NEW YORK, March 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Legal-Bay LLC, The Lawsuit Settlement Funding Company which operates lawsuitssettlementfunding.com, reported today that the city recently settled personal injury lawsuits for incidents that occurred at Rikers Island and other jail facilities for $13.1 million.
According to an article in The NY Post, Comptroller Scott Stringer indicated that jail injury incidents had increased 66% from the previous year. The number of claims shot up to 2,846 last year and is "on pace to grow another 39 percent this fiscal year."
Although there has been an increase in the rate of assaults, City Hall officials have said that the judgments and settlements are typically from incidents that took place a few years ago. For instance, three inmate deaths that each yielded settlements of more than $1MM had occurred in early 2014. Regardless, the city now has to shell out $13.1 million to settle these jail injury suits.
Legal-Bay is an advocate for victims of jail injuries, police brutality, and wrongful imprisonment, and the company stands ready to assist those who have been faced with such incidents, including medical malpractice or healthcare neglect, prison rape, wrongful death, and wrongful convictions, as these cases are unfortunately becoming far too common throughout the country.
Chris Janish, CEO of Legal-Bay, commented on the recent jail injury settlement, "Unfortunately we have seen a rise in applications from victims of prison injury, prison health neglect, malpractice, and police and/or prison brutality cases, and we want to remind victims that we are here to help them get the assistance they need during this time."
Legal-Bay stands ready to assist victims of police brutality, wrongful imprisonment, and wrongful conviction cases nationwide including those in states with the largest prison populations: Texas, New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, and California. For more information on Legal-Bay's police brutality, wrongful imprisonment, and wrongful conviction lawsuit funding programs, visit: http://lawsuitssettlementfunding.com/wrongful-imprisonment.php
Legal-Bay's programs are non-recourse lawsuit cash advances, also known as case funding, which means you only repay the settlement advance if you win your case. None of the programs should be considered to be a lawsuit loan, lawsuit loans, settlement loans, settlement loan, pre-settlement loans, or a pre-settlement loan. To learn more about how Legal-Bay's funding process works, visit: http://lawsuitssettlementfunding.com/funding-process.php
If you, or a loved one, are in need of some financial support due to being a victim of "The System," feel free to call Legal-Bay on its toll-free hotline at: 877.571.0405.
You may also apply online at: http://lawsuitssettlementfunding.com and an agent will respond to your request shortly.
Contact: Patty Kirby, COO/Head of Client Relations
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