Ambulance chaser

Legal Definition and Related Resources of Ambulance Chaser

Meaning of Ambulance Chaser

A popular name for a lawyer who actively solicits motor vehicle accident cases. In re Newell, 160 N. Y.S. 275, 174 App. Div. 94.

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What does Ambulance chaser mean in American Law?

The definition of Ambulance chaser in the law of the United States, as defined by the lexicographer Arthur Leff in his legal dictionary is:

A term in legal slang referring to an attorney (or to one, sometimes called a “runner,” who for the purpose is employed by an attorney) who actively seeks out the victims of accidents to solicit the business of representing them in any lawsuit which might arise out of the occurrence. The term is derogatory, because attorneys are thought to be ethically bound not actively to solicit business, but recent constitutional law holdings have validated at least some kinds of solicitation.

Meaning of Ambulance Chaser

In this law dictionary, the legal term ambulance chaser is a kind of the Slang class.


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  • Cases
  • Attorney
  • Client
  • Tendentious slang

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