Articles Tagged with Lawsuit Financial

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A horrific crash left a father and son dead and a woman seriously injured in Moon Township, Pennsylvania.

According to police, a Saturn driven by the father turned left into the path of an SUV driven by the woman. Both vehicles had a green light. When police arrived the Saturn was on fire and the SUV was resting on its roof. All three people involved in the crash had to be extricated. The son was pronounced dead at the scene. The father died a short time later at the hospital.

Witnesses said that the intersection is dangerous and has been the site of multiple accident. Recently, a left turn lane was added in both directions, but people in the area say it is still not enough.

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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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After an auto accident or other personal injury, the insurance company will usually make a low settlement offer hoping the claimant will be want to settle quickly. Many injured victims, especially those unable to return to work and who are watching the unpaid bills pile up, will feel accepting the offer is the only option. In cases like this, lawsuit funding can be used not only to pay the bills and help the victim regain financial independence, but it is also a strategic tool to increase the value of the case.

Like other industries, many lawsuit funding companies heavily advertise, and you will find no shortage of this financial service on the internet.

The first step should be asking yourself why you need the money. Lawsuit funding is provided on a non-recourse, meaning the cash advance is only repaid if you win your case. Because the legal finance company is taking all the risks, this type of funding is more expensive than traditional financing. Therefore, if you don’t need the money to keep a roof over your head, to feed your family, make medical payments, or for other important needs, or, if you have other immediate sources of revenue, you should reconsider seeking a lawsuit cash advance.

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A Kentucky couple and their two grandchildren, a six-month-old and a three-year-old, were struck head-on by a camper that broke loose from a truck. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene; the six-month old died a few days from acute intracranial trauma.

All that is current known about this bizarre crash is that the driver of the truck had recently bought the camper and he and his father were going on a camping trip at the time of the crash. The truck driver told police that just before the crash that he heard a pop and then saw the camper through his side-view mirror as it headed toward the victim’s vehicle. “The camper struck the front of the vehicle and it just kind of imploded upon impact,” he said.

The family of the deceased child said that when the time is right, they plan to work to ensure regulations are enforced to prevent what happened to their family from hurting others. There is no word whether they will be filing a lawsuit.

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Suffering a personal injury in an auto accident is bad enough, but when the insurance company refuses in bad faith to negotiate or settle a claim, the impact can be devastating. Here is a case where an insurance company put their bottom line profits over their obligation to honor a contract. While the plaintiff eventually won her case, it took nearly four years.

A 41-year-old woman was a rear-seat passenger in a vehicle that was struck from behind by another car. The impact caused the Altima to strike another vehicle stopped in front of it. The passenger was treated and released at a local hospital. Although she complained of low-back pain, the woman was not diagnosed with a cervical intervertebral disc herniation and bulge until years later. Eight months of physical therapy and two epidural steroid injections did not prove successful; a neurosurgeon recommended spinal surgery.

The woman filed a lawsuit against her insurance company seeking payment of underinsured motorist benefits. Allstate disputed damages, arguing that the woman’s cervical conditions were entirely pre-existing and had no relation to the accident. After a four-day trial, the jury found in favor of the plaintiff; she was awarded $1.2 million in unspecified damages.

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A 35-year-old California construction worker recently received a $2.7 million settlement for a severe brain injury he suffered when a defective scaffold broke apart, causing him to fall 20 feet.

The man was initially diagnosed with a broken jaw and two broken ankles; he also lost consciousness. A subsequent examination showed that he also suffered a brain injury, resulting in personality changes that included destructive behavior and fits of anger, as well as concentration and memory problems. The man underwent nine months of rehabilitation.

The victim file a lawsuit alleging that the scaffolding was defectively manufactured and designed, creating a safety hazard. The complaint further stated that the brackets were only supported by two welds, with no redundancy or backup margin of safety, and the design was such that the welds could not be seen or inspected.  Therefore, if the welds failed (as they did at the time of the incident), the entire structure would come down.

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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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There are many contributing factors in many auto-pedestrian accidents, with driver inattention being the most common cause.

A woman is recovering after being hit by a car in Kenosha, Wisconsin. According to police, the woman was walking in the roadway outside of the crosswalk when a driver spilled coffee on himself and collided with her. The woman was taken to a local hospital with a head injury but is expected to be fine. The driver was issued a citation for inattentive driving. The crash is still under investigation.

Insurance companies will sometimes try to reach a quick settlement and limit recovery to the lowest possible amount. As the investigation continues, the injured victim should consult an experienced personal injury attorney to understand her legal rights before considering any settlement offer.

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A woman recently settled a medical malpractice lawsuit in which she alleged negligence resulted in permanent urinary incontinence.

In 2012, a woman with multiple sclerosis underwent a hysterectomy. She claimed that during surgery the ureter was injured and as a result, a second surgery was required to re-implant the ureter. That surgery, she alleged, caused permanent urinary incontinence. The patient also stated that she would require surgery every four years in order to change batteries in the implant.

The defense disputed any violations in the standard of care and maintained that the patient’s incontinence was due to her pre-existing multiple sclerosis. The patient asserted that her multiple sclerosis was in remission at the time of the hysterectomy and she had not experienced incontinence for years prior to the surgery.

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Prescription drug use (and abuse) is a rising factor in auto accidents across the United States. Drowsiness, slowed reaction time, and disorientation are just a few side effects of prescription medications that can affect a person’s driving abilities.

A man driving the wrong way crashed head-on with a vehicle that carried a mother and two children. Police said the car’s computer showed the man was driving at up to 70 mph at the time. The woman sustained foot, leg and neck fractures, according to reports. Her three-year-old daughter suffered a broken collar bone, while her two-year-old son suffered cardiac arrest and permanent brain damage. The negligent driver was also hospitalized with serious injuries.

Tests revealed that the man benzodiazepine, a prescription drug that can induce sleep and hypnotic states, in his system at the time of the crash. He did not have a prescription for the drug. He was charged with aggravated DUI causing great bodily harm.