Pre-Settlement Funding Helps Child Accident Victims and Their FamiliesAugust 20, 2015
What was supposed to be a day trip to the beach has turned into a two year (and counting) ordeal for “Alex and Claire Canter” (not real people). They’d gotten the day off, waited for the rush hour to diminish, then set off in their 2010 Honda Accord with their three year old son, “Tyler”, in his safety seat in the back of the car.
They’d been on the freeway for about twenty minutes and were passing the exit ramp for the town where Claire’s office was located when disaster struck. A young, impatient driver in a luxury SUV flew up behind them, then realized too late that he wanted to take that exit ramp. He veered sharply to the right at high speed, but missed the exit. Instead, he bounced off a concrete barrier, careened back into the freeway traffic, and hit the Canters’ car. Both vehicles then crossed the other lanes of the freeway, struck the center median, and flipped over.
Miraculously, nobody was killed. Alex and the SUV driver suffered only minor injuries. Claire suffered two broken ribs and injuries to her lower back, for which she continues to undergo physical therapy. Little Tyler, though, suffered the worst. He suffered a severe laceration to his head that required hundreds of stitches and also sustained a concussion. Two years later, he is still exhibiting concussion-like symptoms that are affecting his childhood development.
One might expect that the SUV driver’s insurance company would be forthcoming with an offer of a settlement, but they have instead claimed that Tyler’s parents failed to properly secure the car seat and are therefore partially responsible for his injuries. They continue to negotiate with the Canters’ attorney and their insurance company. In the meantime, the bills for Tyler’s therapy and treatment have continued to mount.
Recognizing that even the insurance deductibles were a hardship for a middle-income family like the Canters, their attorney advised them to call USClaims.
We were able to approve pre-settlement funding for the Canters within hours of taking their application and speaking to their attorney about their case. It may yet be months before the SUV driver’s insurance company agrees to a settlement, but now the costs of Tyler’s care aren’t forcing the family to decide between paying for groceries and paying for the family’s monthly phone bill.
When life comes at you from an unexpected direction, it can take a while to get back on the road. If an accident has flipped your life upside down, talk to an attorney. Then talk to USClaims.
At USClaims, we offer pre-settlement funding, if a case is qualified for pre-settlement funding then we would purchase a portion of the proceeds of the anticipated court judgment or settlement for some cash now. USClaims only gets paid if a case is won or has reached a settlement! Apply now or call us today at 1-877-USCLAIMS to learn more.