In Texas, there is a Good Samaritan Law, which is meant to protect anyone who requires emergency medical assistance.
Bystanders are required to act in good faith in their efforts to help their fellow citizens as best they can before authorities arrive.
Overall, this law provides that if a person came over to provide assistance to someone in need, such as someone who was just in a car accident, they would not be held liable for any damages while providing care. In other words, if a bystander sees someone in need after an emergency situation, they don’t have to feel discouraged from providing assistance simply because they tried to help but caused harm to the other person. Under the Texas Good Samaritan Law, individuals who act in good faith to help another person are protected under the law.
Exceptions to the Texas Good Samaritan Law
Of course, there are certain exceptions to this law. If a person acted in a willfully or wantonly negligent way while attempting to aid a person in need, they may be held liable for any harm they cause.
Another exception is if a person steps in to assist someone else in need during an emergency and they expect or demand payment for their help. However, it’s important to note that this does not apply to a doctor who provides care after the injured person promises to pay them for their expertise.
In addition, the exception would also apply to the person who caused the individual’s situation in the first place. For instance, if two people got into a car accident and it was the fault of the one not injured and that person attempted to assist the injured party, they would still be held liable for any damages caused if they exacerbated the situation.
Contact Hector Sandoval at Sandoval Law Firm
If you or someone close to you needs more information about the Good Samaritan Law in Texas, it’s important to contact attorney Hector Sandoval at Sandoval Law Firm. The Sandoval Law Firm is there to protect your best interests of injured Texans and their families. Call at your earliest convenience to speak with experienced Houston, Texas attorney.
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