This is the fourth installment in our series of things to consider when your client seeks lawsuit financial assistance. This is an ethical imperative. Your client’s case and the strategy used to develop and, hopefully, resolve it, belong to your client and you. That cannot be interfered with by a legal finance company. So, the question is:
4. Does the lawsuit finance company have a “hands-off” policy regarding the case management process?
The lawsuit funding company must understand that the lawsuit that it is investing its money in does not belong to the legal funding company simply because of the case investment. The pursuits of the litigation, strategy, negotiations, trial preparation, settlement decisions, etc., belong to the client, and, through the client, to the attorney. The superior litigation funding company will seek an infrequent, non-invasive, case update by phone, mail, email or fax, but will not interfere with your handling of the case in any manner. If you find yourself answering to, explaining your case strategy to, or being constantly harassed by a legal finance company, you (or your client) have chosen the wrong lawsuit funding company. This is one of the key differences between a trial lawyer-owned company and a financial industry-owned company. It is recommended that you deal with a company that is operated by someone who has been in the legal trenches and knows the “ins and outs” of a law practice, someone who has represented injured and disabled clients and cares that their litigation goes well for them.
Lawsuit Financial Corporation is owned by a veteran trial lawyer. The legal finance company provides lawsuit funding services to victims of Auto Accidents, Medical Malpractice, Premises Liability, Products Liability, Fire and Explosion, Airplane Crashes, Construction Accidents, Train Crashes and all other types of personal injury and employment related litigation. For a free analysis of your case funding situation, call us, toll free, at 1-877-377-SUIT (7848) or visit our website at www.lawsuitfinancial.com.
Our next “Things to Consider” post will deal with the contingent nature of a legal funding transaction and why this feature is important to your client. Please stay tuned…