USClaims Can Help You Get Back in the Game After Your Slip-and-Fall AccidentNovember 6, 2017
“Kurt” (not a real person) was a soccer fanatic. He rooted passionately for his favorite teams, both domestic and international, and played in an adult league at the local community rec center every weekend.
Stuck inside due to heavy thunderstorms all day Saturday and into the next morning, Kurt was especially looking forward to Sunday’s tilt. His team would be playing a team captained by his co-worker, and the two men had made a friendly wager, with the loser paying for the winner’s lunch on Monday.
The match was tied at two midway through the second half, when Kurt lunged at a ball that was heading out-of-bounds. As he planted his left foot and pivoted to make the kick with his right, he lost his footing on the rubber pitch and twisted awkwardly.
The sudden bolt of pain was overwhelming. Kurt crumpled to the ground and the match ground to a halt. One of his teammates, an EMT, checked on Kurt and immediately declared his ankle broken.
As he was being examined in the now-quiet building, Kurt could hear a steady dripping nearby. He looked to the spot where he had slipped and noticed some pooling water. It was dripping from the ceiling and was obviously the result of the weekend’s heavy rain – and, it seemed, poor building maintenance.
As Kurt recuperated, his co-worker did a little asking around and found that a player on his team had slipped on the same spot following heavy rains a month ago. He hadn’t been hurt, but he had informed the building’s management – who clearly hadn’t done anything to rectify the dangerous situation.
Facing a long and expensive recovery – and frustrated that he couldn’t play the game he loved in the interim – Kurt sued the owners of the facility for negligence. They contracted out maintenance to another firm, to which they neatly shifted the blame; unsurprisingly, that company pointed the finger right back to the building’s staff.
With his case dragging along and going back and forth between the two entities, Kurt’s lawyer suggested he contact USClaims to secure additional pre-settlement funding to help cover personal expenses as he pursued his slip-and-fall case.
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 slip-and-fall accident, call USClaims today at 1-877-USCLAIMS.