The wild world of lawyers’ TV ads

“Injured?” If you’ve turned on a TV in the past four decades, you’ve seen appeals from attorneys claiming that they will fight for YOU. But it was once a crime for lawyers to hawk their services. How did commercials selling legal advice become legal – and so pervasive? Correspondent Conor Knighton reports on the rise of lawyer ads, some of which may be judged as simply bonkers.

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