Video: Can I Be Sued? — Good Samaritan Laws

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Comments (3)

  1. Sherry Hale actually managed to give more accurate information on the title questions: Yes, you CAN be sued — everywhere, at any time, for any reason. No state has a Good Samaritan law that prevents you from being sued. Good Samaritan laws vary slightly from one state to another, but on aspect they all share is that none of these laws would prevent you from being sued. The most the law does is provide an argument that your lawyer can raise in your defense.

  2. Unfortunately I would have to say YES! Having seen BOTH the “Heimlich Maneuver” and the “Drecordial Thump” performed on TV thousands of Times, hardly makes me Qualified to Actually Do One. I could wind up actually Killing Someone, trying to be the Good Samaritan…

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