Getting Away From The Ambulance Chaser Stereotype

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There’s a small segment of personal injury lawyers that are a total clown show; that have zero ethics. They don’t care about doing things the right way or, worse, have no clue what they’re doing at all.

The vast majority of personal injury lawyers I know are good, honest, ethical people. They want to do right by their clients and do things the right way. They strive to practice with the highest standards.

I do think the bad segment is a small segment. But, as personal injury attorney Andrienne McKay and I discussed in the most recent episode of the Championing Justice podcast, it doesn’t take a lot of bad apples to give our profession a bad name:

“We know that people, their first thought of a personal injury attorney is: ‘ambulance chaser,'” Andrienne said. “But when you know that you’re someone who practices with integrity and ethics and that you really are only helping the people who are injured and who need someone to step in to hold either insurance companies accountable or corporations accountable, then you take pride in what you’re doing.”

We need to call out bad practices when we see them and try to lead by example. If we don’t, then it will become a race to the bottom.

What do you think? Join the conversation with me on LinkedIn here, and check out Episode 11 of Championing Justice!

About the Author

Darl Champion is an award-winning personal injury lawyer serving the greater Metro Atlanta area. He is passionate about ensuring his clients are fully compensated when they are harmed by someone’s negligence. Learn more about Darl here.