Exceptions to the Wisconsin Good Samaritan Act
In the event of a serious car accident, one or more victims may suffer serious injuries that might require immediate attention. Unfortunately, victims could suffer additional injuries or complications from first responders who attempt to provide beneficial medical attention. And, while the Good Samaritan Act exists to protect bystanders who take action and provide urgent care from a potential lawsuit, there are certain exceptions to the law where plaintiffs may be able to hold these individuals liable for damages.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident because of a negligent individual’s actions and have also suffered damages from a first responder’s actions at the accident scene, you may be eligible for financial compensation to pay for your injuries and losses. To discuss your legal options, contact a Sheboygan car accident lawyer of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874 and schedule a free consultation.
When You Can Hold First Responders Liable
The Wisconsin Good Samaritan Act states that, “any person who renders emergency care at the scene of an emergency or accident in good faith shall be immune from civil liability for his or her acts or omissions in rendering such emergency care.” There are, however, some exceptions to this law. They include the following:
- The person performing emergency care is either a medical professional or trained in medical care and receives money for his or her services
- The patient suffers additional injuries on the way to the hospital or at the hospital
- You caused the original car accident
When you have suffered further injury because of a first responder’s actions, it is possible that you may be able to collect financial restitution in these cases.
To learn more about the Good Samaritan Act and how it may apply to your case, contact the Sheboygan car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 today.