When the Sudden Loss of a Primary Earner Impacts a Family, USClaims Can HelpAugust 17, 2017
Eight months after Eric (not a real person) died, the main consolation for his widow remained that he probably never knew what hit him. Or, to be precise, what he had hit.
It had happened in broad daylight, on a rural stretch of two-lane highway that Eric had traveled many times in the freight-hauling rig he drove for a living. On that day, though, one of the many gentle rises and bends in the road concealed a fatal surprise: a tanker trailer full of propane blocking the lane in which Eric was driving.
The tanker was there because another tractor-trailer driver, who had been driving in the opposite direction after missing his turn a few miles earlier, chose that spot to make a disastrous decision. He had stopped his truck and, intending to turn around, was attempting to reverse his tanker trailer into a driveway on his left. He was about halfway through the maneuver when Eric’s rig topped the rise. Investigators concluded that Eric would have had no more than 1.5 seconds to stop his truck from highway cruising speed. He’d had no chance.
Both trucks burst into flames immediately after the collision. Mercifully, Eric had almost certainly been killed at the moment of impact. The other driver managed to escape the conflagration and now faced reckless homicide charges.
The trucking company had already approached the attorney for Eric’s family with several inadequate settlement offers. Their attorney knew that a trial would likely award Eric’s estate a substantial sum, and he counseled the family to hold out for a comparable settlement offer. In the meantime, though, they were having trouble meeting their expenses following the loss of the family’s primary earner. The attorney told them to call USClaims.
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 motor vehicle accident case, call USClaims today at 1-877-USCLAIMS.