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Nebraska settles car crash lawsuit against state employee

The state of Nebraska has agreed to settle a lawsuit that was filed against one of its employees who was involved in a 2007 car accident. Those who have been injured in a motor vehicle accident and are thinking about filing similar lawsuits may want to seek a legal funding from a provider of lawsuit cash advances to help finance the cost of legislation.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports that the state will pay $350,000 to Raymona Sweringian, who was injured in the crash after her Subaru Legacy was hit by a state owned van being driven by Patricia Jackson.

Jackson reportedly admitted that she was dialing her cell phone when she ran a red light at the intersection of 13th and A streets in Lincoln on the morning of May 25 when she hit Sweringian.

According to the news source, Jackson was ticketed for the offense and was ordered to take a defensive driving course.

Swearingian reportedly sustained permanent neck and back injures in the collision and filed suit against the state in Lancaster District Court in 2009.

Under the settlement, Swearingian has reportedly agreed to drop the lawsuit within a month.

Because the claim is for more than $50,000, the agreement must now be approved by the state legislature.

Passenger injured in Louisiana accident files lawsuit against driver, Ford

A man who was allegedly seriously injured in a 2010 car accident in Louisiana has filed a lawsuit against the driver of the car he was riding in, as well as Ford Motor Company. Those who have been injured in a motor vehicle accident may want to seek a lawsuit cash advance from a company that provides lawsuit loans to help cover the cost of living while they wait for their case to settle.

The Louisiana Record reports that Everett Ganier filed suit against Darryl Batiste in Jefferson Parish District Court claiming he was seriously injured in a high-speed car crash after Batiste fell asleep at the wheel.

The lawsuit claims that Batiste was speeding while driving his Ford Taurus in September 2010. When Batiste woke up, he allegedly grabbed the wheel, which caused the car to swerve into the median, hitting several vehicles head-on.

Batiste is reportedly seeking damages for physical and emotional pain, loss of capacity, loss of consortium and court costs.

The lawsuit contends that the seatbelts in the Taurus were not functioning properly at the time of the accident and has also named Ford as a defendant, as well as Inner Parish Security Corporation and ABC Insurer.

Newly elected councilman files lawsuit against Arizona town over crash with police

The newly elected councilman of Gilbert, Arizona, has filed a lawsuit against the town over alleged injuries he sustained during a car accident involving a police officer a year ago. Those who have been injured in a motor vehicle accident may want to seek legal funding from a presettlement funding company to help them get by while waiting for their lawsuit to settle.

The Arizona Republic reports that Ed Cook filed the suit in Highland Justice Court seeking less than $9,999 in connection with a March 2010 accident involving police officer Gary Sweet.

According to the news source, Cook was heading eastbound on Guadalupe Road around 5 p.m. on March 15, 2010, when his Chevrolet Suburban was rear-ended by a police car being driven by Sweet as he approached the intersection of North Eldorado Drive.

Sweet was reportedly faulted in the crash and was cited for driving too fast for road conditions.

Cook initially declined medical assistance, but later had to be treated for “minor soreness,” according to the news provider. The suit is seeking compensation for medical costs

The crash was reportedly one of seven involving a Gilbert police officer in 2010.

Former Indiana doctor found guilty of medical malpractice

A jury has awarded the family of a woman who died of cancer seven years ago $13 million after finding a former Indiana doctor guilty of medical malpractice. Many people who have lost loved ones due to the negligence of the medical community seek a legal funding form a lawsuit cash advance company to help finance the cost of litigation.

According to the Chicago Post Tribune, the Lake Superior Court jury found that Dr. Mark Weinberg failed to properly diagnose Phyllis Barnes’ lung cancer and treated her for other ailments, including sinus surgery, at his Merrillville clinic. The 50-year-old Barnes died of lung cancer in 2004.

Weinberger reportedly fled the country two days after Barnes passed away. He was later captured by authorities who found him camping in the mountains of Italy.

Last October, Weinberger reportedly pleaded guilty to 22 counts of healthcare fraud for charging patients for surgeries that were never performed. He also reportedly faces more than 350 medical malpractice lawsuits in Indiana.

The news source reports that the jury awarded Barnes’ estate $3 million in compensatory damages and an additional $10 million in punitive damages.

The jury did not find any guilt on the part of Weinberger’s assistant, Joe Clinkenbeard.

Lawsuit filed against alleged drunk driver and Pittsburgh bar in connection with deadly crash

The family of a young girl that was killed by an alleged drunk driver has filed a lawsuit against the man charged in connection with the accident and the establishment where he was allegedly drinking the night of the crash. Many people who have lost loved ones due to a motor vehicle accident seek lawsuit loans from a legal funding company to help finance the cost of litigation.

WPXI reports that the the family of 7-year-old Lexa Cleland filed the suit against 23-year-old Travis Isiminger and the Hofbrauhaus House claiming both are responsible for the girl’s death.

According to the news agency, Cleland and her sister were passengers in a car being driven by their mother when they were hit by Isiminger around 10:30 p.m. on East Carson Street in Pittsburgh on December 4, 2010. Cleland’s mother and sister both reportedly sustained injuries in the accident.

Isiminger is reportedly being held at the Allegheny County Jail and faces 16 charges in connection with the collision, including one count of third-degree murder. Police told the new source that Isiminger was driving drunk the night of the crash with a blood alcohol level that was twice the legal state limit.

The lawsuit alleges that employees at the Hofbrauhaus House continued to serve Isiminger the night of the crash, even though he was visibly drunk.

New Jersey hospital agrees to $8.5 settlement in medical malpractice suit

The former owners of a New Jersey medical center has agreed to pay the family of a child who was severely brain damaged during birth $8.5 million to settle a medical malpractice lawsuit. Those who have suffered injuries due to the neglect of the medical community may want to seek legal funding from a provider of lawsuit loans to help finance the cost of similar litigation.

The Jersey Journal reports that the multi-million dollar settlement was reached by the former owners of the Bayonne Medical Center and three workers following five days of testimony in Hudson County Superior Court.

According to the news agency, Emily Ordonez went to the hospital in August 2005 after going into labor. Hours after being attached to a heart monitor, the baby’s heart beat reportedly plummeted to a dangerously low level. Hospital records indicated that staff members waited almost a half hour before calling doctors to start an emergency Cesarean section. The baby reportedly suffered permanent brain damage due to a lack of oxygen to the brain before the procedure.

Under the settlement, the hospital’s insurance company agreed to pay $6 million for medical care to the child, as well as $2.5 million in compensation.

The hospital was reportedly sold to Urban Suburban Associates in 2007.

Estate of pedestrian killed in Nebraska files suit against two drivers

The estate of a 50-year-old woman who was killed while crossing the street in Norfolk, Nebraska, has filed a lawsuit against the drivers of both vehicles involved in the accident, even though one of them has never been identified. Those who have lost loved ones due to a motor vehicle accident and are thinking about filing a similar lawsuit may want to seek a legal funding company for a lawsuit advance to help finance the cost of litigation.

KTIV reports that the lawsuit, filed on behalf of the estate of Brenda Banks in Madison County District, is seeking $12,000 in special damages plus additional costs for general damages.

According to the news source, Banks was hit by a car which left the scene at the intersection of Riverside Boulevard and Georgia Avenue in the early morning hours in March 2009. She reportedly was hit again by a second car being driven by Dion Spaulding of Norfolk.

The driver of the first vehicle, who has never come forward in the case, has been named as “John Doe” in the lawsuit. The suit claims Spaulding and the unidentified driver were negligent the morning of the accident.

Texas nursing home faces slip and fall lawsuit by visitor

A woman who was visiting a Texas nursing home has filed a slip and fall lawsuit against the facility over injuries she allegedly sustained in an accident there last year. Those who have been injured in slip and fall accidents and are thinking about filing a similar lawsuit may want to seek a legal funding from a provider of lawsuit cash advances to help finance the cost of litigation.

The Ultimate Baytown News reports that the lawsuit, filed on behalf of Phyllis Baker in Harris County District Court, claims that the Cedar Bayou Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Baytown was negligent in the January 2010 incident.

According to the news source, Baker was seriously injured during a visit with her mother at the Baker Road building when she slipped and fell on water that had been “carelessly” left on the floor of one of the hallways.

The civil lawsuit claims that workers were at fault and negligent for not cleaning up or posting a warning about the hazard.

Baker is reportedly seeking unspecified general and special monetary damages, including court costs.

Family of Tennessee woman killed in car crash files suit against driver and local bar

The brother and father of a 21-year-old woman who was killed in a car accident in Tennessee last year have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the alleged drunk driver involved and a local drinking establishment. Those who have lost loved ones due to a motor vehicle accident may want to seek legal funding from a presettlement funding company to help finance the cost of similar litigation.

According to WTVF, Jessica Howard and her boyfriend, 26-year-old Kevin McManamon, were pronounced dead on the scene last October after their car was hit by a pick-up truck being driven by 21-year-old Dustin Coker at the intersection of North Galltain Pike and Alta Loma Road in Madison. Coker reportedly sustained minor injuries in the wreck.

Coker was reportedly initially charged with driving under the influence, and was later arrested on two counts of motor vehicle homicide.

The news source reports that the lawsuit also names Sam’s All American Sports Grill for allegedly serving Coker too much alcohol the night of the crash. Coker’s brother, who owned the car he was driving at the time, has also been named as a defendant.

The lawsuit is reportedly seeking unspecified damages.

Family of man killed in 2009 North Carolina crash sues driver and father

The family of a 21-year-old man who was killed in a car accident in North Carolina has filed a suit against the driver involved and her father. Many people who have suffered the loss of a loved one due to a motor vehicle accident and are thinking about filing a similar lawsuit may want to seek lawsuit loans from a legal funding provider to help finance the cost of litigation.

The Daily Reflector reports that a lawsuit has been filed on behalf of Ryan Worthington against Carla Attalah and her father, Fouda, in Pitt County Superior Court.

Worthington was reportedly killed while a passenger in a car being driven by Carla Attalah, whose license had been revoked. Attalah’s 2003 Toyota Sequoia reportedly flipped over on Worthington Road in Winterville around 2:33 a.m. in August 2009 causing Worthington, who was not wearing a seatbelt, to be ejected from the vehicle.

According to the news agency, Attalah has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the crash and is awaiting trial.

Worthington’s family is reportedly seeking compensation in excess of $10,000 for damages, including pain and suffering and burial costs. The lawsuit claims Attalah’s father was negligent because he allowed her to use his car, knowing she had no license.