guest statute

Definition of "guest statute"
  1. A law that restricts nonpaying car passengers from suing the driver for injuries unless the driver exhibited gross negligence or reckless behavior
How to use "guest statute" in a sentence
  1. Under the guest statute, the accident victim can't sue the driver as he was just a social passenger.
  2. The young woman couldn't sue the driver for her injuries because of the guest statute.
  3. Despite the accident, the guest statute prevented the injured party from filing a lawsuit against the driver.

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