TriMark Legal Funding has been North Carolina’s top-rated pre-settlement funding company since 2003. If you’re struggling financially while you wait for your lawsuit settlement to be finalized, we want to help. Lawsuit settlements can take years to resolve, but a pre settlement loan could put cash in your hands as quickly as tomorrow.
Lawsuit settlement loans can provide the money NC accident victims need to pay bills now, before your case settles. They can also give your attorney extra time to negotiate the maximum compensation you deserve.
TriMark delivers world-class customer care, lightening-fast processing, even faster approvals and the guaranteed lowest non-compounding rates in the state.
There are no pushy, high-pressure salespeople, no credit checks, no monthly payments and it’s 100% risk-free because you only repay the advance if you win. If you lose or your case doesn’t settle, you get to keep the money and owe nothing.
Legal funding could solve all your financial problems RIGHT NOW.
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Pre settlement loans are special, non-recourse lawsuit cash advances designed specifically to help North Carolina residents with serious personal injury and employment claims who are expecting a future lawsuit settlement payout.
It’s free to apply and approval is based on the strengths and merits of your case. Unlike traditional bank loans, your credit score, income, employment history and financial assets don’t matter.
We provide 2 types of lawsuit settlement advances:
Pre-settlement lawsuit funding is available on pending personal injury lawsuits, civil rights, employment, and work injury lawsuits.
Rates on pending lawsuit loans in NC are the guaranteed lowest, non-compounding rates and are capped (2x funded amount) for your safety.
We can fund up to 20% of the anticipated net value of pending lawsuits and we have flexible and customizable funding and disbursement options.
The minimum amount for pre settlement loans in North Carolina is $25,000.
Post settlement lawsuit funding is available on virtually all types of settled litigation except workers compensation.
Our rates on post settlement funding in NC are also the guaranteed lowest, non-compounding rates in the state.
We can fund up to 50% of the net value on settled cases.
The minimum amount for post settlement loans in North Carolina is $25,000.
Pre settlement cash advances are available from $25,000 up to $250,000+.
You must have serious injuries (physical or financial), there must be clear liability against a sufficiently insured defendant, you must be represented by a contingent-fee attorney and the settlement check must pass through, and be distributed out of, your attorney’s trust account.
Lastly, there must be a reasonable likelihood that you will net at least $150,000 (gross award less attorney fees, case costs, medical liens, etc.).
The $25,000 minimum advance amount still applies.
There must be documentation showing that, after all deductions, the plaintiff will net a minimum of at least $60,000.
Lawsuit cash advance loans do not have to be repaid unless, and until, your case has been settled successfully or you won a court verdict.
Yes, lawsuit funding is legal in North Carolina. In order to comply with NC statute § 24-1.1. (a) (2) however, there is a minimum funding requirement of $25,000. We can fund up to 20% of the anticipated net value (gross award less attorney fees, case costs, medical liens, etc.) on pending cases and up to 50% of the net value on settled cases.
We offer both pre-settlement funding and post-settlement funding on virtually all types of serious personal injury lawsuit and most employment lawsuits and workplace accidents, as long as they meet our minimum funding and value requirements. We also offer legal funding for attorneys, inheritance loan, surgery funding and full or partial structured settlement loans in NC.
Yes, there are a number of case types that are ineligible for funding in NC. Lawsuit funding is not available on workers compensation claims, class action lawsuits, multidistrict litigation, soft tissue injury claims, pharmaceuticals like defective drugs or defective medical devices, and some types of employment claims.
Cases can be approved in as quickly as 12 to 24 hours after all case information is received from the plaintiff's attorney. On certain cases however, it is possible that approval may take 1 to 2 business days. After approval, funds can be sent via wire transfer, FedEx Overnight, MoneyGram or US Mail.
TriMark charges non-compounding rates in NC and is home to the industry's oldest, most respected best-rate guarantee so you can be confident that you are receiving the lowest, most competitive rates in the business. TriMark also provides a 2X capped rate for your protection. The majority of lawsuit funding companies charge monthly compounding rates; most in the 3% to 8% range and many of them are uncapped. This means that unless their advance is paid back relatively quickly, the total payback from accrued monthly-compounding interest could easily skyrocket to 3, 5 or even 7+ times the original amount of your advance, depending on how long it takes to settle your case. A "2X capped rate" on the other hand, is a built-in safety feature for plaintiffs. It means that no matter how long it takes to settle your case, the maximum payback you could ever owe is twice the funded amount. If your advance reaches the cap, no additional interest will accrue, regardless of how long it takes to settle your case.
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.
Legal Info That Impacts NC Lawsuit Loans
|Statutes||North Carolina General Statutes, Chapter 1|
|Negligence Doctrine||Negligence; definition|
|Minimum Funding Amount||The minimum amount that TriMark Legal Funding can offer plaintiffs in North Carolina is $25,000, in order to remain in compliance with the following statute:|
|Automotive Insurance Coverage Policy Minimums||Policy Limit Minimums For Bodily Injury & Property Damage: (Article 9A. Motor Vehicle Safety and Financial Responsibility Act of 1953. 20-279.21):|
|Statute of Limitations||Statute of limitations (SOL) is a law that establishes the maximum amount of time the parties involved in civil or criminal legal proceedings are permitted to initiate legal action against one another from the date of an alleged offense. SOLs can vary from one state to another and even from one jurisdiction to another. In North Carolina, personal injury plaintiffs have 3 years from the date of the injury to file a claim in court against the responsible party(s). After the SOL expires, a victim can no longer file a legal claim or collect any compensation from the alleged wrong-doer. NC Statute of Limitations: CIVIL|
NC Motor Vehicle Accident Statistics
If you are in immediate need of a car accident settlement loan, you can apply online right now or just call (877) 932-2628 and one of our friendly representatives will be happy to take your application right over the phone.
Fatal North Carolina Car Accidents By Type
|Passenger Vehicle Occupant Fatalities||996||954||958|
|(All Seat Positions)||Restrained||524||504||523|
|Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities (BAC=.08+)||428||401||421|
|Drivers Involved in Fatal Crashes||Total||2,012||2,004||2,051|
|Aged Under 15||2||2||0|
|Aged Under 21||189||173||157|
|Aged 21 and Over||1,797||1,807||1,869|
|Bicyclist and Other Cyclist Fatalities||17||29||18|
North Carolina Car Accidents vs. U.S. Fatalities
|% of US Total:||3.84%||3.14%|
|% of US Total:||3.77%||3.16%|
|% of US Total:||3.93%||3.17%|
If you were injured in a car accident and you have a lawsuit, you could be in for a long wait before you see any money from the other driver’s insurance company.
And you can bet the defendant’s attorneys will try everything in their playbook to drag their feet, slow things down, mitigate their losses and pay you the least amount possible.
That kind of game plan takes time. Sometimes, it takes a LOT of time. And maybe that’s time you just haven’t got.
When you’re in a financial bind, every day you have to go without your lawsuit settlement money is a deeper hole that you’re eventually going to have to try and climb out of.
The problem is, there might be things you can wait for the money to fix and there might be things that just can’t wait any longer.
Things that, after they’re gone, just leave scarred memories, pain, and a sick feeling in your stomach.
Things like the embarrassment of having your car repossessed. Or the heartbreak of losing your family home to foreclosure. Or the humiliation of being evicted from your apartment in front of your neighbors and children. Or the anguish of telling your kids there’s no showers, or electricity. Or how it feels to live in your car.
TriMark gets it. We’ve been helping North Carolinians overcome those kinds of situations and more for over a decade and a half.
TriMark Legal Funding provides lawsuit loans in North Carolina because we want to help you put an end to your financial struggles right now.
Once that’s done and you’re back in control of your finances, the defendants can take all the time they want and it won’t affect you. You can just kick back and give your attorney the time he needs to negotiate the largest, fairest, and most appropriate settlement possible.
If you’re ready to take the fight to the defendants and beat them at their own game, pick up the phone and call us at (877) 932-2628. One of our friendly representatives will be happy to complete your application right over the phone. Or if you prefer, you can apply online:
If you’re not quite ready to apply yet, that’s fine. We’ll be here when you are. And in the meantime, we have lots of great information for you to review:
NC Labor Lawsuit Statistics
TriMark Legal Funding provides employment lawsuit loans on most job-related litigation in NC as long as they conform to the $25,000 rule.
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|Fiscal Years 2017 – 2019 EEOC Charge Receipts for North Carolina (Source)|
|% of US||4.50%||4.70%||4.60%|
|% of US||5.10%||5.50%||5.20%|
|% of NC||38.60%||37.50%||37.30%|
|% of US||4.00%||4.40%||4.30%|
|% of NC||27.60%||30.10%||30.40%|
|% of US||3.20%||3.90%||3.10%|
|% of NC||7.00%||7.80%||6.50%|
|% of US||4.30%||4.90%||5.20%|
|% of NC||4.00%||3.90%||4.20%|
|% of US||3.50%||3.70%||3.30%|
|% of NC||3.00%||3.30%||3.40%|
|% of US||4.50%||4.70%||4.70%|
|% of NC||49.40%||52.00%||54.80%|
|Retaliation (Title VII)||1,432||1,477||1,397|
|% of US||4.50%||4.80%||4.60%|
|% of NC||38.20%||41.20%||41.80%|
|% of US||4.10%||4.50%||4.40%|
|% of NC||20.00%||21.20%||20.50%|
|% of US||4.50%||4.70%||4.70%|
|% of NC||32.20%||32.30%||34.30%|
|Equal Pay Act||52||45||41|
|% of US||5.20%||4.20%||3.70%|
|% of NC||1.40%||1.30%||1.20%|
|% of US||4.40%||3.60%||5.70%|
|% of NC||0.20%||0.20%||0.40%|
The EEOC is responsible for enforcement of federal laws and regulations pertaining to workplace discrimination. Here are some helpful resources if you are currently involved in any sort of job discrimination claim:
As you can see from the table below, for fiscal years 2017 thru 2019, North Carolina comprised an average of 4.6% of all discrimination complaints filed with the EEOC nationwide.
The largest discrimination complaint category in NC, by far, is retaliation. In 2019, retaliation accounted for nearly 5.5 out of every 10 complaints received.
2018 NC Med Mal Lawsuit Statistics
|Medical Errors Diagnosis: 34% Surgery: 22% Treatment: 19% Obstetrics: 9% Medication: 5% Monitoring: 5% Other: 6%||Average Med Mal Payout Amounts Quadriplegic, Brain Damage, Lifelong Care: $1,029,105 Major Permanent Injury: $600,797 Significant Permanent Injury:$424,645 Death: $374,530 Minor Permanent Injury: $236,087 Major Temporary Injury: $214,407 Cannot Be Determined: $109,583 Emotional Injury: $91,678 Minor Temporary Injury: $72,850 Insignificant Injury: $34,333|
According to medical malpractice insurance agency Diederich Healthcare, a staggering $3,925,073,250 was paid out in medical malpractice claims nationwide in 2018.
North Carolina accounted for $41,342,000 or just 1.05% of that amount.
TriMark Legal Funding is one of the few lawsuit funding companies that provides non-recourse lawsuit funding on medical malpractice cases in North Carolina. This is because med mal cases are some of the riskiest types of cases to fund. That, combined with the fact that the minimum lawsuit cash advance amount in NC is $25,000 and that is enough to keep most funders away.
Medical malpractice lawsuit loans are one of TriMark Legal Funding’s specialties.
Med mal lawsuits are often some of the most difficult cases to litigate; they can also be some of the most costly and the most time-consuming too.
That’s because medical malpractice lawsuits rely heavily on expert witnesses to prove liability against the defendant. They do this by proving the defendant made one or more critical errors or deviations from the normal, accepted standard of care for any given procedure or situation.
Proving medical negligence or malpractice often boils down to a protracted battle of the expert witnesses. If the plaintiff’s experts are able to provide the “smoking gun” of liability, they will prevail.
North Carolina, like a number of other states, has placed some limits on the types of damages that can be awarded in a court case (after a jury returns a verdict that the defendant is liable for the plaintiff’s injuries).
Personal injury lawsuits do not have damage caps in North Carolina, with one notable exception. In medical malpractice cases only, non-economic damages (such as pain and suffering) are capped at $500,000.
Punitive damages are seldom awarded in personal injury lawsuits, but in the rare instances where they are, punitive damages cannot exceed 3 times the amount of actual damages or $250,000, whichever is greater.
If you are involved in a medical lawsuit and need financial help before your case settles, TriMark wants to help. Please call us at (877) 932-2628 if you have questions or need more information.
Important Premises Liability Information
67-4.4. Strict liability
“The owner of a dangerous dog shall be strictly liable in civil damages for any injuries or property damage the dog inflicts upon a person, his property, or another animal.”
a). The injury occurred
b). The defendant was responsible for it
Important Information About NC Workplace Accidents
North Carolinians are exposed to lots of different types of workplace-related hazards.
As a result, a lot of people get injured at work each year and work injury lawsuit loans have become a very popular way to pay bills and maintain finances while the attorneys do their jobs and work out the largest, fairest settlements for their clients.
Workers compensation benefits are available to injured workers throughout the state but, unfortunately, with only one exception, settlement loans for workers comp lawsuits are not available in NC.
3rd Party liability lawsuits are the exception, and lawsuit funding is available on those.
A third-party liability lawsuit or claim is an injury that occurred at work and may, or may not, be covered by workers compensation. The requirement is that there was also an accompanying, contributory or underlying issue that contributed to your injuries and you are also suing for that.
Let’s look at an example.
Let’s say you operate a piece of machinery at work. One day, the machine malfunctions and you are seriously injured as a result. You would be eligible for workers comp benefits during the time you were in the hospital and at home while you recover.
But let’s say your attorney discovered that the machinery malfunctioned because the company’s maintenance guy forgot to service it the last 2 times it was supposed to be serviced. And it was because of that neglected service, the other employee’s negligence, that you got hurt.
That negligence rests with your employer and your attorney could file a lawsuit against your employer to compensate you for your injuries.
That is a 3rd party liability lawsuit.
If you’ve been seriously injured, have a pending 3rd party liability lawsuit and are struggling financially, pre-settlement funding for workplace accidents could give you the financial breathing room you need while your attorney continues to fight for fair compensation.
While workers compensation and 3rd party liability lawsuit loans cover a lot of people in the Carolinas, they don’t cover nearly everyone.
There are two large industries in North Carolina that come with their own special brand of employee protection; specifically railroad workers and maritime workers.
There are a lot of railroads operating in North Carolina and there are more than 3,300 miles of railroad tracks in the state. It takes a lot of people to maintain all that infrastructure and that, unfortunately, also means there will be work injuries and work-related deaths.
Railroad workers are covered by the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA). It is also sometimes referred to as the Railroad Workers Act. This is a federal law that enables injured railway workers who are not covered by North Carolina’s workers’ compensation system to sue their employer for their industrial accident injuries.
Railroad workers are exposed to heavy machinery on a daily basis endure a variety of occupational hazards because of it. Some of the more common accidents and injuries railroad employees may suffer are:
If history is any teacher, it teaches us that most railroads are historically notorious for dragging their feet on FELA settlement proceedings as long as possible in order to compel injured workers into accepting a lesser settlement amount.
If that’s happening to you, TriMark wants to help.
FELA lawsuit settlements are eligible for pre-settlement and post settlement funding so wherever you are in the process, we’ve got you covered.
FELA lawsuit funding can provide the money you need to support yourself and your family while your attorney fights for the largest, most appropriate settlement you and your family deserve.
Minimum FELA lawsuit settlement funding in NC $25,000.
The Tar Heal State has 322 miles of ocean shoreline and more than 12,000 miles of shoreline in coastal estuaries. Combined, that’s 12,331 miles of coastal shoreline and it comprises an enormous gateway to the Atlantic Ocean for commerce, entertainment, enterprise, exploration, industry and travel.
Instead of workers comp or FELA, injured maritime employees, also sometimes referred to as merchant marines or seamen, fall under separate federal legal protection.
The Jones Act, also called the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, is the federal statute that protects US merchant marines and maritime employees in the event of an injury or death. The Jones Act has gone through several revisions over time. The most recent revision, in 2006, is the most current statute.
Under 46 U.S.C. § 30104, Congress enacted rules to provide legal protection for seamen in the event of injuries, negligence and unseaworthiness.
These protections provide three principle causes of action that are available to North Carolina maritime employees who are killed, injured or fall ill while in service of a vessel:
“Unseaworthiness” is an interesting classification as it pertains to maritime law. To most “non-nautical” types, the phrase ‘unseaworthy vessel’ conjures up images of sinking ships or a boat that doesn’t float. Actually it’s quite a lot more than that.
Worn out equipment or fixtures, lack of proper equipment, lack of proper safety equipment or fixtures, improperly designed or modified equipment or fixtures, slipping, tripping or falling hazards, lack of safe access between the vessel and shore and lack of proper posted warnings are just a few of the things that could make an otherwise properly operating vessel unseaworthy.
A vessel that operates properly but does not provide the proper safety precautions for its crew or does not provide the correct tools or equipment for them to use while they are working is unseaworthy if the employer’s carelessness or negligence endangered, injured or killed the employees.
With such close proximity to the sea, North Carolina sees it’s fair share of Jones Act lawsuits. If you are currently involved in a maritime lawsuit and need financial assistance before your case is settled, call TriMark Legal Funding.
TriMark has been a leading provider of North Carolina Jones Act lawsuit loans since 2003.
Minimum Jones Act lawsuit settlement funding in NC $25,000.
2020 Top Picks
SuperLawyers.com has made their picks for 2020.
“Each year, Super Lawyers recognizes the top lawyers in North Carolina via a patented multiphase selection process involving peer nomination, independent research and peer evaluation. The North Carolina lawyers who receive the highest point totals during this selection process are further recognized in North Carolina Super Lawyers Top Lists.”
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|1. Marcia H. Armstrong|
The Armstrong Law Firm, P.A.
|6. Annemarie Pantazis|
Wilder Pantazis Law Group
|2. Kimberly W. Bryan|
Parker Bryan Family Law
|7. Alice C. Stubbs|
Tharrington Smith, LLP
|3. Nicole L. Gardner|
Gardner Skelton PLLC
|8. Lorion MacRae Vitale|
Vitale Family Law
|4. Laura L. Noble|
The Noble Law Firm PLLC
|9. Elizabeth K. Arias|
Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
|5. C. Melissa Owen|
Tin Fulton Walker & Owen
|10. Catharine Biggs|
Arrowood Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP
|1. Mark E. Anderson|
|6. Alan W. Duncan|
Turning Point Litigation
|2. Joseph B. Cheshire, V|
Cheshire Parker Schneider, PLLC
|7. Dan J. McLamb|
Yates, McLamb & Weyher, L.L.P.
|3. W. Thompson Comerford, Jr.|
Comerford Chilson & Moser, LLP
|8. Leslie C. Packer|
Ellis & Winters LLP
|4. James P. Cooney, III|
Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
|9. Patti W. Ramseur|
|5. Kearns Davis|
Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP
|10. James F. Wyatt, III|
Wyatt & Blake, L.L.P.
TriMark Legal Funding has been a leading pre settlement funding company in North Carolina since 2003. That means we have over 17 years of experience putting money in plaintiff’s hands better, faster and cheaper than the other guys.
It only takes a minute to get the ball rolling and you could have cash in your hands as quickly as tomorrow.
Apply online or call us at (877) 932-2628 and one of our friendly representatives will be happy to take your information right over the phone.