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.