Many people have their own preconceived notions about lawyers and how they do business, and the reality of the situation is that there are plenty of unethical attorneys out there who give the profession as a whole a bad name.
This is one of the many reasons that attorney Chris Davis has dedicated himself to providing accident victims with the informational resources they need to learn about the personal injury legal process and better understand their own legal rights. Time and time again, Mr. Davis has made it clear that his overall goal is to level the playing field between accident victims and insurance companies, regardless of whether he actually represents those victims as clients.
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A recent investigative report published by KOMONews.com took a look at the occurrence of this very issue in the Seattle area, and found a local woman who had been targeted by an ambulance chaser after she was involved in a motor vehicle collision on Interstate 5.
According to the news report, Bernice Velatequi was driving in traffic one afternoon when she rear-ended an SUV that had pulled out in front of her. Because traffic was bad at the time, the vehicles weren’t traveling very fast and the collision itself was relatively minor. Police responded to the scene of the accident, the two parties exchanged information and Velatequi notified her insurance company, figuring that would be the end of it since nobody was hurt.
“I didn’t hit him hard,” Velatequi said in the report, “because we were driving actually bumper to bumper.”
But a couple of weeks after the accident, Velatequi received a strange phone call from a man who already knew plenty of information about her, including that she had been involved in a collision. The man reportedly pushed to have her undergo a free medical evaluation, which he said would be paid for by the chiropractor who was going to evaluate her.
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Velatequi initially declined the man’s offer for a free medical evaluation, but said that she receive three additional calls from him over the next couple of weeks. With each call, the man would push even harder to get her to have her supposed injuries evaluated, even though she told him she wasn’t hurt in the accident.