Sudden Emergency Doctrine: A Defense to Vehicle Collisons, Crashes and Wrecks
When the driver of a car, motorcycle, or truck that hits you claims that they had a sudden medical emergency. This person might argue they’re not responsible for the crash – or your injuries – if they lost consciousness or incurred some other medical emergency and couldn’t stop the accident from happening. Is this a legitimate defense, though? Well, it depends. Below, I’ll explain how this “sudden emergency” defense works, why it might be problematic for victims, and how a personal injury attorney can help you get the compensation you deserve in these cases.