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Old 12-22-2008, 12:37 PM   #20
Jae Onasi
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Anything that would contribute to driving people away from helping for fear of litigation is BAD. I don't know all the facts in this case (i.e. was the Good Samaritan someone licensed in some medical profession, was there fear the car was on fire, would the lady have been paralyzed anyway due to the accident, etc.). The US is an insane patchwork of state Good Sam laws, some very good, some only adequate, some rather poor. Canada has a much better set of laws on Good Samaritan help.

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