Legal Funding For Plaintiffs
TriMark Legal Funding has provided fast, pre settlement and post settlement funding at low rates to police brutality victims nationwide since 2003. Police brutality cases, along with excessive force and other police misconduct cases, can take a long time to settle. Lawsuit loans are risk-free cash advances that can be used to cover living expenses while your attorney negotiates the maximum compensation you deserve.
Police brutality lawsuit loans are now more relevant than ever.
Police brutality or the use of excessive force is a civil rights violation. It has undesirable consequences for victims, including psychological trauma and physical injuries. Yet, it is still happening at an unprecedented rate across America.
When you experience law enforcement abuse, you have all the right to file a claim against the responsible police officers and demand for due compensation. However, the lawsuit process may take several months to a couple of years, even longer, which can put you at a disadvantage.
While waiting for your case to settle, you cannot escape the rent and bills you need to pay. Combined with the costs of treatment and medication, the amount you have to deal with may overwhelm you and cause emotional distress and a financial shortfall.
You might have not expected this to happen, but you do not have to deal with everything on your own. TriMark aims to help alleviate your financial woes by providing settlement loans in a fast and simple way.
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Police Brutality Pre Settlement Loans
TriMark’s settlement loans, unlike traditional loans, are non-recourse cash advances on your future settlement award. This means you won’t be required to pay any monthly fees once you receive funding. You pay only when your case settles or you win a jury verdict. If neither happens, you won’t be liable to return the advance to us.
And since it is your money, you can use it to cover your medical bills and daily needs.
We know how difficult it is to undergo a lawsuit with financial restrictions, so we are here to help you in that aspect.
There are a few simple conditions that you need to meet to be eligible for a police brutality lawsuit loan: have a qualified contingent fee attorney, sustained proven physical injuries bearing along financial losses, a clear liability against a sufficiently insured defendant, and settlement checks that would pass through your attorney’s trust account.
If you are unsure if you qualify, give us a call at 1-(877) 932-2628, and our team will gladly answer your questions.
Get Pre Settlement Funding for Police Brutality Now
A police brutality incident is not and should never be normal. But if it happens, you should know and fight for your rights.
And when you experience a financial setback during the drawn-out lawsuit process, TriMark’s got your back. Our easy 3-step lawsuit loan process can get you the money you need often within just 24 hours.
There are no credit checks, collaterals, upfront fees, and employment and income verification.
You can apply online or call us at 1-(877) 932-2628 to have one of our friendly legal funding experts process your application.
Receive your cash in 24 hours or less after approval. That’s it! Fast and easy.
So, what are you waiting for?
What Is Police Brutality Lawsuit Funding?
Some plaintiffs may be faced with declining finances, which impact becomes more pronounced when their police brutality claim gets delayed again. The anticipation of fair compensation or settlement is soured by endless negotiations and lack of closure.
It’s aggravated by the fact that, with a meritorious case, you have future money that’s left untapped, but you’re struggling to meet your most urgent needs.
You’re not alone in this experience. And fortunately, some people in your situation have chosen to get a police brutality lawsuit loan.
Also known by other terms such as lawsuit loans, settlement funding, and lawsuit cash advance, this form of funding is available to individuals with a pending police brutality case. It is an advance you make on the anticipated value of your settlement or compensation.
We at TriMark can provide police brutality lawsuit loans from $500 to $250,000 to our clients by tomorrow.
Lawsuit loans are not just fast and simple to obtain; they’re also non-recourse. Meaning, you don’t have to fret each time about monthly payments. We won’t even require you to return the advance if your case loses or does not settle. You only pay us when you win or receive your settlement check through your attorney.
Lastly, we only apply the 2x compounding rate cap, or double your advanced money, the lowest rate you can find in the market.
How Do You Qualify for Police Brutality Lawsuit Pre Settlement Funding?
Like any personal injury claim, your police brutality suit may be entitled to receive funding assistance. It can help you stay the course, so you won’t have to drop your claim until you win a settlement or verdict.
Use a police brutality lawsuit loan to pay your mortgage and other bills, repair and maintain your home, buy a big-ticket expense, or cover daily expenses.
Here are the criteria you need to satisfy to be eligible for our lawsuit:
- Your attorney must be contingent-fee.
- You have sustained severe physical injuries and financial losses.
- You have established a clear liability against a sufficiently insured defendant.
- Your settlement check will pass through your attorney’s trust account.
How Do You Apply for a Police Brutality Lawsuit Loan?
Having spent more than 17 years in the legal funding industry, we at TriMark have devised a fast and efficient application process for plaintiffs, as well as lawyers. Since we understand how taxing your current situation for you, we’ve made the “getting access to funds” part convenient for you.
Here are the steps to get a police brutality lawsuit loan:
- Apply via online form signup or phone call. Make sure to provide your attorney’s contact number so we can confirm with him or her your case details. We require that you or your representative submit ALL of the following:
- Police reports
- A theory of liability
- The extent of your injuries
- X-Ray and MRI reports
- Medical and surgical procedures performed.
- Insurance coverage limits for the defendant
- Photo, video, or audio evidence
- Witness statements
We will use the information above to determine the amount of money we would expect you to receive after a settlement or a trial verdict.
The documents shall also be the basis of the advance amount we’ll send to your account of choice. This can reach a maximum of 20% of your estimated net settlement.
- Wait for 24 to 72 hours while we review your case.
- Get a call or email from us about your application results. If your case is approved, we’ll send you and your attorney some additional instructions, including a funding agreement, via DocuSign.
And lastly, it’s time to release your funds through your chosen channel within one to 24 hours:
a). Wire transfer, or ACH
b). FedEx Overnight
c). Western Union or MoneyGram
d). US Mail
Police Brutality: A Brief Background
Under the Constitution or federal law, anyone acting under the authority of state law shall not deprive an individual of his or her rights. This statute is known as Section 1983 within Title 42 of the United States Code.
Yet, state laws and union contracts tend to insulate officers from proper accountability through flawed or overly protective procedures, according to Seth Stoughton, a law professor at the University of South Carolina in Columbia who is a former police officer.
The history of police brutality is also filled with stories of imbalance between the officers and the communities they serve. For instance, the African-American demographic made up 24% of those fatally shot by the police as of 2016.
In 2019, police forces killed three people per day in the United States, coming down to a total of almost 1,100 killings.
While these statistics do not mean that this branch of law enforcement is failing to protect the safety and security of individuals, some of them may not be abusing their authority. From killings to minor harm, these acts are known collectively as police brutality.
Legal Claims Arising From Police Brutality
There are some of the most common claims made against the members of law enforcement:
Police officers may apply only the amount of force necessary and proportional to the incident. When a previously aggressive individual has been restrained, or the situation has been diffused, the use of excessive force becomes unnecessary.
At times, cops may grab, hold, kick, or punch a person if they’re armed or resisting arrest. This is called Empty Hand Control, which is one of the graduated methods an officer should use to de-escalate a scenario involving a stop or arrest.
- Physical presence: An officer’s physical presence is enough.
- Verbalization: An officer’s words are enough, usually delivered in a firm but calm, non-threatening way.
- Empty Hand Control: An officer’s physical bodily force is enough. No weapon or equipment is used. They can use soft empty hand techniques like holds or hard empty hand techniques like punches or kicks.
- Less Lethal Methods: If an officer’s empty hands are not enough to subdue a suspect or adversary, they may use non-deadly weapons such as a baton, chemical sprays, Tasers, or police dogs.
- Lethal Force: If an officer believes that a suspect poses a significant threat of death or physical injury, they may discharge their firearm to protect themselves and others.
Excessive force will depend on the reason the police made the arrest, the degree of the threat, whether the suspect was resisting or fleeing arrest, what alternatives were available, and if warnings were given.
Fаlѕе Arrеѕt and False Imрrіѕоnmеnt
False arrest occurs when someone acting pursuant to legal authority takes a person into custody without probable cause or reasonable basis. It may lead to false imprisonment. However, the latter means unlawful confinement, which means to deprive someone of their liberty of movement.
Both false arrest and false imprisonment can be exhibited by a police officer who arrests a citizen without a warrant and locks them up in the county jail. False imprisonment is also applicable to, say, a driver preventing a passenger from departing a vehicle. The driver does not commit false arrest because he or she is not claiming to act under the assumption of legal authority.
This type of claim involves a violation of the victim’s right to liberty according to the Fourteenth Amendment. A police officer began a criminal proceeding against the victim, which then ended without conviction (of the victim). Like false arrest, it occurred with a lack of probable cause.
If this happened to you, you can file for a police brutality lawsuit.
Unrеаѕоnаblе Sеаrсh and Seizure
There are two things a search and seizure by a police officer lacks for it to be an unreasonable search and seizure: a search warrant and probable cause to believe that the evidence of a crime is present.
Failure to Intervene
Liability may extend to an officer who fails to intervene in another officer’s violation of a person’s constitutional rights. Law enforcement officers have a duty to protect from fellow officers in cases of constitutional violations.
Cases We Fund
TriMark can consider funding on nearly any type of lawsuit with clear liability against a sufficiently insured defendant. We proudly feature some of the most attractive rates in the industry.