A former ambulance driver has filed a lawsuit against the company and the driver of a car that were involved in a fatal crash on Interstate 25 in New Mexico last year. Those who have been injured in a motor vehicle accident and are thinking about filing a similar lawsuit may want to seek presettlement funding to help finance the cost of litigation.
The Associated Press reports that 19-year-old Vanessa Carrillo filed suit against Rocky Mountain EMS after the ambulance she was driving was hit by a wrong way driver near Santa Fe.
According to the news agency, Carrillo’s lawsuit also names the driver of the car, Kylene Holmes, and a passenger, Jennifer Belvin, as defendants. The suit contends that both women were under the influence of alcohol and marijuana at the time of the accident in December 2010. Holmes reportedly was killed in the crash, Belvin was injured.
The lawsuit claims the ambulance company was negligent in its upkeep of the airbags in the emergency response vehicle. Carrillo reportedly suffered serious injuries in the crash, including a number of broken bones, when the airbags did not deploy in the head-on wreck.
Carrillo is seeking payment for all damages and medical costs.
Owners, David and Larry Frascella donate to send nine children from Delaware children’s home on a dream vacation.
Newark, DE, October 17, 2011: For many children, a trip to Disney World is a dream come true. For the children ofExceptional Care for Children, it a dream that they never thought could be achieved. See the children there depend on medical technology such as life support for daily survival. Because of this, they don’t get luxury of doing things other children take for granted, such as playing sports, riding their bikes in the park, or taking family trips to Disney World. They had to enjoy the magic of Disney through their movies and videos.
In May, The Frascella brothers, David and Larry paid a visit to Exceptional Care facility and saw how much joy Mickey Mouse brought to the children and “decided to bring the characters to life through the donation of an all-expense-paid trip for any child at Exceptional Care for Children who able to safely make the journey with their caregivers, including medical equipment and all of the special care and comfort measures required by these children.”
The Frascella’s who own Lighthouse Legal Finance, a lawsuit funding company, donated $100,000 for 9 or 22 children at the facility and a care team of 26 to make the trip. Unfortunately, the other children were not stable enough to make the trip.
Southwest Airlines provided round-trip airfare while Walt World Resorts Disney worked hand in hand with the staff of Exceptional Care to “facilitate a seamless journey,” according to Annette V. Moore administrator at the home.
It was a dream for these children to go to go to Disney World, but it was the dream of a lot of hardworking individuals to make their dream a reality and as Walt Disney himself said, “If you can dream it, you can do it.”
It’s understandable to shutter when you hear the word ‘loan’. However, lawsuit loans are really not loans at all. In fact, you only pay back the money if you win!
Meanwhile, standard loans require you to pay no matter what while tagging lofty interest to it. Sometimes, lawsuit funding is needed to help fund bills that stem from the incident that is in legal battle. These may be high-cost medical bills or procedures you need to get after an accident or neglect.
The fact is injuries in accidents are not cheap, and negligence of a person or company can cost more than just money. Seeking legal recourse is the right way to get what you deserve, but most of the time you won’t be able to front the cost of the bills. If an injury was involved, certainly the medical bills will become overwhelming and may send you tumbling into debt. That’s why a lawsuit loan can help you get back on your feet while waiting for the legal proceedings.
But unlike other loans, such as a home or car loan, which can charge high interest rates, a lawsuit loan won’t charge interest. In fact, you only have to pay it back if you have won your case. So really this is not a loan at all, instead it’s a cash advance for a sum of money you plan on receiving after the case goes through the slow legal system.
Lawsuit funding can be very appealing since the legal system can be bogged down for various reasons. You may not get a settlement or a ruling until months or even years after you need the cash. So if you need money to pay bills extending from a lawsuit, then look no further than Lighthouse Legal. We can get the money you deserve right away and help your journey to justice!