Ambulance Chaser. It’s an ugly term used to describe an attorney who will stop at nothing—even chasing an ambulance with an injured person inside—to get clients. He spends thousands of dollars on television commercials, billboards and radio spots in a manipulative effort to and make a buck off of the misfortunes of others.
Not All Personal Injury Attorneys Are Created Equal
There is a difference between an Ambulance Chaser and a qualified, effective and professional trial attorney. One practices law to make money. The other truly cares about his clients and is passionate about the law.
What Should Your Lawyer Do?
First and foremost, your lawyer should be your advocate. He or she will work tirelessly on your behalf and will keep your best interest in mind throughout your entire case, with the ultimate goal of getting you as much as possible. Your attorney will invest both time and money in your case.
What Real Lawyers Never Do
Perhaps the most telltale sign of an ambulance chaser is the size of his caseload. A real trial attorney spends many hours on each case and therefore only takes on manageable caseload. An Ambulance Chaser, on the other hand, tends to “churn and burn;” that is, he takes as many clients as he can get his hands on in an effort to make as much money for himself as possible.
The Right Attorney IS Out There
So how do you distinguish a qualified attorney from an Ambulance Chaser? How do you know that you are making the right decision when you hire a personal injury attorney?
Read on for more information on how you to protect yourself from Ambulance Chasers, what you should do after you are injured and how to find an experienced personal injury attorney who will fight for you.