A multi-vehicle auto accident in the San Francisco Bay Area has left four dead and six others injured.
Over the Thanksgiving Day weekend, an alleged drunk driver collided with a Nissan. The impact cause the Nissan driver to lose control, cross the center median, and hit three other vehicles traveling in the opposite direction. The Nissan flipped over; the driver was injured, but four passengers inside were pronounced dead at the scene. According to the California Highway Patrol, the crash was so horrific that the identity and ages of the victims could not be determined, but said one was a minor. Six others involved in the crash were hospitalized for injuries sustained.
The negligent driver fled the scene, but was apprehended a short time later. He has been charged with vehicle manslaughter while intoxicated; driving under the influence resulting in bodily injury; driving under the influence with a blood alcohol level over 0.08 percent; felony hit and run resulting in death or injury; and driving on a suspended license.
In the aftermath of such a tragedy, most people will be so overwhelmed by grief that they cannot think clearly. They may be unable to work or continue their lives as before. Then, there is the financial burden of funeral and burial costs and medical expenses. Although a wrongful death lawsuit cannot undo the tragic event, it can help ease resulting financial burdens.
Apart from any criminal charges against the negligent driver, the family of the deceased victims may have grounds to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. An experienced auto accident attorney can help guide them through what will most likely be a lengthy and complicated litigation process. Even then, a lawsuit can drag on for months, if not years.
Once the lawsuit is underway, if finances are an issue, the family may wish to inquire about lawsuit funding.
Lawsuit funding is a cash advance of an expected settlement. Its main purpose is to aid plaintiffs with the likely loss of wages, mounting medical bills, funeral expenses, daily household bills, and other out-of-pocket expenses until a settlement is reached.
Funding eligibility is based on attorney representation and a strong case. Once these qualifications are met, the application process is quick and easy; it takes less than five minutes online or over the phone. Unlike a traditional bank loan, lawsuit funding can be obtained without the need for a credit check or employment verification.
The review and approval process usually takes place less than 48 hours. If a plaintiff is approved for funding, the cash advance is sent via overnight mail or direct deposit. There are no monthly payments to make and the money can be used at the plaintiff’s discretion. Best of all, lawsuit funding is risk-free; the cash advance is only repaid once the case settles. If the plaintiff fails to achieve a settlement, repayment of the cash advance is completely waived.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one because of a drunk driver, are in a pending lawsuit, and facing serious financial challenges waiting for a settlement, you should consider lawsuit funding.