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  • Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Noun Phrase 43. The noun phrase today is

  • ambulance chaser. Okay. Let's take a look at the note. An ambulance chaser is a

  • type of lawyer that goes out of their way to encourage people to sue, so they

  • can profit from the lawsuit or sometimes they don't even want it to go to court

  • they just want to settle for some money. And it's a way to you know get more

  • business basically. So this is what we mean by an ambulance chaser. The

  • implication is that they may even encourage frivolous lawsuits. Well a

  • frivolous lawsuit is a lawsuit you think that it shouldn't have even been a

  • lawsuit. It almost seems like a ridiculous lawsuit. You know, the typical

  • one we always think about is the one with the lady that spilled the coffee on

  • herself and sued McDonald's. That was just sort of a typical frivolous lawsuit.

  • Even though she got money for that, but an ambulance chaser will do things like

  • this. You know he'll, he'll encourage lawsuits

  • that you know maybe they never really should have been a lawsuit. All right.

  • Let's continue. Frivolous lawsuits are the type of lawsuits in which the injured

  • person may not have even considered their injury or damage was serious

  • enough for a lawsuit. Yeah. A lot of times you'll see this in movies where you know,

  • they, they portray them in this sort of typical way somebody will have just a

  • slight injury and the you know, an ambulance chaser will run up to them with their card. Oh

  • here if you're thinking of suing you know, here, here's my card. Take it you know,

  • Give me a call. Basically that's the way we often see it portrayed you know in

  • movies or TV shows. All right. Let's continue. The origin of this term dates

  • back to 1897 when attorneys you know a more formal name for lawyers sought

  • clients through mail targeted ads. So they were actually mailing out ads you know

  • try to encourage people to so to ,to . did you get injured ? You know maybe you we

  • can get money for you for the lawsuit , or something like that.

  • Ambulance chasers was the way the media started to refer to them. So as they were

  • they almost seemed like they were going too much out of their way to try to get

  • business. All right and let's look at a couple of examples here, You might hear this

  • on the news. You know ambulance chasers end up raising the cost of health

  • insurance because they cause more cases to be out there and more money to

  • actually be paid. In the long run they do. They, they, they cause health insurance

  • prices to go up. Okay and let's look at the second example here. Her husband got

  • rich from being an ambulance chaser . Okay. That's the way you may hear it. Anyway, I

  • hope you got it. I hope it's clear. Thank you for your time bye-bye.

Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Noun Phrase 43. The noun phrase today is


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英語家庭教師ニックP 名詞句 (46) 救急車の追跡者 (English Tutor Nick P Noun Phrase (46) Ambulance Chaser)

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