The Purpose of the Good Samaritan Law

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Section 11376.5 of California Health and Safety Code is a law in California, aiming at averting deaths caused by drug overdose. The law, as explained by our Coachella Valley personal injury lawyer, in reference to the passing of the law, was made effective on January 1, 2013.

The California drug overdose Good Samaritan law encourages calling 911 or seeking medical assistance for a person in need, or yourself, with varying levels of criminal protection or civil immunity for those involved. In part, this law protects good Samaritans from being in trouble with the law if they are also under the influence of drugs when they make the call. Continue reading

Choosing a Personal Injury Lawyer

Choosing the right lawyer is the first and most important step to fighting a personal injury suit. Personal injury is defined as suffering from an injury as a result of an accident or injury sustained where another person was at fault. This injury can be physical or emotional. Victims suffering from a personal injury due to anything from home, work or car accident are likely entitled to compensation. Continue reading

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