Unfortunately, victims of accidents are often victimized twice in South Texas. Scammers often take advantage of accident victims to get them to sign up for a shady lawyer. These scammers will often claim they are representatives of various organizations. “Accident Victim organizations” claiming to work to protect victims of car or workplace accidents, is a common facade these scammers use. These organizations do not exist. It’s all a trick to get you to hire a lawyer who will not work for your interests. This practice is often referred to as Ambulance chasing and it’s illegal. These scammers can be aggressive and scare you into signing documents you should not sign. Below we’ll go over how to spot these scammers and what to do if one tries to make you their next victim.
The best way to seem legitimate is to have plenty of information, and these scammers know how to get it. Knowing who has been in an accident is their business. How they obtain this information varies. Some of these people know employees who work for auto repair shops, they listen to police scanners to get information on reported crashes, or they can simply skim through public information on your social media accounts. Once they compile enough information, they approach you in person, over the phone, or even sometimes online. Their main goal is to get you to sign up for a lawyer. No legitimate lawyer is going to approach you first to get you to hire them.
What To do
So if you have been contacted by one of these scammers, what should you do? Remember, these people are breaking the law. You can call the Texas Rangers to help. Also, if you are currently or were being represented by a law firm that used one of these scammers to sign you up, you can contact the Begum Law Group. You are entitled to $10,000 from both the firm and the scammer who tricked you. If your case has been settled within the past two years, we can assist in getting any attorney fees they charged back to you, as well as recover the $10,000 you are entitled to under the law.
Wondering the Worth of Your Personal Injury Case?
After a personal injury accident, your top priority should be recovering. Not trying to figure out which damages you may be eligible for and determining the value of your claim on your own. Consult a Texas personal injury lawyer from Begum Law Group.
To find out how much your personal injury claim is worth, contact The Law Giant right away. You can count on us to investigate your situation and ensure you secure the fair compensation you deserve. To schedule a free, initial evaluation of your case, contact us today at (866) 523-4167.