23/9/19 Ambulance chaser Ambulance chaser is a derogatory phrase sometimes used to describe a trial lawyer who specializes in representing accident victims. It typically refers to attorneys who solicit business (sometimes called barratry) from accident victims or their families at the scene of an accident or disaster (or immediately thereafter). In the United States, such conduct violates Rule 7.3 of the American Bar Association Model Rules of Professional Conduct. For example, the State Bar of California dispatches investigators to large-scale disaster scenes to discourage ambulance chasers, and to catch any who attempt to solicit business from disaster victims at the scene. The term is also used as a derogatory term in the media, used against reporters to imply they attempt to find the news once it has happened and, use hear-say, rather than being at the event which took place.