Ambulance Chasing (PI)

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Re: Ambulance Chasing (PI)

Post by Easy-E » Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:57 pm

I've done some lead buying but it's expensive - my firm does a ton of it (I'm not a solo).

I get most of my clients through word of mouth. More people that know what I do, the better. I also network a lot with doctors and attorneys in complimentary practice areas.

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Re: Ambulance Chasing (PI)

Post by Guest » Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:51 pm

Easy-E wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:57 pm
I've done some lead buying but it's expensive - my firm does a ton of it (I'm not a solo).

I get most of my clients through word of mouth. More people that know what I do, the better. I also network a lot with doctors and attorneys in complimentary practice areas.
Got it. Seems like most successful PI attorneys bank on word of mouth.

Another question if you don't mind - if I want to eventually do PI, is it better to do a BigLaw stint or start doing PI as early as possible? That is, are BigLaw litigation skills transferable?

Cheers, and thanks again!

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Re: Ambulance Chasing (PI)

Post by Easy-E » Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:20 pm

Guest wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:51 pm
Easy-E wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:57 pm
I've done some lead buying but it's expensive - my firm does a ton of it (I'm not a solo).

I get most of my clients through word of mouth. More people that know what I do, the better. I also network a lot with doctors and attorneys in complimentary practice areas.
Got it. Seems like most successful PI attorneys bank on word of mouth.

Another question if you don't mind - if I want to eventually do PI, is it better to do a BigLaw stint or start doing PI as early as possible? That is, are BigLaw litigation skills transferable?

Cheers, and thanks again!
I have no idea what BigLaw litigation skills would entail. I mean, if you really wanna do PI, do PI right off the bat, whether it's plaintiff or defense side. It's the kind of field where you'll get experience fast - I tried two cases in my first year. But you might hate it too, so try interning somewhere. We love interns.

99% of my cases are in state court. I imagine biglaw to be mostly federal?

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Re: Ambulance Chasing (PI)

Post by Guest » Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:28 pm

Hey Eazy, thanks for answering all these questions.

How are things going in the PI world? I'm the Anon from above, hating biglaw and dreaming of dollar signs in PI.

Are you happy with the field? Still hustling for referrals?

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Re: Ambulance Chasing (PI)

Post by Easy-E » Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:43 pm

Guest wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:28 pm
Hey Eazy, thanks for answering all these questions.

How are things going in the PI world? I'm the Anon from above, hating biglaw and dreaming of dollar signs in PI.

Are you happy with the field? Still hustling for referrals?
It's good! I'm now getting a bonus on every case I resolve (settle), 1-3% depending on the settlement amount and my level of involvement. It's adding up to quite a nice pay bump. Base salary is still good, and I'm starting to see my own cases settle, which is great, but I am always worried about the well running dry. I've got a few steady referral sources though.

That said, it's still the practice of law, which inherently kind of sucks.

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Re: Ambulance Chasing (PI)

Post by Guest » Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:05 pm

Easy-E wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:43 pm
Guest wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:28 pm
Hey Eazy, thanks for answering all these questions.

How are things going in the PI world? I'm the Anon from above, hating biglaw and dreaming of dollar signs in PI.

Are you happy with the field? Still hustling for referrals?
It's good! I'm now getting a bonus on every case I resolve (settle), 1-3% depending on the settlement amount and my level of involvement. It's adding up to quite a nice pay bump. Base salary is still good, and I'm starting to see my own cases settle, which is great, but I am always worried about the well running dry. I've got a few steady referral sources though.

That said, it's still the practice of law, which inherently kind of sucks.
Glad to hear it! Referrals compound over time, I hope it continues for you.

How are the hours?

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Re: Ambulance Chasing (PI)

Post by Easy-E » Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:45 pm

Guest wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:05 pm
Easy-E wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:43 pm
Guest wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:28 pm
Hey Eazy, thanks for answering all these questions.

How are things going in the PI world? I'm the Anon from above, hating biglaw and dreaming of dollar signs in PI.

Are you happy with the field? Still hustling for referrals?
It's good! I'm now getting a bonus on every case I resolve (settle), 1-3% depending on the settlement amount and my level of involvement. It's adding up to quite a nice pay bump. Base salary is still good, and I'm starting to see my own cases settle, which is great, but I am always worried about the well running dry. I've got a few steady referral sources though.

That said, it's still the practice of law, which inherently kind of sucks.
Glad to hear it! Referrals compound over time, I hope it continues for you.

How are the hours?
8:30 - 6/7 is typical. More during trial prep, but weekend work is rare otherwise.

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Re: Ambulance Chasing (PI)

Post by Easy-E » Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:24 pm

bumping this because slow day and I like answering questions about streetlaw

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Re: Ambulance Chasing (PI)

Post by kellyfrost » Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:50 pm

Easy-E wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:24 pm
bumping this because slow day and I like answering questions about streetlaw
Had any good cases recently?

Have you ever had a case with American National Property and Casualty Insurance Company?

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Re: Ambulance Chasing (PI)

Post by Easy-E » Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:30 pm

kellyfrost wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:50 pm
Easy-E wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:24 pm
bumping this because slow day and I like answering questions about streetlaw
Had any good cases recently?

Have you ever had a case with American National Property and Casualty Insurance Company?
I picked up a few good cases over the past couple months though mostly premise cases which will need to be litigated. One nursing home case which has been an interesting change of pace, but obviously, sad too. My goal is 2-3 cases per month and it's hard, but I've done a good job on a few referrals from other attorneys and those are becoming reliable sources. The clue is to find someone who does everything but PI.

If that is the same as American National Insurance, yeah, but still pending.

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Re: Ambulance Chasing (PI)

Post by kellyfrost » Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:14 pm

Easy-E wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:30 pm
kellyfrost wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:50 pm
Easy-E wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:24 pm
bumping this because slow day and I like answering questions about streetlaw
Had any good cases recently?

Have you ever had a case with American National Property and Casualty Insurance Company?
I picked up a few good cases over the past couple months though mostly premise cases which will need to be litigated. One nursing home case which has been an interesting change of pace, but obviously, sad too. My goal is 2-3 cases per month and it's hard, but I've done a good job on a few referrals from other attorneys and those are becoming reliable sources. The clue is to find someone who does everything but PI.

If that is the same as American National Insurance, yeah, but still pending.
Good to hear Business is going well. Yes, American National is the same company. That’s who I have my home/auto/umbrella through. Been a huge fan of that company over the years.

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