What do you do if you have been in a car accident and believe that a medical emergency was the cause? This blog post will discuss what to do if you believe a medical emergency caused your car accident.
The sudden medical emergency doctrine is a legal defense used in car accident cases. The defendant (the person who caused the accident) can use the defense if they can prove they had a medical emergency at the time of the accident. The medical emergency must have been sudden and unforeseeable, and it must have caused the defendant to lose control of their vehicle.
You will need to prove a few things to use the sudden medical emergency defense:
If the driver’s sudden emergency defense was invoked because of an expected incident based on their previous or current medical history, the doctrine should not apply.
If you successfully use the sudden medical emergency defense, you will not be held liable for the accident. This means you will not have to pay any damages to the other party.
However, if you are unsuccessful in using the sudden medical emergency defense, you may be liable for the accident. This means that you will have to pay damages to the other party.
Sudden Medical Emergencies
Several different types of medical emergencies can occur suddenly and without warning. Some of the most common sudden medical emergencies include:
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