Ambulance Chaser


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Ambulance Chaser

A colloquial phrase that is used derisively for a person who is hired by an attorney to seek out Negligence cases at the scenes of accidents or in hospitals where injured parties are treated, in exchange for a percentage of the damages that will be recovered in the case.

Also used to describe attorneys who, upon learning of a personal injury that might have been caused by the negligence or the wrongful act of another, immediately contact the victim for consent to represent him or her in a lawsuit in exchange for a Contingent Fee, a percentage of the judgment recovered.

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Yet at the same time his self-absorbed and flamboyant actions and statements leave you wondering whether he is a hero or a villain, a devoted seeker of justice or an ambulance chaser, a cockroach or a humanitarian.
The veteran ambulance chaser -- who adopted a tsunami-hit village Devanampattinam in 2005 -- was in Colombo for IIFA in June and has promised to build schools to rehabilitate war-affected Tamil children through his foundation, Project Hope.
These people went to an ambulance chaser for an attorney, and as though they were filling out a form to get the maximum amount of money they could, checked off every box possible.
Logline: A burnt-out ambulance chaser (Don Johnson) spending his days sunning himself on Venice Beach reticently teams up with an 18-year-old legal prodigy (Jay Baruchel).
West Midlands Ambulance Service has show its faith by buying two of the Brum-born estates as rapid response vehicles to attend emergency incidents - making the ZT-T a real-life ambulance chaser.
Surely that was reckless, and any decent ambulance chaser could get me a cheque for a few grand for loss of hard cash and damage to self-esteem.
While I'll not be sorry to say goodbye to the ambulance chaser who signed a potential victim up, I'd like to believe the legal system before The Accident Group will ensure those who deserve it are compensated.
Racial ambulance chaser Jesse Jackson accused the administration of having "the most closed-door civil rights policy in 50 years.
Len Murray, whose high- profile cases included Nazi war criminal Anton Gecas and Paul McCartney on a drugs rap, accuses Joe Beltrami of being a pompous publicity seeker and an ambulance chaser.
The story of the film revolves around a hard-charging female ambulance chaser whose mindset makes her the ideal candidate to be the face of a prestigious law firm when a powerful client is sued in a sexual discrimination case, reports Variety.
Beckett decides to sue but the only lawyer who will take the case is a local ambulance chaser (Denzel Washington).
AMERICA is the land of the frivolous lawsuit and the home of the ambulance chaser, so we shouldn't be surprised about the latest doozy: High Torque Marine's suit against the county of Los Angeles.