Some days it doesn’t pay to get out of bed. In this recent car crash, the victim did nothing wrong; he was, simply in the wrong place at the wrong time, directly in the path of a speeding vehicle.
Car accidents happen far too often according to yearly statistics. “Unfortunately, no matter how carefully “we” may drive, there is no accounting for the “other guy” on the road. A fact that Ellen Sharpiro’s family now has to live with. The unfortunate Ellen died in a needless car crash,” indicated Mark Bello, CEO, Litigation Funding Corporation, Southfield, Michigan.
Ellen left her home that fateful morning to run some errands. As she was entering a roadway doing roughly 20 miles per hour, another vehicle came bearing down on her. The car was being driven by a medical doctor, under the influence of alcohol.
The physician was traveling at a speed of 85 miles per hour when he entered the intersection and slammed into Shapiro. She survived for a short period of time, but eventually succumbed to her injuries. “The doctor was originally charged with DWI, reckless driving, failure to reduce speed, and death by a motor vehicle.After his court appearance, charges were reconsidered and raised to second-degree murder,” outlined Bello.
“It was patently obvious that, in this wrongful death case, the physician’s intoxication caused his car to become a deadly weapon ,” said Bello. In North Carolina, where this accident took place, car accidents resulting in death are increasing. Not so surprisingly, almost 85% of those involve alcohol consumption.
These facts will not be lost on the Shapiro family when they pursue justice in the case. The family has lost a wife, mother and friend in a senseless accident, caused by the negligence of another. “This wrongful death personal injury case will be mired in some complex legal jockeying on behalf of the physician, and it will take months, even years, before a decision is reached. There will be many legal issues to sort out,” explained Bello.
In the meantime, life must go on for the Shapiro family; they must also find a way to pay their usual bills, as well as accident related expenses, medical and funeral expenses. It will be a difficult time for them and lawsuit funding may be the answer to assist them while they await justice through settlement or jury verdict in this serious negligence case.
Folks like the Shapiros might be eligible for a cash advance against their personal injury case. This kind of litigation funding eases the pressure to settle early and inexpensively. It also gives the attorney the precious time he/she needs to get a litigant the fairest possible result,” stated Mark Bello, CEO, Litigation Funding Corporation, Southfield, Michigan.