When You Get Rear Ended, Pre-Settlement Funding From USClaims Moves You ForwardOctober 27, 2017
Five months after she and her children’s father separated, “Christa” (not a real person) finally had the new morning routine down to a science. After rousing the kids from bed, getting them dressed, and making sure they had something approximating a breakfast, she would walk them to the bus stop. The bus arrived at 7:54 a.m. and Christa would be on her way to work by 8:00 a.m.
She had forgotten about picture day, though. On that May morning, her kids reminded her of it at about 7:42 a.m. They were fed and ready for school, but neither was dressed in a way that Christa wanted enshrined on 5 x 7″ prints for her relatives. She should have let them take the messy school portraits, she would think later.
Because they missed the school bus, Christa had to drive her kids to school herself. As it happened, that put her on the same route, at the same time, as a facilities inspector who was preparing his rounds for the day – while he was driving – by making notes on his smartphone as he arranged a pile of paperwork sitting on his passenger seat. He had slowed to about 19 miles per hour in his state-owned vehicle when he struck Christa’s car from behind at the red light.
Christa’s kids were shaken up but otherwise unhurt. Christa, though, suffered fractures in her neck, shoulder, and pelvis, as well as her left leg and foot. Almost a year later, she is in constant pain, has compromised mobility, and has been unable to return to her event planning job. Her mother helps her with the kids, but even with support payments from her ex-husband supplementing her long term disability, she is falling behind on her bills.
Knowing that it could be years before she received a fair settlement offer from the state, Christa’s attorney told her to call USClaims.
At USClaims, we don’t offer litigation loans or litigation financing; we offer pre-settlement funding. We purchase a portion of the proceeds of an anticipated court settlement or judgment. That means injured people and their families will never be at financial risk of having to pay back a high-cost loan if their civil suit is unsuccessful. USClaims gets paid only if the plaintiff wins the case or reaches a settlement.