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Why Was I Contacted by a Personal Injury Lawyer After My Accident

By Keith Stachowiak on October 15, 2015 // Leave a Comment

personal injury lawyer Milwaukee phone callWe have heard recently of people who’ve been in car accidents or car wreaks, receiving unsolicited phone calls or home visits from lawyers or their representatives. This direct contact is prohibited and a serious violation of Wisconsin lawyers ethical rules.

If you are in an auto accident and a personal injury lawyer in Milwaukee or someone working for them tries to call or visit you unsolicited, get their name and contact information, and report them to the Office of Lawyer Regulation in Madison, because what they are doing is wrong. If a lawyer is willing to disregard this clear ethical rule to gain a client, it’s probably a good indication of the type of shady legal services you’re likely to receive from that car accident attorney.

How Should You Find A Car Accident Lawyer In Milwaukee?

Great question. If you are looking for a car accident attorney in Milwaukee or car accident lawyer in Milwaukee, you should start by doing your research. Reach out to family and friends and see if they have any recommendations or personal experiences with a personal injury law firm. In addition, take a look online at attorney review sites and select one that has successful tried and won cases like yours. Lastly, be sure to look for helpful resources online that can help you understand the legal process and what you should expect during the legal proceedings of a personal injury case. 

We often share these resources with our prospective clients:

What To Do If You Are Contacted By Medical Providers

Sadly, it has also become known that a few chiropractic offices and other medical professionals are contacting accident victims offering “free evaluations” or suggesting that an insurance company wants a medical professional to evaluate their injuries. As we all know “free” seldom is free, and insurance companies do not ask doctors or chiropractors to contact patients.

If you are injured you should be seen in a hospital emergency room or urgent care center if needed. Otherwise, you should contact your family doctor. Your doctor is in the best position to evaluate your injuries and direct you to the appropriate medical specialist, such as a physical therapist, orthopedic surgeon, chiropractor or neurologist. Receiving a call from a clinic that suggests or implies that they are acting at the request of the insurance company is a red flag to avoid that clinic.

At Murphy & Prachthauser we are Milwaukee personal injury lawyers (auto accident attorney Milwaukee) who practice the law the way it should be practiced – motivated and equipped to do our best for you. We take pride in being good lawyers who help people. 

If you have a case you would like to speak to a personal injury lawyer about, please contact us to schedule a free consultation and get an experienced personal injury firm in Milwaukee working on your behalf.

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