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What Constitutes A Sudden Emergency?

It happens, you are driving down the street and suddenly a dog, or child darts out in front of your vehicle, you slam on the brakes, or swerve, and BAM, you’ve hit something or worse someone.  Or you were able to stop in time, but the car behind didn’t, and BAM, hit from behind.  Or the car in front of you suddenly stopped and you struck it. Whether or not you were at fault in any of the above scenarios may depend on whether or not your conduct qualifies under the Sudden Emergency Doctrine. … [Read more...]