Assault and Battery Cases and Lawsuit Loans
In a perfect world, everyone would just get along. It’s a great thought and one many people are actively working to achieve. There are many obstacles, though, in the form of addiction, personality disorders, and unhealthy situations. What’s more, human beings in general are a confrontational group.
The end result could be an assault. Assaults can come in many forms. An argument between partners can take a violent turn. Someone who is drunk or on drugs might be beyond help and lashes out at either a friend or even a stranger. A neighbor who is having a terrible day could make a bad decision in trying to resolve a disagreement. Or sometimes it can be a stranger with a mental illness making it his crusade to hurt innocent people.
It’s a tragic situation all around, but especially so for the victim. On a best case scenario they could wind up with only post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). If things get very bad, they could be injured on top of the emotional scarring, or even killed.
The Bureau of Justice Statistics found that in the US in 2015, nearly 1% of the adult population was a victim of at least one violent victimization.
The lawsuits that result from these assaults can take a long time and plaintiffs are often at a loss as to how to get by. That’s where a cash advance from Uplift Legal Funding can help.
How Much is My Assault Case Worth?
While injuries play a big role in determining how much your case could settle for, it’s usually the liability the plays the biggest role. Who was at fault? Was it some random person causing havoc and the building you were in provided no security? Was the incident at a bar where everyone involved had had a couple of drinks? Did the plaintiff cooperate with the police investigation? Were there witnesses?
Proving that you were innocent is extremely important. The defendant will have hired an attorney whose whole job it is to make it seem like you were also responsible for your injuries. You can help yourself by trying to get witnesses to stay around for the police to tell them what they saw.
Cases with proven liability and good damages can settle for anywhere from $10,000 up to six figure amounts. The last piece would be the insurance – the defendant must be able to pay for the case. (This can be from their homeowner’s insurance if it happened in a house, or from a company policy if the assault happened at a business.)
I Have a Little Savings – How Long Will My Assault Case Take?
It’s possible to get by with just your own savings, but it’s not often advised. Assault cases can take a long time to prove who was at fault. Even if there were many witnesses to testify that you were wronged, it could take months to line them all up to appear in court. Attorneys try to delay lawsuits by cancelling and rescheduling hearings. All that makes it harder for the plaintiff to outlast the insurance company and accept an unfair offer. That’s why it makes more sense to get a cash advance.
Getting Approved for a Lawsuit Loan with Uplift
Uplift Legal Funding needs very little to approve you for a lawsuit loan. After we get an application, we’ll get information from your attorney, such as liability proving your innocence, medical documents, insurance information, and a court documents if your case is far enough along. Our underwriters are very knowledgeable about assault cases and can get you an answer within only a few days, sometimes as quick as 24 hours.
What’s more, we don’t just see you as a business deal or a number. We understand the trauma you’ve gone through and will do everything we can to help you out while your lawsuit continues. Our rates are among the lowest in the industry and our turnaround times are extremely quick.
If you aren’t sure if your case would qualify, call us today to get the process started. We can pre-approve most pre settlement funding requests in a few moments.
You’ll be ready to battle the insurance company fat cats in no time.