- (derogatory) An unethical attorney who solicits business at the scenes of accidents or in hospitals, in exchange for a percentage of the damages that will be recovered in the case.“[http://www.answers.com/topic/ambulance-chaser West’s Encyclopedia of American Law, The Gale Group, Inc, 1998.]”, Answers.com 15 Jul. 2006
- 2004, Richard Lacayo, "Court and Spark: Edwards' Legal Career," Time, 19 July, Republicans have tried to cast him as a millionaire ambulance chaser, the kind of man who forces doctors and businesses to pay ever higher liability-insurance costs.
- (by extension) An attorney who engages in unethical behavior.
- (derogatory) An unethical funeral director or person who engages in the unlicensed sale of preneeds or other services to those who do not yet need them in an attempt to increase business.“[http://funeral.ohio.gov/minutes/2007-09%20BD%20mtg%20SEP%2017-18.pdf State of Ohio Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors, minutes, Sep. 17, 2007]” - specific contextual example.
- ambulance chasing