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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) February 13, 2018 – Negligence and a marijuana-laced brownie were cited as reasons for the death of a 23-year-old man who fell from the rooftop of a Los Angeles YMCA.
According to court documents, it appeared the young man had eaten a brownie allegedly laced with cannabis and made his way to his room at the YMCA. He told a worker that he was not feeling well and was high. Even though the facility’s policy is to ban residents from entering if they are under the influence of a drug, the man was allowed in the building.
The lawsuit stated the YMCA agreed to supervise the young man, but were negligent in doing so. The defendant contends that the young man declined help and went to his room. However, at some point between 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. the man went to the building’s rooftop and fell onto the street. He was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. The rooftop of the YMCA was a popular location for residents, despite the fact it had broken, slippery and unstable tiling, and no walkways or protective barriers. The young man’s parents filed a wrongful death lawsuit after the sudden death of their son on January 1, 2016.
Losing a loved one is painful and attempting to resolve a claim can be exhausting and expensive. In filing a wrongful death lawsuit, the family may well face financial burdens due to funeral and burial costs, as well as other expenses as a result of an accident. Therefore, in order to deal with the sudden bills, the family may be able to obtain financial help through litigation funding.
Litigation funding is also referred to as a lawsuit loan and it is often able to assist victims in dealing with financial issues until their lawsuit is settled and compensation awarded. Pre-settlement funding is a cash advance, based solely on the merits of the case, it helps pay for life’s necessities, such as medical expenses, car expenses, food, rent, mortgage, etc. It is important to note that a “lawsuit loan” is not like a traditional bank loan and a person’s credit standing is irrelevant. Additionally, lawsuit cash advances do not require upfront or monthly payments.
“Litigation funding is also non-recourse, which means that a plaintiff is only responsible for paying back the funding if they win their case,” explained Daren Monroe, Litigation Funding representative. “Repaying the lawsuit cash advance is entirely excused if the case fails.”
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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) February 13, 2018 – X-LITE guardrail rails, manufactured by Lindsay Corporation of Nebraska, have taken the lives of dozens unsuspecting motorists involved in high-speed accidents that ended with passengers being impaled by the guardrail that was supposed to telescope into itself. Lindsay Corporation stated their product is designed to collapse into itself and protect accident victims. Several serious accidents across the nation have proven otherwise. X-LITE has been linked to dozens of deaths and catastrophic injuries since 2016.
Steinberg Law Firm attorney Malcolm Crosland together with Leslie Kroeger of Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll is representing Ronald and (the estate of) Charlotte Blankenship who were driving on I-26 on April 29, 2017. Their vehicle suddenly left the roadway off the right shoulder, colliding with a Lindsay X-LITE guardrail – supposedly a safety device designed to ease the impact generated by a high-speed collision. Instead, the rail impaled Charlotte Blankenship, on the passenger’s side of the vehicle, causing catastrophic injuries. Mrs. Blankenship subsequently died. Ronald Blankenship survived.
Several other lawsuits involving the X-LITE guardrail have also been filed, including a suit in Tennessee involving a woman who had to have her left leg partially amputated after colliding with a Lindsay guardrail in June 2017, just two months after Charlotte Blankenship’s death. In this instance, the woman’s car swung off the right shoulder of I-40, in Tennessee. The collision caused the guardrail to pierce the vehicle frame causing severe injuries.
In 2017, there were also three other lawsuits filed by victims of crashes involving the X-guardrail in Tennessee state court against Lindsay Corporation. In all instances, the guardrails pierced the victim’s cars and did not buckle when hit.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S.DOT) indicates there are roughly 14,000 X-LITE guardrails presently installed across the nation with approximately 4,000 to 5,000 in North Carolina. Removal of the guardrails statewide was authorized by the Tennessee Department of Transportation in April 2017. Since that time, other states have removed the guardrails and removed the Lindsay Corporation from their approved product lists.
States that have removed or made the decision to remove the guardrails are:
· New Jersey
· Rhode Island
· New York (removal by the end of 2018)
· Maryland (removed manufacturer from approved product lists)
· South Carolina (removed manufacturer from approved product lists)
“If you have been involved in an accident where your vehicle collided with an X-LITE guardrail and that guardrail severely injured or killed a loved one, seek experienced legal counsel to ensure you obtain just and equitable compensation for your injuries,” said Steinberg Law Firm attorney, Malcolm M. Crosland, Jr.
About Attorney Malcolm M. Crosland Jr.
Mr. Crosland has consistently been recognized year after year by Best Lawyers in America and SuperLawyers. He holds the highest level rating with Martindale-Hubbell (A/V) for his ethical and professional standards. He’s a past president of Injured Workers Advocates; the only statewide organization for attorneys dedicated to the protection of the rights of injured workers and was elected to the executive committee for Workers Injury Law and Advocacy Group (WILG).
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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) February 12, 2018 – The J&Y Law Firm is pleased to announce that they recently reached a $2 million settlement on behalf of a client who was injured in a slip and fall accident that occurred at a retail outlet.
In May 2013, the client was walking through the aisle of the store in El Monte, CA, when she slipped and fell due to a spilled bottle of juice, seriously injuring her back. She was rushed by ambulance to the hospital where she received conservative treatment. After her injuries persisted, she eventually underwent 2 back surgeries — a discectomy and a spinal fusion. Both procedures failed, however. She was subsequently diagnosed with Failed Back Syndrome, for which she received a spinal cord stimulator.
J&Y fought for the client in a lengthy, drawn out litigation process that involved 4 different mediation attempts. After an intricate and detailed negotiation, the other side eventually agreed to settle the case for $2,000,000. It is worth noting that all property owners in the state of California have a duty to provide visitors with a safe environment. For those that have been injured in a slip/trip and fall accident, J&Y attorneys can help obtain meaningful compensation.
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The J&Y Law Firm is one of the premier personal injury law firms serving clients from over 20 offices throughout Northern and Southern California. They have a proven track record of successfully pursuing injury claims involving car accidents, bus accidents, bicycle accidents, motorcycle accidents, boat accidents, pedestrian accidents, train accidents, plane accidents, slip, trip and falls, and defective products. J&Y leverages their knowledge and negotiating skills to help clients achieve successful outcomes. For more information, call the office at (877) 735-7035.