Whenever a person gets behind the wheel of an automobile, he or she will face a variety of possible distractions, including the radio, passengers in the backseat, a cell phone or even something as simple as an order of fries that was just bought from a local fast-food restaurant. Regardless what the distraction is, distracted driving can lead to disaster if your eyes leave the road for even one second.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has stated that there are six common activities to which drivers have admitted cause distraction. Based on a survey conducted by the Administration, 80 percent of participants noted that talking to other passengers can pose a distraction while operating a motor vehicle. 65 percent said that they have been distracted when adjusting the radio. Additionally, 45 percent of survey participants stated that they have been distracted when eating and/or drinking in their vehicles.
The other three activities that the survey found could lead to distracted driving were making or taking phone calls, using a separate music device and interacting with kids in the back of the vehicle. There have been numerous public service announcements and discussions among lawmakers about the issue of distracted driving; however, such accidents are occurring at alarming rates -- and the results of such collisions have proven to be deadly in some cases.
So, what can you do if you or someone you love has been injured or killed in an automobile accident caused by a distracted driver? Some may choose to seek legal guidance from an attorney, depending on the severity of the case. Based on the facts of the case, the attorney may suggest pursuing a settlement or litigation.
However, in the meantime, your bills are stacking up because you are unable to work due to your injuries. You are falling deeper into debt and you don't see a way out, so you begin to look for possible financial options. But, traditional financial methods have not been successful.
This is where Injury Funds Now (IFN) can prove to be helpful in your particular situation. IFN has provided Florida lawsuit loans* for hurt individuals for well over a decade. It is important for individuals to note, however, that our lawsuit loans are not "loans" in the traditional sense. This is because you will not be required to pay back any money if your case is not success. Traditional loans require credit checks and monthly repayments that may still be out of reach for those who are unable to work due to an accident.
While awaiting settlement or a resolution to your court case, you may still need to maintain your household's financial requirements, which may include mortgage payments, car loan payments, grocery bills, credit card bills and any other routine expenses you may deal with on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. Our funds can provide you with the money needed to stay afloat while your case is pending. If you are struggling financially, consider allowing us to help you with a lawsuit loan.
*DISCLAIMER: The term "loan" or "loans," where used to describe lawsuit funding is not an accurate legal or financial definition of the transaction. IT IS NOT A LOAN. The transaction is a non-recourse purchase of a portion of the proceeds of a potential future case award or settlement. A loan is a transaction that always requires repayment. Our lawsuit funding only requires repayment if the plaintiff receives a favorable recovery. If the plaintiff loses their case, they do not repay anything.