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.

Lawsuit loans help you get some of your settlement now, instead of waiting

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.…
Seperating fact from the fiction when it comes to pre-settlement funding

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 sourcing is a way to have your lawsuit paid for

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…
Wear a seat belt. It's the law and it is proven to save many lives

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…
Apples' got some real beef with 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…
Driving in the rain can be a stressful situation. This is only made worse after an accident

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…
How legal funding helped saved the Hulk

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 has been sued more than any president in US history.

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…
Have you been injured in an accident and it wasn't your fault? You may be entitled to compensation

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…
Uplift provides a few helpful tips for talking to your client about legal funding

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…
The total amount of time it will take to get your cash, from accident to settlement

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…
These are the best tips for finding the best pre-settlement company

Best Pre-Settlement Funding Companies

The lawsuit funding industry has become saturated with dozens of seemingly indistinguishable companies. Each and every one of these pre-settlement funding companies will tell you that they have the lowest rate, the fastest turnaround and…
With all the technological advances of today, it's hard to keep your eyes on the road. Follow these tips to help

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…
Almost everyone has a social media account, so it's important to be careful about what you post

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…
Learn more about why lawsuit loans can be so expensive - don't pay more than you have to

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…
These are the steps pre-settlement funding companies take in order to approve a case

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…
How to get the most our of your personal injury case

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 provides this resource on how you can survive your personal injury case

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…
Here are some helpful tips for plaintiffs on financing while in a personal injury lawsuit

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,…
The question isn't how much you can get. It's a matter of how much your case qualifies for

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…