Can I get a Cash Advance on my Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Case?
On August 2, 2022, Congress passed the Camp Lejeune Justice Act, which is part of The Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act, better known as the PACT Act. The Camp Lejeune Justice Act allows anyone who lived or worked at the base from August 1, 1953, to December 31, 1987, for at least 30 days, exposed to the contaminated water and suffered injuries, to file a claim against the U.S. government.
For several decades, the water supply at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina contained high levels of trichloroethylene (TCE), tetrachloroethylene (PCE or PERC), vinyl chloride, and benzene. U.S. military officials were told about this problem and the health complications that are associated with these chemicals. Sadly, they did nothing to resolve these hazards or assist the workers or residents that were harmed as a direct result of their negligence.
The signing of the PACT Act on August 10, 2022 is an exciting development if you are one of the countless victims who suffered from exposure to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune. At the same time, your medical condition may be causing you financial hardship that will make it difficult to wait for a settlement. Many other victims are in this situation, and we’ve already received quite a few calls from people asking us, “Can I get an advance on my Camp Lejeune case?”
Our law firm offers Camp Lejeune lawsuit loans for those who are eligible for compensation under the terms of the PACT Act. If you’re interested in learning more about these cash advances, give us a call and schedule a free consultation.
Eligibility for a Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuit
To qualify for a Camp Lejeune injury claim, you must have spent a minimum of 30 days at the military base between the years of 1953 to 1987. As a result of exposure to toxic chemicals in the water supply, you were injured by or diagnosed with one of the health conditions listed below:
- Aplastic anemia (and related syndromes)
- Bladder cancer
- Breast cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Female infertility
- Hepatic steatosis
- Kidney cancer
- Liver cancer
- Lung cancer
- Multiple myeloma
- Myelodysplastic syndromes
- Neurobehavioral effects
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Parkinson’s disease
- Renal toxicity
Please note, however, that you will be ineligible for a claim if you were dishonorably discharged or the family member of a dishonorably discharged individual. If you have any further questions about your rights and legal options, don’t hesitate to contact our office.
Can my Lawyer offer me an Advance on my Case?
Yes, lawyers in California can offer pre-settlement advances before the cases have settled. The right of an attorney to make a Camp Lejeune cash advance to a client is based on the following statement from the California State Bar’s Rules of Professional Conduct: “a lawyer may after the lawyer is retained by the client, agree to lend money to the client based on the client’s written promise to repay the loan.”
However, not all law firms offer cash advances against a future settlement. Our law firm has been offering early settlement loans for many years, and we are happy to continue this service for eligible Camp Lejeune injury claimants.
Why is my Lawyer Refusing to give me a Loan on my Camp Lejeune Case?
If you have an attorney, there’s a good chance you’ve already asked them “Can I get a loan to help me make ends meet until my Camp Lejeune case is settled?” Unfortunately, many lawyers refuse to offer cash advances to their clients, primarily because they see it as a conflict of interest. For example, lending money to a client can put pressure on the attorney to settle the case as soon as possible and get their money back. This may be the case with less experienced lawyers, or ones that put short term gains over what’s in their client’s best interest.
That’s never the case here at DTLA, where our number one goal is to recover the damages you deserve. In the meanwhile, we will do everything we can to make your life easier, which may include a cash advance while we fight for your Camp Lejeune settlement.
How much of an Advance can I get on a Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Case?
The amount we can lend you on a Camp Lejeune water contamination case depends on various factors, which you will need to discuss with one of our attorneys. These factors include your case value, since the amount we stand to recover on your behalf is critical to determining a fair and balanced loan amount. To find out how much of a loan you can receive before your Camp Lejeune case is settled, contact our law firm and schedule a free case evaluation.
Can I get a Loan from a Lawsuit Funding Company?
This is certainly an option that’s available to individuals with a pending legal action. Generally, these companies will loan you an amount of money that’s based on the expected value of your lawsuit. The money doesn’t need to be paid back until you win your case, which sounds like a great idea when you are struggling financially.
The downside to these loans is the high interest rates, which accrue over time. As you’re probably aware, lawsuits can take months, maybe even years, to resolve. Thus, by the time you receive your payment and start paying back on your loan, you could end up with interest payments that exceed your original loan amount.
A better option is to seek help from a law firm that offers cash advances to their clients. This is a service we’ve been offering for many years at DTLA Law Group. If you’re interested in finding out more about our Camp Lejeune lawsuit loans, call our office at your earliest convenience.
Schedule a Free Second Opinion
Have you been turned down for a Camp Lejeune cash advance by your current lawyer? Are you unhappy with your attorney’s service in general, but don’t know what your options are? We can assist you with a second opinion from one of our attorneys. This is a free consultation where you can ask important questions, such as “Why is it taking so long to settle my claim?” and “What if I’m not happy with the settlement I was offered?”
Based on your second opinion, you may decide to switch your lawyer and bring your case to our law firm. If so, we will contact your lawyer and take care of the entire transfer process at no cost to you. The consultation is free, by the way, even if you choose to stay with your current attorney. There is no risk to you at all no matter what you decide, so please take the opportunity of coming in for a second opinion.
Our Zero Fee Guarantee
The lawyers of DTLA have many years of experience in personal injury and class action lawsuits against government agencies. We have what it takes to fight for your rights and recover the maximum payment for your Camp Lejeune water contamination claim.
Aside from Camp Lejeune lawsuit loans, we offer a Zero fee guarantee so that you pay nothing upfront when you hire one of our attorneys. We only get paid for our services by winning your case. In the event we don’t recover your payment, you owe us absolutely nothing, no matter how much work went into your case.
To speak to a Camp Lejeune water contamination lawyer, call us today and schedule a free case review.