Articles Tagged with Personal Injury Lawsuit

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Two people recently filed lawsuits against a watersports company after they suffered series injuries on rented jet skis.

According to the plaintiffs, last summer, they rented jet skis and were given brief operating instructions before setting out on the water. While touring the Intracoastal Waterway, they said that their guide “abruptly and without warning” turned. Unable to stop in time, riders behind struck their jet skis. As a result, they “severe, disabling and permanent injuries.”

The lawsuits allege that the defendant was negligent for failing to properly train jet ski renters and failing to train its employees on how to operate a jet ski safely. They are seeking an unspecified amount in damages.

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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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A serious auto accident can result in disabling or fatal injuries leaving victims with lost income, medical bills, even funeral, and burial expenses. When finances run thin, as a lawsuit drags on, plaintiffs often turn to pre-settlement lawsuit funding.

Lawsuit funding is a non-recourse cash advance that can help accident victims avoid accepting a low-ball offer from the insurance company, as well as financial disasters such as eviction, foreclosure, auto repossession, and a ruined credit score.

Unlike a traditional loan, lawsuit funding does not require a credit check or employment verification. That’s because a lawsuit cash advance is based upon the strength of the case. Other benefits are no upfront fees, no out-of-pocket costs, and no monthly payments. Best of all, repayment of the cash advance is only made once the case successfully settles. If the case is lost, repayment is completely waived.

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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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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.