Union County Lawsuit Loans Help Plaintiffs
Lawsuit funding aims to help plaintiffs pay their expenses so their attorneys can pursue justice. Union County lawsuit loans seek to level the financial playing field between injured plaintiffs and financially strong insurance companies which defend against their claims.
Union County Location and Background
Union County is located in northeastern New Jersey and is both urban and suburban. Many consider Union County to be part of the New York metropolitan area due to its close proximity to the Hudson River and New York border.
Union County is New Jersey’s seventh most populated county with over 500,000 residents according to the 2020 United States Census. The county seat, Elizabeth, is Union County’s most populated municipality and largest in area. Elizabeth, Union County’s most populous city and is home to county offices and the Superior Court of New Jersey, Union County.
Union County is home to Kean University, located in the townships of Union and Hillside. Large multinational pharmaceutical company, Merck and Co. is headquartered in Rahway within Union County. Merck is known for hundreds of drugs and over the counter medicines including Vioxx which became the subject of a large class action product liability lawsuit in the mid 2000’s. In November, 2007, Merck agreed to pay $4.85 billion to settle with most of the approximately 50,000 claimants.
Union County is home to Baltusrol Golf Club, a private club in Springfield which regularly hosts the PGA Championship and U.S. Open golf tournaments. Galloping Hill Golf Course and Golf Learning Center in Kenilworth is a public facility and headquarters of the New Jersey State Golf Association. Also of note is the Shady Rest Country Club in Scotch Plains. Shady Rest was the first black-owned and African American country club in the United States and home to John Shippen – the first African-American professional golfer.
Union County Lawsuits
Many of Union County’s smallest towns are densely populated with numbers which compare to many big cities in the nation. The large mass of people results in many different examples of human expression. There is no shortage of art, music, and culinary expressions throughout Union County.
Unfortunately, large amount of people in a small area has its downside. In northern New Jersey, residents can expect more dangerous conditions on roadways and thus more accidents. In fact, according to the NJ Department of Transportation, Union County had over 13,000 crashes in 2020 and over 21,000 before Covid-19 in 2019. Of those crashes, over 3,000 reported injuries in 2020.
Car accidents prompt auto accident lawsuits where injured parties file claims for compensation. The wheels of justice turn slowly since the large amount of cases in urban areas stress the finite resources available to adjudicate claims in the civil court system. Unfortunately, many plaintiffs must wait many months or even years before they resolve their claims. Many are injured and no longer able to work leaving them in financial straights.
Insurance companies representing defendants are aware of the situation and sometimes use this financial leverage to force plaintiffs to accept low-ball settlement offers so that they can make ends meet.
Union County lawsuit loans level the financial playing field and are one possible solution to this dilemma.
What is a Union County Lawsuit Loan?
Lawsuit loans are financial transactions where plaintiffs sell a portion of their settlement before the case is resolved. Lawsuit funding companies advance money so that plaintiffs can meet expenses while their attorneys seek justice. Many plaintiffs turn to lawsuit loans to pay for:
- utilities and other bills
- past debts
- medical treatment
- school tuition
- and others…
The purpose of settlement loans is to avoid having to accept an unfair settlement simply because of a plaintiff’s immediate financial needs.
Lawsuit loans are not “loans” in the traditional sense since repayment depends upon a successful outcome. If the plaintiff loses the case, the lawsuit loan is not repaid. For this reason, lawsuit loans are referred to as non-recourse settlement advances.
To learn more about lawsuit loans visit our frequently asked questions page.
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Union County, NJ Towns and Cities
Union County consists of 21 municipalities. Union County lawsuit loans are available in the following cities:
- Berkeley Heights
- New Providence
- Roselle Park
- Scotch Plains
Getting Started with Settlement Funding
To be eligible for Union County lawsuit loans you must have a pending claim, be over the age of 18 and be represented by an attorney. The process is surprisingly simple.
- Complete our Quick Application.
- We contact you to discuss your case.
- We discuss your case with your lawyer.
- When approved, we forward you a contract.
- You sign and return.
- We fund your case via overnight courier or electronic bank transfer.
Fair Rate Funding is a leader in the lawsuit funding business since 2007. Our lawsuit loan rates are are among the lowest in the business.
Call us to get started. We are here to help. We are at your service.