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A multi-vehicle auto accident in the San Francisco Bay Area has left four dead and six others injured.

Over the Thanksgiving Day weekend, an alleged drunk driver collided with a Nissan. The impact cause the Nissan driver to lose control, cross the center median, and hit three other vehicles traveling in the opposite direction. The Nissan flipped over; the driver was injured, but four passengers inside were pronounced dead at the scene. According to the California Highway Patrol, the crash was so horrific that the identity and ages of the victims could not be determined, but said one was a minor. Six others involved in the crash were hospitalized for injuries sustained.

The negligent driver fled the scene, but was apprehended a short time later. He has been charged with vehicle manslaughter while intoxicated; driving under the influence resulting in bodily injury; driving under the influence with a blood alcohol level over 0.08 percent; felony hit and run resulting in death or injury; and driving on a suspended license.

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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.