Originally Posted by cincinnati chili
Pardon me for being naive (I'm a lawyer), but isn't the behavior by the lawyers - peppering you with phone calls the day after the accident - illegal? I actually don't know the rule in Colorado where I practice, but in Massachusetts where I went to law school, you'll get in trouble with the bar if you make a direct solicitation to an injured victim unless you're offering yourself pro bono.
I don't know the rules in Ohio, but my guess is that like most legal instances, there are rules that can be bent to fit the need. In my case, I never recieved a phone call, however I did get 4 letters, two of which included my accident report. I didn't pay close enough attention, but IIRC the letters were worded in such a way that talked about general problems and never directly suggested that you called them for legal advice. However, they all had their numbers and email addresses attached to their letter head, so that it was easy enough to find a number can call for direct advice.