Twice A Victim: Finding A Path Forward After An Accident
North American Precis Syndicate
Accident victims may not have to wait for insurance settlements to start healing physically and fiscally. (NAPS)
(NAPSI)—Each year, hundreds of thousands of Americans are injured in
serious accidents. Though the causes may be different, one thing is
increasingly common: Because there are often long delays in collecting
payments for legitimate insurance claims, injured parties can become “twice
An All-Too-Common Story
“The bus accident caused serious injury to my right wrist and I
broke my left ankle,” said Debra A., a school aide working with
disabled children. “During a class trip, the school bus was in an accident
and my entire life changed in an instant. While there were safety features on
the bus for the children, there were none for the adults. When we crashed, I
flew forward and quickly realized I was seriously hurt,” she added.
Debra’s injuries were so serious she could not return to work. Soon,
she faced mounting medical bills, she was delinquent on her mortgage, and all
her general household and family expenses were piling up. She had nowhere to
go and no one to turn to for financial support. There were no family members
who could loan her money and since she was out of work, no bank would either.
Debra was a victim, not once, but twice. She was hurt in the accident and
soon thereafter, she was hurting from the financial realities of life.
With the assistance of her attorney, Debra sued the bus operator whose
insurance company fought her for years. “I never dreamed it would take
10 years for the insurance company to pay me the money I was entitled to,”
she said. “Everything I worked for, everything I owned was soon going
to be lost because the insurance company was finding every reason not to
settle. The most insulting part of it all was that during the entire
insurance settlement process, I had the feeling that the insurance company
was simply trying to wear me down by offering me much less than my attorney
felt my claim was really worth. They probably assumed I was getting desperate
and they figured I’d jump at a low settlement offer. I almost did.
“With my back against the wall and no place else to turn for
financial help, I found a silver lining in LawCash,
a leader in the presettlement legal funding
industry. The cash advances from LawCash saved my
house, gave me the freedom to take care of necessary expenses, and more
important, the advances gave me peace of mind to continue to pursue my case.
I felt empowered,” Debra added.
“Once my case was resolved on terms that were fair, I paid back my
legal advance and I was able to move on with my life.”
The service does not promote or encourage litigation. All its clients must
be represented by legal counsel and must have filed a legitimate claim before
LawCash will accept an application. Nor does it
influence the case, as all decisions related to the legal approach and
overall strategy are between the victim and his or
her lawyer. Perhaps most important, the presettlement
funding is not a loan. If the case is lost, the claimants owe nothing. In
addition, they’re not required to put up collateral or make interim
payments, and the advance has no effect on their credit.
After the accident, Debra was not able to work with her disabled students
any longer, but she has not lost her interest in helping others. She is even
asking her State Legislators to think about their constituents when
considering access to this critical legal funding resource.
For additional facts or to apply, go to www.lawcash.net
or call (800) LAWCASH.
“Because there are often long delays in
collecting payments for legitimate insurance claims, injured parties can
become “twice victims.” http://bit.ly/2nfrnrV”
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