Good Samaritan Law

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a good Samaritan in legal terms refers to someone who renders aid in an emergency to an injured person on a voluntary basis.

The protection is intended to reduce bystanders’ hesitation to assist, for fear of being sued or prosecuted for unintentional injury or wrongful death.

1) the aid must be given at the scene of the emergency, and.

2) if the “volunteer” has other motives, such as the hope of being paid a fee or reward, then the law will not apply.

 

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