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Signed by the President last November 26, Republic Act 10706, also known as the Seafarers Protection Act, states that it is unlawful for any person to engage in ambulance chasing or the act of soliciting, personally or through an agent, from seafarers or their heirs, the pursuit of any claim against their employers for the purpose of recovery of monetary claim or benefit, including legal interest, arising from accident, illness or death, in exchange of an amount or fee which shall be retained or deducted from the monetary claim or benefit granted to or awarded to the seafarers or their heirs.
We live in a culture of litigation and we are all anxious to avoid the clutches of ambulance chasing solicitors and claims agencies.
Worst of all, calls from ambulance chasing legal parasites who pester, usually at lunchtime.
Cllr Nellist, a former Labour MP, said yesterday: "This is not ambulance chasing.
Mr Brown might find a way of halting the 'no win no fee' ambulance chasing practitioners and force the courts to take a realistic view of settlement figures when cases were brought before them.
Never underestimate the number of ambulance chasing lawyers in L.
Here he learns the finer points of ambulance chasing from Deck Schefflet (Danny DeVito) and becomes emotionally entangled with a potential client (Claire Danes).
We are a respectable firm and it is certainly not ambulance chasing.
This in turn makes seafarers easy prey for ambulance chasing, with legal practitioners having considerable interest in their monetary benefits, he added.
Manalo expounded: " t he truth is, the adverse effects of ambulance chasing cascade down to the people and our economy.
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?
I suppose it is the equivalent of ambulance chasing in the United States.
There is also the ambulance chasing aspect -in fact, the recently failed Accident Group is being investigated by a national bus company for allegedly inventing claims about people being involved in accidents on their buses.