Posted on April 28, 2014 in Personal Injury
Many people do not stop and help someone in need because they are fearful that if they try to help, they will get sued. Pennsylvania has a Good Samaritan Law which provides civil immunity for those who stop to help an injured person. 42 Pa.C.S.A. § 8332(a), provides that:
“Any person, including an emergency response provider, whether or not trained to practice medicine, who in good faith renders emergency care, treatment, first aid or rescue at the scene of an emergency event or crime or who moves the person receiving such care, first aid or rescue to a hospital or other place of medical care shall not be liable for any civil damages as a result of rendering such care, except in any act or omission intentionally designed to harm or any grossly negligent acts or omissions which result in harm to the person receiving emergency care or being moved to a hospital or other place of medical care.”
Don’t be afraid to help your neighbor.
For more information contact the personal injury lawyers in Philadelphia at the law offices of Jay L. Edelstein. Call 215-893-9311 or 856-809-3150 or
visit our website at www.myphillypersonalinjurylawyer.com. Pennsylvania has a Good Samaritan Law which provides civil immunity for those who stop to help an injured person.