Q I was injured in a Virginia car accident. Shortly afterwards, someone contacted me and directed me to hire a certain law firm. What should I do?
If you've been in a car accident and a law firm representative shows up to the hospital or your home unsolicited, you should not talk with them. They are most likely a runner for an unethical law firm. Runners receive accident reports in improper ways and go to visit the victims to try and convince them to hire a certain law firm. They are paid by that firm for the cases that they bring in. The Virginia State Bar does not allow this type of conduct.