Have you been contacted after an injury by someone claiming to work for an attorney or maybe someone from the wrecker service that referred you to an attorney?
Did you know that case running is illegal? You may be entitled up to $10,000 in damages. Lawyers are not allowed to contact injury clients who they know are in need of legal service, unsolicited.
If you have been a victim of barratry please contact The Law Office of Chris Sanchez P.C. and let Chris know about it. He will help you guide you on what to do next and how to recover for your damages.
According to Dopplr.com –
The term “ambulance chaser” is often used as a catchall stereotype of personal injury attorneys. Lawyers who follow ambulances to the scene of an accident or to a hospital, harassing victims and their families with hopes of signing them up as clients.
While ambulance chasing attorneys do (I’m certain) exist, the actual people that engage in this type of behavior – sometimes referred to as barratry – are very rarely licensed attorneys. These societal banes are known as “case runners“.
What is a case runner?
There are many phrases used which refer to these people: “case runner”, “capper,” “solicitors,” “steerers,” or colloquially, an “ambulance chaser.” Those who have dealt with these people before know them by another name: bottom feeders. A car accident is not the only place where these people have been known to show themselves either. Any time a natural disaster occurs, these people will show up in an attempt to find business for the doctor or lawyer whom they “represent” and tell you to go to them for services.
Case running is illegal
If you or someone you know may have been a victim of a case runner, call us today at 956.686.4357 to see how we can help you.