It’s unfortunate that some individuals are continuing to take advantage and profit off of others when they are most vulnerable— following an accident or a weather-related event. Barratry, commonly referred to as “ambulance chasing,” has been illegal for years. And even with new threats of harsher penalties, this practice still exists.
This case should serve as a reminder that we need to do our part to spread the message that Texas law protects us from unwanted advances from personal injury lawyers. Barratry is illegal and something we don’t have to put up with in our community.
Any Texan who receive unwanted solicitations from aggressive personal injury lawyers, or their representatives, should report the behavior to the State Bar of Texas at 1-800-204-2222 ext.9.
Karen Easterling, chair of Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse of Central Texas