Articles Tagged with Personal Injury Lawsuit

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Most of us rarely, if at all, think about being in a personal injury lawsuit. However, there could be a day when you need the services of a personal injury attorney, as well as a litigation funding expert.

Imagine for a moment that you were seriously injured by a distracted driver who ran a red light and slammed into your vehicle. Although a personal injury attorney can help you receive compensation for your loss, the legal process is complicated and can take months, if not years, to culminate. Even in the strongest case, the outcome is unpredictable, and the amount of judgment is not always clear. Furthermore, while your case winds through the legal system, no money is paid to you. How will you support yourself and your family financially with the mounting medical expenses and replacing your damaged car, especially if you are unable to return to work?

If you are a plaintiff in a pending lawsuit, obtaining litigation funding may be the answer while you fight for the highest possible settlement.

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Hit-and-run crashes are usually prefaced by an act of negligence, such as speeding, texting, talking on the phone, or driving under the influence.

A 5-year-old girl was in front of her family’s home when she was hit by a vehicle. The driver fled the scene and has yet to be identified. The little girl remains in the hospital with a broken femur, skull fracture, and bleeding on her brain.

A serious accident like this usually results in hefty financial costs, as well as emotional and psychological trauma.

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If you have been seriously injured in an auto accident, you may face numerous medical expenses. Who will pay these bills, especially if you require ongoing treatment or surgery and are unable to work?

In no-fault states, at least some medical expenses will be covered under your auto insurance policy, regardless of whether the accident was your fault or not. If the accident was not your fault, you can bring a lawsuit against the responsible party to recover accident-related past and future medical expenses, as well as lost wages for pain and suffering. To determine whether you have the right to file a claim, it is best to consult an experienced auto accident attorney.

Assuming a lawsuit is filed, the time it takes to reach a settlement or verdict could be months, if not years. But, insurance companies usually refuse to pay until a claim settles. This is a deny, delay, and defend tactic to get you to accept less than full case value. Sadly, it might work if you don’t feel you have other options.

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A “personal injury” is that life-changing moment when you are seriously injured as the result of someone else’s negligence or carelessness. While the most obvious example of this is an automobile accident, a personal injury lawsuit can result from many kinds of occurrences and injuries – construction accident, a slip and fall, medical negligence, nursing home neglect, and pedestrian accident.

However you have been hurt or whatever the circumstances, a personal injury victim often experiences severe injuries and disabilities, resulting in a mountain of medical bills, the inability to work, financial and emotional stress. Even with the “best” attorney, it could take years to achieve justice.

How do you make ends meet financially?

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A New Jersey family of five, including four children, were killed in an auto accident in Delaware, according to state police. One adult was taken to an area hospital with serious, non-life-threatening injuries.

According to police, a southbound pickup truck crossed the median and struck a northbound vehicle. That vehicle came to rest in the median, while the pickup continued traveling in the wrong direction down the highway before being struck by a minivan carrying the New Jersey family.

An investigation is still underway. The crash has also raised questions about the need to install guardrails.

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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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A woman suffered a brain injury when her car hit a five-inch drop off and she lost control. She filed a personal injury lawsuit with the state of Louisiana, however, suing the state adds additional hurdles, which led to years before she received a settlement. In the meantime, the woman had to pay for much of her own care, such as an in-home aide. Although she was able to borrow money from the bank, she had to pay interest on the loans.

Waiting to receive just compensation over an injury due to someone else’s negligence, can be financially devastating. Complex auto accident lawsuits can take months or even years to resolve. During this time, your bills and expenses are stacking up and your injuries may render you unable to work, forcing you and your family into debt in order to simply cover day-to-day expenses. Furthermore, government agencies, insurance companies, and large corporations named as defendants have greater resources at their disposal to delay and prolong settlement of lawsuits against them. They count on the desperation of the plaintiff to either drop the case or settle for less than full case value.

That is why lawsuit funding has become a popular and effective option. If approved, you can get the money you need to stay financially afloat until your attorney can obtain fair compensation for your injuries and losses. But even after a settlement is handed down or agreed upon, the wait may continue.

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A Philadelphia couple have filed a lawsuit alleging the man suffered serious head injuries after a ceiling tile and container fell on him while working at his desk.

According to the claim, the man was sitting at his cubicle when, suddenly and without warning, the ceiling tile with container crashed down onto his head. The lawsuit alleges that his employer and two other companies “failed to properly repair the area in, on, of and/or above the ceiling tile, created a dangerous condition in the same area, and failed to remove the container in the same area.”  As a result, the man suffered a concussion, post-concussion syndrome, headaches, and neck pain, among a number of other serious injuries. His wife is suing for loss of consortium.

Ceiling collapse lawsuits can take many months, even years to come to reach a final settlement. However, if injuries leave the victim unable to return to work and the bills are piling up, the wait can be financially devastating. Litigation funding is a perfect solution.

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Facing a lawsuit can be financially stressful. Litigation funding can help a plaintiff through the tough times.

A person pursuing a lawsuit, who is desperate for immediate cash, is not a positive influence during the litigation process. Insurance companies and big corporate defendants know this and will deliberately delay the process. They will use deny, delay, and defend tactics not only to hold onto their cash longer, but in an attempt to get the plaintiff to settle too soon for too little.

For those plaintiffs that hold out, it can still take months, even years to reach a fair settlement. During this time, lost wages and mounting expenses can become a huge financial burden. A lawsuit cash advance, often termed “lawsuit loan,” helps seriously injured victims who might otherwise have trouble paying medical bills, mortgage or rent payments, car payments, or daily living expenses while waiting for their personal injury lawsuit to resolve/settle.

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One person was killed and four others were injured in a multiple-vehicle collision on Highway 17, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The driver of a Ford F-550 was traveling north when he lost control, veered through a gap in the center concrete wall and collided with three vehicles traveling in the opposite direction – a Toyota Tacoma, Toyota Camry, and Kia Sedan. The impact from striking the Kia was so strong that it rip the roof open and the woman was ejected. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The F-550 rolled onto its roof and came to a rest on the shoulder of the highway.

The CHP said they do not believe alcohol or drugs were factors in the crash, but the crash remains under investigation. Even before the investigation is complete, we encourage the family of the deceased woman, as well as those injured in the crash, to consult an experienced attorney who can help them obtain fair compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, funeral and burial expenses, and more.