sudden emergency


sudden emergency
An occurrence fraught with danger which is unexpected and occurs so abruptly as to be unnoticed before the peril is presented. Booth v Price, 183 Ark 975, 39 SW2d 717, 76 ALR 957.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • emergency — Confrontation by sudden peril. 38 Am J1st Negl § 41. A pressing necessity; an exigency; an event or occasional combination of circumstances calling for immediate action or remedy. 38 Am J1st Mun Corp § 450. An unforeseen occurrence or condition… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • sudden peril rule — Under this rule, a defendant who is guilty of primary negligence is not liable in case of sudden peril where the peril or alarm was caused by the negligence of the opposite party, apprehension of peril from the standpoint of defendant seeking to… …   Black's law dictionary

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  • emergency — emer·gen·cy n pl cies 1: an unforeseen combination of circumstances or the resulting state that calls for immediate action 2: an urgent need for assistance or relief a state of emergency Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary


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