You know that you have attorney-client privilege with your lawyer, but you may be worried if pre-settlement legal funding will affect that. The answer is a resounding NO.
At High Rise Financial, we are bound by client privilege as well. We will not share the details of your personal injury claim with parties involved in your case, the media, or anyone else. We abide by a strict code of ethics, and we always maintain strict client confidentiality.
If you’re considering applying for pre-settlement legal funding, you’re smart to be asking questions and doing your homework. Personal injury cases can cause mounting bills and mounting financial anxiety.
You’ve already done the hard work of starting your recovery and filing a personal injury claim with the help of your lawyer. Now it’s time to look for some financial solutions.
You May Have to Divulge that You Received Legal Funding
While the details of your case remain confidential, if you go to court rather than negotiate a settlement, the fact that you have applied for and received legal funding may need to be divulged to the court. Lawyers for the other side may use this information to try for judicial disqualification or to eliminate someone from the jury pool.
The laws concerning personal injury cases and the regulation of legal funding are both changing. This is because some state legislatures are moving to make litigation funding more transparent.
In 2017, Wisconsin Act 235 became law. This law requires legal funding arrangements to be disclosed in civil cases like personal injury lawsuits. Simply put, if anyone has entered into a contingent fee agreement with you where they may be paid through settlement funds, the other side has a right to know.
In April of 2020, Utah lawmakers passed the Maintenance Funding Practices Act. This law is designed to protect plaintiffs like yourself. It requires legal funding companies like High Rise Financial to register with the state and be fully transparent in our pre-settlement legal funding agreements.
Divulging that you applied for and received legal funding is nothing to be ashamed of. If you have exhausted your savings and need cash now, an advance on your settlement could be the perfect solution.
For a free legal consultation, call (877) 735-0016
Our Pre-Settlement Legal Funding Process Is Transparent
States that have begun to regulate pre-settlement legal funding are not asking for anything that High Rise Financial doesn’t already do. Our funding process is completely transparent, and we do not interfere in your legal case in any way.
As an associate member of the Alliance for Responsible Consumer Legal Funding, we are dedicated to providing pre-settlement legal funding to you and others who are struggling financially due to injuries from an accident. Legal funding is a no-risk way to help you make ends meet while you wait for a fair settlement.
Interested? Complete the form on the Apply Now page or call us at (866) 407-6404 with questions.
The Information We Gather Is Protected by Our Confidentiality Agreement
We gather a tremendous amount of information about your injuries and the specifics of your personal injury claim before approving you for pre-settlement legal funding. We do all we can to ensure your personal information and the details of your personal injury claim remain confidential.
We use secure servers to transmit and store documents, so your information will not fall into the wrong hands. And all of our employees sign non-disclosure agreements when they agree to work for us.
As stated in our Privacy Agreement, we may share your information with a third party, but only for the purpose of determining what legal funding we can provide to you.
Your Pre-Settlement Legal Funding Agreement
Your financial agreement clearly spells out that this is not a lawsuit loan. In fact, it is not a loan at all. You will not need to make monthly payments, and we do not charge any interest on the amount of your pre-settlement legal funding. Your agreement will list our one-time flat-rate fee, and the amount you owe us when you win your case will never be impacted by high-interest rates.
And to protect you, if you lose your case, you do not have to pay us back.
We go to great lengths to make sure you and your lawyer understand all the terms of the agreement. As another way to protect your interests, we do not work with personal injury plaintiffs unless they are represented by legal counsel.
We make applying for legal funding free, fast, and easy. Just fill out the form on the Apply Now page to get started. Once we receive your application, we can generally let you know if you’ve been approved within an hour, and definitely the same day. And if you are approved, we can transfer the funds to your bank account within 24-48 hours after you and your lawyer sign the agreement.
How You Spend the Funds Is Up to You
There are no limitations to what you can spend the funds on, and you do not have to report back to us what you use the money for. Most of our clients use the funds to pay for immediate living expenses including:
- Car payments
- School and daycare costs
And if your personal injury settlement negotiations are dragging on, or your trial date has been pushed back and you need more funds, we can help. You can apply for a second round of legal funding. Just contact your case manager.
If you’re having trouble paying the bills while you wait for your personal injury case to resolve, we can help. Pre-settlement legal funding with High Rise Financial can help you pay for your day-to-day living expenses so you can focus on helping your lawyer negotiate a strong settlement.
Apply for Pre-Settlement Legal Funding Today
While our company is based in Los Angeles, California, we provide pre-settlement legal funding to personal injury plaintiffs from all across the country. Communication with you and your lawyer may happen via video conferencing, phone calls, and email. Or if you live in the Los Angeles area, you can come to our office.
If you have any questions about the application process, please call our office at (866) 407-6404.