Washington DC Lawsuit Loans
Uplift Legal Funding does not provide non-recourse lawsuit loans in District of Columbia. With a population of 672,228, District of Columbia is the 18th largest territory in the United States, and ranks 27th for per capita fatal injuries (D.C. included).
Because funding regulation is complex, Uplift developed a funding-ease scale. This scale helps plaintiffs understand what part their state plays in lawsuit loan decisions. On a scale of 0 to 10, District of Columbia scores a 10.0. This means that we consider it for plaintiffs to get lawsuit loans in District of Columbia. Read more information below about the legal funding environment in District of Columbia.
Washington DC Personal Injury Statistics
Washington DC has a yearly injury death rate of 58.9 per 100,000. This places District of Columbia around than the national average of 60.1, by about -1.9%.
DC residents drive an estimated total of 4 billion miles yearly, which means that the average resident drives about of 5,291 miles per year. To compare, that’s 45.1% lower than the national average of 9,630 miles per year.Aside from miles driven, local seatbelt use and drunk driving habits play a large part in the car accident death rate.
In Washington DC, residents are pretty good when it comes to buckling up, reporting a usage rate of 92.0%.
The drinking rate in District of Columbia, measured as the percent of people who reported drinking too much before driving in the prior month, is 2.6% lower than the national average of 1.8% at 1.8%.
Partly because of these factors, DC’s car accident fatality rate is 3.4. This compares favorably to the US national average of 10.9, and costs the state $34 million yearly.
Washington DC Legal Funding Cheat Sheet
According to Title 12, Ch. 3, Sec. 12-301; the civil statute of limitations in District of Columbia is 3 years. This means that you may lose the right to sue for negligence if you do not file your lawsuit within the limit. The degree to which plaintiff negligence impacts the liability claim varies from state-to-state.
Washington DC’s guideline is generally pure contributory negligence, but modified comparative fault with a 51% threshold for bicyclists and pedestrians. Essentially, this means that plaintiff’s fault bars recovery except in the cases of bycicle and pedestrian accidents. Its important to keep in mind that if you request car accident lawsuit loans early-on in your claim, legal funding underwriters must assume District of Columbia minimum policy limits of:
- $10,000 property damage liability per accident
- $10,000 personal injury protection
Regulation of Lawsuit Loans in Washington DC
Lawsuit loans in Washington DC remain largely unregulated and most legal funding companies provide funding in the territory.
Despite lack of regulation, reputable companies follow basic best-practice disclosure guidelines for legal funding contracts. Lawsuit lenders nationwide should display rates, fees and repayment terms prominently.