Meaning of "mercenary ambulance chasers"

“Far from being mercenary ambulance chasers, trial lawyers perform a public service by forcing coporations to consider the potential financial cost of pollution, unsafe products, and mistreatment of workers.”

Is that your perfect summer read, Cooliegirly :slight_smile: ?!

The adjective ‘mercenary’ refers to people interested in money. Someone can have mercenary instincts, for example.

Here’s what Wikipedia says about the term ‘ambulance chaser’, which is a new one on me (good that you brought it up!):

Ha, interesting, thank you. I hate it that I don’t get to use Wikipedia over here. By the way, aside from summer reading and the essays that follow, I’m also having summer school to go to. :frowning: