An accident early in the morning near Empire, Louisiana left one dead victim and a whole heap of trouble for the driver who appeared to have caused the accident last Tuesday. The accident will leave the family of an innocent driver without a husband, father or son, and the family members may look for legal funding to help them to cope with expected financial cost.
A 27 year old Texan man was driving north on the highway in his Chevy Silverado when he lost control of the vehicle, crossed the median strip and slammed into a southbound vehicle. The driver of that vehicle, another pickup truck, was pronounced dead when rescue authorities arrived at the scene.
Meanwhile, the 27 year old disappeared from the accident scene without bothering to stop to see what had happened. H he was found by police a few hours later.
The driver was arrested and is currently in the Plaquemines County Jail. He has been charged with a number of offenses, including failing to stop after being involved in an accident, DWI, negligent homicide, traveling the wrong way, expired license and not wearing a seat belt.
Quite probably, the deceased’s family members will in time file a wrongful death lawsuit against the other driver. One large problem for those who are affected as a result of a car crash caused by someone else’s negligence is they may be seriously out of pocket with medical expenses, property costs, and loss of income.
The fact that the guilty driver is charged, convicted and then sentenced does little to pay the bills for injured parties. It also does little help the family of a person killed in a car crash who depended on that person for income.
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. They have to do this without the financial support of the deceased.
When money is tight, one solution is to secure a legal funding, also known as settlement loans. These financial agreements offer litigants cash now in exchange for a portion of the future proceeds of the case.
The money is only repaid once the matter is concluded, either by settlement or otherwise. There are no restrictions on the money’s use and no credit checks are done on the applicant. These are risk free propositions because repayment is contingent upon a successful recovery.