What Are the Dangers of Hiring an Unethical Injury Attorney?

How do you know if you hired a sleazy lawyer in Las Vegas? One sign is that THEY chose YOU.


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Most lawyers who break this law try to insulate themselves by going through a third party. They pay people to sit around in hospitals and approach injury victims. They enlist tow truck drivers to solicit on their behalf for a “referral fee.” So if you get hit, and a tow truck driver tells you to go to a specific law firm, that driver is likely getting a kickback. In wrongful death cases, some lawyers will even elbow their way into the memorial service.

It’s illegal. But it mostly goes unpunished by law enforcement and The Bar Association. The person who does get punished is the person who was injured.

Don’t let an ambulance chaser ruin your case. You deserve to choose a lawyer for yourself.

When you call a Las Vegas personal injury attorney, it’s important not to let one of these unethical lawyers choose you. Why? Because reputation matters. The insurance company keeps track of dishonest law firms — when your case goes straight to the fraud department, it’s much harder to get the settlement you deserve.

When a lawyer does everything the right way, fights for their clients, puts in the work, and demands fairness, insurance companies take note as well. They understand that it’s much harder to take advantage of an accident victim represented by a law firm that does What’s Right.

How do you find a good injury lawyer?

Billboards and snazzy jingles aren’t enough to prove you’re a good injury lawyer. At Sam & Ash, we stand for more than that. We stand for our results. We’ve been up against the biggest names in the business and won results our clients didn’t even know were possible.

We’ve built our reputation by doing the RIGHT thing for our clients, the RIGHT way. We don’t take shortcuts or cheat our clients because we know that reputation matters.

Injured? Beware of these 4 types of unethical injury attorneys

  1. The Ambulance Chaser
    You know the type: they’re always hanging around accident scenes, waiting to pounce on unsuspecting victims. These lawyers are more interested in getting your business than they are in getting you the compensation you deserve. They may even offer to pay for your medical treatment upfront in order to get you to sign a contract with them.
  2. The Settlement Mill
    Settlement mills are law firms that mass-produce settlements by taking a cookie-cutter approach to their cases. They typically don’t spend much time investigating your case or negotiating with insurance companies. Instead, they settle as many cases as possible as quickly as possible so they can move on to the next one.
  3. The Unlicensed Lawyer
    You should always check to make sure that your attorney is licensed to practice law in your state. Some lawyers will claim to be licensed in multiple states when they’re only licensed in one — or not licensed at all!
  4. The Overpromise and Underdeliver Lawyer
    If an attorney guarantees you’ll win your case or promises a specific settlement number before you hire them, beware! Most ethical attorneys will not make specific promises about the outcome of your case because they can’t control what happens during litigation.

If you’ve been injured in an accident, beware of these four types of unethical injury attorneys. From ambulance chasers to settlement mills, there are plenty of lawyers out there who will take advantage of your situation if given the chance. Do your research and be sure to ask plenty of questions before hiring an attorney — it could mean the difference between getting the compensation you deserve and getting taken for a ride.

Don’t be another victim of the insurance company or a bad lawyer. And don’t let their greed come at your expense. If you’re worried you’ve hired the wrong lawyer, it’s not too late to switch injury attorneys. We’re here to help (we’ll even handle the breakup).

Call, text, email, chat, or come into the office — however YOU feel most comfortable. Just reach out to us and get free answers custom-tailored to your case 24/7.

The insurance company has its team. You need yours. It’s time to upgrade to an honest firm. Sam & Ash Injury Law, because you deserve What’s Right.

Author: Ash Watkins

Ash started her legal career defending insurance companies against injury victims. She saw how insurance companies treated people who had legitimate injury claims. But she also saw how notoriously sleazy the personal injury lawyers were. Neither side was focused on the injured person, so she decided to do something about it.