Halloween has come and gone; much of the candy probably has too, but for one family the memories will last forever. Thirteen-year-old Jayden was trick-or treating with his stepbrother when he was struck by a vehicle driven by an elderly woman. According to police, it appears that the woman just didn’t see the teen; negligence such as distracted driving did not seem to be a factor.
The boy suffered several fractures in his skull, and has bleeding on the brain. He also suffered a fractured pelvis and broke his leg in two places. Jayden recently slipped into a coma and doctors say they have done all they can for him. Hospital bills are mounting at $10,000 per day. The family has a fund set up at America First Credit Union for anyone who wants to donate and help the family pay the mounting medical bills.
It is uncertain whether charges will be filed against the driver or if a lawsuit will be pursued. What is certain is the emotional rollercoaster for this family. The family is already faced with mounting medical bills. If the child survives, he will undoubtedly face a long road to recovery including on-going medical care; he may even need round-the-clock care. If he does not come out of the coma and dies, the family will be faced with funeral expenses and the additional pain and suffering as a result of their loss.
If a lawsuit is pursued, the family can include medical expenses, loss of income due to caring for the childe, funeral expenses, pain and suffering, and loss of companionship. Only an experienced attorney can tell whether the family has a right to compensation. If an attorney takes this case and files a lawsuit, lawsuit funding may be available to assist the family through the difficult financial times.
Lawsuit Financial provides legal finance assistance to injury victims and their families. We have helped many families, through difficult times, following a tragic loss. We understand the difficulties they are facing; we are sensitive to their concerns. Don’t settle your valuable case too early for too little due to financial difficulties. Apply for legal funding instead.