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.
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.