Being crushed to death by a dumpster is a horrid way to die. The man never stood a chance of survival.
There is the old saying that sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction. This particular reported case is one of those stranger than fiction scenarios. No one would have thought about being crushed to death by a dumpster. It just seemed too bizarre to ever happen.
The 53-year-old man who lost his life suddenly, had a fairly normal day at work, until about 1 p.m. He worked for a metal recycling outfit and was going about his usual duties, when a dumpster that was being unloaded for recycling fell on top of him. He was pinned to the ground and when emergency crews arrived, was pronounced dead at the scene.
How did the dumpster fall? Who was lifting the dumpster? Was it on a forklift? How did it fall? Was the operator experienced or new? Was the equipment defective or improperly maintained? Did the forklift operator pay attention to what and who was around him at the time? Questions, questions, questions. Endless questions will dog this investigation until investigators figure out what happened to cause the dumpster to fall.
The reason for its fall is important in terms of whether or not there was third party liability and whether or not there was negligence afoot that day. Dumpsters just don’t fall off forklifts because they can. There has to be a reason for it. While the exact cause of the man’s death was not evident at the time, chances are the autopsy will show blunt force injuries.
Once more information is known, the family of the deceased worker may wish to file a wrongful death lawsuit. In order to pay their bills while they are waiting to go to court, they could apply for pre-settlement funding to carry them over until verdict or a settlement. Litigation funding is specifically designed to help cash strapped plaintiffs get back on their feet financially, pay all of their bills off and then have the luxury of waiting, debt free, for their case to be resolved.
Plaintiffs don’t pay any money to apply for lawsuit funding and don’t have to go through a credit check or even have a job. The only thing they need to have is a case that stands a good chance of winning when it goes to court. If by chance they do not win their lawsuit, the pre-settlement funding they were advanced to being with is still theirs to keep, with no strings attached. It’s worth checking litigation funding out if you need money to pay bills while your lawyer works to bring you justice.