Advances Against Your Pending Personal Injury Settlement | Zanes Law


So if I was injured in an accident, can I
get an advance against my settlement? The answer is yes. But in Arizona you can’t get that advance
from us as your attorney. That’s unethical in Arizona. So what happens is, if you want to get an
advance against your settlement, there are companies out there that will provide that
service. They’ll give you an advance against your settlement
and they get paid back at the end. When we have clients who get advances that’s
between the client and the advance company. The advice we give clients is to not do it. We think it’s a bad idea. The reason is because of the fees and the
interest that the client has to pay in order to get that advance. For example if a client gets a five hundred
dollar advance against their settlement, when their case is over and it’s all said and done
they may pay two thousand dollars or more back to the advance company in order to get
that five hundred dollars early on. That’s not a very good deal. So what happens is you pay high interest and
then at the end of your case you get very little money because the money is going to
pay back the advance. So our advice to clients is don’t do it. But ultimately that is between the client
and the advance company and we have no control over the advance, how much money the advance
company will give a client, and in the end how much money the client will have to pay
back to the advance company. But if you’ve been hurt in an accident, give
us a call and we’ll help you on your accident case and we’ll do it in a way that gives you
the best possible resolution.

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