Don’t Let Another’s Carelessness on the Job Cost YouApril 27, 2017
It wasn’t the most glamorous job, but “Lonnie” (not a real person) enjoyed the solid, dependable nature of working in a warehouse. He’d only been at it for three months, working on weekends to help put himself through college, but he’d already formed friendships with many of his older co-workers and was commended by his supervisor for his hard-working attitude.
One Saturday afternoon, Lonnie went to pull out a few items. As he emerged from the maze of shelving into the wide main corridor of the warehouse, he didn’t notice the fully loaded forklift headed his way. Another worker shouted a warning and the lift slammed on its brakes. Its load of heavy boxes, however, continued onward, burying Lonnie.
Lonnie suffered multiple injuries, including a broken leg, cracked vertebrae, and dislocated shoulder. When some of his co-workers came to visit him in the hospital, they told him that the forklift driver had been known for speeding inside the warehouse – including on the day of the accident – to try and increase his workflow. They’d brought it up with their supervisor, but he never took action.
On the suggestion of family and co-workers, Lonnie filed a suit against the forklift driver, who countered that the inexperienced Lonnie should have been more aware of his surroundings.
Lonnie’s attorney warned him that obtaining justice in court often takes time. Meanwhile, his medical issues only made the ordeal even more painful – both physically and financially. His lawyer told him to contact USClaims to secure pre-settlement funding.
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 an injury caused by someone else’s negligence, call USClaims today at 1-877-USCLAIMS.