ambulance chaser


Definition of ambulance chaser

: a lawyer or lawyer's agent who incites accident victims to sue for damages

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ambulance chasing noun

Examples of ambulance chaser in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On the one hand, people have referred to you as Black America’s attorney general, helping David fight Goliath, while on the other, critics have called you an opportunist or ambulance chaser. Washington Post, "‘We can’t engage in the intellectual justification of discrimination,’ says lawyer representing George Floyd's family," 8 Dec. 2020 Corporations portrayed tort lawyers as ambulance chasers seeking to make a buck through frivolous litigation. Alec Macgillis, ProPublica, "“I Will Never Let Boeing Forget Her”," 11 Nov. 2019 Then, after Notre Dame cathedral burned in April, architects played ambulance chasers, rushing in with drawings that proposed rebuilding the landmark with such nonsensical features as a rooftop swimming pool and a twisting spire. Blair Kamin,, "Column: How can architects change their image as self-indulgent aesthetes? A Chicago affordable housing design contest offers an answer," 19 July 2019 The once obvious distinction between white-shoe-firm lawyer and ambulance chaser is no longer so clear. James Atlas, Town & Country, "The Year of the Celebrity Super Lawyer," 3 Dec. 2018 And her lawyer, who a couple of months ago might have been dismissed as a flash-in-the-pan ambulance chaser, turns out to be a guy who graduated from a top-tier law school at the top of his class. Rachel Dodes, Vanities, "Michael Avenatti Is “Very Flattered” That You Think He’s a Style Icon," 17 May 2018 And Jeff Wall, who has done a creditable job of making Trump seem normal, is reduced to little more than an ambulance chaser in a powder-blue suit—someone whose lying client is making a mockery of the court. Dahlia Lithwick, Slate Magazine, "With Every Tweet, Trump Turns His DOJ Into More of a Mockery," 5 June 2017

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First Known Use of ambulance chaser

1896, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ambulance chaser was in 1896

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13 Dec 2020

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“Ambulance chaser.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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Legal Definition of ambulance chaser

: a lawyer or lawyer's agent who solicits accident victims to sue for damages

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