ambulance-chaser

ambulance chaser

noun Disparaging.
a lawyer who seeks accident victims as clients and encourages them to sue for damages.

Origin:
1895–1900, Americanism

ambulance chasing, noun

ambulance chaser, mouthpiece, pettifogger, shyster.
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ambulance chaser
 
n
slang (US) a lawyer who seeks to encourage and profit from the lawsuits of accident victims
 
ambulance chasing
 
n

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ambulance chaser definition


and chaser
  1. n.
    a lawyer or entrepreneur who hurries to the scene of an accident to try to get the business of any injured persons. : The insurance companies are cracking down on ambulance chasers. , A chaser got here before the ambulance, even.
  2. n.
    a derogatory term for any lawyer. (Also a rude term of address.) : That ambulance chaser is trying to charge me for reaching his office when I called a wrong number! , Three-hundred dollars an hour for what? You two-bit chaser!
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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