Articles Tagged with Auto Accident Lawsuit Funding

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An Ohio woman is fighting for justice after her 18-year-old grandson was seriously injured after being struck head-on by a drunk driver. The crash left the teen’s car completely mangled; one officer said he didn’t see how the teen survived the accident.

The driver was charged with OVI (Operating a Motor Vehicle Impaired) and pleaded guilty. He was allegedly also driving without a license and insurance, and on probation at the time of the crash for an OVI and drug possession conviction in 2016.

This grandmother may consider filing a personal injury lawsuit, however, such claims often take a long time to settle.

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Auto accident personal injury claims can take a long time to settle. Although insurance companies have an ethical and legal duty to act in good faith and pay legitimate claims promptly, many will deny, delay, and defend claims as long as possible. Auto accident lawsuit funding can help auto accident victims stay afloat, make ends meet, and avoid financial disaster during the litigation process.

A man suffered serious injuries and underwent numerous surgeries after a 2011 auto accident caused by an uninsured driver. Despite having uninsured motorist coverage under his own auto policy, and despite paying his premiums, the man’s insurance carrier denied his claim and refused to make medical payments. The innocent victim filed a lawsuit, which wasn’t settled for five years. During that time, his family faced financial hardship.

Suffering a personal injury in an auto accident is bad enough, but when your own insurance company refuses, in bad faith, to negotiate or settle the claim, the victim is forced to fight for his/her rights.

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Construction is a necessary part of keeping roads safe, but construction sites can become just as dangerous as a bad road. Accidents in construction zones typically occur because of excessive speed, drunken or impaired driving, or driver distractions.

While the underlying cause of the following fatal Illinois truck accident has not yet been publicly disclosed, the crash highlights the possible severity of a tractor-trailer accident.

Last November, a tractor-trailer driver crashed into vehicles that had slowed or stopped in a construction zone on I-55 near Hamel, Illinois. According to the Illinois State Police, several witnesses told investigators that the semi was traveling an estimated 60 mph when it struck eight vehicles, even driving over some of them. Four people died as a result of the crash; a dozen others were injured. The truck driver was charged with four counts of reckless homicide and eight counts of aggravated reckless driving.

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Despite the efforts of countless groups spreading awareness of the dangers of drunk driving, it remains common. Every day, 28 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Each one is avoidable.

Two people were killed in a rear-end crash on a Charlotte, North Carolina highway. The North Carolina State Highway Patrol said that their vehicle was traveling very slowly or stopped in the middle of the interstate when an alleged drunk driver hit them. The negligent driver has been charged with two counts of death by a motor vehicle and one count of driving while impaired. An investigation is underway.

With fatal auto accidents, lawsuits are often filed against a negligent driver. However, waiting for a drunk driver accident lawsuit to settle can take a long time. It may take a year or more. During this time, many plaintiffs will become overwhelmed with medical expenses, funeral and burial expenses, and other costs associated with the accident, on top of ordinary living expenses.

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After an auto accident, everything can seem complicated, but applying for lawsuit funding is not one of those things.

A mother of two was on her way to work when she was hit head on by a drunk driver. She was trapped in her car for nearly an hour and was not responsive when was first found. The woman was rushed to the hospital and required immediate surgery. All her major organs were pushed into her diaphragm. Her lung was punctured by a broken rib, her spleen had to be removed, and her pelvis, tibia and one foot were broken. More surgery is likely, followed by rehabilitation and months of being able to return to work.

Many auto accident cases are resolved quickly without the need for a lawsuit and litigation in court. However, some cases cannot be settled, often times because the insurance company refuses to make a reasonable offer until required by a jury to do so. Even when the defendant admits fault, the insurance company often delays and defends the claim.

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Did you know that once a lawsuit is filed, lawsuit funding is available for those injured in an intersection auto accident?

Two people were hurt, one critically, in a three-vehicle crash on Route 1 in North Brunswick, New Jersey.

A preliminary investigation shows that a box truck allegedly failed to stop at the intersection, striking a Toyota Corolla with great force, pushing it into an Acura in front of it, police said. The drivers of the passenger vehicles were transported to an area hospital. One driver suffered non-serious injuries, while the other sustained critical injuries, according to reports. The driver of the truck was not injured. There were no passengers in any of the vehicles involved in the accident. The crash remains under investigation.

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Jack-knife tractor trailer accidents can lead to catastrophic injuries, even wrongful death.

If you are seriously injured, or lost a loved one, as the result of being hit by another vehicle, you would typically file a lawsuit against the negligent driver. If you are hit by a commercial truck, there may be multiple parties involved, including the driver, his/her employer, the truck manufacturer and the truck’s mechanic, to name a few. The number of potential parties alone adds a level of complexity to your case necessitating the need for an experienced personal injury attorney who will fight to ensure the largest possible settlement.

A multi-vehicle crash in Lake Wales, Florida left one man in serious condition. Police said that the crash began when a semi-tractor trailers rear-ended another semi, causing it to jack-knife. The driver of an SUV tried to swerve, but could not avoid hitting the jack-knifed semi. The SUV was then hit by a pick-up truck and a third semi. Orange juice barrels inside the second semi spilled along the roadway. Fifty gallons of diesel also leaked into the roadway as a result of the crash. The driver of the SUV suffered serious injuries, but is expected to recover. There were no other injuries involved in the crash. The investigation in ongoing, but police say fog was heavy in the area.