FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
About Lawsuit Cash Advances
Insurance protects you against loss or damage by a contingent event. Our Lawsuit Insurance™ cash advances protect you against no recovery in your lawsuit or claim and provide you cash now.
Some companies choose to hide their fees until you are approved and are unlikely to want to go through the process again so you accept their extremely high fees. We tell you our fees upfront before you even apply.
With low overhead and a highly motivated staff, GLOBAL is able to provide good customer service and very low fees. Every business has a low cost leader and that is our goal at Global
Yes, the claim or lawsuit is yours and you own it, just like you own your car. After paying your attorney and medical liens, the potential remaining money is yours. You may sell or assign it.
Conservative financial companies, including banks, do not generally lend against a lawsuit. It is our experience that they think the business is too risky and choose only to lend against tangible assets.
The American Bar Association does not allow attorneys to lend cash to clients for anything but case expenses. This prohibition was established to prevent a conflict of interest from arising. If you owed your attorney money you might feel obligated to accept your attorney’s advice to settle your case when you really did not want to accept the amount offered.
GLOBAL will invest in many different types of cases including: Personal Injury Vehicle, Personal Injury Premises, Personal Injury Assault, Workers Compensation, Wrongful Death, Medical Malpractice, Sexual Harassment and FELA and Jones Act.
GLOBAL does not place limitations on use of proceeds; we look more favorably upon those cases where the proceeds are used to pay bills or case expenses such as expert witnesses, economists or case enhancing costs.
After reviewing your file GLOBAL can usually have an advance in your hands within 24-48 hours. There are no lengthy applications or credit checks.
GLOBAL uses its own funds; however, we may sell these investments to institutional investors in order to raise additional capital to fund future legal cases.
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This of course, varies from state to state but GLOBAL is not aware of any ethics opinions which prohibit attorneys from signing a pre-settlement funding lien. In most cases we issue a Letter of Instructions from the client to the attorney instructing the attorney to place a lien in the file.
We do not manage legal cases we simply advance money against them.
You owe us absolutely nothing. That is why this is such a risky business.
GLOBAL will invest between $500 and $500,000 in a single claim or lawsuit.
We advance money by purchasing a portion of the anticipated settlement. We do not loan you money. We advance money now in return for a portion of your potential proceeds, whenever that may be. Just like yourself and your attorney, we take the risk of a successful resolution. If the case is lost, we lose our money.
No. The percentage of the cases we invest into is not affected in any way by the time it takes for a case to settle. Whether you settle in 2 months or obtain a verdict in 5 years, their is no financial obligation until resolution of the case.
No. There is no recourse against you and we will not try to collect the money from you. Once we advance cash it is yours to keep. This is called non-recourse funding.
Absolutely . You can pay any amount advance which will reduce your monthly fee.
Yes. Assuming there is sufficient information and documentation in the file for us to make a determination as to the approximate value of the case.
No. Because we take the risk of settlement together with the claimant and attorney, courts have continuously ruled that our advance is not a loan. Therefore, our advancements and fees are not subject to usury laws.
Of Course! Although your attorney does not specialize in financial transactions it would be a good idea to have him/her review our simple three page agreement before you sign it.