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Limitations To Nevada’s “Good Samaritan” Statute

Most if not all states have some sort of “Good Samaritan” law.  These laws protect the “Good Samaritan” from later legal action against them if they negligently cause harm to the party they are trying to help.  Lawmakers believe that this type of protection will encourage people to give help in an emergency. Nevada’s “Good Samaritan” law, N.R.S. 41.500, was at issue in the Nevada Supreme Court case of Buck v. Greyhound, 105 Nev. 756, 783 P.2d 437 (1989).  The Buck case involves an automobile … [Read more...]