Two young brothers were killed and their father and a friend injured when a drunk driver ran over their tent.
It was intended to be a weekend of fun for two brothers, an adventure with their father and a friend of theirs, taking in the stars and the campfire’s light. It sounded like the perfect way to spend some family time together and teach the kids about being in the outdoors.
The foursome chose to pitch their tent in a campground. All were sound asleep when they were tragically in the path of a speeding truck driver who killed the two boys and badly injured their father and the boy’s 9-year-old friend.
The truck driver was arrested and charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle and reckless endangerment. He had been racing through the campground, driving under the influence, when he lost control of the vehicle and ran over the tent before crashing into a tree.
This family will likely want to file a wrongful death lawsuit. They have been devastated by the loss of their sons, and they may be facing financial hardship to pay two for two funerals on top of their usual monthly bills. To help during this cash-strapped time, the family may want to consider applying for a lawsuit cash advance from a litigation funding company.
Pre-settlement funding is about helping cash-strapped plaintiffs/victims take care of their enormous expenses while waiting for resolution to their case, whether settlement negotiations or by going to court.
While litigation funding may be used for anything, victims realize immediately that their expenses must be paid first; these expenses may include medical bills, therapy, funeral and burial costs. Waiting for pre-settlement funding is quick. Once approved, it typically arrives in less than 48 hours and is directly deposited into their bank account.
Having this money on hand is a relief for the family, but it also allows them to turn down over-eager insurance companies who would like them to settle too soon, for too little. Litigation funding gives plaintiffs peace of mind while they wait for justice.