Monthly Archives March 2014

Mar 302014

Negligence Case in College Campus in New York

Cornell University, located in central New York State, made a controversial decision to

slip and fall due to negligence

The forecast predicted bad weather. Was the school negligent in opening the school?

open their campus at 9:30 a.m., on a day the National Weather Service called for 8 to 16 inches of snow with a weather warning until 7 p.m. that evening.   While other universities in the area took heed to the warning and reacted with delays and/or closings, Cornell University held true to their high threshold for cancelling classes and remained open.

Ignoring Dangerous Conditions- a Case of Being Negligent?

Factors for closure of the University would have included the dangerous conditions of roads on campus and roads leading to campus, transportation delays or cancellations, extremely cold and dangerous temperatures, and the continuing storm; all conditions that were accurate on the day the school went ahead with the decision to open.  At the point that Cornell University decided to open the campus to students and faculty, they became responsible for the safety of those who entered the campus.  As the Cornell Daily Sun reported, “The sidewalk to the new entrance of the law school, for example, was covered with compacted ice that had been compressed by people walking on it. Any injury occurring on these slippery walkways could boil down to the premises liability that property owners have for slip and fall accidents that occur on their property.”

Premises Liability Cases Qualify for Settlement Advance

Premises liability holds the property owner responsible for injury on their property.  While premises liability claims include a variety of accidents, slip and fall is the most common.  For the University to be liable for any student, faculty, or administration slipping on a campus sidewalk or road, the University must have caused the hazardous condition, or failed to have taken the appropriate precautions to avoid a hazardous situation.

Furthermore, to prove a slip and fall case on snow or ice in New York, a few things must be demonstrated:

  • You must prove that the defendant is in fact responsible for your slip and fall through negligence.  For example, the defendant would have to neglect to shovel the snowy/icy area or do a very poor job or…
  • You must prove that the defendant knew about the snowy or icy condition but failed to take the necessary steps to clean it up in a timely fashion or…
  • You must prove that the defendant should have known about the snowy or icy condition, yet did not take the appropriate action in finding a solution to the hazardous condition.

Businesses and universities should always employ a “safety first” policy in regard to winter weather.   If you live in the state of New York and have been a victim of slip and fall due to icy conditions, you could qualify for a lawsuit loan.  Lawsuit loans have helped individuals in New York maintain their finances while waiting for their final settlement money.  Once you complete the 30-second application with Interstate Lawsuit Funding, you could have up to $5,000 in presettlement funding to use at your leisure.

Mar 172014

Injured in a Car Accident in Oklahoma

Icy Conditions in Oklahoma Cause Deadly Crashes

It’s difficult to recover from a car accident, even more so when the accident results in the

personal injury Oklahoma

If you’ve been injured in an auto accident in Oklahoma and you’re waiting for your case to settle, you may be able to tap into some of that money now. Click here to find how if your case qualifies for a lawsuit cash advance. Fill out our simple 30-Second Application.

death of a loved one or family member.  The result of a car accident can be expensive medical bills, multiple doctors’ visits, time away from work resulting in lost wages, and sometimes funeral expenses.  Even with an attorney representing your case, the litigation process can take months, sometimes years.  Commonly, a lawsuit loan cash advance can help to ease the financial stress while you wait for your final lawsuit settlement.

The winter of 2014 has been treacherous on the roadways and sidewalks.  Although conditions may not have appeared as bad as they really were, the snowy conditions left many people stuck on highways or unfortunately involved in auto accidents.

During this season’s winter storm the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) reported numerous slick and hazardous road conditions on highways and bridges throughout northern, central, and southern Oklahoma.  ODOT even discouraged travel on the most dangerous days of the storm, warning of slick conditions, black ice, and low visibility in some areas.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported two fatalities after icy highway conditions caused the deadly crash that killed a 63-year-old Duncan, Oklahoma man and one other.  The 63-year-old victim was the passenger in a car that slid on the icy H.E. Bailey Turnpike.  The other victim, Rod Carrol, who stopped to help, was killed when a school bus slid into Duncan’s car consequently hitting Carrol and killing him.

During snowy and icy conditions as we’ve had this winter, motorists are encouraged to do the following to remain safe and to keep others on the roadways safe:

  • Check the conditions of the roads before making the decision to drive.
  • Leave at least 200 feet between your vehicle and salt-trucks and snowplows.  These vehicles need more room than normal vehicles to maneuver.
  • Allow a decent amount of space between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you.
  • Allow extra time to get to your desired destination.
  • Be mindful of black ice, which can sometimes look like harmless water puddles.

Your Auto Accident May Qualify for Lawsuit Funding in Oklahoma

If you live in Oklahoma and need presettlement funding in advance of your litigation case finalizing, a lawsuit loan is the best way to bridge the financial gap while you wait for your final settlement.   Qualifying for a lawsuit loan is based solely upon the merits of your case.  There is no credit check or proof of income necessary to apply.  Get started today by filling out the 30-second application.

 

Mar 132014

Whiplash: An Auto Accident Injury

Whiplash Settlement Claim Can Qualify for Legal Funding Loan

Whiplash from car accidents and collisions are quite common. While most people walk away

whiplash injury case

Whiplash can result in a chronic pain injury requiring a lifetime of management and treatment. Injured persons could be facing a large cash settlement. You may be qualified for instant access to a portion of your settlement cash. To find out how much money we can send you, click here to fill out our simple 30-Second application.

from these accidents with minor injuries, these injuries can persist and could affect the daily lives of these individuals. No matter how minor the injury, a car accident could possibly affect employment and normal lifestyle. A common injury sustained in such accidents is whiplash.

Injuries like whiplash and related injuries are caused by immediate jerked reaction on the neck. This usually occurs when there is a sudden stop or car collision with another car or object. It is quite common of passengers in the back seats of the car to feel whiplash when rear-ended by another car as well the as driver and front-passenger of the car that rear-ended. The force of the jolt from the impact puts strain on the neck, as it is moving forward inside the car. The stretched tendon in the neck or spine can range from minor to permanent.

If you are injured or find yourself with a whiplash injury from an auto-accident, a whiplash settlement might be something you should consider in order to cover your medical costs and any financial losses you might have incurred from temporary or permanent employment loss. It should be considered that whiplash injuries might not be immediately noticeable and will take a few days to realize the full extent of the injury.

Your automotive or health insurance could protect you from such injuries but that is not always the case. Of course, the claim can only be made if there were actual medical costs involved with the injury. If there were no professional consultations or treatments at a medical facility, then a whiplash settlement cannot be made. But depending on the degree the injury, the settlement can be negotiated directly with the insurance company by you. Smaller injuries are easier to get settlement than more serious injuries, but a lawyer could get the best settlement from your insurance provider.

For individuals with a whiplash lawsuit who need cash now, a pre-settlement cash advance is available in the form of a no-risk, no-credit check lawsuit loan from Interstate Lawsuit Funding.

Interstate Lawsuit Funding can provide loans up to $5,000 based solely on the merits of the case.

If your case deals with whiplash settlement, auto accidents, or any kind of accident or personal injury, you would qualify for a pre-settlement cash advance. Please use the simple 30-second application on our Home page to apply. If your case qualifies, we would be able to send you a check within 48-hours for the money you require.

 

That check is for you to keep, and we will be paid back through the settlement amount. If your case does not win in court, you will have no personal liability to pay off the loan on your own. Your personal valuables and your credit history are not at risk with Interstate Lawsuit Funding.

Mar 122014

Injury Caused By Tire Blowout and Accident

Tire Blowout Lawsuit Claim Can Qualify for Legal Funding Loan

Tire blowouts can cause some serious vehicle accidents. If you were involved in a accident

car accident injuries

A blown tire could be cause by a defective tire or improper installation. Your injuries could have been the fault of a manufacturer or installer and you could be looking at a large cash settlement. If you need money now while you wait for your case to settle, contact us today. We are a direct lender but there’s no credit check required. Just click here to fill out our simple 30-second application to find out how much money we can send you.

caused by a blowout, you should be aware of a few driver’s legal responsibilities. We will discuss when someone can be held responsible for an accident caused by tire blowout and how it could be avoided.

Driver’s Legal Duties

All drivers are required “by law” to drive at a normal and reasonable circumstances. If the unexpected blowout occurred during normal driving conditions, such as unavoidable debris on the road, no one can be held responsible for the accident. However, unreasonable actions after a sudden flat, such as slamming the brakes or swerving into oncoming traffic, can make that individual liable for all injuries and vehicle damages caused by the unreasonable actions.

Duty to Inspect

Every vehicle owner should inspect his or her vehicle to spot any problems before it becomes too late. This does not mean you need to know every aspect of fixing a car, but enough to identify something is wrong.

Tires are very easy to maintain. For instance, noticing the thread of the tires or noticeable defects in the tire is the vehicle owner’s responsibility. If the owner is sued after a blowout, the owner cannot claim to have not known of the problem, because the law requires the owner to be aware of all things associated with the car.

In case the problem was not obvious but had persisted for weeks or months, an automotive specialist who has worked on the car and could have discovered the defect can be held liable. While it is up to the jury to decide who is ultimately liable, all of these factors will be taken into consideration.

Manufacturer and Installer Liability

As mentioned before, an automotive specialist can be held responsible if it was not detected in the last time the car was thoroughly checked. This includes not installing the tires properly or installing the wrong type of tire. However, manufacturers can also be held responsible for a defective tire if the blowout was caused by a manufacturing design error. Retailer can also be held for damages if the tire was damaged at the showroom.

Getting Legal Advice

If you do end up in a blowout lawsuit, some expert legal advice might be necessary, especially to determine who is liable and whether the accident could have been prevented. An attorney can handle complicated legal issues to deal with manufacturing or installation defects.

If you find yourself in a lawsuit caused by a tire blowout, you would be eligible for a pre-cash settlement from Interstate Lawsuit Funding.

For individuals with a lawsuit who need cash now, a pre-settlement cash advance is available in the form of a no-risk, no-credit check lawsuit loan. Interstate Lawsuit Funding is able to provide such a loan giving a unique opportunity for fast access to cash which requires no credit check or proof of income.

Interstate Lawsuit Funding can provide loans up to $5,000 based solely on the merits of the case.

If your case is dealing with tire blowout, you would qualify for a pre-settlement cash advance. Please use the simple 30-second application on our Home page to apply. If your case qualifies, we would be able to send you a check within 48-hours for the money you require.

That check is for you to keep, and we will be paid back through the settlement amount. If your case does not win in court, you will have no personal liability to pay off the loan on your own. Your personal valuables and your credit history are not at risk with Interstate Lawsuit Funding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mar 062014

Slip and Fall Cases – Hot Topic in Cold Weather

When you or a loved one gets injured in a slip and fall case inside or outside a place of

slip and fall case

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business – your family can fall behind on bills and get into serious medical debt. Even with an excellent, experienced law firm representing your case, it can take months or even years to reach a settlement. You should not have to deal with further pain from a business’s negligence. A presettlement cash advance will help keep your family stay afloat during this difficult time.

Fall on an Icy Sidewalk?

In February 2014, a woman in Scott County, Iowa was awarded over $1 million as a result of her slip and fall lawsuit. The 54-year-old woman fell on an icy sidewalk in January 2010 at a hotel. These types of slip and fall incidents happen everyday.

Proving fault in a slip and fall accident means showing that the property owner was indeed at fault. Determining liability includes the following:

·      You need to provide evidence that the company actually caused the conditions that led to the fall (worn spots, a spill that was not cleaned up, or loose wiring)

·      You will have to prove that the owner or employee was aware of the danger, but failed to act upon the knowledge

·      You should be able to show that the company (owner or employee) was reasonably expected to have noticed the danger through regular maintenance and property care.

These are three essential parts to a strong slip and fall case. Although many cases are lost because it is determined that personal carelessness is the actual cause of a fall, there are still a significant number cases where victims stand an excellent chance of winning a decent settlement.

Need Cash in Advance of Your Settlement?

If you need financial assistance while you wait for your slip and fall case to be settled, lawsuit funding is a great way to make sure you don’t lose your home or other assets while you are injured. This type of lawsuit loan has helped families all over the country to have peace of mind while they are hurt. A presettlement cash advance can be just what you need.

Using our 30-second application, you can get up to $5,000 from Interstate Lawsuit Funding within 48  hours (depending on the details of your case). There is no credit check required and you do not need to provide proof of employment.

You can keep the loan check because Interstate Lawsuit Funding will be reimbursed through the settlement. In the event that you lose your case, we won’t require you to pay back the loan. It’s just that simple. You have our professional guarantee that this loan will not hurt your personal assets or credit history.

Mar 062014

Discrimination Suit Wins in Detroit, MI

Workplace Discrimination Qualifies for Legal Funding Loan

In the United States, employees are protected against discrimination by federal law.  In

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Detroit, Michigan a federal court awarded a large settlement to Ali Aboubaker, a Muslim-American at the center of an employment discrimination case.  Prior to being fired, the 56-year-old maintenance worker claimed that he was passed over for promotions and eventually fired due to his religious an ethnic background.

Discrimination in the workplace is grounds to file a personal injury claim. Before winning his $1.1 million lawsuit, Aboubaker lost everything, including his family and his house.  There are specific laws laid out by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that prevents employers from getting away with discriminatory behavior.

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) – makes it illegal to discriminate against a person due to their race, color, religion, national origin, or sex.  It also makes it illegal to retaliate against a person who has complained about discrimination or who has filed a discrimination case.
  • The Pregnancy Discrimination Act – makes it illegal to discriminate against a woman who is pregnant, or who has any condition related to pregnancy and childbirth.
  • The Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA) – makes it illegal to pay different wages to men and women if they work in the same workplace and perform equal work.
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) – protects people who are 40 years of age or older from discrimination due to age. 
  • Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990(ADA) – makes it illegal to discriminate against a qualified person with a disability in state and local governments.
  • Section 102 and 103 of the Civil Rights Act of 1991 – this law amends Title VII and the ADA to allow jury trials and compensatory damage awards in discrimination cases.
  • Section 501 and 505 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 – makes it illegal to discriminate against a qualified person with a disability in the federal government.
  • The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 – makes it illegal to discriminate against both employees and applicants because of genetic information.

While discrimination should never occur in the workplace, unfortunately, it often does.  Sometimes the victim of such behavior is not aware of the outlined laws set up to protect them against discriminatory behavior.  More importantly, discrimination should never been tolerated.  Fortunately, Ali Aboubaker recognized his rights as an American citizen and fought his former employer on discrimination and wrongful termination resulting in one of the biggest settlements in a discrimination case.

In most cases of workplace discrimination, the victim is out of work while going through the litigation process.  This can be financially and emotionally stressful, but with a pre-settlement loan, the financial burden can be eased.  If you have been a victim of workplace discrimination and have a pending case, Interstate Lawsuit Funding can provide a lawsuit loan cash advance of up to $5,000 while you wait for your final settlement.

Qualifying for a lawsuit loan is based solely upon the merits you case, so there is no credit check or proof of income to apply. Get started by filling out the 30-second application.

 

Mar 032014

Injured in a Drunk Driving Accident

Drunk Driving Lawsuits Can Qualify for Legal Funding Loan

Pre-settlement cash advance loans to individuals involved with injuries caused by drunk

lawsuit funding for drunk driving injuries.

Injured by a drunk driver? You have a settlement coming your way but need some of that cash now. Call us right now or Click Here to fill out our simple 30-Second Application. We respond fast and send your money fast because we know life goes on while you wait for your case to settle.

driving are available in 46 states plus Washington, DC. Drunk driving is one of the most common causes of motor vehicle accidents. Even a slight impairment could mean a severe injury to someone else. Drunk driving causes numerous losses in human lives as well as property damage.

While auto accidents happen at any time, drunk driving is an unnecessary risk to one-self and others that should avoided at any cost. Since such accidents are preventable, it could be argued that these cannot be considered accidents; instead, they are acts committed with intent, i.e. the driver knew s/he was under the influence before deciding to drive.

Drunk Driving Injury Statistics

According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), in 2012, 10,322 people died from drunk driving crashes, which comes to nearly one death an hour. But when considering the number of injuries, that number climbs to nearly 350,000, or nearly one injury every 90 seconds. While MADD been one of the contributors to lowering percentage of drunk driving deaths from 60% in 1982 to 37% in 2007, there are still a lot of injuries that take place every day that could easily be avoided.

Here are a few more statistics:

  • Drunk driving is the leading criminal cause of death in the US.
  • More that 40% of motor vehicle accidents have alcohol involved.
  • Repeated offenders of drunk driving cause 60% of all alcohol-related injuries.
  • Drunk driving accidents cost the US $132 Billion a year.

If you or your family finds yourselves with a personal injury claim resulting from drunk driving, Interstate Lawsuit Funding will be able to help with the costs. Unfortunately, the high expense of legal costs in the US affects most families with such lawsuits. Without any fault of their own, families find themselves in a midst of a lawsuit and medical costs when an important family member, sometimes the main source of income for the family, is injured or killed in the accident.

This can be a very stressful process that can push the families into financial burden very quickly, even before an insurance settlement is made. This is where a pre-settlement cash loan could ease the burden, at least the financial one.

This fast, affordable, risk-free funding is not really a loan at all; the cash advance, which could be up to $5,000, is based solely on the merits of the case and can reach the family in less than 48 hours. This means there is no need for credit checks or proof income. If you do not win your case, then we will not require you to pay off the loan. We guarantee the loan will not affect your personal valuables or credit history.

 

Mar 012014

Hurt in a Business

Personal Injury Inside a Place of Business Can Qualify for Legal Funding Loaninjured inside a business

A potential personal injury lawsuit is a risk that every business has to take that brings in customers into their premises. Even when businesses avoid lawsuits for many years, one lawsuit is enough to bankrupt the business, especially smaller ones. This high price is due to insurance and other costs apart from just the lawyer fees.

Every customer has the right to feel safe when stepping into a store or business and the business is required to provide a safe environment. If the business fails to meet the requirements, and a customer is injured, the customer can sue the business for the resulting injuries.

Personal injuries by customers have to be proven through three main factors:

  • Duty of care owed by the business to it’s customers
  • Breach of duty of care
  • Injury was caused by this breach

Proving Duty of Care

Businesses that have customers come into their premises should have the duty of care to make sure their premises is safe. This does not mean that the business can be held responsible for every injury that took place in their premises. Courts understand that is not possible to avoid all injuries.

But, there are reasonable “standards” for businesses to follow. These requirements are based on the context of each lawsuit, and can vary based on each state. But here are few standards that are common between most lawsuits:

  • Regular inspections take place on the premises for dangerous objects or situations.
  • The premise is clean to avoid slip and falls.
  • Warnings are placed around dangerous areas, such as wet floors.
  • Immediate repairs to any defective equipment or floor areas, including outside pavements on entrances.

Again, this is not an exhaustive list, but examples of safety standards that most businesses will be responsible for.

Proving Breach of Duty

If the business has failed to address these various standards, then the business has “breached” its duty and can be held responsible for the resulted injuries. For instance, if there is a slip and fall case against a local food store, the store could have breached the standard in many ways. The store might have failed to inspect its premise at a regular basis. Or, the store could have neglected to put up a warning sign for customers to avoid that specific area. Moreover, there might have been an employee who had noticed the spill but did not do anything to clean it up, which would come under negligence.

Proving Harm was caused by the Breach

A customer’s harm can be considered many different things:

  • Pain and suffering caused by the injury itself
  • Medical bills
  • Temporary or permanent unemployment

But all of these have to be proven in court to have been a result of the breach in duty. Let us take the instance of the slip and fall. While there might have been a spill near the location where the injury took place, but the customer had actually tripper over his or her own shoe, the business cannot be held responsible, even if they had breached their duty. The harm must be a direct result of the breach.

If you find your business to be sued for a personal injury claim, Interstate Lawsuit Funding can help with a pre-cash settlement loan until the case is settled. If you are facing a slip and fall, accident or personal injury claim, the loan is available at no risk to you.

Once you complete a 30-second application on our website, Interstate Lawsuit Funding can provide you up to $5,000 within 48 hours based solely on the merits of your case. We will not require credit checks or proof of income.

The loan check is for you to keep since we will be paid back from the settlement amount. If you are unable to win you case, then we will not require you to pay off the loan, we guarantee the loan will not affect your personal valuables or credit history.

 

Mar 012014

Broken Bone Injury

If an individual is injured due to someone else’s actions, certain circumstances have to be taken into account before a legal claim can be filed. Broken bones are one of the most common forms of personal injury. These injuries can be minor fractures or life altering. How can you identify such injuries?

How to identify broken bones?

Broken bones can occur from being struck by someone or another object, and even slip and falls. Some broken are obvious, such as compound fractures, where the bone is protruding from the skin; simple fractures, however, are sometime hard to detect, as they are not as obvious. This does not mean that simple fractures cannot be very serious injuries.

Fractures can often be mistake for mild sprains. For instance, a hairline fracture on you ankle could feel like a sprain. However, a sprain often usually has a lot of swelling and is more painful than a broken bone. If there is mild swelling and slight, but persistent pain in the injured area, it is most likely a broken bone.

How to care for broken bones?

No matter how the broken bone took place, there are few steps that have to be taken to make the bone heals properly. If the fracture is serious and the individual is in a lot of pain, then medical attention is needed as soon as possible. Most doctors would require an x-ray and a few other tests to determine the severity of the injury. Once the severity is identified, the injured area is put in a cast so the bone can properly set in place and heal at it’s own pace. Minor injuries can heal in a few weeks while severe injuries could take months to heal properly.

Consulting an attorney for the injury

If the injury is result of someone’s negligence or purposeful actions, an attorney could be sought to make a personal injury claim. This has to be done as soon as possible since the law is put in place a certain time period in which the claim has to be made, or the other individual will not be held responsible for the injury.

The attorney will analyze you case to make sure it is a proper claim and will advise on how to move forward. The first consultation for all personal injuries is free so it is best to approach an attorney and seek some assistance.

 Broken Bones Lawsuit Claim Can Qualify for Legal Funding Loan

If you find yourself in such a situation, you would be eligible for a pre-cash settlement until your case is settled.

Any individual who is currently in a lawsuit that deals with premises or product liability, any kind of accident or personal injury, or slip-and-fall, you would qualify for a pre-settlement cash advance from Interstate Lawsuit Funding. The advance is a no-risk, no-credit check lawsuit loan with no proof of income necessary, designed to help individuals during the lawsuit.

 

By completing a simple 30-second application on our website, Interstate Lawsuit Funding can provide loans up to $5,000 based solely on the merits of the case within 48 hours.

 

We do not expect a return of the check given to you, and will be paid back through the settlement amount. In case you do not win in court, Interstate Lawsuit Funding will not hold you personally liable to pay off the loan, and we guarantee the loan will not affect your personal valuables or credit history.