Monday, March 23, 2015

Can You Have Too Many Lawyer Billboards?

Spending a few days in Florida and it’s amazing the amount of lawyer billboards on the roads. They have become so ubiquitous that my friend and I began counting them and categorizing them by practice area on a relatively short drive to the baseball stadium to catch a Spring Training game.

It does make me wonder how effective all the billboards are (they must be effective on some level due to how many of them there are) and how the good people of Florida choose an attorney. If you are in a car accident, you are pretty likely to be able to look up at the nearest billboard and see a lawyer who can help you.

Maybe while your spouse and the other drive are arguing over who is at fault, you decide that you no longer want to be married and need a divorce lawyer. Look across the street and there is probably a billboard for an attorney who can handle your divorce.

After all is settled out with the car accident, maybe you find out that your spouse didn’t actually renew the car insurance and you are going to need to file for bankruptcy because your spouse is actually the driver who caused the accident. No problem there either. Just a block down the road is another attorney who handles bankruptcies and other matters who will be happy to take your call.

Even worse, if your spouse was drinking at the time of the accident and was charged with a DUI – you can’t escape those billboards on the roads – there are plenty of billboards, bus benches and other posters of attorneys ready to take your call.

At times, it feels like driving in a movie or television show where the plot twist is that all of these billboards actually have cameras on them and are watching you. When you get in an accident, your phone rings and the lawyer from the nearest billboard is introducing themselves and is on their way to help you.


I really hope it never comes to that…

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