Articles Tagged with Auto Accident Lawsuit

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After an auto accident or another personal injury that has occurred due to the negligence of someone else, you may decide to seek legal compensation for damages and losses. The first step is to consult an experienced personal injury attorney. But, your case may take months, even years, to settle.

Defendants are financed by large insurance companies; their lawyers know the litigation game. They know you are probably strapped for cash, so they delay the case, exhausting your limited resources. The more desperate you become, the happier the defendant. Then, they make a lowball offer. Your attorney advises against it saying the offer is too little, too soon. You want to wait, but the financial pressure is building. You have medical expenses, mortgage/rent obligations, car payments, and monthly household expenses. You don’t qualify for a bank loan, and friends and family can’t help. You see no other options except to tell your attorney to accept the inadequate offer.

That was yesterday’s marketplace. Today, there is litigation funding.

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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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A Manhattan jury recently awarded a 24-year-old woman $71 million for injuries sustained in a 2012 auto accident. The award consisted of $5 million for past pain and suffering, $6 million for future pain and suffering, and $60 million to cover medical needs for the rest of her life. The verdict came after a three-week-long jury trial.

Three college students were on their way to Cornell College when the driver fell asleep behind the wheel, veered into oncoming traffic, and crashed into a minivan. An elderly woman in the van was pronounced dead at the hospital; the driver and her son suffered non-life threatening injuries. The three college students were treated at the hospital; one passenger (the plaintiff in this case) suffered a fracture of her lumbar spine. According to her attorney, the woman now walks with leg braces, but still suffers from neurogenic bowel.

Serious injuries are always accompanied by extensive medical bills. The innocent victim may be unable to return to work. However, lawsuits take time to reach a settlement. A lawsuit cash advance can provide significant financial relief. These advances, known as lawsuit funding, allow a family time to heal while they pay the medical expenses and other important bills. With the financial pressure removed, there is no need to resolve any case for less than the full case value.

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A 21-year-old Bryan, Texas man was killed and three others were injured in a rollover accident.

According to police, four people were in a pick-up when the driver lost control and the truck flipped and rolled. One passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. A male and female passenger were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The 18-year-old driver suffered serious injuries, but is expected to recover. The accident remains under investigation, but speed appears to be a factor.

Careless or reckless drivers cause accidents every day, resulting in serious or fatal injuries. The at-fault driver can be held responsible for damages including medical expenses, funeral expenses, pain and suffering, and more. Unfortunately, plaintiffs may not be compensated for years, yet they simply do not have the financial resources to wait out the long litigation process. As the bills pile up, financial hardship mounts. While the case is in progress, lawsuit funding can be used to lessen that financial burden. Without the pressure to settle, the plaintiff’s attorney has time to obtain the largest possible settlement.

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Thousands of people are injured or killed because someone ran a red light. In fact, it is the leading cause of urban accidents.

A woman died in a southwest Omaha car crash last week after the driver of a Nissan Maxima ran a red light and was struck by a Silverado. The deceased woman was a passenger in the Nissan. The negligent driver suffered a head injury, broken leg, broken ribs, fractured pelvis and other injuries; she is expected to recover. Neither the driver nor the passenger was wearing a seat belt. The driver of the Silverado refused medical attention; he was wearing a seatbelt.

The negligent driver can, and should be, held accountable. An experienced auto accident attorney can help protect your rights and present an effective case. Without a strong advocate, you may not receive the compensation you deserve.