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2. Review

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3. Fund

Funds can be deposited in your account within 1-24 hours of approval

TriMark Legal Funding is one of the first companies to provide lawsuit loans in America. We offer fast, low-cost, and risk-free pre settlement funding and post settlement funding to Californian plaintiffs struggling financially.

If you have a pending personal injury or employment-related claim and need cash now, you may want to consider California lawsuit loans to get your finances back on track.

Sustaining injuries or illness because of someone else’s negligence can hurt your ability to work, make a living, and carry on with daily activities like you used to. This is why civil law allows accident victims to recover damages by suing the party at fault.

However, the lawsuit process is notorious for taking a long time to finish. Even if you have a higher chance of winning a jury verdict or scoring a fair settlement, the delays often triggered by the defendant’s side can disrupt your case and your momentum.

While waiting for your case to settle and recovering from your physical injuries, you may also experience burnout and stress. A condition called critogenesis comes from “critogenic,” which means “law-caused” can occur among plaintiffs.

On top of everything else, you’re expected to pay on time for your medical care and treatment, rent or mortgage, car loan, utilities, and credit card bills, to name a few.

If you’re looking for an alternative solution to handling your expenses, TriMark can help.

Pre Settlement Loans in California

Legal funding is a type of financing designed to cater specifically to the fast-cash needs of plaintiffs with civil lawsuits.

It is fast, affordable, and risk-free; getting funds through settlement financing does not create additional debt.

Some people have gotten used to its other names, like “lawsuit loans” and “settlement loans.” But all of these terms refer to non-recourse lawsuit cash advances. There are no hidden charges when you apply and no monthly payments. 

Think about the No Win/No Pay rule of pre-settlement funding. If you lose a verdict or your case did not settle, you can keep the advance and pay nothing.

And because it’s your money, you can decide how to use it.

The funds can cover rent, late-due bills, medical expenses, co-pays, and other recurring or unexpected payables.

TriMark offers both pre-settlement cash advance and post-settlement cash advance. Also, we can fund most cases, including auto accidents, construction accidents, and FELA railroad settlements. But workers’ comp is outside our coverage in California.

If you have a pending or settled civil lawsuit, severe injuries, clear liability against a sufficiently insured defendant, and a minimum threshold of $75,000, you may be qualified to apply and receive lawsuit funding.

Get Pre Settlement Funding in California Now

Applying for lawsuit funding in California is fast and easy. It only takes a minute to fill out the form completely, or you can call us at (877) 932-2628 to talk with our legal funding experts.

It does not involve upfront costs, credit checks, monthly payments, and income or employment verification. Real estate properties, like your home, are not necessary for collateral.

TriMark approves requests based on the merits of the cases. And best of all, we won’t ask you to return the advance if your case does not settle or lose a verdict.

As long as pending or settled civil lawsuits exist in California, TriMark can consider funding hem.

If you’re a plaintiff who has a pending case and needs immediate cash, apply now and receive your funding in as little as 24 hours after you’re approved.

Call us toll-free at (877) 932-2628

Cases We Fund

TriMark will consider funding on nearly any kind of lawsuit with good liability and an insured defendant.

Don't see your case listed? Call (877) 932-2628 and tell us about it. We may still be able to fund it.

How Do Laws and Regulations Affect Legal Financing in California?

Statute of Limitations Filing a lawsuit has a deadline, known as the statute of limitations (SOLs). When the time limit expires, you can no longer start a claim against the allegedly liable party. SOLs can vary depending on the case type, state, and jurisdiction.

Some crimes are considered so terrible that they don’t have a prescriptive period. In California, murder, embezzlement of public funds, and numerous sex crimes are not governed by SOLs.

But we are interested in personal injuries due to negligent or wrongful acts, which fall under torts. These are civil cases, and they usually require claimants to commence action around one to 10 years.

California Statute of Limitations: CIVIL

Injury to Person:

Personal Injury: 2 years Civ. Proc. §335.1 False Imprisonment: 1 year Civ. Proc. §340(c)

Injury to Personal Property: 3 years Civ. Proc. §338(b), (c)

Collection of Debt on Account: 4 years (book and stated accounts) Civ. Proc. §337

Collection of Rents: 4 years. Civ. Proc. §337.2

Contracts:

Written: 4 years §33

Oral: 2 years Civ. Proc. §339

Fraud: 3 years Civ. Proc. §338(d)

Judgments: 10 years Civ. Proc. §337.5

Libel/Slander: 1 year Civ. Proc. §340(c)

Professional Malpractice:

Legal: 1 year from discovery, max. of 4 years. from the wrong Civ. Proc. §340.6

Medical: 1 year from discovery, 3 years if injury known Civ. Proc. §340.5

Vet.: 1 year for injury or death of animal Civ. Prop. §340(c)

Trespass: 3 years Civ. Proc. §338(b)

California Statute of Limitations: CRIMINAL: N/A

(Criminal cases are not eligible for legal funding)
Negligence Doctrine Each state follows a different doctrine of negligence. California is a pure comparative negligence state. What does this mean for the plaintiff?

States apportion liability through three approaches: pure contributory negligence, pure comparative fault, and modified comparative fault. Here are their definitions:

Pure Contributory Negligence: Recovery is barred if the plaintiff is found partially at fault for harm or injury sustained.

Pure Comparative Fault: The plaintiff is allowed to recover damages even if they are 99% responsible for the resulting injuries. Compensation is proportionate to the amount of blame assigned to them.

So if you’re found 25% at fault for a car accident injury, e.g. distracted driving, your award will be reduced by 25%. You’re entitled to receive the remaining 75% of the initial compensation.

Almost a third of the states follow this concept

Modified Comparative Fault: The plaintiff has to be less than 50% responsible for their resulting injuries in order to recover damages. Recovery is barred for those found to be at fault by 50% and up.

This is the most common concept observed in the U.S.

Automotive Insurance Coverage Policy Minimums

As a licensed vehicle owner and driver, California laws require you to carry liability coverage with the following minimum insurance limits for a standard auto policy:

Minimum Liability Limits for Bodily Injury

  • $15,000: Death or injury of any one person. Your policy can cover up to $15,000 if one person is injured.
  • $30,000: Death or injury of more than one person in any one accident. Your coverage can pay up to $30,000, but not more, if 2 or more people are injured. The amount will be shared among them.

Minimum Property Damage Liability Limits

  • $5,000 for damage to the property of other people.

The coverage pays for injury or damage to others for which you are responsible. You must purchase a separate policy for medical payments liability for your family and yourself.

Can You Get a Loan on a Car Accident Settlement?

You can experience at least one car accident in your lifetime. But if it already happened to you, chances are you’re dealing or have dealt with medical and other emergency bills.

You may have also lost your job, your source of income, and now you’re forced to make ends meet. 

All of these can count as damages when you file an automobile accident claim. You’re asking compensation from the party who is responsible for your resulting injury. Make sure you read up on California’s laws regarding car accident cases.

And if only the lawsuit process and timeline were simple… and less costly.

You must be liquid in order to stay in the game. A California lawsuit loan  may provide the monetary support you need while you stretch your patience and your pocket until your case settles.

California Roadway & Crash Facts

 

California Crash Statistics (2018)

Fatalities 3,563
Vehicle miles traveled (in millions) 348,796
Fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles traveled 1.02
Fatalities per 100,000 population 9.01
Alcohol-impaired driving fatalities (number / percent) 1,069 / 30%

 

California Fatalities by Crash Type

Single vehicle 2,034
Involving a large truck 352
Involving speeding 927
Involving a rollover 809
Involving roadway departure 1,557
Involving an intersection 919

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Can You Get Lawsuit Loans for Employment and Workplace Injury Lawsuits?

Filing a work-related claim can mean two things: you’ve severed ties with your former company and are now alleging misconduct on their end, and you’ve still been working at some capacity but not earning like you used to. 

Your cash reserves may take a hit due to unemployment, job searching, or loss of earning capacity. That’s because your bills and expenses won’t wait for you to heal or land another job. You deserve fair and honest compensation for these damages done to you.

Yet, despite the battle cry for justice, you may be in for a long and confusing ride with lots of talks and paperwork.

Orange County-based employment lawyer Branigan Robertson said it might take up to more than two years to settle or litigate employment claims in California. The timeline depends on the strength of the case, the size of the case, the defense lawyer’s personality and financial incentives, your lawyer’s schedule, and court deadlines.

Don’t get stuck in the financial rut. Let TriMark Legal Funding pull you up. It’s quick and simple to apply for a non-recourse California lawsuit loan.

Are Employment Lawsuits Eligible for Settlement Funding in California?

A third-party liability means you’re claiming your settlement or compensation from your employer’s insurance company. The harm or injury occurred while you’re at the service of your employer. But your claim may not be covered by workers’ comp. 

Some of the most common case types under this category are accident lawsuits, negligence, premises liability lawsuits, and product liability lawsuits. However, we do not offer financial aid to workers’ comp beneficiaries.

Some of the most common case types under this category are accident lawsuits, negligence, premises liability lawsuits, and products liability lawsuits. However, we do not offer financial aid to workers’ comp beneficiaries.

Do you have a pending third-party liability lawsuit that involves personal injury? Your case may be eligible for a California lawsuit loan.

Can You Get Legal Funding on FELA Railroad Settlements

Some industrial jobs are excluded from workers’ comp because of special circumstances surrounding these jobs’ nature. In one case, the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) provides the legal and medical protection that railroad workers need as they face hazards daily. Such dangers at work can lead to disability and death.

Also known as the Railroad Workers Act, FELA gives railroaders the right to claim damages for any harm or injury sustained in the workplace. They can recover losses once they prove negligence on the part of their employer.

Railroad companies may flex their power and deep pockets by derailing your case or lowballing your settlement. 

Our California lawsuit loans offer relief to plaintiffs who need money while fighting for the compensation they deserve.

Can You Get Legal Funding on Jones Act Lawsuit Settlements?

Another type of worker’s protection is available to seamen. Under the Jones Act, qualified maritime workers can claim damages for illnesses or injuries suffered while serving on a merchant vessel.

If your case falls under this classification, you must prove that your condition was caused by the negligence of your employer, however slight. You can recoup your losses, such as past and future wages, past and future medical bills, and loss of earning capacity. In case of death, the family of the deceased employee may claim damages instead.

Plaintiffs with Jones Act cases are welcome to apply for a California lawsuit loan with TriMark.

Can You Get Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Funding?

Medical malpractice (med mal) claims are filed against healthcare practitioners or entities who are alleged to have breached the standard duty of care. For instance, you can bring about a med mal suit against your doctor if he or she performed unnecessary surgery or failed to diagnose your condition correctly.

Yet, if you have a pending med mal case, the odds are stacked against you. 

Half of medical malpractice claims get resolved in six months or less, but only 3% will receive compensation or settlement. Those awarded compensation or get settled last an average of 16.9 months to complete.

Even if you manage to solicit an expert witness’ opinion, you may still be caught in a yo-yo of settlement negotiations, paperwork filing, and check processing.

Let TriMark help you handle out-of-pocket costs during hospital visits, daily living, and the bills and debt that pile up in between. Apply for a California lawsuit loan today.

Can You Get Premises Liability Lawsuit Funding?

Premise liability lawsuits can be initiated by guests against a property owner or manager. They can claim damages for the injury or harm they experienced while staying or living on someone’s land or premises.

The most common examples are slip and fall, drowning in a pool, falling from a deck or porch, and dog bites.

While such cases seem easy to negotiate and settle, some of them can still take forever. 

TriMark can help alleviate your pain and suffering as you wait for a verdict or settlement. We know that the waiting game can dry up the pond for many plaintiffs. And we have the solution to keep that from happening: California lawsuit loans.

Noteworthy Attorneys in California

Each year, Super Lawyers picks its rising stars per state. In South California, top honors this year go to the following:

TOP 10: 2020 WOMEN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SUPER LAWYERS
1. Sharon A. Bryan
Moore, Bryan, Schroff & Inoue LLP
6. Jennifer L. Keller
Keller/Anderle LLP
2. Christina M. Coleman
Law Offices of Christina M. Coleman, APC
7. Geraldine Ly
Law Office of Geraldine Ly
3. Cynthia R. Cox
Cox Law Group, Inc.
8. Stacy D. Phillips
Blank Rome LLP
4. Sibylle Grebe
Conover & Grebe, LLP
9. Kristi D. Rothschild
Rothschild & Alwill, APC
5. Genie Harrison
Genie Harrison Law Firm, APC
10. Pam Teren
Teren Law Group

 

TOP 10: 2020 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SUPER LAWYERS
1. Morgan Chu
Irell & Manella LLP
6.Stacy D. Phillips
Blank Rome LLP
2. Thomas V. Girardi
Girardi | Keese
7. Mark P. Robinson, Jr.
Robinson Calcagnie, Inc.
3. Genie HarrisonGenie Harrison Law Firm, APC 8. Michael J. Bidart
Shernoff Bidart Echeverria LLP
4. Jennifer L. Keller
Keller/Anderle LLP
9. Bruce A. Broillet
Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP
5. Steven A. Mindel
Feinberg Mindel Brandt & Klein LLP
10. Brian J. Panish
Panish Shea & Boyle LLP

 

Apply For Pre Settlement Funding in California Now

TriMark Legal Funding has your back amid this unstable and likely confusing time. 

If you’re a plaintiff with a pending or settled case in California, don’t wait to find out what lawsuit financing can do for you. Experience it!

Apply for a California lawsuit loan now using our easy-to-answer form. Or call us at (877) 932-2628, and one of our friendly experts will assist you.

You can get cash to cover your major and daily expenses in as little as 24 hours. 

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