Uplift Legal Funding: Blog

Uplift‘s blog is primarily a place for plaintiffs to inform themselves about the lawsuit loan process.

There are many informative articles that can help you get a better rate on your advance, choose a better company to work with, or even understand the costs with taking out a lawsuit loan.

DreamHost Lawsuit Crowd-Funding

A website hosted on DreamHost aimed at organizing rallies and protests against President Trump is now the subject of a Department of Justice request for personal information of 1.3 million website visitors. In the wake of this request, citing…
A Peter Thiel fellow has raised $10 million in seed funding for a litigation finance startup

Commercial Litigation Funding Company Raises $10 Million

Remember Hogan v Gawker? In a previous article, we discussed how Peter Thiel helped Hulk Hogan in his lawsuit against Gawker. Well, a former Peter Thiel fellow was taking notes and just raised $10 million for a commercial litigation funding…
Despite stress, try to stay organized after a car accident. Read this guide to learn more

What To Do After A Car Accident

Experiencing a car accident is a scary thing. The aftermath of a car accident can be hazy and confusing for those involved. Nonetheless, it is important to remain calm and take the appropriate steps to ensure your physical, emotional and financial…
Rubbernecking accidents and other distracted driving accidents are preventable - stay alert!

The Dangers of Rubbernecking | Car Accident Avoidance

First off, what is rubbernecking? Rubbernecking occurs when drivers stare at accidents as they pass. While it is tempting to see what is going on, rubbernecking can be very dangerous and lead to serious accidents. If you are the victim of an…
Some accident injuries have delayed symptoms. Get checked out by a doctor immediately.

Delayed Accident Injuries | Ensuring Full Compensation

Some injuries take a longer time to surface, but that doesn’t mean they demand less attention. Oftentimes a car accident victim, not experiencing any immediate symptoms, does not seek treatment. But what if the victim experiences symptoms…
When it comes to personal injury, the earlier the treatment, the better the case

When Should You See a Doctor After a Car Accident?

Car accidents happen everyday, and oftentimes victims leave the scene and don’t bother to seek medical attention. However, it is crucial that you seek medical attention, even if you don’t feel an injury immediately. Sometimes, accidents…
Your lawyer works hard, don't stress them out with too many lawsuit funding requests

Making Lawsuit Funding Companies' Requests Easier for Your Lawyer

It's not just your lawyer; they're all busy people. Frankly, your lawyer would likely rather be working on cases than dealing with lawsuit funding companies' information requests.But, thankfully, most understand the need for funding. They've…
Read Uplift Legal Funding's guide to car accident and emergency preparedness

Car Accident Preparedness - Always Keep These Items in Your Car

You never know when you might be involved in a car accident. It’s not often mentioned - but important to remember - to keep a safety pack in your car. This better prepares you for any emergency that may arise. All that is required is a little…
Because of the dangers railroad workers face, FELA claims can be extremely lucrative

FELA Cases - Learn More About Your FELA Lawsuit

Let’s start by going over what constitutes a FELA case. Railroad workers face dangerous conditions everyday. The hazardous nature of their work environment can lead to serious injury and even death. The Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA)…
Jones Act lawsuits can be worth millions - read this guide to learn more

Jones Act Lawsuit | Uplift Legal Funding

The Jones Act, also referred to as the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, was established to protect workers at sea. Seamen are not entitled to workers’ compensation benefits (unlike land-based workers), which is why the Jones Act is crucial for…
Pain and suffering can increase damages assessed in a personal injury case

Personal Injury Pain and Suffering | Uplift Legal Funding

Personal injuries, especially those that are catastrophic, can have lasting negative effects on the victim. The amount in damages varies depending on the injury. With permanent injuries however, pain and suffering can be a large portion of your…
The debate over the classification of legal funding rages on

The Debate Over Legal Funding - Loans vs. Investments

As legal funding entered the spotlight, and regulation looms. One of the main issues is whether such funding qualifies as a loan. This is now a topic of state and federal discourse.One of the key issues is whether legal funding violates…
Learn more about how legal funding is different from structured settlements

Legal Funding vs. Structured Settlements

If you are relatively new to the legal funding world, you are probably wondering what these terms mean. Today, let’s focus on the difference between pre settlement and settlement advances (both forms of legal funding) and structured settlements. Legal…
Getting lawsuit cash upfront for your settlement helps you de-risk your case

Getting Your Settlement Money Now From Uplift

If you are the plaintiff in a personal injury case, it may be some time until you are able to collect damages. The lengthy trial process proves to be challenging for many plaintiffs who do not have the necessary resources to make it to the end.…
Legal funding can be confusing for plaintiffs. Uplift helps shed some light.

Myths and Misconceptions About Legal Funding

The concept of legal funding can be generally confusing to people who are new to the courtroom. With so many legal terms out there, this confusion is understandable. This article will hopefully provide some clarification to those who are confused…

Crowd-Sourced Legal Funding Round-Up

A brief look at Wikipedia tells us that lawsuit funding was born in the U.S. around the turn of the century.Since then, the industry has boomed. New lawsuit funding companies spring up monthly.Recently, we've seen an interesting new…
Seat belts are made to prevent injuries, but they can also help your case.

Comparative Negligence, Seatbelts and Legal Funding

The importance of the seat-belt is common knowledge. In the event of an accident, it is extremely important to protect yourself and your passengers.Your personal injury claim and qualification for legal funding can be severely affected by…
Apple is providing legal funding to its manufacturers counter-suit against Qualcomm

Apple Funds Manufacturers in Legal Battle Against Qualcomm

With big corporations like Apple, litigation comes with the territory. Recently, Apple sued and began withholding payment to Qualcomm after being charged excess royalties. Qualcomm quickly counter-sued Apple and four iPhone manufacturers. The…
Uplift provides legal funding on rainy weather car accidents

Rainy Weather Car Accident Avoidance

Rainy and stormy weather increases the risk of an accident. It affects a driver’s range of visibility, a car’s response time, and a number of other things that could result in a tragedy if you are not careful. Make safety a priority by reading…
Peter Thiel's legal funding helped Hogan fight Gawker.

How Peter Thiel Bankrolled Hogan's Gawker Smackdown

Hulk Hogan is a wrestling kingpin and has become a household name. Throughout his career, he had unappealing videos leaked, several lawsuits, etc. These scandals proved to be perfect material for media outlets.One outlet in particular, Gawker…

Donald Trump: The Most Sued President In US History

Donald Trump’s got more on his mind these days than Obamacare, building his wall, his approval rating going in the toilet, and Randy Newman writing a song about his penis. As The Boston Globe reports, he may also be the most sued president…

Injured, But Do You Have a Case?

First off, let's define a personal injury lawsuit. These cases primarily deal with an injured party (known as “the plaintiff”) and an individual, business or government agency (known as “the defendant”). Personal injury cases assert…
Lawsuit funding can be expensive, help your clients understand the risks and make good choices

Talking to Clients About Legal Funding

Ok, we get it, lawsuit funding requests are not the highlight of a personal injury attorney's day. Nevertheless, it's important to proactively look out for your clients, it will save you headaches down the road. Inform your clients An informed…
Car accident settlements can take anywhere from months to years

How Long Does a Car Accident Settlement Take?

It's a frequent question with no real answer. Car accident settlements can take anywhere from a few months to a few years, depending on some key factors. What determines car accident settlement time? 1. Strength of liability Is liability…
The best lawsuit funding companies are the honest ones

Best Pre Settlement Funding Companies

The lawsuit funding industry has become saturated with dozens of seemingly indistinguishable companies.Each and every one of these lawsuit funding companies will tell you that they have the lowest rate, the fastest turnaround and can get…
Distracted driving leads to hundreds of thousands of avoidable accidents per year

6 Ways to Avoid Distracted Driving

In a 2015 study, the NHTSA published a report indicating that during the year of 2010, distracted driving caused 3,267 fatalities, 735,000 nonfatal injuries and damaged 3.3 million vehicles.The NHTSA makes a point to track these statistics…
Don't let your midnight tweet ruin your personal injury case

Social Media Mistakes Personal Injury Plaintiffs Should Avoid

It's 2017 and social media is ubiquitous. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat -- any of them can hurt your case.Thankfully, you don't have to stop firing off tweets. Just follow our brief guide to make sure you don't make a big mistake. Even…
Lawsuit funding can be very expensive - don't get charged an arm and a leg

Why is Pre Settlement Funding so Expensive?

The truth is, most funding companies charge as much as you'll pay.Even though pre settlement funding smells looks and tastes like a loan, it technically is not classified as a loan.The reason for this classification largely relies on…
At Uplift, the underwriter is king.

The Almighty Underwriter

Underwriting is a thing not everyone is familiar with. For different industries it can mean different things. In litigation finance, sometimes called legal lending, an underwriter is a very important part of the process. In many cases underwriters…
Get what you're due in personal injury

Maximizing the Value of Your Personal Injury Case

As follow-up to our previous note on valuing your personal injury case, we'd like to explain how to maximize the value of your general personal injury case. Day 1 First up, if you are able, try to document liability.If you were in a car…
Uplift Legal Funding gives advice on making it through your personal injury lawsuit

Survivor: Personal Injury Lawsuit Edition

Financial blogs are a dime a dozen nowadays. You can't go on the web without finding one. They often look like this and have tons of advice for a wide range of people. The truth is many of these blogs are extremely helpful, but not necessarily…
Uplift offers lawsuit funding as a last resort. Budgeting is key.

Personal Finance Tips for Injured Plaintiffs

Getting by financially while your attorney works to settle can be the hardest part of a personal injury lawsuit.Lawsuit loans can help plaintiffs in the interim, but the money comes at a cost. If you've lost your job or are unable to work,…
Uplift helps you understand the value of your lawsuit, and how much funding you can get.

What's it Worth? How Much Funding Can You Get?

While "what's my case worth?" might be one of the most common questions personal injury attorney get, "how much can you approve me for?" is definitely our most common question at Uplift.Because we typically can advance up to a percentage…
Uplift's tips for drivers on how to avoid accidents.

15 Easy Ways to Avoid Accidents

At Uplift Legal Funding, we enjoy working with our clients, but hope we'll only have to work with you on one injury case.Here's a few helpful tips to avoid auto accidents in the future.Safety first. Always. Slow down in uncertain…
Lawsuit loans take a bite out of your settlement - only take what you need.

How Much Does Lawsuit Funding Really Cost?

For most things in life, it's pretty easy to figure out how much something will cost. If you want to buy a new jacket, you go to a store, see a price tag, and that's it. You'll have to add a little bit extra for tax, but otherwise, you know…
Uplift tries to minimize the hassle in lawsuit funding

Why You Asking All Them Questions?

A Plaintiff's Guide to Lawsuit Loans Every funding company tries to streamline their process to make it quick for the customer. But sometimes it doesn't feel like that. Look no further than the DMV for proof of that. The Legal Loan industry…
Lawsuit loans can take up a lot of your time as a paralegal

Liability is King

There is a tendency when talking about lawsuits to be fixated on the injury. Have you ever heard someone say any of the following, or felt like saying them yourself?"Because of that car accident, I broke my back and needed surgery!" …
Getting lawsuit funding for certain cases can be tough - here's why

How Can You Deny My Million Dollar Case?!

A man once came to a funding company to get a cash advance on his motor vehicle accident case. The injury was horrific; the man lost his eye in the accident. The insurance coverage was great - a commercial policy. The liability was perfect,…
Win your lawsuit and keep your credit strong.

How to Maintain Good Credit During a Lawsuit

Good credit can get you far in life; just ask anyone who has bad credit. It's not easy to maintain that good credit score, though, especially when you come across unfortunate circumstances. It can be hard enough to pay your bills on time when…
The lawsuit funding industry has come a long way since inception.

Litigation Finance: An Evolving Industry

Most industries tend to find their formula and stick with it. Sure, some companies may sell seasonal products and offer special promotions, but you won't see McDonalds suddenly decide to start to make and sell lawnmowers. Lawsuit lending is…
Lawsuit loans can take up a lot of your time as a paralegal

7 Things to Do (or Not Do) After an Accident

School can teach you many things, from math to history to vocabulary to science. Unless you're in school to be a lawyer, though, there aren't really any classes with real-world applicability about being in an accident. You can only trust movies…
Lawsuit loans can take up a lot of your time as a paralegal

Law & Order - Great TV, Bad Benchmark

Have you ever turned a courtroom drama show and been glued to the set? Some handsome young attorney is yelling, pleading, coaxing, and wrapping the jury around his finger. An unhinged witness suddenly explodes with a big bombshell about the…
Lawsuit loans can take up a lot of your time as a paralegal

Managing Expectations With Lawsuit Funding

Have you applied for a lawsuit funding loan only to be turned down or approved for way less than you thought you would? Then when you tried another company, you were told the same thing?Your attorney told you your case could be worth millions!…
pro se, no way - lawsuit funding requires an attorney

Anything Your Attorney Can Do, You Can't Do Better

How You Might Think It Works If legal drama shows like Law and Order have taught me anything, it's that a good lawyer only needs a few things to be successful: a confident voice, the ability to think on his toes, and a good power tie. Scene…
lawsuit loans can provide peace of mind

What's the Cost of Peace of Mind?

More than 30 million people get injured every year. That's a startling number. What's almost equally as surprising is that these injuries result in tens of thousands of lawsuits every year. In an ideal world, everyone who files a lawsuit because…

How a Lawsuit Happens - a Chronology

For many clients who have personal injury lawsuits, it is the first time they've ever had to sue anyone. Their attorney can answer many of their questions, but often times they do this as cases go along. Because of this, clients don't always…
Lawsuit loans can take up a lot of your time as a paralegal

Why Rushing Into Lawsuit Funding is a Bad Idea

Here's the scenario: you've been injured in an accident and you had to stop working because of your injury. You expected your case to be settled in six months, but it's taken 18 months and there's still no end in sight. You can't afford to pay…
Lawsuit loans can take up a lot of your time as a paralegal

Finding the Lowest Lawsuit Loan Rates

Finding the lowest lawsuit loan rates is very important to ensuring that you have money leftover at settlement.This isn't easy. The industry is full of people ready to take you for a ride. So here is how you make sure you protect yourself.…
Choosing a lawsuit funding company can be tough - use this guide to get a leg-up

How do I Choose a Lawsuit Funding Company

This guide will cover how to choose a lawsuit funding company that is right for you. The lawsuit loan industry is still mostly pre-regulation, meaning there are not  a lot of rules that lawsuit loan companies must follow. This means that they…
Lawsuit loans can take up a lot of your time as a paralegal

7 Things You Should Know About Lawsuit Funding

This is as cut and dry as you'll get it. These are the 7 things you need to know about lawsuit funding.Nobody wants to get injured, nobody wants to pursue a personal injury case, and nobody should really want to take out lawsuit funding.…
Lawsuit loans can take up a lot of your time as a paralegal

Lawsuit Loans for Paralegals

Often, paralegals or legal assistants deal with their client's lawsuit funding needs. Generally, if a client has applied to many lawsuit funding companies, meeting the expectations of several funders can become a little much. This is a guide…