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Drunken Boating Accident Trial Settled, But A More Complex One May Take Several Years

The day jury selection was scheduled to begin in a lawsuit against a bar an out of court settlement was reached. The lawsuit was the result of a July 2008 drunken boating accident that killed two people and injured two others.

The driver of the boat that caused the accident had a blood alcohol level of .19 at the time of the accident which is more that twice the legal limit. He collided with another boar shortly after leaving a lakeside bar. The lawsuit claimed bar employees continued to serve the man alcohol even though he was clearly intoxicated. Although the settlement was undisclosed, the state’s Dram Shop Act limits the damage award to $250,000 to be divided among all parties.

This is not the end for the families of the deceased or those seriously injured. Although the plaintiffs were on the same side during this out-or-court case, they are opposing parties in a much larger and more complex pending lawsuit against one of the estates. This case may be years before it reaches a settlement.

Damage recovery does not always require you to go to trial and receive a jury verdict. Settlement of your case will, almost always, result in “faster” money than waiting for or pursuing a case to trial. With that said, the recent settlement in this case still took over two years. The other lawsuit may be another two years, most likely more.

The financial pressure in the first case may have been a reason to reach a settlement out of court. Insurance companies and deep pocket defendants have all the time and all the money in the world. Injury victims or the family of a lost loved one, are often forced, by financial circumstances, to consider settlements too early and for too little. Lawsuit Financial provides lawsuit funding to take care of life’s necessities (mortgage, rent, car payments, medical expenses, funeral expenses, etc) to reduce your financial pressure to settle too early and for too little. We try to buy you precious time to develop your case, your damages, and allow your attorney the time he needs to get the job done. If the case must go to trial to get you what you deserve, you need to have the financial staying power to pursue the case to trial.

Lawsuit Financial can help you. If you have been injured, are pursuing a lawsuit, and need money to buy time to get the settlement or verdict you deserve, call Lawsuit Financial toll free or visit us online at The call or the visit is free; the advice is priceless.