Pedestrians Injured on the Road & Crosswalk

Pedestrians face many risks every time they cross the road, traffic signal or crosswalk. They face risk from unsafe or careless drivers in a rush, or possibly under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Hasty drivers cause needless deaths and severe injuries to unsuspecting pedestrians every day.

Pedestrians typically have the right of way. That is to say he or she wasn’t crossing a major intersection illegally when the cars and traffic faced a green light. Pedestrians just like drivers must be extra careful or cautious. Often times, the accident was the fault of the driver. Liability must be proved.

If you were a victim of a car accident as a pedestrian, you may have a legal claim. Be sure to consult with your attorney. If you already have an ongoing legal claim or lawsuit against the at-fault driver, you may also qualify for lawsuit funding. High Rise Financial provides our clients with quality care and cash before your lawsuit settles. The lawsuit “loan” must be repaid when your case settles or if you win a recovery. Unlike a lawsuit loan, however, the cash advanced does not need to be repaid to us if you lose your claim or there is no monetary settlement. Contact High Rise Financial to find out more and see if you can qualify. The application is short and easy and our team of underwriters can review your file within 24 hours.

Types of Injuries Covered by Cash Funding

High Rise Financial provides cash funding for your lawsuit or legal case which involves personal injuries such as brain injuries, broken bones, amputations, paralysis, burn injuries, spinal cord damage, back pain and more. Depending on the circumstance and scenario of your personal injury accident, and liability against the at-fault defendant, you may be eligible for cash pre-settlement funding. Such legal funding is similar to a lawsuit loan but it is distinct in that the cash advanced need only be repaid if your case settles and if you are successful.

If you or a loved one were injured in a car accident, motorcycle accident, pedestrian accident or auto accident, slip and fall, dog bite attack, construction accidents, wrongful death cases, medical malpractice or by a defective medical product, contact High Rise Financial to qualify for access to lawsuit funding. Click here for a full list of the case types we cash fund.

When the injuries are serious and the medical bills pile up, cash funding can make all the difference. You can continue to obtain medical treatment and necessary surgeries, pay for your living expenses and bills all while your attorney continues to prosecute your case on your behalf for the best possible financial settlement.

Injuries Caused by Car Accidents

In car accidents, both drivers and passengers can be heavily impacted. Because of the weight of the vehicles themselves and the force of impact, depending on the type of car crash and how it occurred, the injuries individuals sustain can be life-threatening and debilitating.

In car accidents with big trucks and rigs, car flips may occur, fires may start and as a result bones can break and burn injuries may occur. In an automobile accident with a motorcyclist who can potentially be thrown off his or her vehicle, the injuries can be even more severe without the extra layer of protection from a windshield that a car may provide. Pedestrians are even less safe when they are in contact with a moving vehicle, motorcycle or truck. If a pedestrian is hit by a bus or car or any other vehicle, they are typically thrown into the air or run over. Those injuries can be devastating and permanent. Unfortunately, such accidents are not rare but are a common occurrence.

At High Rise Financial, we seek to offer assistance to injured victims of car and other vehicular accidents to allow such victims to obtain the necessary medical treatment to survive and recover. Many times the injuries are so severe that they cannot fully recover to their condition pre-accident. If you or a loved one was injured in a car accident and have an ongoing legal case against the other party, you may qualify for cash for your lawsuit. Contact High Rise Financial to learn more.

Uber Accidents on the Rise

If you or a loved one, family member or friend were injured in an automobile accident with an Uber vehicle, your case may qualify for cash legal funding pre-settlement. If you were a passenger in an Uber driver’s vehicle and were injured or sustained damages and have an ongoing legal case or are pursuing a claim, you should consider cash funding for your lawsuit. Another scenario may involve you being a passenger or driver of the second vehicle and the Uber driver causing the accident as the driver of the first vehicle. Various scenarios may occur. The only requirement is that the evidence show that the other party is liable and caused the accident. In fact, many different auto accidents can occur and are not limited to auto vs. auto.

A car driven by an Uber driver can crash with a motorcyclist, pedestrian, truck driver and more. If you were injured in such an accident, you may be entitled to recovery for your pain and suffering and medical treatments. These are typically referred to by lawyers as general damages and special damages, respectively. Also, depending on the circumstances and the extent of your injuries, you may also have other potential claims for lost income or lost wages as well as loss of consortium if the accident so gravely affected you to affect your marriage or marital relations.

Sometimes referred to as a “lawsuit loan,” cash funding provided by High Rise Financial must only be repaid if your case is successful and there is a monetary settlement. This condition allows plaintiffs who are injured to benefit from the leverage their case holds against the liable defendant third-party. Click here to learn more about how legal funding for lawsuits work both before settlement and even after settlement but before you receive the cash from the defendant’s insurance company.

Can I Sue for Pain and Suffering?

A victim of any personal injury accident can generally sue for pain and suffering money damages. Of course, the amount that will be considered or awarded is directly dependent on the severity of their injuries and the significant of the incident. Someone that trips and scrapes their knee does not have the same allocation for pain and suffering as someone who suffered third degree burns as a result of a defective product which would fall under product liability.

These distinctions are key. Almost every type of case qualifies for pain and suffering, with one exception: that is worker’s compensation claims. If you were injured in an accident while at work for your employer- then you cannot sue your employer for pain, suffering or disability.

What types of Accidents and Injuries Qualify for Pain and Suffering Damages?

Car accidents, medical malpractice cases, pedestrian accidents, slip and falls, product liability, dog bites, construction accidents, nursing home negligence, defective medical devices and other similar cases qualifies for pain and suffering damages. Injuries that would have a high dollar or monetary value on it for pain and suffering would probably include burn injuries, orthopedic injuries, spinal cord injuries or severe injuries to the brain, any type of injury requiring surgery to recover, as well as broken bones and fractures, amputations, and paralysis (paraplegia and quadraplegia).

Minor or less severe injuries would still warrant some compensation for pain and suffering- because even if you did not fall through a skylight on a construction job- you still had some suffering as a result of that rear-ended car accident (even with minor property damage). Leave it to your attorney to fight for you to obtain as much of a recovery as possible for your injuries, treatment and the impact of the accident on your life and well-being.

Plan of Action in a Pedestrian Personal Injury Accident

California has the highest number of pedestrian accidents and fatalities in the country. Even though pedestrians have the right of way, these accidents may occur when a person is crossing the street or waiting on the sidewalk to cross. A pedestrian who is injured by a driver in these situations may want to file a personal injury lawsuit but be uncertain about how to pay for it. Lawsuits are expensive, and even when done on a contingency basis incur legal fees, expert costs and other costs associated with trial and litigation. The injured person might be eligible for legal funding, commonly called a cash advance for a lawsuit or a lawsuit loan, that allows them to continue living their lives while their Los Angeles personal injury lawsuit or case is pending.

How Pedestrian Accidents Happen and when Negligence is Involved

A driver is considered to be negligent when that driver fails to observe a reasonable amount of care while behind the wheel. Actions that could be considered negligent on the part of the driver include not yielding to pedestrians, speeding, driving under the influence, not using a turn signal and ignoring traffic signals and signs. Drivers are also expected to be more cautious in areas where children may be playing such as playgrounds, schools and residential neighborhoods. In turn, pedestrians can take precautions to make themselves safer such as using crosswalks and observing “walk” and “don’t walk” signals.

If you or a loved one was a pedestrian victim in a vehicle or automobile accident that was another person’s fault and have an ongoing legal case, contact High Rise Financial to apply for cash funding for your lawsuit. With funding that is commonly called a lawsuit loan or cash advance for a lawsuit, you will be able to focus on recovering rather than worrying about a loss of income or difficulty affording finances during this hardship.

Click here to learn more about how the legal funding process works and our interaction with your attorney of record to manage and process information regarding your claim or active case. Funding is also available post-settlement, after a settlement has been reached with the defendant, or culpable party or their insurance company. You can also click for commonly asked questions about what we do or the services we offer.