With so much financial uncertainty, it may be tempting to take a lower settlement in the interest of obtaining much-needed cash quickly. Negotiating a settlement without full information will be difficult, as you likely don’t yet have a full understanding of what your injuries are and how much the claim is truly worth. If you can afford to wait or find alternate sources of financial support while you wait, you will have a better chance of getting a fair dollar value on your injury claim.
Pre-settlement funding is when a company gives you money right away in exchange for the right to receive a portion of your financial settlement in the future. You get money immediately to pay bills and pay nothing back until you get money from the settlement of your claims. If you never get money from your claims, you never have to pay anything back to the legal funding company (the official term for this is “non-recourse”).
Pre-settlement funding is sometimes called consumer legal funding, This type of legal funding is not a loan; there is no debt, no monthly payments, and no risk of collections calls or wage garnishments. Any money paid to the legal funding company comes only out of the proceeds of the settlement, never out of your pocket.
Funding that is non-recourse means it doesn’t have to be paid back if you lose your case. When you work with Oasis, we offer to buy part of the proceeds you could receive from your settlement for money now, to help you get by until the rest of your settlement comes in. It’s not a loan — it’s a purchase. Because it’s a purchase, qualifying for funding isn’t based on your credit score (like loans are), and it can never put you into collections (like loans can). Because it’s a purchase, if you lose your case, you owe us nothing. Non-recourse pre-settlement funding can be a safe, stable alternative to taking out a loan while you wait, and can help you get back on your feet after an accident.
There are four easy steps to receive your pre-settlement funding.
No, the only parties aware of your transaction are you as the plaintiff, your attorney, and Oasis Financial.
Your credit score is never considered in the approval process.
Often you can get your money the same day your application is approved for funding. The time it takes to approve funding varies based on the details of your case and the availability of your attorney. On average, the application review takes about two business days from the time we speak with your attorney.
As a responsible financial firm, we typically limit the funding to about 10% of our estimate of potential case value ($500 to $100,000 is available — sometimes more depending on your case). This helps ensure that you receive sufficient proceeds from the settlement.
The money is only paid from the proceeds of your case settlement.
You keep the money and you owe nothing.
Pricing for funding is determined by the specifics of your case. Apply for free and get full pricing details upon approval. Fees are competitive, and you pay nothing out of pocket — payment comes out of the settlement. You owe nothing if you don’t win your case.
Once you’ve applied, there are three easy things you should do.
Simply let them know you applied for financing with Oasis and that we will be contacting them. We ask your attorney to provide additional case details needed in the review process.
Yes. If you have already received funding from Oasis and need more, you can apply for additional funding by completing a free application online or by phone. The additional funding process is as simple and easy as the first funding.
Oasis will review any case updates or changes with you or your attorney. Oasis may reach out to you and your attorney for additional information, so make sure to provide current attorney information, phone number, and email address when applying for additional funding.
If you are approved for additional funding, Oasis will notify you of the approval. You will then sign the Oasis Financial contract and your attorney will sign our acknowledgment form for the funding.
There are some common reasons why Oasis cannot provide funding on a case. Refer to these tips which may help..
Once your case resolves, Oasis makes the process efficient and simple. We have a dedicated team of service representatives to answer questions from you or your attorney.
If there is no recovery on your case, you get to keep the funds you received from Oasis. There is no risk for you. Please have your attorney contact Oasis if there is no recovery or settlement on your case.
People who experience an injury that wasn’t their fault — people like you — often face the added insult of mounting financial problems, from lost income or costly medical bills to falling behind on rent. To make matters worse, the defendant, who may take advantage of your financial situation, is usually in no hurry to settle for fair value. Without Oasis Financial, plaintiffs might have to settle too soon for too little just to avoid bankruptcy. A cash lifeline from Oasis Financial “levels the playing field” by giving you and your attorney the time needed to negotiate a fair settlement.
We know that people who are applying with Oasis have an urgent need for funding and are looking for help, quickly. We genuinely wish we could help all our applicants, but sometimes we cannot. Here are some of the most common reasons we have to decline an application.
Pre-settlement funding is a cash advance from your legal settlement. It’s a safe, risk-free payment we offer you based on what your case is worth. You agree to pay back the amount plus fees and interest once the case settles. Because all repayment comes from your settlement, there’s no risk if you don’t win your case. You can use this money to give yourself breathing room to pay bills, stay current, and get back to your life. Find out how it works.
Plaintiffs in a structured settlement have been offered smaller regular payments over time, instead of a large one-time payment at the end of a case. Learn how Oasis can help.
Ranging from fender benders to t-bone collisions, auto accidents are commonly the result of negligent driving. Motorists who are distracted, aggressive, or under the influence can cause major damage, and may be held responsible for a plaintiff’s medical bills, prescription drug costs, and compensation for lost wages. These cases involve everything from small passenger cars to large semi-trucks, and can include both injured drivers and passengers.
Workers’ Compensation laws were created to protect injured workers by providing for medical care, compensation for lost wages related to the injury, and rehabilitation and/or retraining if necessary. Almost half of all workplace injuries are serious enough to cause the employee to miss work or require ongoing medical care.
Because paying these claims can be costly, employers don’t always believe they are legitimate, creating undue delays in resolving them. Plaintiffs are responsible for proving the employer was “at fault” in order to receive a settlement.
Civil rights claims can result from a wide variety of discriminatory misconduct, including misconduct regarding age, disability, pregnancy, race, and religious discrimination — as well as different types of harassment charges. While the actions prompting these claims may not leave a person with a physical injury, they can cause significant stress and psychological damage for the claimant, making it difficult to perform at one’s fullest potential, resulting in a lack of career momentum and missed financial gain.
Construction negligence claims stem from accidents caused by unsafe construction sites, improper equipment and/or training, faulty machinery, and other dangerous work conditions. For construction workers injured on the job, employers may be held responsible for a plaintiff’s medical bills, prescription drug costs, and compensation for lost wages.
Similar to Workers’ Compensation, the Federal Employer’s Liability Act (FELA) provides compensation for railroad workers injured on the job. Almost any worker employed by a railroad company, even those whose primary responsibilities are not performed in or around trains, is protected under the FELA.
The degree of negligence the plaintiff must show under FELA (usually due to the railroad, its employees, or an equipment manufacturer) is actually less than “no fault” Workers’ Comp. However, FELA requires a higher burden of proof by the courts than Workers’ Comp, so FELA litigation can last much longer.
When a plaintiff becomes injured due to improper care of property and/or possessions, they can pursue a General Negligence lawsuit. These claims cover a broad range of specific complaints including animal bites, amusement park injuries, bicycle and pedestrian accidents, plus homeowner and nursing home negligence.
The Jones Act protects maritime workers involved in accidents while at work. Sailors can receive damages due to vessel, captain, or crew negligence. Claimants must prove that their employers were negligent or “at fault,” similar to Workers’ Comp cases.
However, “comparative fault” is involved here. If the employer can prove that the plaintiff’s actions contributed to or caused the accident, the amount of the award can be reduced accordingly.
Pedestrian injury is very common, and can occur due to unsafe conditions or collisions with motor vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles, scooters, or skateboards. Injuries caused through another party’s negligence can result in compensation for a plaintiff’s medical bills, prescription drug costs, and lost wages.
If you were injured on another’s property and the property owner failed to warn you of the possible hazard, the owner may be found negligent and liable. Premise liability lawsuits encompass a wide range of accidents, but “slip and fall” cases are the most common.
This type of injury can occur on private or public property and can be caused by uneven or cracked sidewalks, poorly lit pathways, slippery or unbalanced floors, potholes, ripped carpet or rugs, and even bad weather.
A job-related injury is typically covered by Workers’ Comp insurance. However, if the injury involved negligence on the part of the employer, a fellow employee or a product, tool or machine produced by a third party, a workplace negligence lawsuit may be filed. These are often handled outside of the state-specific Workers’ Comp “no-fault” claims process.
Since these cases are not considered “no fault,” it is the claimant’s burden to prove that the other party is liable.
The loss of a loved one caused by the actions or negligence of someone else can result in a Wrongful Death suit. These claims most commonly entail medical malpractice, fatal car accidents, or when a victim is intentionally killed, and are filed by representatives of the victim’s estate.
In many personal injury cases, a plaintiff must be able to prove that the defendant was “at fault” or responsible for the accident or negligence causing the injury. The burden of proof is typically placed on the plaintiff in order to receive damages.