Ambulance Chasing in Florida: Tow Truck Driver, Somebody ‘Cold Called’ You, or Letter in the Mail
So you hired a South Florida lawyer whom you're not happy with. That lawyer came to you illegally through a tow truck driver, or the lawyer called you directly, or the call came to you through an "investigator", or you got them illegally through a letter. Now you're not happy with that lawyer. Are you stuck? The clear answer is no. First of all, any lawyer who solicited you illegally through a tow truck driver, or called you without your permission, that contract is null and void. If you call us, you can terminate your contract and fire that lawyer at no cost to you.
Lawyers use many types of illegal solicitation to persuade you to hire them. But they are not the only ones. Doctors, namely, chiropractors are paying runners to get accident reports from police stations. So if you’re asking, “Is ambulance chasing illegal in Florida?” the answer is yes. Believe it or not, funeral homes will illegally refer you to lawyers. After an accident, keep an eye out for “investigators”, police officers, and hospital staff pushing you to sign a contract or meet with an attorney. Those people are most likely getting paid by the lawyer to get you as a client. If you are unsure whether this has happened to you, take a look at common solicitation methods used by lawyers.
Assume that the lawyer you hired came to you legally, but you're not happy with that lawyer (lawyers are allowed to send you letters more than 30 days after your accident if they comply with the Florida rules of ethical conduct for lawyers). Can you still fire that lawyer? The clear answer is yes. In most cases, if we were to take your case, we would work out the fee with the lawyer or law firm whom we are replacing. This is fairly commonplace. Many times you get involved with a lawyer, and nothing's happening. Months are going by, years are going by, and they're not doing anything or not accomplishing anything. Is it because they don't go to court? Is it because the insurance companies don't respect them? There is a multitude of reasons why many inexcusable.
Before where it says the differences, do a new paragraph Be certain that the quality lawyer that you are getting who is an ambulance chaser will be far inferior to the quality of representation you get from us.
If we decide to take on your case, we will work it out with the lawyer. It will not cost you one cent more to hire us. The fee that you originally signed up your case with your first lawyer will remain the same when you sign with us.
The difference is, we expect that the quality of our representation will be superior. Our employees are trained to get back to you promptly we know what it's like waiting for an answer to a question. We know what it's like to be waiting two hours at a doctors' office, so you will never wait very long to meet with one of our lawyers. If we think you landed first with an ethical top-quality lawyer, we will not hesitate to tell you so, and even recommend that you stay with the law firm that you are with.
Many lawyers who handle accident cases do not go to court. They'd rather settle your case for a lesser sum, or, if they can’t settle it, then they try to refer your case to a lawyer who is a trial lawyer. Sur founding shareholder, Dan Cytryn is a board-certified civil trial lawyer, who has tried more than 100 personal injury jury trials, handled more than 40 appeals, and has achieved more than 10 million dollar verdicts and settlements in his career.
So switching either from an illegitimate situation to a legitimate situation, or just changing lawyers because you know your lawyer isn't doing right by you, is very easy.
Just call us, and if we take your case, we promise that will do the best that we can to get the best possible result for you.
Call now toll free at (954) 833-1440 and talk to someone today about your accident case. Your consultation with our office is free and if we take your case, we will make an appointment for you to meet with one of our attorneys at a time that is convenient for you. We have plenty of free parking to make it convenient for you to come to visit us. And if worse comes to worst, and you cannot come to our office, and your case is large enough, we would consider coming to your home, or even making a hospital visit if necessary.