Commercial vehicle accidents tend to cause catastrophic and fatal injuries because of the size and weight of large trucks. When the truck hits a small car, the occupants often do not stand a chance against a vehicle weighing as much as 80,000 pounds. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, accidents involving large trucks caused 697 deaths and 25,000 injuries nationwide in 2012.
Truck drivers are also at substantial risk of injuries and death. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that trucking industry workers are killed more than in any other occupation, accounting for a staggering 12 percent of job-related fatalities. Injured truck drivers may have a right to recover through both the workers’ compensation program and a civil lawsuit.
Whether you are a truck driver or a motorist, a long road is ahead of you in the civil courts. Often, the worse the accident, the longer it takes to litigate or settle. In the meantime, unpaid bills can compound an already tragic situation.
Injury Funds Now can provide the cash you need now for your truck accident. Although, commonly referred to as “lawsuit loans,” pre-settlement funding from IFN is not a loan. We provide an advance on the money you will likely receive through a settlement or trial verdict. Our no-risk advance can help you pay your mortgage, auto loan, credit cards and medical bills and you only pay us back if you recover in a civil lawsuit.
Tractor-trailers and many newer car models contain a black box, also called an electronic data recorder or EDR. The black box records information from the moments before, during and following a crash, such as speed, steering, seatbelt use and brake application. Law enforcement officers use this vital information to determine what caused the accident. The black box data, phone records, logbooks, skid marks and other evidence may point to one of these common causes of serious 18-wheeler accidents:
Florida-based Injury Funds Now provides lawsuit loans for trucking accidents that resulted in head injuries, paralysis, amputations, surgically treated back and neck injuries, burns, fractures and death. We do not fund injuries that are treated exclusively by a pain clinic or chiropractor.
If your injury occurred while you were on the job, you can seek immediate relief through your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. However, the amount of benefits you are entitled to do not equal your full wages, meaning you may struggle to pay your bills. You may also have a third-party claim against a negligent motorist, the company that improperly loaded the trailer or an outside maintenance contractor who made shoddy repairs.
We can advance payment on your civil lawsuit once you have retained legal counsel. Unfortunately, we cannot fund claims for government benefits, including workers’ compensation, Social Security or other entitlements.
Unlike traditional loans, lawsuit funding for truck accidents does not require good credit or employment to qualify. To make the process as hassle-free as possible, Injury Funds Now offers:
We recommend applying through our convenient online system for the quickest service and to also provide you with the ability to check your application’s status online anytime.
*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.