Pre-Settlement Funding to Cover Funeral Expenses

Through no fault of his own, the husband is facing his worst-case scenario—a life without his wife, an inability to work and mounting debt.

A drunk driver headed the wrong way on the freeway, collides head-on with a 38-year-old mother of three. The drunk driver survives, but the woman dies instantly. Her grieving husband, faced with raising three kids on his own, must now also worry about paying for his wife's funeral costs. Since he doesn't have the more than $10,000 needed to cover her burial expenses, he charges everything on his credit cards and decides he will worry about how to pay for it later. Yet, unable to bring himself to return to work, the bills quickly pile up. These tragedies put many families in financial limbo, says Rockpoint Financial Services, a pre-settlement funding company.

Worst-Case Scenario. Through no fault of his own, the husband is facing his worst-case scenario — a life without his wife, an inability to work and mounting debt. But since his lawsuit against the drunk driver’s insurance company is solid, it gives him an option he didn’t know he had. He can receive pre-settlement funding based on the value of his lawsuit through a pre-settlement company such as Rockpoint Legal Funding. The money can be used to pay bills while waiting for the case to conclude.

“The husband will not have to pay back the funding until the case settles,” says Rockpoint Legal Funding President Ramtin Ghaneeian. This funding enables him time to grieve and regroup without worrying about the costs of the funeral.

Pre-Settlement Funding Advantages. Pre-settlement funds are not loans. They are non-recourse monetary fundings. Since pre-settlement funding is based on the strength of the plaintiff’s case, no loan approval is necessary. That means funds can be wired to the injured plaintiff within hours after the funding company receives the plaintiff’s completed online form. And again, since it’s not a loan if the plaintiff’s case does not prevail, the funds do not have to be repaid.

Of course, not all funding companies operate similarly. “Certain ones charge high- interest rates that accrue monthly and others tack on fees that are often hidden in the fine print,” says Ghaneeian. “It is up to the plaintiff’s attorney to ensure that the client understands the full cost of plaintiff funding and that all fees are disclosed upfront and are understood.”

For settlement funding questions, go to Rockpoint Legal Funding, call 855-582-9200 or email

About Rockpoint Legal Funding

Rockpoint Legal Funding encourages clients to consider case funding after they’ve exhausted other means of funding such as personal savings, friends, or family. Rockpoint will fund conservative dollar amounts to ensure there are adequate proceeds upon settlement. The goal of the funding is to provide clients the ability to cover living expenses and to not interfere with the attorney's ability to settle the case.

Source: Rockpoint Legal Funding


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