Research shows that teenagers are twice as likely to make impulsive decisions as adults, especially inexperienced ones. This means they may be more inclined to run a stop sign, fail to yield, or misjudge a situation, such as whether there is time to make a turn in front of an oncoming vehicle.
Police have concluded that “failure to yield” to a dump truck was “the sole contributing factor” in an auto accident that took the life of a 15-year-old girl. The driver of the dump truck told police that three vehicles were waiting to make a left turn as he approached in the opposite direction. He said all three vehicles cut in front of him; he began to brake, but could not stop before hitting the third vehicle in which the teen was a backseat passenger. Her 16-year-old brother, a passenger in the front seat, was injured. The 16-year-old driver of the Chevy Blazer has been charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle. The three teens were on their way to school at the time of the accident.
Teens need to understand that their carelessness behind the wheel puts them and others at risk. While no amount of money can turn back the hands of time, the parents of the deceased and injured teens may want to consult an experienced attorney to understand their rights to compensation. If this fatal accident leads to a wrongful death lawsuit, it may take months, even years for a settlement to be reached even though it might be obvious that the teen driver was the one at-fault. Waiting for a settlement can take a long time, putting a family in financial ruin. Fortunately, lawsuit funding may be an option.
Lawsuit funding is a non-recourse cash advance against the future proceeds of the case. It is a means to ease the financial burden and give the plaintiff’s attorney the time needed to obtain full case value. The process to apply for a lawsuit cash advance is easy and it’s also free. If you qualify, funding can often be available in as little as 24 hours and is only repaid once the case successfully settles. When a case is lost, the repayment is waived.
Suffering injuries are the loss of a loved one is enough of a hardship; don’t succumb to a financial hardship as well. Call or visit us online to apply or for a no obligation lawsuit funding consultation.