Guest Law

Definition of "Guest law"

Petra  Quinn
  Realty Navigator

Legal right of a passenger in an automobile involved in an accident to bring a liability suit against the driver. It is deemed that a special standard of care is owed by an automobile driver towards the passenger. This law bars suits only for ordinary not gross or criminal negligence. In many states, such actions by a passenger are prohibited; in other states, intentional misconduct of the driver must be shown.

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