USClaims: Keeping Injured Plaintiffs in Their HomesSeptember 11, 2014
“So, what do you do?”
Everyone who works here at USClaims has been asked this question at some point, especially when meeting new people. And let’s face it – as important as pre-settlement funding is, it is hard for some people to understand.
When the subject of how to answer this question recently came up, our president, Darryl Levine, offered a novel response.
“We help keep hurt people in their homes,” Darryl said.
It was a surprising, unconventional response that briefly silenced the room while everyone absorbed. It also happens to be correct.
Most people who seek pre-settlement funding services like those provided by USClaims use the money they receive to stay in their home, whether by paying back rent on an apartment or bringing a past-due mortgage current. The money plaintiffs gain through pre-settlement funding agreements helps keep families in their homes, with the heat turned on and food on the table.
The home lending crisis of recent years has introduced many people to the concept of “forbearance,” in which in a mortgage holder agrees to suspend payments for a specified period until the homeowner can resume making them. For as much press as they’ve received, however, forbearance agreements are not very common. When a homeowner with a mortgage loses their ability to generate income as a result of an injury, forbearance typically isn’t an option.
Tenants of rental units have even fewer options. Landlords expect to be paid, and the protections offered by state and local housing laws are rarely sufficient to keep an eviction notice out of the mailbox.
It can take years for personal injury lawsuits to work their way through the courts, leaving injured victims financially devastated as the case drags on. The need to keep a roof over one’s head can force a plaintiff into an unjustly quick settlement. Pre-settlement funding bridges that gap. USClaims helps those who have nowhere else to turn.
At USClaims, we offer pre-settlement funding, if a case is qualified for pre-settlement funding then we would purchase a portion of the proceeds of the anticipated court judgment or settlement for some cash now. USClaims only gets paid if a case is won or has reached a settlement! Apply now or call us today at 1-877-USCLAIMS to learn more.