Yvone and Ronald Rouse filed a wrongful death suit against several local and state agencies after the death of their son, Ronald.
Ronald Rouse, an 18-year-old senior and football player at Hartsville High School, was playing in a home game against Crestwood High on Oct. 5, 2012 when he called a time-out and suddenly collapsed. Rouse was revived by the school’s athletic trainer and began to walk off field when he collapsed a second time, this time for good. Rouse was pronounced dead at Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center.
Rouse’s parents are claiming in their lawsuit that the South Carolina and Darlington County Board of Education, Hartsville High School, South Carolina High School League, Lake Robinson Rescue Squad, Darlington County Emergency Prepardness and Darlington County exhibited negligence in their policies and action throughout the series of events that lead to Rouse’s death. The family demanded a jury trial for the case.
According to the family, a physical taken by Rouse on May 15, 2012 at the Hartsville High School showed the teen had high blood pressure. The physician even went as far as to circle the teens 157/74 blood pressure reading. However, Rouse was approved or ‘cleared’ to participate in all sports,” the lawsuit states.
The suit goes on to state Rouse was never made aware of having high blood pressure, and that Rouse complained of feeling faint during periods of physical stress at the time.
Given the sheer number of defendants named in the lawsuit, Rouse’s parents are in for a long, hard-fought court battle. As the battle drags on, financial pressures may mount and they may begin to feel the pressure to settle for a lower amount.
Should that happen, securing settlement funding may help them to ‘stay the course’.
Wrongful Death Settlement Funding in South Carolina Accident Cases Help Plaintiffs with Cash Now for Their Lawsuit
Settlement funding provides lawsuit cash advances for plaintiffs undergoing wrongful death cases in order to help them hold out for a better settlement offer. The money provided by wrongful death settlement funding is ‘non-recourse’, meaning that it does not have to be repaid in the event of a lost case. The money can also be spent in anyway the recipient deems appropriate.
For plaintiffs in wrongful death lawsuits, settlement funding helps them hold out for just compensation. With bills paid and the pressure to settle quickly removed, plaintiffs have the monetary flexibility to reject ‘low ball’ settlement offers simply because they are out of cash.
Because settlement funding is not a traditional loan, employment history and financial standing are not taken into consideration. Rather, the only concern is the validity of the lawsuit and the likelihood of its success.
Once the determination has been made to provide settlement funding, funds can be made available in as little as 24-hours. There are no upfront fees or incremental payments involved in securing settlement funding. And unlike traditional loans with monthly payments, the borrower is not required to make any payments until the case is settled.
If the case is successful, the lawsuit loan payment is made through the settlement. If the plaintiff loses the case, no repayment is required.
If you are going through a wrongful death lawsuit in South Carolina and are feeling the pressure to settle, acquiring settlement funding can go a long way toward helping you realize a just compensation.