Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A different take on the good samaritan law in California

A couple of days ago, I reported that California adopted new legislation to protect "good samaritans" which presumably would encourage people to help others in need of emergency assistance. Today the TortBurger blog has published a short post criticizing the law (available here). It concludes: "This bill does not protect good samaritans, it protects the good samaritan’s insurance company and prevents the injured party from recovering from the insurance company to pay for their medical expenses. Good job protecting ”helpless” insurance companies . . . "

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