Using credit cards for payment of damages and expenses in personal injury claims:
Following debilitating injuries, many victims experience difficulty paying routine
living expenses, medical expenses, and the cost for legal representation. Personal injury lawyers routinely
provide contingent fee arrangements which do not require payment for attorney fees or costs until a
successful recovery. Further, many personal injury lawyers also provide a "letter of protection" for medical
expenses which acts as a guarantee of payment to doctors and hospitals from the proceeds of a claim.
Nevertheless, while disabled and not receiving a regular income, loans for living expenses may not be available from commercial lenders without a co-guarantor. State law remains divided
when allowing or prohibiting personal injury lawyers to advance living expenses to clients, which may or may not
allow your personal injury lawyer to cosign loans and credit card applications. Should you experience difficulty
qualifying for new credit for living expenses, we hope you find the financial resources listed below helpful.
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With the prevalence of credit card offers, even for bad-credit and
no-credit borrowers, many plaintiffs with pending personal injury
lawsuits delay cash payment of monthly expenses by relying on revolving
credit. Be careful, liability is absolutely, regardless of recovery on
the claim, whereas lawsuit loans are repaid only if the claim is