Can I Be Sued For Choosing to Help? | Virginia

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Hi, Ed Riley, U.S. LawShield Independent Program Attorney for Virginia. What is the Good Samaritan Law?

The purpose of the Good Samaritan Law is to encourage citizens to help one another in times of crisis or emergency when there is not sufficient time for emergency personnel to arrive. Virginia law requires that the person rendering aid do so in good faith. The aid has to be rendered reasonably and has to be done without compensation.

So, if the person rendering aid and assistance should do so satisfying those three conditions, then they will be shielded from civil liability should their assistance cause more harm than good.

So, get certified with our online First Aid Course for Gunshot Wounds through the U.S. LawShield 2A Institute, and we will teach you the specifics on application of a tourniquet and other critical life-saving techniques. It’s up to you.

So take the initiative, pursue the knowledge, and learn those critical skills that are necessary to keep yourself and those around you alive until help arrives.

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