Good Samaritan Laws in IN and IL: Are You at Risk of Being Sued for Your Help?

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Suddenly, without warning: there’s an accident. A serious, scary accident where someone is seriously hurt. They’re in need, and if someone doesn’t help them, they may die.

This scenario becomes reality every day, in every state, in this country. Tragedies happen. Shockingly, however, not every state protects its citizens in the same way when they step up to render aid in an emergency. In fact, without Good Samaritan Laws in place, these do-gooders were sometimes later sued (yes, sued) for trying to help in a crisis.

Below are IN and IL laws pertaining to the actions of good samaritans. Without the help of good samaritans, many people would have had more extensive injuries or could have possibly passed away.

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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