Law: Ambulance Chaser

A recent Pennsylvania case discloses what appears to be the " ambulance chaser " par excellence.. A man was injured in an automobile accident on April 25, 1920, and died two days later, having remained continuously unconscious. A suit for damages was started on April 26 in his name.

It was almost fatal to his widow's rights. She later brought an action under the so-called Wrongful Death Statute, and, having no remedy at common law, was forced to show that she came within the provisions of the Statute. It gave a widow the...

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