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Barratry, commonly known as “ambulance chasing,” is the practice of illegally soliciting clients who are in need of the services of a lawyer. Texas attorneys are prohibited from initiating personal contact with potential clients who have not invited such contact.

Runners or ambulance chasers are people that work directly or indirectly with attorneys that break the law. Under the Texas Penal Code Section 38.12, it’s a crime to get unwanted calls or visits after a car accident. It’s illegal for a lawyer or someone working with a lawyer to solicit you at an accident, follow you, call you, or to go to your house.

If you are a victim or know of anyone who got scammed you may receive $10,000 per person.

Call Hidalgo County District Attorney (956) 292-7600

Call The Texas Rangers (956) 565-7651