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sudden emergency doctrine

noun sud·den emergency doctrine

Legal Definition of sudden emergency doctrine

  1. :  a doctrine of tort law: a person who is confronted with a sudden and unexpected perilous situation not of his or her own making and who acts as would a reasonably prudent person under the circumstances will not be held liable even if later reflection shows that the wisest course was not chosen


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