Let’s assume you are the passenger in an auto accident due to a drunk driver. Let’s also assume you were rushed to the hospital and lying in a coma with traumatic brain injuries. What happens next?
When a drunk driver injures or kills another person in an auto accident, the victim’s family has a legal right to seek compensation for financial recovery of their losses, including medical expenses, funeral costs, lost present and future wages, and pain and suffering.
While a 16-year-old teen is fighting for his life, his parents have filed a lawsuit seeking $20 million in damages. Their son, who has been in a coma for almost three months, suffered traumatic brain injuries and a fractured skull at the hands of a 16-year-old drunk driver. The driver was three times over the legal alcohol limit and speeding when he swerved off the road hitting a stranded motorist and three Good Samaritans helping, plowed into a parked vehicle sending it into a Volkswagon traveling in the opposite direction, and flipped before smashing into a tree. The stranded motorist and three good Samaritans were killed on impact; two people in the Volkswagon were injured. No one in the truck was wearing a seat belt; the young man in a coma was riding in the bed of the pick-up with another passenger. He flew out on impact, landing on his head.
The lawsuit alleges that the driver was negligent, careless, and reckless. The suit also says that the drunk driver’s parents are liable because they failed to properly supervise their son, who was cited for possessing and consuming alcohol as a minor four months earlier. According to the lawsuit, medical bills have already exceeded $600,000 and could climb to well over $10 million if round-the-clock care is necessary.
In a case like this, there may be additional lawsuits filed especially from the families who lost loved ones. Unfortunately, the case may take a long time to wind through the court system. During this time, victims may struggle to pay not only day-to-day expenses, but medical expenses, funeral and burial expenses as a result of the accident. As the case drags on, plaintiffs may consider cutting their losses and take whatever compensation is offered. This can be tempting mounting bills can put plaintiffs in a state of financial hardship.
Lawsuit funding can help during difficult financial times so plaintiffs can fight for the compensation deserved. The application process is quick and easy. If approved, cash can often be available within 24 – 48 hours. There are no application fees, monthly payments, or credit checks, and employment is not necessary.
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in an automobile accident caused by a drunk driver, Lawsuit Financial may be able to provide assistance. To learn more about lawsuit funding and how it may help in your case, contact us at 1-877-377-SUIT (7848) or visit us online for a free, no-obligation consultation.