spoke to the 21-year-old woman, she admitted to consuming beer and liquor while floating the Guadalupe River at Texas State Tubes prior to the crash. She has since been charged with two counts of intoxication manslaughter and one count of intoxication assault.
While there is nothing the surviving victim can do to bring back her husband and child, she should consult an experienced attorney to understand her rights. It is not just about the compensation for her loss. A wrongful death lawsuit sends a powerful message – drunk driving is a crime and wrongdoers will be punished.
Pursuing a lawsuit takes a long time. Even if a case seems clear cut, compensation may be months, even years away. How does a seriously injured accident victim support him/herself while waiting for the case to settle? The answer is, of course, lawsuit funding.
Taking the financial pressure off the plaintiff to settle a valuable case too early for too little is what we do at Lawsuit Financial. A lawsuit cash advance can assist the plaintiff in paying funeral and other death related expenses, medical bills, and any ongoing expenses such as the mortgage or car payments. What makes lawsuit funding better than a bank loan is the fact that most cases are approved within 48 hours, there are no monthly payments and if the case is lost, there is no obligation to repay the advance. All that is needed to be considered for lawsuit funding is attorney representation (on a contingent basis) and a strong case.
If you have been injured in an auto accident due to a driver under the influence and are seeking compensation for your injuries, you may qualify for drunk driving lawsuit funding. Complete our onlne contact form or call our office toll-free at 1 877-377-7848 to get started.