A ruling by the 2nd District Court of Appeal in Los Angeles indicated that the state's Good Samaritan law only protects people from liability if they are giving emergency medical care. But according to the court, removing someone from a wrecked car is not considered to be emergency medical care... This all stems from a lawsuit filed by a woman who is suing the person that pulled her out of her wrecked car "like a rag doll," which may have led to her becoming a paraplegic (though the crash couldn't have helped). There are two lessons here: Don't move someone unless you're trained or the person is imminent danger. Have someone sign a release form before you help them.
Good Samaritan Law May Not Apply [AP via USA TODAY]
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