Even Careful Drivers Can Have AccidentsApril 20, 2017
“Joanie” (not a real person) was a cautious driver – perhaps to a fault. She rarely drove on highways, preferring to take longer trips on side streets than deal with the fast-moving traffic. For all the care she put into her driving, she never expected to have an accident right in front of her own home.
One Saturday afternoon, Joanie was taking her two daughters to their soccer game. She backed slowly out of her driveway, as she’d done a thousand times before without incident. This time, however, was different. As she edged out, another car slammed into the rear corner of her sedan, sending it spinning around and into the street.
Though rattled, her two daughters were thankfully all right. Joanie wasn’t as lucky. She’d been craning her neck around as she backed up, and the force of the impact gave her whiplash.
The other driver turned out to be a teenage boy in a luxurious sports car, who showed little remorse for the accident. A few days later, while Joanie was still considering her legal options, she got a letter from the attorney of the boy’s father. He blamed Joanie for the accident, claiming that the three-foot-high fence near her driveway had blocked the two cars’ view of each other. He was suing Joanie for damages to their car – which cost more than what Joanie made in a year.
Joanie could barely afford to get her own car fixed, much less pay for another. Combined with her medical and legal bills, she was at her wit’s end. That was when her attorney suggested she contact USClaims to secure pre-settlement funding while her legal battle progressed.
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.