Don’t Be a Victim of Barratry and Solicitation


Barratry, or solicitation of personal injury claims, is a large and growing problem in Texas. This type of “ambulance chasing” gives all lawyers a bad name, and should be universally condemned in the legal community. Sadly, the State Bar of Texas generally turns a blind eye to this illegal and unethical practice.

If you are involved in an auto collision or you are injured in any other way that attracts publicity, generates a public record (such as a police report), or results in a hospital visit, you may very well be approached by a lawyer or someone working on behalf of a lawyer. That person may be a chiropractor who offers a free X-ray, and then tells you that you must sign a contract with “their” lawyer before you can get the Xray.

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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