The main reason why compensation exists is that it is designed to help those who have been injured in an accident which wasn’t their fault, in covering costs associated with it. Now for some this could mean medical bills but for many others it is to cover the loss of income which they have suffered because of the injury. What many struggle with however is making ends meet whilst they are still going through a personal injury claim. We spoke to a Washington 18 wheeler accident lawyer to find out what clients can do whilst they are waiting for their case to be heard and settled.
The first option which you need to consider in order to get funding whilst you are waiting for a case to be determined is a pre-settlement loan. These loans are designed for those who are going through a personal injury claim, and they are backed based on the potential success of the case. Now it is important to note that these are not traditional loans, as in many cases they are not repaid if the client loses the case. Those companies which offer this kind of loan however will look over the details of the case and only lend money to those which they expect to win. There are some instances where this is not the case, but they are very much in the minority.
Taking Out a Personal Loan
If you are not able to get a pre-settlement loan, for whatever reason, then a personal loan could be your best bet to keep things ticking over until your case has been concluded. It is however important to note that you cannot take out this kind of loan with any kind of guarantee that you are going to win the case. We have seen a number of situations whereby people take these loans out assuming that they are going to win a case, and then they do not. In this event you could end up in more financial hot water as you will now have a loan to repay on top of everything else. It is best to exercise caution here and only take out what you can afford to repay, win or lose.
It is very important to remember that legal firms are not loan services, but they will be able to help you out in terms of resources as to where you can secure some funding. Additionally legal services have a lot of experience in supporting people in this predicament, and they can offer some solid advice when it comes to funding. If you do get a pre-settlement or personal loan, it is best to do so from a recommended resource which you get from your legal team.
Try to be calculated when you are looking for funding and only borrow exactly what you need in order to pay your bills and live a basic life whilst you are waiting for the outcome of your case.