When You Slip, Pre-Settlement Funding Keeps You from Falling Too Far

By USClaims

Staring at spreadsheets and other information on her computer screen was a big part of the job for “Leslie.” Not long after her 43rd birthday, Leslie realized that doing that all day wasn’t as easy as it used to be. By the middle of the afternoon, her eyes would grow tired. Adjusting her computer display settings didn’t help much. She’d always had fantastic vision, but recalled that both her parents had needed reading glasses in their forties. Was it her turn? When she saw an ad for a free vision screening at a local hospital’s outpatient clinic, Leslie decided to go get her answer.

Instead of getting an answer, Leslie wound up with nearly three years – and counting – of pain and suffering.

Maybe it was because the vision screening was run by volunteers who didn’t know the facility. Maybe it was because the clinic normally was closed on Saturdays. Whatever the reason, the floor in the lobby area of the clinic had not been properly cleaned or kept dry on that rainy spring morning. On her way to the registration desk, Leslie slipped on the wet floor and fell.

She tore a ligament in her knee and suffered two herniated discs in her back. Almost three years and months of physical therapy sessions later, Leslie still is in almost-daily discomfort because of what happened that one day. The hospital claimed that, because it was a nonprofit facility and the event Leslie attended was a free vision screening, it was not liable for her injuries under that state’s law, which provided complete tort immunity to charitable organizations.

Leslie consulted an attorney, who reviewed the facts and told her she had a case. When short-term disability payments and her employer-provided insurance failed to fully cover her physical therapy and other medical expenses, however, Leslie couldn’t pay her household bills and asked her attorney what to do. He told her to call USClaims. We reviewed Leslie’s case in cooperation with her attorney, then approved her application for pre-settlement funding.

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.