The best car accident lawyers are usually not sending advertising materials to your home or hospital after you are involved in a car accident.
Unfortunately, some attorneys and law firms hire runners who retrieve accident reports every day from police agencies. The reports contain the names and addresses of the injured persons, which the lawyer will use to mail advertisements.
Unsolicited and unwanted personal contact by the lawyer or his agent (paralegal, runner, investigator, etc.) with the injured person is unethical and may result in disciplinary action against that lawyer if a complaint is made to the bar association. Phone calls from lawyers, investigators, paralegals or a representative of the law firm are also unethical unless the accident injury victim requested the contact.
If you are looking for the best car accident lawyer, do your research. Find out how many cases the attorney has actually tried to a jury. Find out the attorney's reputation in the legal community. Find out, when possible, how many cases that attorney has handled. Most importantly, find out from interviewing that attorney if he or she truly cares about you as a person.
Most of the best injury attorneys that we know do not try to contact an injured person after a car accident, either directly or by mail. We do not mail advertising materials to individuals who have suffered an injury, nor do we contact them directly by phone. If you are ever in need of an injury attorney, do not hesitate to contact us for a free consultation and case evaluation.