In California heros can be sued if they injure someone while rescuing them

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In California heros can be sued if they injure someone while rescuing them

Only in America, the premise for the movie The Incredibles becomes true. Heroes can be sued for rescuing people if they accidentally injure them.

Would-be heroes were warned by the California Supreme Court on Thursday that they could be liable for damages if they inadvertently injure a person while attempting a rescue.

In a 4-3 ruling, the high court held that a state statute immunizing rescuers from liability applies only if the individual is providing medical care in an emergency situation. It doesn't apply when Good Samaritans accidently cause injuries while, for example, pulling someone out of a burning house or diving into swirling waters to save a drowning swimmer.

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By netchicken: posted on 20-12-2008








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