Ambulance chaser
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British pronunciation/ˈambjʊləns tʃˈeɪsə/
American pronunciation/ˈæmbjʊləns tʃˈeɪsɚ/
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a lawyer who finds clients at the scenes of accidents or other tragedies, especially with the intention of earning money through legal action

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ambulance chaser definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "ambulance chaser" and when to use it?

The idiom "ambulance chaser" likely originated from the idea of lawyers literally chasing after ambulances to seek out clients. It has been used since the early 20th century and is generally used to criticize lawyers who are seen as overly opportunistic or unethical in their pursuit of legal cases. It has been used since the early 20th century and is used to disparage lawyers who are perceived as unethical or overly aggressive in seeking clients, particularly those who approach accident victims or their families shortly after an accident, injury, or tragedy has occurred.

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I don't trust those ambulance chasers who keep calling us after the car accident.
She accused the lawyer of being an ambulance chaser when he showed up at her hospital room immediately after her fall.
The billboard advertising 'Call us if you've been injured' makes that law firm look like ambulance chasers.
It's unfortunate that some lawyers give the entire profession a bad name by behaving like ambulance chasers
He's been labeled as an ambulance chaser because he's always the first one at the scene of an accident trying to sign up clients.
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