- rescue doctrine
- The doctrine that where one person is exposed to peril of life or limb by the negligence of another, the latter will be liable in damages for injuries received by a third person in a reasonable effort to rescue the person so imperiled. Marshall v Nugent (CA1 NH) 222 F2d 604, 58 ALR2d 251; 38 Am J1st Negl § 80. The same principle applied to injuries received in saving property exposed to peril by negligence. 38 Am J1st Negl § 81. The principle that one is justified in exposing himself to risks in the protection of human life which otherwise he could not assume without charging himself with contributory negligence. Hammonds v Haven, (Mo) 280 SW2d 914, 53 ALR2d 992. See saving property doctrine.
Ballentine's law dictionary. Anderson, W.S.. 1998.
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