What is Happening to this world?

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  1. TXTacticalSource

    TXTacticalSource Member

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    Good Samaritan Can Be Sued. Bad Judgment? - Digital Journal: Your News Network

    You got to be kidding!!!! You can get sued for helping others in a time of life and death situation's?!?

    Not too long ago I help a Man in a accident... The car caught on fire and he was burning to death I could not just sit and watch I HAD TO HELP! Now I have to think about it before I help anybody? This LAW Is messed up.

    Is there such Law in Texas?
     


  2. txinvestigator

    txinvestigator TGT Addict

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    Texas has a Good Samaritan Law that provides civil protection to persons administering emergency care in good faith at the scene of an emergency or in a health care facility. The law limits the civil liability of these persons unless their actions are wilfully and wantonly negligent. However, a LAWSUIT is where it is determined if the actions were negligent.



    Texas also has protection in the Penal Code for a defense to prosecution for criminal violations.
     
  3. TXTacticalSource

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    I am so glad I live in Texas.
     
  4. jim t

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    Texas also has a law about failure to stop and render aid
     
  5. onac255

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    good ol' Commiefornia...
     
  6. Ed4032

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    California Sucks !!
     
  7. cmartinez95

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    My wife and I were talking about this over the weekend. We cannot believe what things are coming to. That's the kind of stuff that makes me not want to ever help anyone. I feel bad for my two kids cause I know things are only going to get worse when they are adults...
     
  8. TxPhantom

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    That's a big ditto on that! Sometimes (well, not often) I'm glad I'm as old as I am.
     
  9. txinvestigator

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    Which applies only to those involved in a traffic accident and does not requier you to actually personally give medical "aid" to others.

     
  10. txinvestigator

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    In Texas you could still be sued, which is what this California case is about. The right to file the suit.
     

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