Slip and Fall Lawsuit Loans
When you were a child, you probably had many slip and fall accidents that amounted to no more than a bruised knee or scraped finger. Adult slip and fall accidents can be much more serious, leading to lasting injuries that require months or even years of recovery time. Meanwhile, you and your family are likely to face financial pressures. As you struggle to heal your injury, you may be unable to work. You may have unpaid bills, as well as mounting medical costs, even if you have insurance.
Fortunately, if you have filed a lawsuit against a negligent party, a personal injury lawsuit loan can help you get over the hump while you wait for your case to resolved.
Victims of slip and fall accidents may be eligible for a personal injury lawsuit loan
According to the National Floor Safety Institute, falls account for over 8 million hospital emergency room visits, representing the leading cause of visits (21.3%). Slips and falls account for over 1 million visits, or 12 percent of total falls.
Meanwhile, slips and falls are the leading cause of worker’s compensation claims and the leading cause of occupational injury for people aged 15-24 years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that falls are associated with decreased quality of life and high health care costs, with injuries including fractures, contusions, internal injuries, broken bones, lacerations, and even death. The CDC adds that more than 17,000 people die annually from a slip and fall accident.
Victims of these accidents who were harmed unnecessarily because of someone else’s negligence, and who have filed litigation, may be eligible for a personal injury lawsuit loan.
What constitutes a slip and fall claim?
In general, a slip and fall accident that causes a person injury because of a dangerous condition on the premises may qualify for a personal injury lawsuit. This applies whether the fall happened inside or outside a building, in a parking lot, on a sidewalk, at a playground, or even on a city road. Slips and falls may be caused by the following:
- Uneven floors
- Poor lighting
- Ice and/or snow
- Debris on the floors
- Foreign object on the walking surface
- Design flaw in the walking surface
- Slippery surface caused by a spill
Parties may be held liable if the property owner was negligent in making sure the walkway was safe. If a plaintiff can prove that the defendant knew about the defect and failed to correct it, they may succeed in winning damages in court.
How litigation loans can help
No matter your personal situation or credit rating, if you are awaiting the outcome of a personal injury lawsuit, you are eligible for a personal injury lawsuit loan. Though often called a “loan,” this type of legal funding acts more as a cash advance against your future lawsuit earnings.
Lawsuit funding companies provide litigation loans to plaintiffs with the expectation that their cases will be successful, at which time the advanced funds may be repaid with either a lawsuit settlement or jury award. The legal funding company, however, takes the risk, not you. If you lose your case, you owe nothing.
Apply for legal funding today
No matter what may have caused your slip and fall accident, if you need financial help while you’re waiting for your case to be resolved, contact LawStreet Capital to learn about our lawsuit loans. We offer some of the best rates in the industry, with a no-hassle application. We don’t check your credit rating—we simply discuss the case with your attorney to assess our risk, then we advance the funds to you. There is no risk to you to apply, and we have one of the fastest turn-arounds in the industry. Call toll-free today at 800-345-8500.