ambulance chaser


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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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But then I caught a clip from the first episode in which he blubbed that no-one understood him and the ambulance chaser in me was suddenly alert to the prospect of a choice bit of car crash TV--which this SO was.
He's seen as an ambulance chaser," said one industry source who asked to remain anonymous.
He thought he was having his picture taken," replied the ambulance chaser.
However, instead of an ambulance chaser, Adam is good with the horses and kind to people.
Scruggs has been demonized by Big Tobacco and Big HMOs as an ambulance chaser.