The Coye Law Firm knows that legal claims are not limited to injuries and insurance disputes. Individuals and families may need financial help while their case makes its way through the legal system. Our team wants to help you make an informed decision by describing the ways you can pay your bills while you wait for settlement. If you have questions about your car accident claim, call us today at 800-648-4941.
Settlement Funding Companies"Settlement funding" is a form of cash advance that allows people to obtain money by borrowing against the potential settlement they may receive in a legal claim. Usually, this only occurs in a personal injury claim, but some people may be able to secure a settlement advance for their workers compensation claims.
These loans can help people pay for life's necessities, such as food, shelter, clothing, and medical treatment. However, many of these companies charge extremely high interest rates, which can end up costing the client more than they expected. It can lead to debt, which can really hurt a person's credit score and ability to pay off other loans.
Additionally, settlement funding companies present a serious problem for the attorney. Many Bar Associations, such as the Florida Bar , strictly forbid attorneys from promising or estimating results. It is unfair to get a client's hopes up that they may receive a certain amount of money when it is not a done deal. Your attorney wants to help you through the difficult process of resolving a legal claim, but they do not want to promise something that they cannot guarantee.
If the attorney agrees to work with a settlement loan company, the high interest rates may take a larger chunk of the settlement than originally thought. There is no guarantee that a claim will settle within weeks, months, or even years, so the interest on a settlement loan may prevent the client from collecting any settlement at all. Communication with a settlement loan company may also violate privacy rights, so your attorney may request a signed letter stating that they can discuss some aspects of your case with the company.
Social Security Disability
If you are unable to work due to your injury or illness, you may be able to qualify for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration . Personal injury claimants may not be able to return to work, so if they meetthe program's requirements , they can collect these benefits to help offset the cost of recovery. The Coye Law Firm advises clients to apply for Social Security disability benefits as soon as they qualify. The process can take a long time to resolve, so the sooner you apply, the sooner you may get benefits.
While you wait for your case to settle, you may have many questions. Our accident attorneys want to help you understand the case process, because we know that knowledge and guidance can help minimize your stress.Call us today for a free, no obligation car accident or injury consultation. Sometimes, you need justice. Sometimes, you need a lawyer.