What you do after a car accident will play a significant role in determining the success of your pursuit of justice and compensation. One group of people to be wary of when you’re recovering from an accident are “runners.”
Little Rock personal injury attorney Alan LeVar has grown increasingly concerned in recent years with the practice of dispatching these “runners” to speak with victims of accidents. Occasionally, unethical chiropractors and even lawyers will use these runners to trawl through public records to find accident reports.
The runners will then be dispatched to solicit the victim listed on the accident report. The runner will try to convince the victim to go to the chiropractor for an examination or to receive other medical services. To do this, runners will often lie and say they’re working with the insurance company or even the state of Arkansas.
The doctor you go to will then perform a number of tests and bill the insurance company, making a healthy profit of his own while exhausting your insurance coverage.
This unethical practice does innocent victims no good, and puts them in danger of losing their legal rights down the road. Our Little Rock personal injury attorney advises all clients to ignore direct solicitations from these runners after an accident. Instead, you should seek medical attention from a reputable doctor or hospital, then speak to a personal injury lawyer yourself, without dealing with a middleman.
If you’re a resident of the Little Rock, Arkansas area, you’ve been hurt in an accident and you need an experienced personal injury lawyer, please contact The Law Offices of Alan LeVar today for a free consultation.