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A type of lawyer who ranks lower than a pile of excrement in terms of what he/she contributes to society.
Q: What do you call an ambulance chaser riddled with bullets?

A: A good start.
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A mental disease infecting lawyers, attorneys and others in the legal profession. Symptoms to be on the watch for include:

1) Hurrying to disaster sites to offer legal assistance, and:

2) Advertising heavily on television commercials, often using self-degrading nicknames such as "The Strong Arm".
Dang, look at "The Strong Arm" making a fool out of himself.What a Ambulance Chaser.
додав Piranha 29 Серпня 2006

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1. A lawyer specialising in personal injury claims usually representing people against local authorities or large companies.

2. Derogative description for a personal injury lawyer who specifically seeks out clients for tripping and slipping cases against big companies. Certainly in the US, this is because the lawyer's fee will be a percentage of the client's damages award - therefore making it profitable to find injured former employees of big companies.
1. Q: What sort of practice is it?
A: Oh, he's an ambulance chaser.

2. A: "That guy who got his arm
mangled up in our machine is suing"
B: "Who's he got?"
A: "Some ambulance chaser."
додав Richter 20 Вересня 2003

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Ambulance Chaser
An Ambulance Chaser is a term for an unethical lawyer, especially those who represent plaintiffs in personal injury actions.

Origin
The term is derived from lawyers who follow ambulances to hospitals after a person is injured, usually determined through the lawyer's use of a personal police/fire radio scanner, in order to attempt to drum up business by convincing a victim that he or she needs to sue, or by simply being the first lawyer in contact with the victim, generally when the victim is most prone to suggestion and easily talked into suing.

In most jurisdictions, lawyers can be disbarred if caught engaging in such unethical behavior. Bar associations regularly dispatch investigators to large-scale disaster scenes to look out for unethical lawyers or their non-lawyer agents (known as "cappers" or "runners").

Good Example of Ambulance Chaser:
A lawyer who comes to a classroom and asks the students who were bullied to sue the bully for intentional infliction of emotional distress, so he in turn can receive a large contingency fee.
додав Alex Pachiano 28 Жовтня 2006

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An unscrupulous lawyer.
As soon as he arrived in the emergency room following the car crash, he was greeted by three ambulance chasers.
додав chiggley 02 Грудня 2004

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1. Someone who runs after the EASY dream, not willing to do what it takes to earn the real thing.
2. A lazy person who chooses the easy wrong over the hard right.
Lawyers aren't the only "ambulance chasers" out there. Look at all the kids in Hollywood searching for the magic formula that they think will launch them to stardom. None really make it. . . .
додав William Dean A. Garner 20 Вересня 2003

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A civil lawyer who advertises
on tv:"I'm Frank D. Azar, attorney at law. Have you been injured in an automobile accident? You may be entitled to hundreds of thousands of dollars. Call me, I can help."
додав Pure Moonburn 21 Вересня 2003

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