The majority of Miami and Broward Personal Injury Lawyers are ethical, hard working lawyers, who sacrifice time and money to help their clients. Yet, like in all professions, there are that small group that refuse to do things “the right way”, and manage to negatively affect the image of ALL lawyers.
I was meeting with a client yesterday afternoon who was hit by a car while riding his bicycle. He suffered a serious ankle fracture and was rushed from the scene of the accident to the hospital. Immediately after his discharge from the hospital he started receiving phone calls from lawyers and clinics who offered their services. That is Illegal and in violation of the Florida Bar Rules.
The newly enacted PIP law was passed in part, to discourage clinics from soliciting accident victims. I have not scene any decrease, and would argue that solicitation by both lawyers and clinics is actually on the rise.
I would encourage any accident victim that is solicited to call the Florida Bar and the Department of Insurance.