You may see your name mentioned in a sentence about an accident you were in. Buy you still ask yourself, "Why would my name show up on a lawyer's website?" There are a few reasons why, but let me tell you the most likely reason:
There are law firms who subscribe to news feeds of car accidents in their local area. They will usually include the victim's name and the location where the accident occurred. Why would a law firm do this? To catch your attention. It's as simple as that. They hope that because your name somehow appears on their website that they can somehow help you with a possible car accident lawsuit.
Let me ask you this question...
If someone you don't know knocks at your door on a Sunday afternoon and tells you they were just driving by and noticed that your house could use a paint job and they happen to be a painter, do you automatically invite them in and tell them to get started painting your house?
If a dentist sent you a postcard telling you that you need a root canal without ever having met you, do you rush out and get a root canal just because you got a postcard in the mail? If your name shows up on a lawyer's website, without you ever meeting or knowing anything about this law firm, does that make you rush to call them to see if you have a valid case?
It's one thing if you know the lawyer or the law firm and they're educating the public about something involving car accidents and giving information that injury victims need to know about. It's another thing when someone you don't know simply throws your name up on their website in the hope that you will search for your name, see it on their website and call them to handle your possible car accident case.
Before you jump the gun, you need to do a lot more research to find out if this firm is right for you. What information do they give you about the type of accident you were in? Do they offer you free books and free reports that explain how these cases work? Do they have educational videos that explains the process of what happens with a car accident lawsuit?
Or, do they make you call for an appointment before ever giving you any real useful information?
So the next time you see your name on a lawyer's website, ask yourself "Why is my name showing up there?" and ask yourself whether this is the type of law firm you want to represent you. Become educated and learn how to choose a New York personal injury attorney.