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Can a person sue another for his carelessness while helping in an accident?

I met with a bike accident and suffered some injuries. A nearby shopkeeper came to help me. When I asked he gave me some water to drink. But the water was dirty I think and I fall ill and bedridden for about a week. Can I sue him for that?

03/31/2017   |   Category: Helping People » Good Samarit...   |   State: South Carolina   |   #34914

Can a person sue a nurse for wrong treatment given in an emergency situation?

My neighbor's dog bites one of his guests. Being a nurse, I gave some first aid to the person. He told that it is very painful and asked me for a painkiller and I gave that medicine too. He went to the hospital and the doctor told him that I gave him wrong treatment. Can he sue me for this?

03/31/2017   |   Category: Helping People » Good Samarit...   |   State: Rhode Island   |   #34913

What is the Good Samaritan law Iowa?

Last month I helped a guy who got injured in an accident. I took him to the hospital and got him admitted and once the police took charge of the case I left the scene. Now the guy is claiming damages from me for not giving him first aid before I took him to the hospital. What defense can I take in this case?

03/31/2017   |   Category: Helping People » Good Samarit...   |   State: Iowa   |   #34912

What is the Good Samaritan law Illinois?

My son while playing in the children park fell from one of the swings and got injured. A person who claimed to be a member of the American Red Cross came to help my son and gave him first aid. Later when I took my son to the doc, I was told that my son’s bandage was not properly done and due to this, his injury had become much more serious. Can I sue this guy for not treating ...

03/31/2017   |   Category: Helping People » Good Samarit...   |   State: Illinois   |   #34911

Can a person sue me for the injuries caused while rescuing him?

I saw somebody fall into a ditch. Immediately, I took a rope and somehow tied it to his hand and pulled him up. He sustained some injuries while doing this. Can he sue me for the injuries?

03/31/2017   |   Category: Helping People » Good Samarit...   |   State: Ohio   |   #34910

What is the Good Samaritan law in Idaho?

A group of college students helped my son when his bike got hit by a bus. These guys took my son to the hospital but it seems that while they were carrying him to their car, one of the guys’ bag fell on my son's head, which made my son's head injury become worse. Can I claim damages against these guys for not handling my son properly at that time? We live in Idaho.

03/31/2017   |   Category: Helping People » Good Samarit...   |   State: Idaho   |   #34909

What is the Good Samaritan law in Georgia?

My husband complained of chest pain so we took him to the hospital. While I was driving our car broke down and we had to take help of a man who agreed to drop us in the hospital. I asked this guy to help me hold my husband and make him sit in his car. This guy didn’t hold my husband properly and my husband fell on the road and became unconscious. Can I bring an action against t...

03/31/2017   |   Category: Helping People » Good Samarit...   |   State: Georgia   |   #34908

What is the Good Samaritan law in Delaware?

I got into a accident the other broke my arms and was lying on the road for an hour. Later a guy who was crossing by helped and took me to the hospital. While I was getting inside the car, his door closed before I could get inside completely and hit my right arm injuring it badly. This guy was standing right in front of me but he was negligent enough to not hold the door at th...

03/31/2017   |   Category: Helping People » Good Samarit...   |   State: Delaware   |   #34907

What is the law on Good Samaritan law in Colorado?

Last week a patient had come as an emergency case. This patient also has his family doctor working in the same hospital but, as he was busy, his patient’s case was bought to me. I performed some emergency treatment on him before his doctor came and took charge of the further treatment. Now this doctor claims that due to my negligent treatment his patient got some severe medica...

03/30/2017   |   Category: Helping People » Good Samarit...   |   State: Colorado   |   #34856

What is the law on Good Samaritan law in Arkansas?

I saw my neighbor’s son lying on the road after falling from his bike. He had hit his head and had sustained injuries on his head and other parts of the body. I am not in good terms with this neighbor. Nevertheless, in that situation I took their son to the hospital called my neighbor and left the place. Now my neighbor is threatening me saying that I caused this accident and s...

03/30/2017   |   Category: Helping People » Good Samarit...   |   State: Arkansas   |   #34855
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