Some people may avoid helping others with the concern that they may make the situation worse. For this reason, the law often includes “good Samaritan” protections to people who are trying to help others.
Ohio law is general and comprehensive when it comes to help during emergencies and disasters.
This weekend, many of us celebrate and appreciate the sacrifice that Jesus Christ gave 2,000 years ago by giving up his own life for our lives. Nowadays, the only people who may are regularly asked to give up their lives for others are our first responders and our military personnel.
With that being said, almost every sacrifice of time or attention (however small) is similar to the giver giving some small part of his or her life. This is like making a Christ-like sacrifice in small ways every day. Nonetheless, people sometimes avoid helping others based upon the belief that, “I could possibly make the situation worse or even get sued.”
Read Lee’s full post about good Samaritan laws in the Lima News here: Legal-Ease: Giving our lives one good deed at a time
Source: LimaOhio.com, “Legal-Ease: Giving our lives one good deed at a time,” by Lee R. Schroeder, April 20, 2019
Lee R. Schroeder is an Ohio licensed attorney at Schroeder Law LLC in Putnam County. He limits his practice to business, real estate, estate planning and agriculture issues in northwest Ohio. He can be reached at Lee@LeeSchroeder.com or at 419-659-2058. This article is not intended to serve as legal advice, and specific advice should be sought from the licensed attorney of your choice based upon the specific facts and circumstances that you face.