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A popular term, first used in 1897, for a lawyer or his/her agent who solicits accident victims as potential clients, by encouraging them to initiate a lawsuit against the party responsible for the accident, and sue for damages

ambulance chaser

A slang term for a lawyer who obtains business by encouraging accident victims to sue doctors or others for damages, often on a contingency basis.
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'If it was just a general legal firm it might be a different matter, but this appears to condone ambulance chasing. It could also mean that people will see the hospital as recommending a particular firm of solicitors.
Ambulance chasing is the practice of erring lawyers to urge their clients to file cases against their employers with the motive collecting a portion of their monetary benefits, which will be awarded by the courts.
"It is a sign of the times, but it would be wrong to describe it as ambulance chasing."
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.
Republic Act 10706 aims to prohibit ambulance chasing or the act of soliciting from seafarers the pursuit of any claim against their employers for the purpose of recovery of monetary benefit, arising from accident, illness or death, in exchange of an amount or fee which shall be deducted from the monetary claim or benefit awarded to the seafarer or their families.
Mostyn compares it to oft-criticized client recruitment by plaintiffs' lawyers (ambulance chasing, in other words).
Is it simply a matter of financial companies ambulance chasing, or should I, as a 77 year-old with a widespread family, start worrying about their health?
The "ambulance chasing" lawyers hope that the Christmas holidays will mean the council will fail to answer the claim within the 24 hour deadline and they will win by default, it is believed.
Peel's brother said he was 'disgusted' by these 'ambulance chasing' books.
I suppose it is the equivalent of ambulance chasing in the United States.