Illegal Soliciation of Accident Victims | Ambulance Chasing | Michael P. Fleming & Associates, P.C.
If you have been injured in an accident you should avoid strangers who contact you and suggest that you contact a lawyer they know. This practice is known as Barratry, ambulance chasing or case running. Lawyers are prohibited from soliciting clients directly after accidents or disasters. In some cases emergency services staff and rescue workers take part in these schemes on behalf of injury lawyers. If someone you do not know contacts you in the hospital, emergency room or after you have left the hospital do not follow their advice. If you are injured and believe that you are in need of legal assistance do some research on the internet or have a friend or family member do this for you. The most experienced, competent and successful lawyers in Texas do not take part in these illegal schemes and it is best if you avoid lawyers who do.