We have written often of the deplorable practice of attorneys using "runners" to sign up new cases.

We've never understood why a client would sign up with an attorney who was so desparate to get a new case.

We've written about how even some Virginia personal injury lawyers illegally still use runners to hound people at hospitals and in their homes.

Now a top personal injury lawyer has added his very good advice about a crack down in his state on this unethical and illegal practice.

Jeff Rasansky, top Dallas personal injury attorney, has a terrific blog post about how in Texas they are actually charging some of these folks who approach accident victims on behalf of an attorney with a crime.

Jeff says:

Put yourselves in the shoes of the victim – you’ve just been in a terrible accident, or worse, you’ve just lost a family member and right-off-the-bat a suit-wearing stranger saunters up and hands you a business card.  It’s a disrespectful practice that at best angers victims, and at worst prays on people’s emotional and physical weakness in order to make a quick buck. Now you can see why Texas is stepping up their enforcement of barratry laws.

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Ben Glass is a nationally recognized car accident and ERISA disability attorney in Fairfax, VA.
I've never seen a single personal injury attorney in St. Cloud, MN do something like this. I don't know why they would stoop something like this. If they needed the money, they could get a job doing something else. Thanks for sharing!
by Simon Martin March 7, 2013 at 03:08 PM
Completely agree. If a solicitor is literally desperate for a case it shows that business isn't good, and you have to ask yourself why that is
by chris March 5, 2013 at 10:41 AM
The solicitors who are so desparate for new cases are often the ones that don't have many cases for a reason!
by Chris February 8, 2013 at 05:56 AM
Great post. I'm out of state, but I appreciate that something like this is being done.
by Adam November 28, 2012 at 02:06 PM
Thank you for your post! It goes to show that it is really important to have a great PI lawyer. I've been looking for a personal injury lawyer in New York and I want to make sure I get the best one. Thanks again for the article!
by dkrycek November 13, 2012 at 11:58 AM
To bad to see this ambulance chasers are not just in our country alone. We had several accidents caused by them. NIce post!
by Eric Lodiers November 9, 2012 at 06:43 PM
Nice post. I really like your website. It has a very interesting point of view.
by St. Louis Attorneys October 25, 2012 at 12:53 AM
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