Wrongful Death Cases and Pre-Settlement Funding
The death of a loved one is impossibly hard. No amount of money in a lawsuit will make up for the loss. However, when someone is taken from you unjustly, a lawsuit may be the only way to get any sort of resolution and closure.
Wrongful death cases aren’t even their own specific set of cases. If anything, wrongful death is more a specific type of injury. So the causes of the wrongful death can be wide-ranging: a motor vehicle accident, a medical malpractice incident, an assault, the negligence of a nursing home… etc. One thing that is constant with all of these, and with most lawsuits in general, is that the defendant and their insurance company wants to avoid paying as long as possible. This can result in financial hardship for the plaintiff in the lawsuit, and that’s on top of having to deal with immense grief.
What is a Wrongful Death Case Worth?
Because of the wide variety of case types that result in wrongful death, this is a question with more than one answer. In the case of a motor vehicle accident, it’s somewhat clear cut. Assuming the liability is perfect, plaintiffs in wrongful death auto accidents can, and often do, receive the full insurance amount. That amount may get further divided by the number of heirs that are eligible to receive funding.
In cases of medical malpractice or nursing home negligence, it’s harder to quantify. Someone dying is unfortunately not enough by itself to receive a large settlement. It has to be proved that the hospital did not follow a proper standard of care, which directly led to the death. This can often be achieved with a good medical expert. Also, you need to take into account what suffering there was before the death.
A patient with a small chance to live that died quickly during a procedure will not likely see a big verdict. One who was going in for a relatively routine operation that had to go back for five additional surgeries to fix the problem and then passed away? That’s a much different story. Some med mal cases can be very hard to prove, but if they are proven, they can result in million dollar verdicts or more.
How Long Will My Wrongful Death Case Take to Settle?
Like the last question, this one can vary depending on any number of factors: case type, age, the length of severity of suffering, the venue where the case is being tried, etc.
As stated above, it benefits insurance companies if the cases take a while, as the client may get desperate and ask to settle for a smaller amount just to be done with it and move on with his or her life. While some open-and-shut cases (particularly with small insurance policies) may settle early for a full amount, many wrongful death cases can stretch on for years.
How To Qualify For Pre-Settlement Loans With Nova Legal Funding
Pre-settlement loans (also called cash advances) are simple to obtain. After taking some basic information from you, we will obtain documentation from your attorney and speak to them if we think it necessary. Obviously that means you must have an attorney handling your file. If your case is eligible, we will present an offer to you for funding. After you and your attorney sign the loan documents, we can have money to you the very same day.
Why Choose Us for Your Lawsuit Loan Needs?
Some companies care more about dollar signs than helping its clients. We always feel that the client comes first. When you apply, you’ll hear back from someone that same day. We keep you informed always about your application. Our rates are among the lowest in the industry and we can get you answers as quickly as anyone. Contact us immediately to start the process and we will try to get you money in hand within 48 hours!