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Personal Injury Attorneys: Speak to Your Clients About Plaintiff Cash Advances

Plaintiff Advances Provide Financial Relief While Cases Are Pending Understandably, victims of personal injury want to know when they will receive the money from a verdict or settlement of their case. Injury attorneys must explain to their clients that resolution of these cases often takes years, especially when dealing with complex cases, significant damages or cases with multiple parties. Some clients, however, are facing mounting personal expenses and do not have the luxury of waiting. They may have a destroyed car, thousands of dollars in medical bills and several months of missed work. Should the lawyer just accept a substandard settlement to resolve the case quickly, or should the lawyer and client hold out for a more substantial award? One potential solution that can help the client cover short-term costs while preserving the integrity of their case is for them to apply for a settlement advance. Why Should My Client…
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Family Refuses to Settle, Gets $28 Million Verdict

A Pennsylvania family seeking justice for the wrongful death of a 24-year-old woman killed in a drunk driving accident received a $28 million jury verdict against the Lincoln Place Elks Lodge that overserved the intoxicated motorist. While the jury was still out deliberating, counsel for the defendant produced a final settlement offer of $1.5 million. The settlement was considered insulting by the family, and the victim’s father said he’d “rather lose this case than lose my dignity.” The family had waited over four years for a jury to make a decision, and they were not going to take an offer that let those responsible for their loved one’s death off the hook. The Elks were held 40 percent liable because they allowed the drunk driver to continue drinking at an Elks Lodge party after he was visibly intoxicated and did not prevent him from driving off. At the time of the…
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