rescue doctrine

Definition of "rescue doctrine"
  1. A principle where a wrongdoer can be the subject of legal action due to injuries experienced by a third party while attempting to save someone who was in danger caused by the wrongdoer's negligence
How to use "rescue doctrine" in a sentence
  1. Under the rescue doctrine, a passerby who was injured while trying to save a child from a fire started by someone's negligence could potentially sue the instigator.
  2. Applying the rescue doctrine, an individual who suffers injuries while helping a stranger out of a car wreck caused by a drunk driver may have a legal stance to sue the driver.
  3. The rescue doctrine allowed the hero who got injured while aiding a swimmer in distress due to a boat's reckless operation to seek legal recourse against the boat's operator.

Provide Feedback
Browse Our Legal Dictionary
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z