For the love of L. Ron Hubbard, please stop those soap opera commercials! They're embarrassingly bad. The viewer feedback has been overwhelmingly negative (is that why I can't post new comments?) You have to be losing business over them not to mention respect. Who would trust a lawyer who doesn't know how much damage several years worth of hideous commercials has done to his practice.
Ok... As a local writer/film maker, I found faults with the series... actually MANY faults with the series...
I just wanted to make a comment about your soap opera. It makes Nashville look like the joke that it is and atty's look like snakes. I've seen you and you expensive sports cars at the mb meetings; why don't you spend money on the homeless; etc. instead of this cheesy infomercial? It degrades lawyers, you are the laughing stock of TN all the way to the bank!
Well, I have just watched the complete series and read the feedback. While I have to agree that the series is really cheesy, I don't see why there is so many negative comments. The acting is very poor, as is the script, but so what? It's kind of funny! I just don't see why people are offended. They need to loosen up. I think it was a great idea. It seems to me that this was supposed to be a mock soap opera, not a serrious daytime drama looking for an Emmy. Best of luck in the future!
With all of the negative publicity this commercial is getting from the residents of Nashville, how are you responding to those comments? Also, what positive feed back have you received? Will you consider ever doing anything like this again or will you stick to the average commercial for a law professional?
Nice try, but you really should keep to ambulance chasing and leave the soap operas to professionals.
How could one of the most outstanding law firms in Tn. conceivesuch an idiodic idea of your soap opera. I'm so sick of seeing it!!!! It is an embarrassment to you and your company. I feel very sorry for you. Please don't make another as it is a laughing stock.
I'm sure you're aware that this project has become a huge laughing stock. Because of the poor quality of writing, directing and (especially) acting, only a hard-core cynic could even enjoy it for it's kitsch value.
I am surprised that an attorney such as yourself, with a good reputation, would lower his standards to this stupidity. The so-called actors stink. They need to find a real job. The dialog is so stupid. I can't stand the episodes and cannot wait until the final one airs and hopefully this will be the very last!
I wish I could have found the option to make a comment online, but I'm happy to have the opportunity to voice an opinion here.
I am a resident of the state of Tennessee and a follower of our Savior. I also watch television and see your ads.
I am sure that Bart Durham will NEVER see this, As soon as you read it I am sure that it will end up in the nearest trash can.
I truly hope when you tell us there is only one episode left, that it is promise. We change channels when it comes on. I don't have much faith in lawyers who have to advertise. Please hurry up and get it over with.
I hope you won't lump this in with any other negative comments about your Soap Opera campaign. For the record, I do hate it, but as a marketing professional in the city of Nashville, I am EXTREMELY fascinated by the whole deal.
I see your commercials for this so called soap- and i have watched parts of episodes. I can't watch the entire ommercial/soap because I find the entire thing soo bad.
I wanted to comment about the soap opera, more specifically to respond to Mary's post about truck drivers. I, too, grew up in a family of truckers and I married a man who was a driver. Unfortunately, I was married to one of the 10% who are just cowboys with an 80,000 pound horse. I'm talking about those who drink, smoke crack, snort cocaine, and frequent the lot lizards. And yeah, they are there. Just spend an hour parked at a truck stop parking lot and watch what goes on - you'd be amazed!
Please stop these horrible shows. They are so annoying I change channels when one comes on. To make it worse, your company is now identified this junk as associated with Nashville. I believe this offends many citizen of Nashville.
While I can appreciate law firms trying to garner new business by placing advertising on television, as someone who's been in the production field for almost 20 years, I can safely say that this probably one of the worst campaigns I have seen to date. The quality of the scripts, the horrific acting, the plot-lines are just substandard, unprofessional, and taxing to watch.
I try to mute the tv when this utter bull comes on. How stupid. What must the visitors to Nashville think about us after seeing this crap?
The content of commercials is largely ignored in my household. That is the time we talk to each other or replenish our snacks and drinks. Things are different when Coach Foster's story comes on!!! Grandma holds her bladder, the kids hush, and everyone watches the tube. Ask any of us who we will call if there is trouble and we will answer unamiously BART DURHRAM!!!!
After suffering through all the stupid commercials about "coach foster" i just had to say something. this last one, episode 18 i believe, is about as believable as aliens taking over the world. who, in their right mind, would tell the guy who sued him, thank you????????? that is the lamest thing ive ever heard. the entire "conversation" between the guy and joe is hogwash!!! nobody, i repete, NOBODY, is going to congratulate the guy who sued him for winning..........get real!!! if i ever need an lawyer, i sure wouldnt call you guys!!!
Just in case you haven't heard yet, this is the worst marketing I've ever seen. Contrary to popular belief, all publicity is not good publicity. I don't know how many people I've talked to that have said they wouldn't even consider using Bart Durham after seeing these commercials. Before these commercials, he was actually considered Nashville's most legitimate "commercial lawyer" and now he's at the bottom of the list. I really hate to be rude, but I'm kind of surprised that you still have a job after this. For the sake of your firm, please stop these commercials. If Bart Durham airs a commercial apologizing for this, he could go a long way towards earning back some of the respect he has lost. Nashville is a forgiving city.
Not only has the so-called soap opera series and the confusing boat commercials I've witnessed been totally without entertainment value, but they are shameful attempts to skirt Tennessee's ethics requirement that lawyers not suggest that future results for new clients can be based on previous results for previous clients with different fact patterns.
More power to Mr. Durham. He was ahead of the pack in this legal community in soliciting clients. I fully support his right to do so and respect his success. But this so-called soap opera efforts leaves me - a well educated individual - wondering what I just saw on TV, what it meant, and with no clue as to why I was seeing it.
Perhaps I haven't seen enough "episodes" and I truly hope I don't.
I have no stake in competing with Mr. Durham or complaining further about this pathetic and boring series of commercials. My intent is merely to offer my take on this whole effort: it sucks.
This is my honest and well-intended belief. Thank you for providing me with the opportunity to express my opinion.
Oh my gosh! I love Coach Foster Fights Back! We get all excited at the beginning of every month waiting on the next episode. I can't wait to see how the story line plays out. I hope Irena and Coach Foster get to run away to Malibu together after he wins a million bucks. Then I hope that big shot Hollywood producer kills off the Blair character. That Hollywood guy is the man! Straight-up pimpin'! I really think Bart and Dr. Grant will end up falling in love. They were made for each other! Then I see a plot twist where Blair comes back from the dead to console Coach Foster's wife after he ran off with that pretty Russian girl. Most of all I'm in love with the Jessica Sanchez character. I want her to have my babies. Keep up the good work! This is way more entertaining than William Hung and that Sanjaya kid combined.
I have taken a few moments to read the viewers' comments about your Coach Foster episodes, and I must say that there is not one that I would disagree with. I would like to add one more comment. I find it very interesting that in this series about Coach Foster there are no people of color. This would suggest that there are no Black , Asian, Hispanic, or any other ethnicities that are prevalent in Nashville, Malibu or any of the other places presented in the Coach Foster scenes. Do all the characters involved in this care live in a bubble that is white only?
Coach Foster Fights Back has clearly taken on a life of its own. I think I might credibly argue that CFFB is a modern-day Dickens novel. The story line is a compelling one. You can't not watch this and at least admire a little bit the fact that this story fishes you in just a little bit. But while Dickens was widely read in his time, he was, in many ways, 19th-century England's answer to Aaron Spelling.
If Bart Durham was the only lawyer left on the planet and I was hurt, I would represent myself. Bart's commercials are SO distasteful, and they don't even make sense! It's kind of a neat idea to do a series of commercials, but make them decent!!
I am sending this e-mail because your Coach Foster commercials really offend me, and I just cant tolerate seeing them much longer. All it shows is a bunch of bad actors. My husband is a truck driver and I come from a family with a long history in the trucking industry. Many times I have ridden in the cab of a truck and have seen many accidents involving tractor trailers, but the difference is (something that you don't show) is 90% of the time it is the driver of the car at fault because these motorists think that they can outrun the tractor trailer, or tail gate them and even weave in and out from them. The drivers of these vehicles need to have more respect for the tractor trailers than they do. As you mention in your commercials these trucks weight up to 80,000 pounds, they cannot stop as quick as a car. But yet every time, even if the driver of the car is at fault the truck drivers get the dirty end of the deal. With the DOT laws as strict as they are now it is darn near impossible to do the things you portray in your commercials. Now trucks (like my husbands) have little black boxes in them like airplanes that record everything. I am so glad his company provides them, because now maybe the truckers will stop getting blamed for the foolishness from automobile drivers. 90% of the trucks out there also now have their engines calibrated to where they cant even speed. I would love to see someone do a commercial that defended a truck driver, but we know that wont ever happen cause there would be no money earned with that one would there? I understand that you are an attorney and you are in the business of defending people, but do you really have to do it at the cost of offending other people? In closing the sexual content in your commercials have nothing to do with the coach foster situation so why did it even have to be included? and when are these commercials finally gonna come to an end? Maybe these commercials wouldn't be so offensive if they were done in a more tactful way and showed both sides of the coin. If it wasn't for these truck drivers you wouldn't be able to buy food, or clothes or anything in this country since it is because of them that things get to where they need to go.
The actors are SO AWFUL that it's almost impossible to concentrate on the point of the commercial itself! On top of all of that, it took a couple of months to even find out what the point was, even without the dreadful F-list style actors! Even people who can't relate to entertainment cringe when these commercials interrupt our television!
Please, for the love of God, QUIT PLAYING THOSE INCREDIBLY STUPID COMMERCIALS. They are, without a doubt, the worst thing ever to be on TV.I'm embarassed for you. A young, broken english speaking Russian doctor, c'mon.
I had to come to the website after weeks of watching "whatever the heck that is on TV." My husband finally suggested that I just go to the bartdurham.com website. This is supposed to be some kind of joke on the public, right? You're not serious about people watching this on an ongoing basis, are you? It certainly is generating a lot of E-mail for you, though. Is that the point of this insanity? Do the E-mails give you addresses of people who could become potential clients? Whatever the reason, I had to write!! So, obviously, you got my attention too. Good work, gentlemen (not on the piece of junk that you call a commercial, but on all the response you're getting)!!!
For the love of god....they need to stop chasing some russian tail!!!
Can you please tell me what this has to do with a law office? And why did you have to pick the ugliest girl to play Rene? And the scene on the beach with the two guys "heal thyself doctor" that is so high school play! I can't believe you guys have continued to do this! Are you this desperate for business? You need to decide if you want to be an attorney or try to break in as an actor. I just don't get it, all I know is the commercials are so annoying and I just can't see what your reasoning is? It's distasteful, and again it has nothing to do with your law office. You wanted feedback, there it is, and trust me I get the same feed back about your ad, all the time, without my prompting for comments. I wish you'd come up with something different, this is getting quite old!
So, I think it's a a good marketing campaign because I obviously made it to the Bart Durham website, but I hate it with a fiery passion. Seriously, the worst acting ever; a horrible plot that makes as little sense as a hyena in the arctic, videography that reminds me of a 3rd grader's parents home video of their son's rendition of the first Thanksgiving. It reminds me of the Head-on commercials but with a callously unkind twist. Whoever's project this was... must be a horrible, self-loathing, sadomasochist.
your commercials kill me. you people and all your money make me sick. boy i wish i had all the money you had to spend on this dumbass commercial. it's sad that you would rather spend your money on something as retarded as this then to give it back to the community that gave you your money in the first place!!!!!! have you ever heard of charity? at least thats not a waste of money! the only thing you were interested in was to watch girls in their bathing suits and half-ass porn scenes with really REALLY bad actors. you should all be ashamed of yourselves epecially you DURHAM. you are a digrace to the state of Tennessee. What's that line ol' boy says on episode 12? i'm proud of being a tennessean?
your commercials are so silly I would never considering using your law office for any reason-get some new ones, not a soap opera
this is going to come off as a put down, but my real feelings on this are that the actors/actresses have no talent and make a terrible script even worse. Yes people remember Bart Durham but at what cost? If I ever got in an accident and needed a lawyer I wouldn't turn to a person with commercials that are totally irrelevant to the person they represent I would turn to someone with commercials that lay down the facts and aren't just a big joke.
Mr. Durham, I'm emailing to you because it's obvious your public relations & advertising departments are paying no attention to the viewers discussion.
Your commercials are not entertaining. Who thinks they are good? I recently had a personal injury case, I looked at your firm. The reason I chose not to even call you is your slutty stupid commercials. Who writes that crap? It is like it is written by a 12 yr old. What does "IRENA" have to do with law? Who needs to see two guys fight over a girl for a law firm commercial? You are supposed to represent the professional community. These commercials are very UNPROFESSIONAL!!! Did you r competition do this as an attack?
Dear Mr. Durham
Don't listen to the negative comments. The people act like they are disgusted, but I guarantee they can't wait until the next episode. I think it is so entertaining and a great way to get people to notice Bart Durham. Anybody who says the campaign isn't successful doesn't know what they are talking about.
I have to say that these commercials are revolting, annoying, and COMPLETELY pointless. Absolutely no one knows why they're on TV, as it's impossible to follow the storyline. I don't know what Bart Durham was trying to gain by putting these commercials/"soap opera" on, but I DO know that he has lost a huge amount of potential clients, myself included. It represents him as a sex-starved, totally superficial human being who will make the wrong choices for his clients. With the lack of common sense about putting these on the air, it makes the public wonder what common sense he does possess to help his clients. I just wanted to add yet another negative comment about these commercials. Bart Durham now disgusts me, as well as his entire advertising campaign.
Personally, I like it. It's a unique and entertaining style of advertising. I've not seen anything quite like it before in my almost 50 years. I know even with episodes I've seen before, I pay attention to them instead of tuning them out.
Quit while you are ahead, it is a boring waste of time. I would write more but I agree with most of the negative comments and to add further would be redundant.
I hope you have fired the agency that suggested that you use this type of advertising; it is as annoying as the Head On commercials. Not only is the acting bad, the concept makes your firm less credible. This is a backslide for Bart Durham. Next, he will be selling cars for Bill Heard on TV. Go back to the old type of ads.
This has got to be the worst advertising concept I've ever seen. It's just a trainwreck! It would actually make me NOT want to hire Bart Durham as my attorney because of this obvious bad choice in marketing. What other bad choices would he make for me?
Your web site explains that, "Mark believed we had a sweet story and people would tune in to see it unfold."
All I can say it I would never use your law office due to the use of sex to sell yourselves. It seems as if Bart Durham has no moral dignity due to his consistent use of scantily clad females in all of his commercials. It's quite distasteful and it seems as if a prominent person in the Nashville community would want to support better moral values for our families and teenagers. As many have already said, I would kindly ask that the law office of Bart Durham reconsider using females and sexual behavior of either sex to sell their services to the Nashville community.
Let me begin in saying I think most of the others here are a bit too critical about your commercials, I mean be real folks they are just commercials! Like the others I think the acting seems to be a bit amateurish at times but over all I seem to like the characters and the cast and the whole story concept. I have tried to keep an open mind and at least its not the same old boring commercials you see on every channel. Just remember "Any press is good press" and if they are complaining they are being affected in some way. And in no way would these commercials make me think anything different about your law practice... If I were to make 1 suggestion it would be if you make another soap do it about a real client's story and how they came out with your help... I am sure some one would love to use their story to help you...
I am so sick of seeing your horrible acting, plain, stupid comercials. I can't wait to see the final one so that you are no longer polluting the air waves with such nonsense. You would be the last laywer I would ever come to in my time of need after seeing your ads. Haven't you gotten enough bad feedback to stop this nonsense. You really need to firs your production tema and they need to go out of business if this is their best. I hope you realize that you have lost more potential clients than you have gained from this rubbish. Finish it so the public is no longer subjest to your terrible tasteless commercials, or better yet retire.
I think your "coach foster" ad campaign is ridiculous. I'm pretty sure Bart Durham was once a respected lawyer in Nashville; in fact he worked with my dad way back in the day. These commercials are making an absolute mockery of your law firm. Bar Durham has now become Nashville's biggest joke. I suppose you are trying to appeal to uneducated lower class folks. Even if someone thought the concept was a good idea, perhaps you should have used writers who at least have a high school diploma. The story makes no sense whatsoever and is completely incoherent. It's sort of funny that you had to create a website just to explain these childish, retarded commercials.
The biggest waste of time...
I just sent you an email regarding the painfully amateur-looking commercial series. I read your post on the website "About the series"... I need to revise the previous email. You obviously have hired a "professional" production team. My advise would be for you to fire Apple Productions and hire a better team. It's curious to me that you wouldn't look locally for an affordable production team. Filmhouse
I turn the channel any time it comes on. At first (if I haven't seen the episode), I wonder, what in the world is this ridiculous commercial. Today I saw the one on the beach and wondered if it was a bad porno. I don't get it, nor do I want to. Obviously Bart Durham takes too much money from his clients if he wastes it on such silly advertising.
Well, I was reading some of the 'scathing' remarks people have left regarding your Coach Foster series - but I have to disagree with all of them!
Wow, I'm sure glad you have all this money to piss away on one of the worst, not to mention stupidest, ad campaign I've ever seen. I'm not sure who's more to blame, the ad agency that sold you on the idea or your office for buying into the idea to begin with.
I have never written anyone in my life to complain about anything but the Coach Foster commercials are terrible. You should sue whoever was in charge of that train wreck. Just my two cents worth. Thanks for listening.
I get it! Your coach TV commercials are a lot of fun!!! Other people who criticize your soap opera style commercials, are just not getting it. Finally, a lawyer who realizes that TV commercials don't have to be a person just standing in front of books and talking. My family and I really enjoy watching the episodes to find out what happens next.
The "little soap opera" is pathetic. I cringe in displeasure every time I see an episode. If I ever do need a lawyer, Mr. Durham has lost any chance of me choosing him because of the stupidity of his recent commercials. I am not a truck driver, or the recipient of a lawsuit. I don't even have a negative opinion of lawyers but all of you ambulance chasing attorneys (INCLUDING YOU MR. DURHAM) along with the insurance company execs and politicians, have your own special corner of hell reserved where the fire is much hotter than anywhere else down there!
I was never into soap operas until I saw yours. I love it. I will hire you if I need a lawyer.
Those are the worst commercials ever. You had cheesy ones before, but these are insane. are you trying to make money or entertain people. Your not doing either one with these. You've wasted a lot of money on bad actors and a bad idea.
As the wife of a truck driver, I am really upset at the way you portray these professionals. My husband has been driving for over twenty years and has had some near misses as far as accidents are concerned but because he is a PROFESSIONAL he had avoided a man driving a stolen car coming across a median strip into his lane head-on, my husbands driving saved that mans life even though the man did hit several other cars that were near and behind my husband. Maybe my husband should have just held his line in the road and let the man hit him head-on no killing him, that probably would have saved the other people a lot of money, but some scum-bag lawyer like you would have tried to put the blame on my husband! Another time a car of non English speaking people decided they needed to get off at an exit and came through four lanes of traffic to try to do so, they clipped the front of my husband's truck (barely, because he was thinking ahead of what they might do) causing them to go into a slide and finally overturn about six times, one was ejected because none of them were wearing seatbelts. My point is these truck drivers on the roads are mostly very good law abiding people who are trying to make a living for their families and you are making it to where anytime there is an accident and there is a truck anywhere in the vicinity you try to make it the truck drivers fault! Oh , also my husband stopped at an accident scene that had just occurred, no emergency vehicles there yet and he and another truck driver (that are such awful people) pulled a man from a car just before it exploded, saving his life.
For the love of God please do all of Nashville a favor and stop these asinine commercials. To say that they suck is an understatement. To say that there is no way on earth that they could possibly be helping your business is a given. These commercials are horrible. I abSOlutely hate them, can't push the mute button fast enough and despise it when I'm fast forwarding through commercials and yours is right next to the program. Good grief, you are an excellent attorney but whoever sold you those 20 episodes should be terminated and you should sue them for damaging your reputation. Go back to the basics.
How hokey can you get? This whole series should be embarrassment to you and your office. By the way, does Mr. Durham own that boat in the opening seconds of these commercials? If so, he really needs to tone it down. Such a blatant display of material wealth (albeit earned rightfully through the successful practice of the law) seems to be somewhat of a slap in the face to all of his clients.
Your portrayal of truckers is disgusting! I pray that one day you get a full does of the karma that you are over due for!! Without trucks america stops!! Scum like you helping drunk drivers sue hard working men and women out of thier enitre livelyhood all in the name of money!!Why not help truckers that get in accidents at no fault of thier own sue the idiots that are truly at fault...oh wait there is no money in that...hell has a place at the table for you!!
These mini soap operas are so funny! Im Sorry if that's not what you were trying to accomplish with these mini soap operas.
Puhleeeeeze get rid of those ridiculous commercials about Superman and the coach. The actors can't act and it just ends up making your law firm look ridiculous. I thought you should know..
Having reviewed several of your tv commercials, I was wondering if fair play should be in order. For instance instead of always making the "trucker" at fault why not create one with a Yuppie talking on his cell phone in a sports car speeding and weaving in and out of traffic and pulling around and in front of the 18 wheelers because they are irritated they are in their way; which in turn causes them to have to slow down tons of weight being pulled across the city or country carrying necessary goods to the American people . That is far more a scenario on our roads than the opposite. I know this may have been a case that you handled as this example but there are other examples you could use and not focus on truckers whom it projects as being more dangerous, less caring people than others. Look at it from "outside the box" if you will.
Just because you can, does not mean you should. That is a growing part of the problem these days with society, and politics. Shame on you Bart Durham. I understand that you need advertising to support your bank account. However, the methods you choose to use are appauling. By over-exaggerating your commercials and glorifying the benefits of suing someone by being able to buy race cars, and staging attractive women around this group of backcountry guys. Rediculous! I won't even comment on the soap opera series.
You have the worst team working for you in your ADVERTISING DEPARTMENT...
I think they are retardted...
The acting could be worlds better, but overall I like the concept.
I supervised/dispatched 20 drivers over 18 years, most had families, children anmd respect for other people and things, this I am not making up. Your commerical of driver Superman, is disgusting and very disrepectable, yes I know you have a dislaimer, WOW put drivers down and then say you didn't mean to. My drivers were fortunate and did not have a fatal accident, accidents yes, they obeyed the law and their LOGBOOK. I did not dispatch them were they had to make up time, of course drivers are like us they do make mistakes, I now make you I change the channel when superman drive comes on. Prior I thought your offiice would be a good law firm if and when needed, not now. Please do not reply to my email.
The only personal injury I've suffered is having to watch your latest, horribly stupid commercials..but I guess if theyre bad enough to have me email you, and bad press is good press, some tard out there will call u..The only personal injury I've suffered is having to watch your latest, horribly stupid commercials..
Hi my name is Amanda Cumby and I just wanted to give you my opionon on something. Well see I watch your commericals quite often on tv.
I think the truck driver named bill elkins should get exactly what he deserves & the trucking company ought to be hit with a multimillion dollar lawsuit.
I have been employed in the transportation industry for over 20 yrs. well over 2 million miles accident and ticket free. I have been on all sides of the table. I cannot begin to express my discust with your commercials about coach foster. Yes its a tragedy, that could have been avoided. If you ever road in a tractor trailer you would see the lack of respect towards a large vechicle, the hurry to get ahead of them to get off next exit etc. As a professional driver I do care and take pride in my performance. Many people see a commercial vechicle as a rolling dollar sign for money. With over 3 million commercial vechicles on the road accidents do happen, we already have a black eye in the public and you do not help. I understand why some of the other attorneys I spoken to feel about you the way they do. your giving them a black eye also. Its a shame that you have lost your Love for the law and replaced it with the Love of Money. I wish you the very best have a great day. Thank you
As a truck driver, I am completely beside myself with anger. I absolutely cannot believe that an attorney of all people would go to such lengths to completely ruin the reputation of an industry that the human population CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT. Are you out of your mind?? We truck drivers take alot of flak as it is. Our job is a very dangerous one as it is. Now you're causing people to sympathize with a fictional character, and they will take it out on us FOR REAL!! Drivers get shot every day because 4 wheelers (drivers of cars) get upset at us because we are too slow or we are in their way. Now those numbers are going to rise because people believe your commercial. You can know that the bloodshed is on your hands. The majority of truck drivers would not do what your fictional character has done. It is absurd and you know it. The fact that this commercial doesn't even say who is sponsoring it, says alot about the character of the company behind it. Truck drivers are trained professionals who paid money to learn the field. Truck drivers go through extensive training, and are pulled through the ringer for even one mistake on a logbook. We incur fines beyond belief for anything that we do wrong. We not only have to maneuver through traffic hauling multithousands of dollars in products, but we have to anticipate what every other car is going to do before they do it. We have to take into consideration that it takes us ALOT farther and longer to stop our vehicle than it does for you, we know that you do not understand that, and if we do hit you, there's a good chance that you will DIE. We do our job because we love it, not because we're making boatloads of money, because we DON'T. Would you do it?? No, you wouldn't. So before you go slandering the reputations of every driver behind the wheel of a tractor trailer, try to understand what we go through to ensure the safety of the ignorant 4 wheelers.
Wow! Keep it up. The whole idea is very entertaining. It cracks me up.
I want you to know that there are good truckdrivers out there. Your TV commercials imply that all truckers are BAD but they're not. My Daddy is 71 and has 5 million accident free miles in the trucking business. It makes me mad to see your ads I guess its the same when all you hear is jokes about dirty lawyers. I felt for my Daddy I needed to write you this note.
I am concerned with your commercials. Do you only go after the truck driver? Or do you try and prosecute the dispatcher, the broker or the company? The driver is the low man and cannot pay the settlement. The way the business works is the broker lists the pick up and delivery times due to the shipper and reciever. The dispatcher gets the load from the broker and sends it to the driver.Most companies are forced dispatch now. The driver cannot refuse the load. The dispatchers and brokers should be held just as responsible criminaly and financialy as the driver. WE all know better. Respectfully yours. A truck driver
Genius, if Jesus where to make a commerical for law firm I strongly believe it come close to what you have done here.
You all defame the respectable profession of Truck Driving. Your commercials depict irresponsible actions, which lead to injury and/or death of innocent people, by uncaring tractor-trailer drivers.The truth is; Professional Truck Drivers go through months of training, followed by years, and in many cases decades of safe, accident free driving experience.Most Truck Drivers are family women and men, who are far more worried (and therefore more careful) about having a collision than the typical auto driving public. These Truck Drivers spend days and weeks on the road away from their loved ones in order to supply the nation with their needs. During natural disasters, Truck Drivers may spend months away from loved ones to provide supplies needed for disaster relief.
The recent television ad campaign with "Coach Carter" is what I am referring to. I went to the description / background of the carachters...the truckdriver, "Billy" or "Superman" as he is referred to is the clasic misrepresentation of the majority of hard working truckdrivers on the highway today. They are not out there running from truckstop to truckstop romancing the waitresses, and with the enhanced computer / satellite hours of service reporting that is in place in many (most) major motor carriers today, it is almost impossible to run over-hours. Also, with the surge in the past few years of random drug testing, the days of "popping reds" and driving non-stop for days is pretty much a thing of the past among the majority of truck drivers.
This is horrible. Even for an ambulance chaser, MAKING UP a story is terrible. Not that making up stories is anything lawyers are new at, but an admitted work of fiction is utterly vile. Shame on you.
I was listening to TV and heard this actor describe truck drivers as people who think they are supermen and go out to kill people when they get on the road. The reality is that most truck/car accidents are caused by the car driver NOT the truck driver. Your intentional misrepresentation of the truth in order to make a dirty dollar shows me that thr reverse is true...ALL LAWYERS A SLEAZY INDIVIDUALS WHO WILL MAKE A DIRTY BUCK ANYWAY THEY CAN. Hopefully I can get someone interested in suing you for defamation or slander. My family drives the same roads I do. So do you. My family knows I care about safety above all else. You'd better pray your misrepesentation embodied in "WILD BILL THE TRUCKER" is in error about the vast majority of professional drivers. I have less hope of being proven wrong regarding my assessment of the sleaziness of lawyers, however.