Medicine: Ambulance Chasers

An ambulance chaser is a lawyer's tout (hireling, doctor, nurse, policeman, friend, acquaintance) who persuades an injured person to hire the lawyer to sue for personal damages.

The chaser's enemy is the claim agent who tries to get the injured person to disclaim damages, or take at most a small money settlement. Insurance companies have such agents, and street car companies, railroads, taxicab systems.

All cities have their claim agents and ambulance chasers. New York has most. After an accident they scamper to the injured...

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