Are you a Wyoming resident with an upcoming personal injury lawsuit?
A personal injury case can become extremely testing when forced to contend with both the stresses of the case and mounting court costs. Combined with everyday expenses and regular outgoings like rent and bills, plaintiffs often find themselves in financial trouble. Some may also suffer from injuries that render them unable to work, making it difficult to make ends meet.
Insurance companies are known to delay proceedings in order to force claimants into settling earlier and accepting a lower payment. At Nova Legal Funding, we give injured individuals the financial support they need to get through their case with our non-recourse cash advances. This does not need to be repaid by losing plaintiffs, meaning our funding is entirely risk-free.
We aim to provide the money to claimants as quickly as possible, with the majority being transferred the cash within 24 hours. You can get in touch with our professional team and apply for pre-settlement funding at any stage during your lawsuit.
Laws and Regulations of Lawsuit Funding in Wyoming
Important Wyoming Legal Information
|Avg. Funding per case from Nova Legal Funding||$9,167|
|Fault Laws||Modified Comparative Fault – 51% Bar Plaintiff’s own negligence will never bar recovery completely, but may limit their recovery in proportion to their liability. Wyo. Stat. § 1-1-109(b).|
|Statute of Limitations||4 years Title 1, Ch. 3, Sec. 1-3-105|
|Minimum policy limits for bodily injury & property damage||$25,000 bodily injury liability per person $50,000 bodily injury liability per accident $25,000 property damage liability per accident|
|Minimum UIM auto insurance limits||Liability: 25/50/20|
|Workers compensation eligibility||Eligible|
Litigation funding is perfectly legal in Wyoming. However, you cannot receive funding from Nova Legal Funding if you are already receiving support for the case from another company. To begin funding you and your case, we will first have to file a lien.
We make sure to disclose all the key details of legal funding contracts to our clients, such as fees, rates, and repayment terms.
Wyoming Personal Injury Law: How Does it Affect Legal Funding?
The statute of limitations in Wyoming is four years. This gives the injured party four years from the date of their injury to file a lawsuit against the offending party, Claims filed beyond this date unlikely to be heard by Wyoming courts, and the plaintiff forfeits any compensation. For claims against a government employee or entity, this period is reduced to two years, and claimants must file a notice of claim instead of a lawsuit. This is served on the government entity instead of filed in court, and makes the government aware that you were hurt, thus beginning the administrative process. This does not bar you from filing an actual complaint in court, but you must do so within one year of filing your notice of claim.
Personal injury cases in the state of Wyoming follow the “modified comparative negligence rule”, which reduces the amount of compensation you receive by the percentage you are deemed to be at fault for your injuries. So, if you were held to be 20% responsible, you’d lose 20% of your settlement. However, if you’re deemed to be 51% or more at fault, you’ll be barred from recovering anything at all.
Unlike other states, Wyoming has moved to prohibit any caps on damages. Consequently, there are no restrictions on the amount of compensation a claimant can receive, whether this is for economic or non-economic (pain and suffering) damages.
The state has no specific laws regulating personal injury liability for dog bites. Dog owners will be held liable for injuries caused by their animal should the injured party be able to prove that the owner “should have known” their animal was dangerous. This is referred to as the “one bite rule.”
For car accidents, Wyoming follows a “fault” or “at-fault” based doctrine for determining financial responsibility for losses caused by a crash. The person responsible for the accident is also liable for any resulting harm, meaning their insurance will absorb these losses, up to policy limits. An injured party can proceed in one of three ways. They can either file a claim with their own insurance company, a third-party claim using the at-fault driver’s insurance carrier, or a personal injury lawsuit against the driver.
Notable Personal Injury Lawyers in Wyoming
There are many talented personal injury lawyers who would be delighted to take on your case in Wyoming:
R. Michael Shickich
1204 East 2nd Street, Casper, WY 82601
Grant Harvey Lawson
259 South Center Street, Suit 310, P.O. Box 820, Casper, WY 82602
Adam Edward Phillips
260 Lincoln Street, Lander, WY 82520
Sean Timothy Olson
1607 Capitol Ave, Cheyenne, WY 82001
603 S Gillette Ave, Gillette, WY 82716
Car Accident and Fatality Statistics in Wyoming
Wyoming has a high rate of fatal car accidents with 123 deaths from 105 fatal accidents in 2017, which equates to 21.2 deaths for every 100,000 of the population. Just under half (44%) of drivers killed in 2017 had high levels of alcohol in their blood, whilst 64% of occupants that died weren’t wearing their seatbelts. 59% of crashes involved a single vehicle, with the rest involving multiple vehicles.
Nova Legal Funding offers settlement loans for Wyoming drivers who have been involved in traffic cases. These are six of the most common:
- Pedestrian accident
- Pre-settlement funding for car accidents
- Tractor trailer accident (truck accident)
- Bus accident
- Bicycle accident
- Motorcycle accident
Get in touch with our team at Nova Legal Funding today for a free case evaluation, and let us analyse your case for free to see how much lawsuit funding you could be eligible for.
Wyoming Lawsuit Funding FAQs
How do I know if I qualify for lawsuit funding in Wyoming?
Any personal injuries where another person or entity is at fault automatically qualify for lawsuit funding. Generally speaking, if you sustained injuries within Wyoming state lines you qualify for a free and quick application.
Is it a lawsuit loan or cash advance?
Although commonly known as a lawsuit loan, our funding is, in fact, an advance against your eventual lawsuit settlement. It is considered non-recourse, meaning you are only obligated to pay us back should you win your case, making an application completely risk-free.
Does it matter how I spend the lawsuit funding?
Litigation funding is for those who need financial support during a personal injury case, and there are no guidelines on how you spend the money. Common uses for lawsuit funding include paying off debt, for mortgage or rent payments, or to cover living expenses.
Apply For Pre-Settlement Funding in Wyoming Now
Nova Legal Funding has the insight and experience to help all those who call upon us, and our team is available around the clock to serve our clients. Please don’t hesitate to get in contact for a free case evaluation and learn more about the advantages of a lawsuit loan in Wyoming.
Call us toll-free at (213) 340-5082 to speak with a friendly funding specialists today.