It is unethical for a lawyer to lend money – period. In cases of severe injury that prevents you from working for an extended period of time, there are companies that provide law loans. The interest is very high and for that reason we strongly discourage borrowing money against your case. A lawyer may advance the costs of your case such as getting medical records and paying for expert opinions. A lawyer can’t help you with your living expenses and medical bills. If the lawyer gives you an advance on a future settlement it is a loan and it is unethical.
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