Pursuing a civil case can take months — even years. In the meantime, your bills, rent and living expenses can quickly pile up. If you’re involved in a civil suit and need money for bills and living expenses, we can help. We’ll connect you with a company that can get you pre-settlement funding to help you stay afloat until your legal case resolves.
Pre-settlement funding is a way for you to use some of the money potentially coming to you from a personal injury claim early. We’ll put you in touch with a company that will review your case and offer to provide you with a portion of your expected settlement now. Since you won’t owe anything unless you receive a settlement, these are not loans. Instead, the company is purchasing a percentage of what they think you’ll receive once your lawsuit is settled.
After speaking with one of our agents about your case, we’ll put you in contact with a pre-settlement funding company. They’ll review your case and contact your attorney with an agreement to purchase a percentage of your expected settlement.
After going over the company’s offer, you send the signed agreement back to the pre-settlement funding company and then they send the funds directly to your attorney’s office. Once you finalize your settlement, the company receives the portion of the settlement that they purchased. The amount they receive varies on the deal you agree to.
If, for some reason, you don’t receive a settlement, you don’t have to pay the money back to the funding company. This makes pre-settlement funding an attractive alternative to traditional lending options.
If you’re an attorney, contact us today to learn about establishing a long-term relationship with J.G. Wentworth. Our experience in the financial industry allowed us to collaborate with some of the best companies offering pre-settlement funding. By referring your client to J.G. Wentworth, you’ll help them get the funding they need to pay their bills and expenses, including legal fees, while waiting for their lawsuit to settle.
We’ve worked with attorneys across the country, helping match their clients with non-recourse funding companies and to answer their questions about how pre-settlement funding works. Using this experience, we want to provide answers to some of the most common questions we receive.Is it ethical to refer my client to J.G. Wentworth?
If you have concerns about ethics opinions in the state where you practice, our representatives can direct you to the ethics opinion for your state.How much assistance can my client request?
After legal fees, the companies we work with usually will not purchase more than 15-20% of your clients expected recovery. This is to help prevent hindering your ability to negotiate a settlement.What if my client needs additional funds later?
The companies we work with will usually purchase, at most, 15% to 20% of your client’s expected recovery. If your client initially sold a smaller portion of their expected settlement, the company will re-evaluate the case and in many instances decide to provide additional funding.
J.G. Wentworth was a pioneer in the structured settlement payment purchasing industry. The company began buying structured settlement payments in 1994, and since that time has helped thousands of customers.About Us