an ambulance chaser

an ambulance chaser

  (informal)
a lawyer who finds work by persuading people who have been hurt in accidents to ask for money from the person who injured them He was a notorious ambulance chaser. He made millions out of other people's misfortunes.
See also: ambulance, chaser
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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.
Melican) is running around town like an ambulance chaser trying to get other vendors worked up.
He's seen as an ambulance chaser," said one industry source who asked to remain anonymous.
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.
Overestimate the optimum angle of lean and you can end up flat on your back, your cranium smacked against a solid object and an ambulance chaser urging you to sign a claim against the chair manufacturer.
However, instead of an ambulance chaser, Adam is good with the horses and kind to people.
Back on the wards at St Margaret's, Anji solves a medical mystery and Beth plays a mischievous game with an ambulance chaser.
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.
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