Is your law firm looking to expand this year? If so, then lead generation should be your top priority. Getting the best legal leads doesn’t have to be complicated. But it does matter which leads you’re going after! Wondering what legal leads are hot for 2022? With research from our experts, we have provided some of the top legal leads for attorneys this year. Let’s get started!
Mass Torts Cases
Did you know mass tort cases are filed by millions of people each year? They can result from prescription drug issues, medical devices, defective products, and more. Additionally, these can leave plaintiffs with serious injuries and even death. When considering how best to increase your caseload, what are some of the best mass tort leads to have in your caseload?
In 2017, an active ingredient in Roundup was added to the known carcinogen list. So far, three juries have found that Monsanto should have warned of the alleged risks. And these mass tort cases are profitable. As of March 2022, Bayer/Monsanto paid roughly $11 billion to settle nearly 100k outstanding claims. This covers about 80% of total Roundup claims filed, with approximately 30,000 cases still pending.
2) 3M earplugs
Defense contractor 3M was the exclusive earplug provider to the U.S. military from 2006 to 2015. But the earplugs were defective. In January 2022, a federal jury ordered 3M to pay two U.S. Army veterans $110 million in hearing loss damages. Juries have awarded $160 million in hearing loss damages. And more than 280k cases are still pending against the manufacturer.
Paraquat is the main ingredient in many commercially sold herbicides used on American farmland. When there were 50 accidental paraquat poisoning deaths in 2013, it led to new licensing and sales restrictions. Recent studies link paraquat exposure to a 2.5x increased risk for Parkinson’s disease.
4) Birth Injury
Did you know that about 7 in every 1,000 births suffer an injury? As a result, families with children who have special health care needs experience a medical burden. The medical malpractice payout for children sustaining injuries under one-month-old is nearly $1 million.
5) Brain Injury
1.5 million Americans experience a traumatic brain injury each year, many resulting in long-term disability. That’s a huge figure. And there’s more. Cumulatively 5.3 million people are living with permanent TBI-related disabilities in the U.S. today. Living with a brain injury can be difficult. Plus, the lifetime economic cost of a patient’s treatment was estimated to be roughly $76.5 billion in 2021.
Did you know a $30 billion trust fund has been set up for mesothelioma victims and asbestos exposure? Symptoms of mesothelioma can take up to 20-50 years after asbestos exposure! And the life expectancy once diagnosed is only 12 to 22 months. However, the average mesothelioma settlement is between $5 million and $11.4 million.
7) Hernia Mesh
Physiomesh is a sterile, surgically implanted device used to repair ventral hernias. In May 2016, the FDA issued an urgent safety notice to surgeons. Data from two large unpublished studies conducted showed a high rate of hernia recurrence and revision surgery in patients. Physiomesh has since been recalled, active litigation is underway, and more than 20,000 cases are pending.
8) Firefighter Foam
Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF), a type of firefighter foam, is known to contain dangerous chemicals linked to cancer. Firefighting foam lawsuits are being filed around the country, and hundreds of AFFF lawsuits have already been filed. Now is the time to get in on this mass tort!
In 2021, artificial joint maker Exactech issued a voluntary recall of 147,732 implants. Ortho surgeons used these inserts and devices during procedures. The packaging let too much oxygen in, which made some materials oxidize and break down. Exactech reported unusually high failure rates to the FDA for the now-recalled implants and inserts.
10) Talcum Powder
Women that use talcum powder have a 20-30% greater risk of developing ovarian cancer. In 2013, the first talcum powder lawsuit was won in federal court against Johnson &Johnson. In 2022, J&J spun off a newly formed business entity, LTL Management, to resolve 38,000 pending talcum powder claims. This new entity would then file bankruptcy, limiting the remaining plaintiffs’ ability to file appeals or seek additional litigation.
Truvada is a prescription drug used as pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, to prevent and treat HIV. The lawsuit alleges Gilead knew TDF-based medicines could cause severe kidney and bone damage. Bristol-Myers Squibb agrees to pay $10 million to resolve its liability in a class-action lawsuit over HIV drugs with allegedly inflated prices.
The FDA required all manufacturers to stop selling Zantac made with ranitidine in the U.S. in April 2020. The longer Zantac sits on a shelf, the greater the amount of NOMA and the higher the risk of cancer. Which cancers? Bladder, gastric/stomach, kidney, small intestine, colorectal, esophageal, liver, and pancreatic cancers.
Philips CPAP machine and ventilator recall involved millions of potential victims due to carcinogen and toxic chemical exposure. As this foam in the mask breaks down, it emits toxic chemicals that can cause headaches, vomiting, and lung irritation. As of October 2021, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) granted a motion to consolidate over 110 federal CPAP lawsuits against Philips.
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The bottom line? Mass tort leads can increase your caseload substantially. In 2020, we sold 100,000 mass tort leads, with all leads generated in-house via multichannel marketing. Plus, we deliver mass tort leads to our clients in real-time, and co-counsel opportunities are available. So believe us when we say we are the right lead generation partner for you.
Next Up! The Top Auto Injury Leads for 2022
Now that we’ve covered all the best mass tort legal leads, let’s get into the next lucrative vertical – auto injuries. Whether you are just starting out in auto injury leads or your practice has managed them in the past, you can’t go wrong with these lead segments. Top law firms are capitalizing on auto injury leads to grow their caseload and increase their bottom line. Let’s get started!
Auto Injury Leads
Each year, over 40,000 Americans die in car crashes. Vehicle-related accidents are the leading cause of severe injury or death. In fact, since 2021, seven states have experienced an increase in motor-vehicle deaths of greater than 50%. As more fatal crashes occur, these people need an attorney to help fight. So, what kinds of auto injury leads are abundant this year?
1) Car Accident Injuries
Millions of Americans get on the road and drive to work and school every day. These quick drives should not seem life-threatening, but fatal car crashes are more common than you think. And yet, there are approximately 17,250 car crashes nationwide. And more than 90 people die in car accidents every day.
2) Commercial Trucking Accidents
Commercial truck transport is rising, with about 70% of all products reaching their destination via commercial truck. More truck drivers mean more trucking accidents. In fact, every year, there are more than 400,000 road accidents involving large vehicles and trucks.
3) Motorcycle Accidents
Fatalities are more common in motorcycle accidents than in any other road accident. Plus, motorcycle accidents have an 80% injury or mortality rate. That’s 4x higher than car accidents. The most common causes of fatal motorcycle crashes include speeding, riding while under the influence of alcohol, sudden turns, and lane changes, reckless driving, and lane splitting.
At some point in life, everybody is a pedestrian. All pedestrians risk a collision from crossing the street to walking on a sidewalk. Sadly, pedestrian traffic collisions occur more frequently than you think. In fact, more than 7,000 pedestrians were killed by traffic collisions in 2020. That is the equivalent of one death every 75 minutes.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of bikers has significantly increased. This has resulted in an increased number of cyclist collisions, and biker safety is more important than ever. In fact, on average, 751 cyclists die in fatal bicycle accidents each year in the United States.
In the last five years, electric scooters have become an extremely popular mode of transportation. A study done by the CDC calculated that for every 100,000 e-scooter trips taken, 20 individuals will end up with a fatal injury. And of those rides, the CDC found that 33% of those injured were first-time riders. In fact, as scooters become a more popular mode of transportation, more accidents will occur.
Skateboarding is a fun sport and a convenient way to get around. However, this sport can be fatal. The risk of dying while skateboarding is close to zero in a skate park. But this is not the case while riding near or on the road. Only about 5% of skateboarding injuries are severe, and these occur from an accident involving a vehicle.
On average, in the United States, there have approximately been 682,000 hit-and-run accidents every year since 2006. That is equivalent to a daily average of 1,868 hits and crashes. Most of these hit-and-runs are unsolved cases, leaving victims without justice. These people need your help to be compensated!
Trust Best Case Leads With Your Auto Injury Legal Leads
At Best Case Leads, we ask the right questions to ensure our partners receive the highest quality auto accident prospects. We generate thousands of 100% exclusive, premium quality auto injury leads for attorneys per month. Plus, we have the legal marketing guidance your firm needs to increase ROI.
Whether your practice is just getting started or needs some new clientele, we can help. At Best Case Leads, over 500 law firms have trusted us to provide quality, exclusive legal leads to grow their business. Additionally, our multichannel approaches have allowed us to serve practice areas in many verticals. Contact our team for details on current availability.