Don't call us, we'll call you -- maybe

Oct 10, 2013

Credit mensatic / MorgueFile

Accident victims and their families would be shielded from opportunistic lawyers under a bill approved by the Michigan House Wednesday.

Representative Joe Graves says the law would require a 30-day waiting period before a victim could be solicited for services.

Graves  says informants who work at hospitals or ambulance companies sometimes tip off personal injury attorneys.

"You go direct to the person and try to get them to sign on the dotted line, before they're ready -- you pressure them -- this backs it off a little bit," Graves says.

Violating the waiting period would be a misdemeanor with a possible $15,000 fine.

For more information, see HB4770 and HB4771.