Lawyers, Make Sure Your Client Can Stay on the CaseAugust 14, 2014
The prosecution of a civil lawsuit is a complicated and time-consuming process. One of the more unpleasant experiences of being an attorney is having to watch a client with a meritorious civil case prematurely abandon the quest for justice because he is unable meet his living expenses.
That is disheartening enough even when it happens early in the process, before the client or anyone at the law firm has invested much time preparing for legal action. When it happens several weeks or even months into a lawsuit, however, it can be devastating, and not just for the client, who has wasted thousands of dollars on an incomplete legal effort.
Trial attorneys are in the business of helping clients obtain justice. When financial pressures force a client to abandon a valid lawsuit, the opportunity to do so is lost, and that has an impact on your office. Staff who have spent their time and effort on the client’s case are robbed of the satisfaction of helping a client in need and seeing their work come to fruition.
By educating themselves about the litigation funding industry, lawyers can put themselves in a position to offer financially strapped clients a viable alternative to abandoning an otherwise worthwhile case.
Based on the merits of your client’s claim, a reputable litigation funding company such as USClaims could be able to provide your client with cash to pay for living expenses while you are working to hold the opposing party liable for the damages it caused. USClaims receives repayment of funds only if and when you are successful in receiving a judgment or settlement. There is no financial risk to either your client or your firm.
Being a comprehensive legal resource for your clients means being able to advise them of all their available options at all stages of the process. That includes when their limited financial resources begin to pose a risk to the success of their case.
If your client reaches a point when they feel like they aren’t sure how they are going to pay their mortgage, educate them about the possibilities of pre-settlement funding. When they’re ready to consider that step, we hope you’ll refer them to USClaims. Together, we’ll get their case across the finish line.