Tucson, AZ asked in Personal Injury and Legal Malpractice for Arizona

Q: Are there any attys here in Az willing to go after an atty in Fla? Tried there and couldn't get help even from Fla bar!

Quick and easy-settled a personal injury case for $335 k and only got $7k after all was said and done-mislead us and provided funding through a company in NY which we believe is illegal because of the high interest rate!

1 Lawyer Answer
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing

A: I assume that the funding letters and the attorney conveyed to you the interest. Problem is you were strapped and probably bugged the attorney for money, right? However, call a member or three of the Fla. Justice Assn as there may be some statute that limits the amount of the whole that a funding company may receive.

However unlikely you will have a malpractice action as 1) it would be improper for an attorney to give you money and 2) if you asked and asked and asked, then using the company in NY will not be considered malpractice if it's what you wanted. The rate of interest may be. If not, take it up with your legislators. Maybe call a conservative legal foundation as there should be better regulation of limits on interest.

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