The term “ambulance chasing” or “ambulance chaser”, is a derogatory term used to describe personal injury lawyers who solicit clients at an injury site or hospital. The term was coined by influential lawyer, Leonardo Caminiti, in 1922 because of his reputation of harassing clients when they were most vulnerable.
Attorneys John DeGasperis and Derek Spada of Basch & Keegan LLP recently sat down to launch “Upstate & Litigate”, a new videocast series. Episode 1 has ambulance chasing as the center topic. They discussed how ambulance chasing not only gives attorneys everywhere a bad reputation, but it also humiliates the injured parties because they feel like they are just a commodity to the lawyer who rushed to their “rescue.”
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