Frequently Asked Questions About Barratry
In the event of a personal injury, you are entitled to seek legal assistance to recover financial compensation for the injuries and damages you have endured. However, this decision to seek legal action has to come from you and cannot be forced upon you from another party (or attorney).
It is illegal for an attorney to offer you their services shortly after you’ve been involved in a severe accident if you did not seek services.
The act of barratry is most commonly referred to as “ambulance chasing,” which is illegal and morally unjust.
The McAllen barratry lawyers of J.Gonzalez Injury Attorneys are here to go more in-depth into what barratry is, how it occurs, and what doesn’t qualify as barratry in Texas.
Barratry, or ambulance chasing, is the illegal solicitation done by an attorney, or someone representing an attorney, offering legal services to an individual who has suffered a personal injury. Not only is this action a violation of Texas law and State Bar regulations, but it is also considered to be a violation of the victim’s privacy.
In certain occasions, an unsolicited and uninvited third-party agency or person might access your information from a police report, police scan, or even medical professionals, and try to sell your personal information to personal injury attorneys in order for them to seek you out as a client.
Since these third-parties aren’t associated with either the medical field or the legal system, they do not follow any privacy regulations and make a profit out of selling your personal information.