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ambulance chaser

n. Slang
1. A lawyer who actively seeks out accident victims to encourage them to sue for damages.
2. A lawyer who is eager to bring personal injury lawsuits.

ambulance chaser

n
slang US a lawyer who seeks to encourage and profit from the lawsuits of accident victims
ambulance chasing n

am′bulance chas`er


n.
a lawyer who seeks accident victims as clients and encourages them to sue for damages.
[1895–1900, Amer.]
am′bulance chas`ing, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ambulance chaser - an unethical lawyer who incites accident victims to sue
attorney, lawyer - a professional person authorized to practice law; conducts lawsuits or gives legal advice

ambulance chaser

noun
Slang. A person who practices law:
Chiefly British: barrister.
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Hospital procurement should be for best value, doctors should feel free to make diagnoses without the fear of ambulance chasing lawyers looking over their shoulders which results in them covering their backs and funnelling people to A&E.
The use of agency staff should be banned and taken in house, it is the main cause of discontent with regular staff and costs a huge proportion of its budget, hospitals and its equipment should be better managed and its services spread evenly over seven days a week, hospital procurement should be for best value, doctors should feel free to make diagnosis without the fear of ambulance chasing lawyers looking over their shoulders which results in them covering their backs and funnelling people to A&E, stop over prescribing drugs, I don't believe half the population are depressed or mental.
Talk about really bad taste, this is like ambulance chasing," said M.
Likewise, the ANGKLA lawmaker is also the main author of the "Anti-Ambulance Chasing Act" or the "Act protecting seafarers and other workers against ambulance chasing.
it will finally put end to the practice of ambulance chasing.
This situation then makes them an easy target for ambulance chasing, with legal practitioners having considerable interest in the monetary benefits that one may claim, and eventually be awarded," Manalo explained.
Ron Reynolds, D-Missouri City, no longer formally stands accused of felony ambulance chasing after the Montgomery County District Attorney's office dropped those charges and refiled the allegations as misdemeanors.
It is often said that Liverpool is the "compensation culture" capital of Great Britain with more ambulance chasing lawyers per square mile than any other part of the country.
We should all turn our backs on these ambulance chasing claims-handling firms and the Government should take action to curb their rip-off activities.
It said the activities of ambulance chasing lawyers and claims management firms, as well as staged "cash for crash" accidents, were driving up the number of claims.