“Our minds, souls and hearts cannot rest until freedom and justice exist for all people,” U.S. Congressmen John Lewis, the sole surviving speaker from the 1963 March on Washington. Congressmen Lewis is one of the nation’s leading advocates for racial equality and justice. In addition to his courageous work in the Civil Rights movement, he has also been a longtime advocate for structure settlements.
A Structure Settlement is an optional method for receiving compensation in a wrongful death or personal injury case. Structures allow plaintiffs to have a guaranteed steady stream of income over time rather than a single lump sum payment. Payment options are tailored to fit specific needs and goals. Structure settlements also alleviate the financial burden of a lump sum settlement, which has traditionally been the method of compensation for wrongful death or personal injury lawsuits. Plaintiffs and their families are not always equipped with the proper financial tools to skillfully manage a settlement that is designed to last them a lifetime. Not only does a structure settlement provide the plaintiff and their family with a steady stream of guaranteed income despite the uncertainties of the financial climate, but it also provides the plaintiff with a peace of mind. Congressmen Lewis believes that structured settlements provide justice and fair tax treatment for people who have fallen on hard times, and that they provide a way to turn a tragedy into an opportunity to fulfill the American Dream.