Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) May 8, 2012 – A restaurant’s assistant manager left his workplace drunk. He rear-ended another vehicle, causing it to go up in flames.
“The victim in this case, 32-year-old Quentin Miller, was badly burned, and did not survive. His family chose to file a wrongful death lawsuit, and also named the restaurant where the drunk driver worked as a defendant. The suit states that the assistant manager, Adam Burnell, was permitted to drink as much as he liked while he was at work. When he left the restaurant, he was completely inebriated,” explained Darren Monroe of Litigation Funding Corporation, Michigan.
No one really knows what the management at the restaurant was thinking, or if they even paid attention to how much alcohol the assistant manager consumed. However, one thing is quite evident, that the man had far more alcohol in his system than the legal limit, and was sufficiently impaired to cause the fiery accident that claimed the life of Quentin Miller.
The police ultimately charged Burnell with felony DUI, a criminal charge. “Typically, the criminal charges are dealt with first and any other legal actions, such as a wrongful death lawsuit, are filed after the criminal charges have been handled,” said Monroe.
On consulting an experienced wrongful death lawyer, the Miller family decided to include the Husk restaurant in the list of named defendants. They felt the restaurant had a responsibility to stop Burnell from drinking and not let him drink to excess while he was working. Additionally, they wanted to hopefully ensure this did not happen again. The lawsuit stated in part that the accident and subsequent death were not only foreseeable, but the actions of the driver, and the restaurant, were negligent, reckless, careless and willful.
Miller’s family was in shock and likely faced enormous bills. They would be hard pressed to be able to pay them. Funeral and burial costs are not cheap, and they would also be coping with paying their usual monthly bills. The solution for them might have been accessing litigation funding. Legal finance services are designed to help plaintiffs facing large bills, as a result of losing their loved one. A lawsuit cash advance helps them handle their living expenses and other pressing bills, until their situation is resolved.
In addition to almost immediate financial assistance, often with 24-48 hours, the pre-settlement funding may help leverage an expected settlement. Applying for litigation funding may be done online and is an easy process, requiring no credit checks, employment verification, or monthly payments. “You pay zero money until you successfully settle your case. Litigation funding assumes all the risk, and if you lose your case, you owe us nothing,” Monroe added.
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