This facility is utilized
in Canada and USA since 1970 as an alternate method for Lump Sum Payment. This
facility is brought under tort Law and countries like Australia, and England
also implement them. These may be some differences in the judiciary
depending on the law of the country . Structured settlements are also called as
periodic settlements. A structured
settlement incorporated into a trial judgment is called a “periodic payment
While entering a
structured settlement agreement take care of the following points
Commissions: Do not pay
Overstating the value of structured settlement will decrease the dollar value
than the value agreed upon.
Life expectancy: Upon
death the settlement the payment will cease if not properly protected in
Protect the annuity
payments against bankruptcy. Choose one or more insurance companies for larger
payments to protect annuity against this situation.
About Structured Settlements
Before 1982, cash paid out resulting from legal action stemming from
accident, injury, or workmen's compensation cases were for the most part
paid as a lump sum. The Periodic
Payment Settlement Act of 1982, enacted by the legislature, amended
the American tax law to recognize and inspire the utilization of
structured settlements as a method of payment in personal injury
situations. This necessitated that the victim not only adjust to living
with a disability, but also to get used to having a lot of money.
What Types of Cases Are Eligible For Pre-Settlement Funding?
Many people consider pre-settlement funding as an option when filing a
lawsuit, but are unsure of whether their case qualifies. Is your case
eligible for consideration to get a lawsuit loan? Here are some answers to
the questions you may have.