Online service SoloSuit wishes to help Americans who are being sued for a debt battle back using automated tools. The business, which is introducing its service across the country today at TechCrunch Disrupt Start-up Battlefield, guides users through preparing a response to their claim, additionally having a consumer defense lawyer examine the whole document on their behalf, then handing the printing and court filing. The concept for SoloSuit originated from founder, George Simons, who had bought a car throughout his first year of law school and had a hard time to discover a lawyer who would help him out.
That triggered the realization that there are most likely countless people throughout the U.S. who also can’t discover lawyers to take cases for a variety of factors. They may struggle if there isn’t sufficient cash in the case to make it worth an attorney’s while, or if the attorney they want is too busy to get on the phone, he recommends. The area of focus SoloSuit landed on, nevertheless, was financial obligation claims. Every year, 10 million Americans get demanded debt and 9 million immediately lose because they aren’t able to find out how to react to those
claims, Simons claims. These financial obligations could consist of medical financial obligation, credit cards, auto loans, trainee loans, or any other unsecured financial obligations. After a debt collector is not able to gather from the consumer, they might pick to demand that debt rather. With the SoloSuit web app, users can respond to these suits in about 15 minutes, the startup states. The method the procedure works is that when somebody gets a complaint and summons in the mail, they’ll typically just have 14-30 days
to respond, depending on the state, prior to they immediately lose their case. Often, customers will Google for
information about what to do next, which is where they’ll discover SoloSuit’s free online guides. These will also refer the potential customers to the web service. Here, the web app, which was demoed at Disrupt, will direct the customer through developing the response to the suit and additionally pay to have an attorney evaluation it. Customers can either pay $15 to have the reaction printed and submitted on their behalf, or $115 to have a lawyer review it prior to filing. The startup spun out of the Brigham Young University LawX legal design lab, where it was initially established by a group of trainees. Simons ended up taking the reins and the other students have proceeded. Currently, he is the sole creator but
is expecting to work with a technical co-founder quickly. Because SoloSuit’s founding a number of years back, it has seen 3,000 Utah-based clients who have been sued for a combined overall of$11 million in financial obligation lawsuits. The start-up believes they’ve assisted around 50%of those cases get dismissed. Today, the service will introduce throughout all 50 U.S. states and will include the lawyer review feature. Article curated by RJ Shara from Source. RJ Shara is a Bay Area Radio Host (Radio Jockey) who talks about the startup ecosystem – entrepreneurs, investments, policies and more on her show The Silicon Dreams. The show streams on Radio Zindagi 1170AM on Mondays from 3.30 PM to 4 PM.