“Ambulance Chasers”

Here are photos for an Inlander story about “ambulance chasers”. The first photo is of Lacey Hendrix, who was the victim of an accident. Craig Swapp & Associates had found her police accident report through a public records request and sent her a letter indicating they would like to represent her for any claims she might have. The second photo is of attorney James Sweetser, who calls direct mail solicitation of accident victims by attorneys unethical. The third photo is of a billboard advertising the services of Craig Swapp & Associates.  http://www.inlander.com/spokane/crash-andgt-click-andgt-cash/Content?oid=2834087

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Lacey Hendrix speaks with Inlander Staff Writer Daniel Walters near an entrance and exit at a shopping center parking in front of the former 50% Off Card Shop near E. Valleyway Ave. and N. Sullivan Rd., where she was hit by a car while she was riding a bicycle, while pointing toward the area where the car that hit her parked after the accident, in Spokane Valley, Wash., Friday, July 8, 2016. Hendrix was riding a bicycle southbound on the sidewalk on N. Sullivan Rd. and was struck by a vehicle exiting the parking lot. (Young Kwak/Pacific Northwest Inlander)

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Attorney James Sweetser thumbs through public disclosure requests, letters sent to state agencies, and a grievance Washington state BAR association regarding whether it’s legal or not to use public records requests to get a list of names for direct mailing to represent people injured in motor vehicle accidents, before a portrait photoshoot at his office in #Spokane, Wash., Wednesday, July 13, 2016. (Young Kwak/Pacific Northwest Inlander)

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A billboard advertising the services of Craig Swapp & Associates near N. Division St. and Glass Ave. in Spokane, Wash., is photographed Thursday, July 14, 2016. (Young Kwak/Pacific Northwest Inlander)

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