What If You're Injured Trying To Rescue Someone Else? The Rescue Doctrine May Apply
It's good to be concerned about your fellow humans, but what happens when you get injured in the process of trying to save someone who has put himself or herself in danger? In that case, something called the Rescue Doctrine may help. Here's what you should know. It's all about negligence. At the heart of most personal injury lawsuits are negligence and predictability. Negligence occurs when somebody fails to behave in a reasonable way and, predictably, someone gets hurt.