Rules for the Good Samaritan Helping an Injured Victim in an Accident

In our previous blog post, If a Child is Injured and in Need of Help, Do You Have to Help?, we discovered that there is no affirmative duty to render assistance to an injured person in need of help following a car accident, motorcycle accident, big-rig (i.e., trucking accident, semi accident, etc.) accident, or other personal injury...

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If a Child is Injured and in Need of Help, Do You have to Help?

While driving down a rural country road, you see a 7-year old kid yelling to you for help. He is bleeding badly and in need of assistance because he was just involved in a car accident. You are fully able to render aid to his personal injuries and get him to the local  hospital within a matter of minutes. You decide not to do so...

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Injured in an Accident by Someone with a Disability?

Continuing our series on causes of action under a negligence theory (see Injury Accident Cause of Action? Negligence)  stemming from a car accident, trucking accident (i.e., “big rig” or “semi truck”), motorcycle crash or other personal injury accident, this post will look at the culpability of someone who...

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Standard of Care for Minors after an Injury Accident

Undeniably, children are treated differently under the law than adults. This is true both in the criminal courts, as well as the civil courts. In previous posts, we discussed the legal requirements one must satisfy in order to prevail on a negligence cause of action (see Injury Accident Cause of Action? Negligence).  Developing...

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Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress from a Personal Injury Accident

The direct victim of a car accident, trucking accident (i.e., “big-rig” accident), motorcycle accident, premises liability accident (e.g., slip and fall or trip and fall) or other personal injury accident has a cause of action against the at-fault party, and typically the theory of liability under which the victim...

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