A pedestrian was killed and a bicyclist was injured when a hit-and-run driver lost control of her vehicle and jumped the sidewalk, striking both women. The driver continued at a high rate of speed before colliding with two vehicles, a Mini Cooper and a Toyota Camry, that were stopped at a traffic light. When her car finally came to a stop, the driver fled the scene. She was later apprehended by police and charged with disobeying a red light and leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death.
The pedestrian suffered blunt force trauma to her head and was pronounced dead at the hospital; the cyclist suffered a fractured pelvis, broken leg, and other injuries. The driver of the Mini Cooper was transported to an area hospital; the Camry driver was treated at the scene and released.
The fact that the guilty driver has been charged does little to pay the bills for the victims. The deceased’s family members will probably in time file a wrongful death lawsuit against the negligent driver. One immediate problem they are facing is how to pay for funeral and burial expenses; the family is asking the public for financial support to defray the cost of her funeral and burial.
Wrongful death lawsuits can take up to several years to finally reach settlement. Meanwhile, plaintiffs still have to pay bills and meet their financial obligations. Once a claim is filed, the family would be eligible for auto accident litigation funding, a cash advance that can help defray expenses during a pending claim rather than risking their credit with mounting, unpaid bills.
Litigation Funding Corporation works fast to approve cases for funding — often within 24 hours –because there is no need for a credit check or employment verification. There are absolutely no restrictions on how the money is spent, and the money is only repaid once the case has concluded, either by settlement or otherwise. If our client loses the case, we completely waive repayment.
If you are the victim of an auto accident, have filed a lawsuit and need financial relief, complete our online contact form or call our office at 1.866.LIT.FUND to see if your case qualifies for litigation funding.