If Your Car Crash Is the City’s Fault, and They Won’t Pay Up, USClaims Can HelpAugust 31, 2017
“Marcus” (not a real person) had been contracted to work on a construction site in a small town in central Arizona. It didn’t offer much in the way of hospitality or nightlife, but he preferred it that way. Most nights, he simply drove back to his motel room and enjoyed a quiet dinner alone while watching television.
One night, however, his fellow workers threw a birthday party at the local bar for one of their number. Marcus attended, staying out until nearly midnight. He chose not to drink, knowing he’d have to drive home in the dark. He still wasn’t used to navigating the roadways of the town, and the bar was a couple miles outside the city limits, in a location he’d never visited.
Despite his precautions, Marcus still got lost. He turned off to a dirt road that he thought would take him back to the highway. A “Dead End” sign put an end to that thought, but before he could turn around and reorient himself, the roadway disappeared out from under him. His truck dropped several feet and slammed into the concrete bed of an irrigation canal.
When Marcus woke up the next morning, he was in the hospital. His head swam and his left arm was broken. He didn’t even bother asking about his truck. When a police officer visited him for his statement, Marcus asked why there hadn’t been adequate warning for the drop-off, like flashing lights or a barrier. The officer replied that the Dead End sign should be enough to deter drivers.
Marcus disagreed. He sued the city for damages to his vehicle and his hospital costs. The city merely echoed the police officer’s words, saying that Marcus was at fault for not paying proper attention to the posted sign.
Long after the construction job ended and he left town, Marcus was still fighting the city in court. The costs of his hospital stay and a new truck outpaced any new jobs he was getting, and he wasn’t sure how long he’d be able to keep up his legal battle.
That was when his lawyer suggested he contact USClaims to seek pre-settlement funding for his auto accident lawsuit.
At USClaims, we don’t offer litigation loans or litigation financing; we offer pre-settlement funding. We purchase a portion of the proceeds of an anticipated court settlement or judgment. That means injured people and their families will never be at financial risk of having to pay back a high-cost loan if their civil suit is unsuccessful. USClaims gets paid only if the plaintiff wins the case or reaches a settlement.
If you’re having trouble meeting your expenses while waiting for a legal settlement or a judgment related to a car crash, call USClaims today at 1-877-USCLAIMS.