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ambulance chasing

The practice of following ambulances or seeking out people injured at the scene of an accident. The phrase is typically said of lawyers because some pursue medical cases in the hopes of making money by representing the injured party. Can you believe that guy's ambulance chasing? I've been in the ER for 10 minutes and already I've got a lawyer barging in on me! Your ambulance chasing has got to stop, Carl! You're taking advantage of those poor, rattled people, and I can't stand it!
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Hospital procurement should be for best value, doctors should feel free to make diagnoses without the fear of ambulance chasing lawyers looking over their shoulders which results in them covering their backs and funnelling people to A&E.
"This is good news for seafarers...it will finally put end to the practice of ambulance chasing. This has been the problem of the industry for quite some time now," Morales said.
Aquino III has signed into law a measure protecting seafarers against ambulance chasing and penalizing individuals charging excessive fees with the promise of monetary award.
Barratry, often referred to as "ambulance chasing," is the illegal practice of offering legal services to accident victims within 30 days of the incident.
We live in a culture of litigation and we are all anxious to avoid the clutches of ambulance chasing solicitors and claims agencies.
The AA blamed the rise on insurers clawing back losses, a doubling in the number of "ambulance chasing" personal injury lawyers and fraud.
Worst of all, calls from ambulance chasing legal parasites who pester, usually at lunchtime.
ADVERTS for a firm of "ambulance chasing" lawyers have been voted the most annoying on TV.
The Bill will also introduce long-awaited measures to bring 'ambulance chasing' claims management companies under compulsory regulation.
It's an awful situation to be in, and riders like that say they are "ambulance chasing" - in other words, waiting for a rider to get injured and taking his place on the grid.
Cllr Nellist, a former Labour MP, said yesterday: "This is not ambulance chasing. This is something that affects the whole city.
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.
It usually takes a few seconds for what I said to sink in, because people are conditioned to think that a "trial lawyer" is an "ambulance chasing" plaintiff's lawyer.
Here he learns the finer points of ambulance chasing from Deck Schefflet (Danny DeVito) and becomes emotionally entangled with a potential client (Claire Danes).