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State Good Samaritan Laws

Too many kids die in hot cars, either left behind by parents and caregivers or by going into an unlocked car. People who walk by a car and see a child in it alone on a warm day can help prevent tragedies. But a survey of parents by Public Opinion Strategies for Safe Kids showed that many people are worried about getting involved in such an incident. Some say they are hesitant because they fear a lawsuit.

Please don't let that be a reason to stop you. The large majority of states have a law giving people immunity from a lawsuit if they act to protect a life or answer an emergency.

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