Saving Property Doctrine Law and Legal Definition

Saving property doctrine is the proposition that a defendant who by his/her negligence has endangered the property of another is not liable for personal injuries incurred by the owner, or person in charge of such property, in an effort to save it, if the effort is impelled by the necessity of the occasion, and is reasonably prudent under the circumstances.

According to such doctrine, it is not contributory negligence per se for one to expose himself/herself to some danger in an endeavor to save his/her own property, the property of his/her employer, or the property of a third person.