After an arduous series of negotiations to close out a sales deal, a long vacation was just what “Sean” (not a real person) needed. He and his wife packed their bags and headed off to a tropical paradise for a week of sun, fun – and no responsibilities whatsoever.
Upon their return, they were greeted by a pouring rain, but it didn’t dampen their spirits. Invigorated by his long relaxation, Sean looked forward to getting back to work on the next big step in his career. Unfortunately, it was a little step at the airport that would prove his downfall.
As he stepped out of the plane and onto the mobile staircase that led down to the tarmac, Sean’s foot slipped on the rain-soaked surface. He lunged for the handrail but missed, slamming his head into the unforgiving metal. Knocked unconscious, Sean tumbled down the stairs, suffering further injuries until a fellow passenger stopped his freefall.
When he awoke, Sean was in the hospital, having suffered a concussion, as well as a hairline fracture in his elbow that he didn’t even remember happening. His return to work would have to be delayed.
After speaking with a coworker who also had taken a flight that weekend, he learned that she had also deplaned in rainy weather, but a mat at the top of the stairs had been used to help passengers find their footing. There was no such mat on the stairs Sean used.
Sean filed a lawsuit against the airport, which was responsible for maintaining the stairway and providing safety features, such as the mat, in case of poor weather. The airport responded by claiming that some wetness on the stairs was a factor that all passengers must be aware of and that a slip-and-fall accident like Sean’s fell into the category of “acceptable risk.” In other words, they claimed, it was Sean’s fault that he fell, and not the airport’s.
Plagued by headaches and memory loss from his head injury, Sean was unable to work and faced a long road back to recovery. In the meantime, he needed a way to provide for himself and his wife while his lawsuit worked its way through the courts. His lawyer told him to contact USClaims to secure pre-settlement funding for his case.
If you’re having trouble meeting your expenses while waiting for a legal settlement or a judgment related to a slip-and-fall accident, USClaims can help.
At USClaims, we offer pre-settlement funding, if a case is qualified for pre-settlement funding then we would purchase a portion of the proceeds of the anticipated court judgment or settlement for some cash now. USClaims only gets paid if a case is won or has reached a settlement! Apply now or call us today at 1-877-USCLAIMS to learn more.