Premises Accident Lawsuit Funding
Premises accidents (include slip and fall accidents, dog bite accidents, incidents attributed to safety and security lapses, and exposure to toxic substances) are a significant number of the cases we see. The most common of these are “slip and fall” accidents. One of the conditions that a victim of a premises accident must show is that the property owner was aware of the hazard that contributed to your accident, failed to alert potential victims of the hazard, and was negligent in correcting the hazard before the occurrence of your accident. The accidents can occur in places of business, on public property, and on private property.
Some of the conditions that contribute to premises accidents for which lawsuit funding can be obtained include (but are not limited to) the following.
- spilled liquids on the floor
- persistent wet conditions leading to mold growth
- unsafe work-site conditions affecting passers-by and employees at the work site
- falling merchandise in warehouse-type stores and other retail stores
- falling objects such as TV’s in bars and restaurants
- failure to comply with building codes and fire safety laws in apartment buildings and rental properties
- failure to correct safety hazards in a timely manner in apartment buildings and rental properties
- inadequate building security that allows assaults to occur to building occupants and visitors
- unburied TV cables on the ground
- holes in the ground left unmarked by utility or construction companies
- stairways without safety railings
- building corridors and stairways with poor lighting
- poorly maintained carpeting and flooring in buildings
- poorly maintained sidewalks or parking lots
- improperly restrained dogs
- inadequate swimming pools security and safety precautions
The types of injuries that qualify for premises accident lawsuit funding include (but are not limited to) the following.
- herniated spinal disks
- bone fractures
- lacerations from dog bites
- respiratory problems attributed to exposure to toxic substances in the air such as mold or chemicals
- shoulder injuries (e.g. rotator cuff and torn muscles)
- knee injuries (e.g. torn meniscus, torn ligaments)
- burn injuries
- eye injuries
- head injuries
- an injury requiring surgery
- loss of body part (e.g. amputations)
- injuries resulting in death
- soft tissue injuries (the advances on soft tissue injuries are usually smaller if these are the most serious injuries in the case because the overall case value is lower)
The following cases do NOT qualify for premises accident lawsuit funding.
- Cases where you were responsible for causing the premises accident
- Cases where the attorney is being paid by hourly retainer, or you are acting as your own attorney
- Cases where the settlement will be paid by a person rather than an insurance company
- Cases where the plaintiff (injured party) is a minor (under 18 years of age)
Your premises accident lawsuit advance can be used any way you choose, but we recommend that it be used to meet your basic living expenses (e.g. mortgage, rent, utilities, car payments, food) or to assist with medical bills from your premises accident injuries during your recovery. Your premises accident lawsuit advance can also be used to fund expenses associated with your case such as expert witness fees.
The documents we need to see for premises accident lawsuit funding include the following.
- attorney/client retainer agreement (optional)
- police/incident report (if exists)
- witness statements (if exists)
- video of the incident (if exists)
- expert report linking exposure to a toxic substance to health effects (if exists)
- complaint document (if a lawsuit has been filed-most premises accident cases are settled via negotiation before a lawsuit is filed with the court)
- medical records (e.g. emergency room reports, X-ray reports, MRI reports, CAT scan reports, surgical reports, doctors narrative reports describing the status of injuries)
- proof of defendant’s insurance
- payoff amounts for any prior lawsuit funding advances you may already have
Several basic questions about lawsuit finding are answered on the page FAQ’s About Lawsuit Funding.
If you have additional questions, or if you would like to learn if your lawsuit qualifies for lawsuit funding, please click here to contact us