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Can You Get Lawsuit Funding Without an Attorney?

In order to be eligible for Lawsuit funding, you must have an attorney representing your case.  A case where a plaintiff represents themselves in considered per se representation. We do not fund “per se” cases.  In addition you will usually need a retainer agreement with the attorney that is on a contingency basis.  Clients often ask the reason for this requirement. In a nutshell the reasons are as follows. Continue reading Can You Get Lawsuit Funding Without an Attorney?

What’s a Personal Injury Lawsuit Worth in 2017

There are three questions every plaintiff wants answered regarding their personal injury lawsuit.

  1. 1.How much money will I receive when this this personal injury case settles
  2. When am I going to get the money?
  3. How am I going to stay solvent until my case settles?

The number of personal injury lawsuits varies each year, and therefore, some of the biggest payouts and most interesting cases vary accordingly.  It is difficult to pinpoint or breakdown the average payout for personal injury lawsuits.  Because the time it takes to try one of these cases vary as well, the struggles that plaintiffs may face are uncertain and costly. Continue reading What’s a Personal Injury Lawsuit Worth in 2017

What is the difference between pre-settlement funding and lawsuit funding?

Many clients of Smart Lawsuit Funding ask the questions: what is pre-settlement funding and what is lawsuit funding? Are there differences between the two and is one better than the other?

Lawsuit Funding is a more general and broader term to define the financial vehicle to assist plaintiffs with their lawsuits that are pending or settled.  Pre-settlement funding serves the almost the same purpose, but it pertains to cases that have not yet been settled.  So basically, pre-settlement funding or loans are extended on cases that are in the earlier states of a lawsuit.  Pre Settlement is exactly that – cash advances on cases not yet settled. Continue reading What is the difference between pre-settlement funding and lawsuit funding?

When Should You Start Looking for a Personal Injury Lawsuit Loan

A great majority of plaintiffs seeking personal injury lawsuit loans wonder if they are at the right point in their case to seek a personal injury lawsuit advance.  Others wonder if there is an advantage to getting one earlier in your case, or is waiting until the case is closer to settlement better? Continue reading When Should You Start Looking for a Personal Injury Lawsuit Loan

A History of Workman Compensation Lawsuits and Worker Compensation Claims

A workman compensation lawsuit is a claim against an employer for injury that took place at work. Before workers compensation, an injured worker had to prove fault of the employer in a court of law in order to receive damages. If you have a workers compensation lawsuit or claim, be sure to have the advise of a workers compensation attorney in order to know your rights and obligations.  Many workers compensation cases have gone unnoticed in the past, but they need to be paid closer attention because they can cause serious financial damages to plaintiffs who are injured.

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What are pre-settlement loans?

Many plaintiffs undergoing a lawsuit are not familiar with what pre-settlement loans are and how they can impact them.  Simply put, pre-settlement loans are a funding source for plaintiffs who need the financial assistance prior to settlement.  These “loans” are actually cash advances on the expected proceeds of a lawsuit.  The following circumstances lend themselves to someone needing a pre-settlement loan:

  • Uncertainty of time frame until settlement
  • Financial burden of medical and cost of living expenses.
  • Future Medical bills and office visits to the hospital not covered by insurance.
  • Personal daily expenses due to paying for bills related to settlement

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How Credit Scores Can Impact Lawsuit Loans

At Smart Lawsuit Funding we are often asked if the credit score or credit scores of the accident victim affects their application for lawsuit loans.  The financial mechanism of a lawsuit loan somewhat unique, and so, we have answers to specific questions people may have about lawsuit loans and how they can impact them.  Of particular interest in this article are the clients credit score.  Here, we provide you with an overview of what a lawsuit loan is and how a plaintiff can get one.  We also address why it is important to apply with Smart Lawsuit Funding directly.  It is free! So call us now at 888-327-7102 or simply submit an on-line application with us today right here on our website!

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The Role of your Lawyer In Getting a Lawsuit Loan ?

Can your attorney help with a Lawsuit Cash Advance?

Getting a Lawsuit loan is not an every day practice. As such we have answers to specific questions people may have about lawsuit loans and how a lawsuit cash advance can impact them.
People that have pending lawsuits are often tight on money. Sometimes this will lead a plaintiff to ask their lawyer about getting a lawsuit loan. Below are the most common types of cases that Smart Lawsuit Funding provides lawsuit loans on an on-going basis. Continue reading The Role of your Lawyer In Getting a Lawsuit Loan ?

What are the interest rates on lawsuit loans?

The most common question we get from people looking for lawsuit loans is what rate apply. Understandably, plaintiffs looking for lawsuit loans want their money fast but in the most cost effective way.  The interest rates associated with lawsuit loan vary.  The determining factors are type of case involved and state of the case, i.e. has there been a settlement offer.  Settled cases often qualify for lower rates.

Smart Lawsuit Funding understands the demands and needs of plaintiffs suffering from financial difficulty while waiting for a settlement.  We are here to provide you with not only the best service but the most AFFORDABLE services as well.  Why not right? .  Lawsuit advances with Smart only get paid paid back when you and your attorney both get paid.   We understand the financial model inside and out.  Our knowledge allows us to offer low interest rates on lawsuit loans specific to your needs and specific to your settlement.  Call us now at 888-327-7102 or apply directly on-line using our application form.  We are open 24/7 and are here to listen and help you all along the process.

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