Isn’t it amazing how having your name published in a local newspaper for being in a vehicle accident can trigger an avalanche of unsolicited offers from “personal injury” lawyers who want to profit from your pain and suffering?
I previously posted on this blog that my wife was in an accident, and that when she saw the traffic investigator’s report of the accident she contacted a local lawyer about damages resulting from the incident. I was the one who referred her to a local lawyer, based on the fact that the same firm had helped my father over 30 years ago. My wife asked me about getting a lawyer, and I told her that was a good and respectable firm.
Imagine my (extreme lack of) surprise when we started getting mail and (multiple) daily phone calls from other lawyers offering UNSOLICITED representation. This is something that should be illegal. Not only are they calling during hours I’m trying to sleep, but we never asked them for anything. These “offers” are coming in from all over the state, and even law firms that are based in other states but are licensed to practice within our state. AFAIK (as far as I know) – my wife intends to stick with the firm I referred her to.