Responsible Driving Would Have Averted This Fatal Bus Accident Reports Litigation Funding Corporation
Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) March 23, 2012 - The highway was icy. The bus driver needed to adjust the vehicle’s speed to go with the prevailing road conditions.
“When the weather is dismal, the snow flying and the roads icy, it only makes good common sense to slow down. The bus driver in this accident did not. Two were killed and eight seriously or critically injured,” said Darren Monroe of Litigation Funding Corporation of Michigan.
The crash was the result of the bus hitting a patch of ice and spinning out of control. And spin it did about 150 feet into the median backwards, ultimately landing on its left side in the ditch. Two passengers were killed, 56-year-old Robert Lange and 60-year-old Fatimah Amatullah. There were several passengers ejected from the bus as it slammed onto its side and then bounced along the highway. This trapped several people under the bus as windows shattered on the driver’s side. Amatullah and Lange were two of the four people under the bus. The other two managed to survive, but they sustained critical injuries.
EMS crews used two choppers and several ambulances to transport the surviving victims to the nearest hospitals. The bus driver was among the critically injured. The remaining passengers were taken to medical centers for care while police worked the accident scene. From initial observations and eyewitness reports, the bus driver had been clipping along at 70 mph when the accident happened, which was too fast for the road conditions.
The dead individual’s families would likely speak to a personal injury lawyer about a wrongful death lawsuit. Those who survived would also want to meet with legal counsel to discuss recovering damages for their serious injuries. The key would be to prove negligence in this case, and according to the police records the driver was speeding in spite of unsafe conditions, something which amounts to negligence.
What do people do when they are faced with launching a lawsuit because they are hurt or mourning the loss of a loved one, but have limited or no funds to pay all their bills, especially their medical bills, funeral expenses and the like? Once they have hired a lawyer to work on their behalf, they can contact a litigation funding company, and inquire about accessing a lawsuit loan.
Pre-settlement funding is an emergency lawsuit cash advance provided to a plaintiff before their case is settled or goes to court. The amount is predicated on the expected financial settlement, given the nature of the injuries involved. The good news is that there are no hassles from the company applying for or receiving legal funding.
“They just want to know the case details, to assess the situation and the chances of the case winning in court. Not all cases will succeed, as no one can truly predict what a jury will do. However, if the case is lost, the plaintiff gets to keep the pre-settlement funding, without any strings attached,” Monroe added.
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29777 Telegraph Road, Suite 1310
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