Well, I was going to use a stronger word, but decided against it since this is a family blog. WOAI in San Antonio has a story on its website about telemarketers who call people who have been in collisions and try to get these people to sign up with attorneys.
Technically, the telemarketer tells the person to go see a clinic to be evaluated at. The clinic then refers the client to the attorney. However, same end result: someone who has been in a collision ends up being called by someone trying to get the collision victim to hire an attorney. It is absolutely disgusting.
This should be perfectly clear: you should make the call to the attorney – not the other way around. If an attorney, or anyone, calls you after a collision, you should not hire that person. It is that simple. You may need an attorney. You may not need an attorney. But, only you know that.
So, do not fall prey to these predators. This disgusting behavior should be outlawed in all 50 states. And every decent trial attorney should support that!