History Main / AmbulanceChaser

24th Aug '16 1:37:51 AM AgProv
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The Ambulance Chaser shows up when HilaritySues. Expect comments of ambulance chasing in a good EvilLawyerJoke. For the dramatic, competent, defense attorney version, see AmoralAttorney.

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The Ambulance Chaser shows up when HilaritySues. Expect comments of ambulance chasing in a good EvilLawyerJoke. For the dramatic, competent, defense attorney version, see AmoralAttorney.
AmoralAttorney. Ambulance chasing lawyers [[WebSite/AdTurds often appear in commercials on TV]].
17th Aug '16 7:55:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{The Rainmaker}} by Grisham has examples where lawyers creep around accidents, and hospitals to pick up insurance cases.

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* {{The Rainmaker}} ''Literature/TheRainmaker'' by John Grisham has examples where lawyers creep around accidents, and hospitals to pick up insurance cases.
15th Aug '16 9:55:40 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Series/{{JAG}}'': In "Standards of Conduct", one of these goes after Harm in a traffic accident scam, and apparently this particular Ambulance Chaser is so good that the ''lawyer'' has to get himself a lawyer!
** Actually Harm concedes that he doesn't know enough about civil law/tort to handle it himself.

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* ''Series/{{JAG}}'': In "Standards of Conduct", one of these goes after Harm in a traffic accident scam, and apparently this particular Ambulance Chaser is so good that the ''lawyer'' has to get himself a lawyer!
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scam. Actually Harm concedes that he doesn't know enough about civil law/tort to handle it himself.
26th Jul '16 1:39:17 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Series/Scorpion'' features a particularly incompetent one named [[PunnyName Haywood Jahelpme]] Morris for a four-episode arc in Season 2. And yes, that's his legal name. He had it changed.

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* ''Series/Scorpion'' ''Series/{{Scorpion}}'' features a particularly incompetent one named [[PunnyName Haywood Jahelpme]] Morris for a four-episode arc in Season 2. And yes, that's his legal name. He had it changed.changed.
* ''Series/TheNightOf'' has John Stone, a lowly lawyer who trawls late-night police precincts for hookers and pushers to recruit as clients. He advertises on the subway and pays cops to hand out his cheesy business cards. While waiting on a client, a cop cracks that he's just heard an ambulance siren pass by and asks if Stone wants to chase after it.
11th May '16 6:04:11 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* A 'Series/'NightCourt'' episode has Bull's cousin as one of these, who sues Roz after Bull borrows her gun and shoots himself in the foot.

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* A 'Series/'NightCourt'' ''Series/NightCourt'' episode has Bull's cousin as one of these, who sues Roz after Bull borrows her gun and shoots himself in the foot.
11th Apr '16 8:16:43 PM spiritsunami
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* ''Series/Scorpion'' features a particularly incompetent one named [[PunnyName Haywood Jahelpme]] Morris for a four-episode arc in Season 2. And yes, that's his legal name. He had it changed.
18th Mar '16 12:11:27 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Shameless}}'' A pair of them get [[TheAlcoholic Frank]] to [[FrivolousLawsuit sue]] Yvonne, and when he drops the case he gets a [[AllDevouringBlackHoleLoanSharks bill for a thousand pounds]].
** The US version has Frank's lawyer who can be found pouring water on stairs leading to train stations. When the water freezes and someone slips on the ice, he is right there to offer his services to sue the city.

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* ''{{Shameless}}'' ''Series/ShamelessUK'': A pair of them get [[TheAlcoholic Frank]] to [[FrivolousLawsuit sue]] Yvonne, and when he drops the case he gets a [[AllDevouringBlackHoleLoanSharks bill for a thousand pounds]].
** The US version has * ''Series/ShamelessUS'': Frank's lawyer who can be found pouring water on stairs leading to train stations. When the water freezes and someone slips on the ice, he is right there to offer his services to sue the city.



* Jackie Chiles, Kramer's attorney from ''{{Seinfeld}}'', who was a caricature of RealLife defense attorney Johnnie Cochran.

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* Jackie Chiles, Kramer's attorney from ''{{Seinfeld}}'', ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', who was a caricature of RealLife defense attorney Johnnie Cochran.



* Referenced in ''PushingDaisies'', when the main characters, a private investigation team, see a cropduster crash into a building. They then go over there and Chuck says that she's asking without any judgement whether this behaviour qualifies as ambulance chasing. Emerson says "if you're asking without any judgement then yes it does."

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* Referenced in ''PushingDaisies'', ''Series/PushingDaisies'', when the main characters, a private investigation team, see a cropduster crash into a building. They then go over there and Chuck says that she's asking without any judgement whether this behaviour qualifies as ambulance chasing. Emerson says "if you're asking without any judgement then yes it does."



* An episode of ''TalesFromTheCrypt'' dealt with an unscrupulous lawyer being held in a small town which metes out DisproportionateRetribution through it's court system. The lawyer was going to be given ten lashes for having too many numbers on her license plate. [[spoiler: As a FateWorseThanDeath, she winds up replacing the defense attorney... and is going to remain as such until someone from the outside world stumbles into town and replaces her.]]

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* An episode of ''TalesFromTheCrypt'' ''Series/TalesFromTheCrypt'' dealt with an unscrupulous lawyer being held in a small town which metes out DisproportionateRetribution through it's court system. The lawyer was going to be given ten lashes for having too many numbers on her license plate. [[spoiler: As a FateWorseThanDeath, she winds up replacing the defense attorney... and is going to remain as such until someone from the outside world stumbles into town and replaces her.]]
7th Mar '16 11:20:31 PM MarcInGA
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* In one of his movies, Jack Benny plays such a lawyer with Eddie "Rochester" Anderson as his assistant. While talking to a client in his office an ambulance screams by and both men jump to their feet and start to race to the door. Remembering their client they stop, shrug and sit back down with Benny saying something "Well, next time."
8th Feb '16 11:35:34 AM ShorinBJ
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* A deleted scene from ''Film/BruceAlmighty'' has Bruce answer a woman's prayer for more money by causing a milk spillage in a supermarket, having her slip on it, and having lawyer immediately turn up.

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* A deleted scene from ''Film/BruceAlmighty'' has Bruce answer a woman's prayer for more money by causing a milk spillage in a supermarket, having her slip on it, and having a lawyer immediately turn up.



* In Disney's ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'', one of the townspeople dismiss Hercules as "just another [[HoldYourHippogriffs chariot chaser]]."

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* In Disney's ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'', one of the townspeople dismiss Hercules as "just another [[HoldYourHippogriffs chariot chaser]].""[[note]]This is odd, because he's trying to establish himself as a hero, and not some equivalent to a lawyer.[[/note]]
25th Dec '15 4:27:51 AM eroock
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