Questions remain about a vehicle that hit a Kansas Turnpike Authority paint crew truck this week after veering from one lane to another. The driver of the vehicle was killed when her car struck the paint truck.
The accident happened in broad daylight and it appears the driver first tried to avoid a construction crew who were working on the highway by changing lanes. After she changed from the left hand lane to the right hand lane, she then changed immediately back again after passing the crew. She then somehow hit the paint truck which was in the left hand lane and almost stationary. The driver of the paint truck was injured and was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
It appears that the driver, a 25 year old woman from Kansas City, was headed northbound to visit relatives as her car was found to be carrying packed bags. The driver of a semi truck saw the accident happen two vehicles in front of him, and stopped to render assistance. He said when he got to the driver and felt her pulse, she was already dead.
The injured driver of the paint truck was reported to be clutching his back after the accident and very distressed about the death of the young woman driver whose vehicle had hit him.
It is not known at this stage why the woman did not see the paint truck and take avoiding action like she had with the construction crew.
Accidents like the one described here happen all the time on U.S. roads. In 90% of cases, the driver of one of the vehicles is to blame for the accident. Driving too fast, distracted driving, overconsumption of alcohol or drugs and fatigue are the main causes of nearly all road accidents with a minority being due to defects in the vehicle’s important components, such as steering, tires and brakes.
Whatever the reason, the injured driver may want to know who or what was to blame after he recovers from his injuries. Accidents can be expensive for those who have been injured through no fault of their own. It takes time to recover and serious injuries such as back, neck, spine and brain injuries may mean long term recovery with huge effects on one’s ability to cope financially.
The injured party may decide to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the person at fault. These lawsuits can be lengthy affairs with many of them only reaching settlement after many months or even years of collecting evidence and investigating the exact circumstances surrounding the accident.
Delays like this can be made easier to bear by arranging lawsuit funding. Also known as pre-settlement loans or lawsuit loans, lawsuit funding helps plaintiffs endure the long drawn out litigation process by helping pay the bills and cope financially until settlement is reached. The “lawsuit loan” is designed to be risk free for the litigant but is normally only given out when the litigant has already retained personal injury attorney on a contingency fee basis.
The loan takes the form of a purchase of a portion of the compensation payment amount and is to be paid back only when the settlement has been finalized. The money can be used as the client sees fit and there are no upfront application fees.