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If a good samaritan was partially impared but still the most capable of providing aid does he risk legal reprecussion in doing it?

This is inspired by the answer to this question: Is there a legal risk in giving emergency first aid? Lets say that an emergency happens and someone is physically injured and needs immediate medical ...
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Good Samaritan / Bad Samaritan

While I know that in common law countries there's no legal requirement to provide assistance, is there any liability for failing to do so once you've volunteered to? I'm interested both in a general ...
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Am I Allowed to Refuse a Rescue? What Issues Would That Cause?

Suppose my one-person boat sinks and I escape in my life raft. Later, party X comes along and offers to rescue me. Suppose, for whatever reason, I don't want to go with X. Question: Am I obliged to ...
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Liability for damage in rendering aid in case of mistaken danger?

This example is entirely fictional. One morning whilst walking to my car, I notice that my elderly neighbour who lives alone is laid out on the floor of her living room. I knock on the window, but ...
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Does U.S. law require reporting of suspected child abuse by unrelated citizens?

I happened to notice someone commenting that there is a legal requirement to report suspected child abuse for a non-guardian relative of a child suspected of abuse. I obviously would encourage the ...
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Has a food donor been sued for giving away spoiled food?

Regarding food waste, on John Oliver's series "Last Week Tonight" he states: That's a common misconception. We all think that if someone gets sick you could get sued. I thought that until earlier ...