Four Georgia high school students were killed and another injured last week when their Lincoln Navigator collided with a tractor-trailer.
According to preliminary police reports, the driver of the Navigator ran a red light just as the semi was entering the intersection. The Navigator driver was thrown from the vehicle; he was pronounced dead at the scene. Three passengers trapped in the vehicle had to be extricated; they were also pronounced dead at the scene. A female in the far back seat of the Lincoln was taken to an area hospital. Her legs were legs were crushed and she suffered bleeding of the brain.
Was the driver inexperienced? Distracted? Speeding? Under the influence? While authorities are still investigating what caused the crash, families of the victims may wish to consult an auto accident attorney about their legal rights.
When serious injuries or death result from the negligence of another person, a lawsuit can be brought by surviving family members. They may be able to file a claim seeking damages for medical bills, funeral expenses, pain and suffering, loss of companionship, mental anguish, and other damages.
Handling a case like this is not an easy. There are a number of legal issues that arise and because insurance companies are well represented by adjusters and attorneys, it is important for the family to seek and retain an experienced auto accident attorney.
Once an attorney is retained and the lawsuit has been filed, it could be months, but more likely a year or longer until a settlement is reached. In the meantime, the litigation process can put a strain on financial resources. Most of the families have already set up “GoFundMe” accounts to help with funeral and medical expenses. If the families need additional financial support, litigation funding may be an option.
To be eligible for litigation funding, all a plaintiff needs is a strong case and legal representation. There is no need for a credit check or employment verification; funding can be approved within 24 – 48 hours of receiving an application a case documentation. The cash advance can be wired directly into the plaintiff’s bank account or a check sent via overnight mail. There are no monthly fees, no credit checks, and no employment verification.
Litigation funding is provided on a non-recourse basis. This means that there are no payments until the case settles, at which time repayment is made from the proceeds of the case. The obligation to repay the cash advance will be completely excused if the case fails.
Litigation funding is not for everyone. If you are in need a financial assistance during a pending claim, it is important to choose an experienced litigation funding company to guide you appropriately. Litigation Funding Corporation has reviewed thousands of auto accident cases nationwide, and we are happy to discuss funding options available for your case. If you believe that litigation funding is right for you, complete our online application or call our office. We work hard to ensure that every funding application is carefully reviewed and a decision is made within 24 – 48 hours. We are one of only a few legal funding companies where funding comes from our own resources. We never broker out, which means optimal privacy and confidentiality to you. Why delay; call us today!