More and more auto accidents are caused by drivers too busy engaging in social media activities while behind the wheel than focusing on the road. According to a 2011 survey by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), drivers between 18 and 20 have the “highest incidence of crash or near-crash experience,” and report the highest level of phone involvement at the time of an accident or near-accident. Unfortunately, an 89-year old grandmother from North Dakota became a victim of this form of negligence. Her granddaughter and great-granddaughter were treated at a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
Police obtained a warrant to search the phone of the 20-year-old woman who rear-ended the SUV at 85 mph and determined she was looking at photos on her mobile Facebook app at the time of the accident. Records also revealed she had sent numerous text messages while driving. A witness told police he saw the SUV with brake lights and turn signal when the Ford Escape plowed into it. The lack of skid marks on the road suggested the young woman did not see the SUV in front of her. The negligent driver has been accused of negligent homicide and faces up to five years in prison if convicted.
At Lawsuit Financial, we often help plaintiffs who are involved in auto accident lawsuits because of injuries or deaths caused by a negligent driver. In order to seek full and fair compensation, some people are forced to wait months or even years. Unfortunately, the bills don’t stop the bill from coming in. Many people are living paycheck to paycheck and if forced out of work for an extended period of time or lost the sole breadwinner, it could be financially devastating. One way to level the playing field with the deep-pocket insurance company through lawsuit funding.
Lawsuit funding is a cash advance that puts money in your hands now so you can afford to wait for the settlement you deserve. Lawsuit Financial has been in the legal funding business for over 15 years, streamlining the application process so our clients can often start paying their bills within 24 – 48 hours. We do not required credit checks or employment verification; our clients pay us nothing until the case successfully settles. If the case is lost, the repayment is waived. That is because Lawsuit Financial assumes all the risk. What bank would do that?
If you have been involved in an accident or lost a loved one as a result of a distracted driver and don’t have the financial capability to wait months or years, lawsuit funding may be a viable option to an early settlement. Contact Lawsuit Financial today to learn more or click here to apply online.