DUI related accidents are common in the United States. Despite well intentioned attempts by state law enforcement authorities, thousands of vehicle occupants as well as pedestrians and cyclists, get inured every year because someone is intoxicated or affected by drugs.
Tennessee saw more than its fair share of DUI related highway accidents over the weekend. In Alcoa, near Knoxville, the police were called in to deal with two separate DUI related accidents on the same day.
The first incident was a hit and run where a woman was run off into a ditch late on Friday evening on Old Knoxville Road. The car that hit the woman’s vehicle left behind a piece of its front end grille at the crash scene and this was used to identify the offending vehicle later that night. A man was taken into custody where his car was parked, with evidence that it had crashed into another vehicle earlier. The man was arrested for DUI and other offenses.
In the second incident, a woman and her two daughters were driving along the Alcoa Highway when they reported they were hit in the rear by another vehicle driving at high speed. The two daughters were taken to hospital with injuries. The man who was driving the vehicle that caused the crash was arrested with DUI and other charges related to driver licenses, insurance and injury related offenses.
Depending on their injuries, the drivers and passengers could file lawsuits against the drunk drivers who caused the accidents. The evidence which links the accident to negligence has already been made clear. The question is whether the drivers were sufficiently insured or had enough personal funds to pay a lawsuit settlement. Their chance of success will likely depend on their injuries and available insurance coverage.
Being inflicted by an injury because of someone else’s poor decisions and outright negligence is serious both for the injured party and the driver. Injuries cost money, which include time off work and medical bills.
Even if you file a lawsuit against the at fault driver, it often takes months or even years to recoup the money you have lost and it is not always enough to compensate you for all the pain and anguish you and your family suffer considering the amount of time plaintiffs wait for their settlement.
Injuries caused by DUI related accidents can lead to financial hardship for the injured. Unable to work, many plaintiffs simply cannot meet day to day expenses. Fortunately, plaintiffs can always consider a pre-settlement loan to help limit their financial hardship.
Pre settlement loans are financial transactions in which a lawsuit funding company advances money for a lawsuit in anticipation of a successful settlement. The company gives the plaintiff immediate cash in return for a portion of the lawsuit’s settlement.
Unfortunately, accidents do happen and they often result in more than physical harm to the victims. Luckily, there is a solution to the problem. Pre settlement loans offer the opportunity for plaintiffs to ease their financial difficulties in the form of a lawsuit cash advance from a reputable “lawsuit loan” company.