Ice Cream Truck Accident Affects Two Young Boys Reports Michigan Litigation Funding Corporation
Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) October 12, 2011 - When kids play around vehicles, often the unthinkable can happen. It did in this case.
“Cases that involve the death of little ones are the worst,” said Daren Monroe, who writes for Litigation Funding Corporation, Southfield, Michigan. “This one was a heartbreaker for the families involved. A 10-year-old boy is dead and a very lucky seven-year-old is in the hospital with a broken leg.”
This tragedy occurred on a hot day in Atlanta, Georgia. It was the kind of day where kids love to play in the water and get ice cream when the ice cream man drives by. It is an idyllic way to spend the day if you are a youngster. But on this day, the fun turned to horror when the two boys started to play on the back of the truck. The driver rushed out and asked the parents to get them off the vehicle. It is not clear what the parents did or did not do in response to the driver’s request.
What happened next changed the lives of two families in an instant. The truck began to pull out and the driver did not realize that the kids were still hanging on the back. Eyewitnesses indicated that one of the children fell under the truck’s rear wheels. He was run over and died instantly. Not knowing what happened, the driver stopped the truck and started to back up to see what was wrong, and in the process, hit the other little boy. The second boy was rushed to hospital and treated for a broken leg.
The police indicated that the truck driver would not face any charges relating to the accident. He is an ice cream driver and drives his vehicle around children all day, every day. The important question is did he exercise reasonable care in this situation? This question should drive the parents of both children to speak to a personal injury lawyer, to find out what their legal rights are in this situation.
“There are some important questions that must be answered in this case,” remarked Monroe. “For example, did the truck driver check his rearview mirror or do a shoulder check before he backed up? Was the mirror adjusted at the correct angle? He knew that kids were in the vicinity, so did he start off slowly and cautiously? Sometimes, things aren’t as simple as they appear to be.”
If the family hires an experienced personal injury attorney, they may wish to check into sourcing legal financing to pay their bills. Legal financing, also referred to as litigation funding, is an emergency lawsuit cash advance provided against a potential recovery in a lawsuit ahead of any verdict or settlement that may be won.
Litigation financing lets financially strapped plaintiffs deal with their important bills and expenses, and once those are paid, allows them the luxury of waiting for justice. Plaintiffs will not be forced to accept inadequate offers from insurance companies because of financial distress. Sometimes, lawsuits take years to resolve and insurance companies use their economic power to delay, defend, and subvert justice. This deliberate stalling can cause a plaintiff to consider settling too early for too little compensation. Lawsuit funding is provided to prevent this from happening.
And the best feature of legal finance services – if litigation is not successful, and the plaintiff loses the case, repayment of the lawsuit funding is excused. Repayment of a lawsuit cash advance is entirely contingent on the outcome of the case – the plaintiff keeps the money, no strings attached. “Try getting a deal like that from your neighborhood bank,” said Monroe.
Litigation Funding Corporation
29777 Telegraph Road, Suite 1310
Southfield, MI 48034
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