When I came across this interesting little tidbit, I was a bit appalled at how far the human race has sunk as a whole. I'll give you the skinny if you don't want to click on any external linkage. A woman drives into a street pole at 45 miles-an-hour and is stuck inside of a car. Another woman, who was driving behind her, stops and pulls her free from the wreckage. She is then promptly sued by the victim.
It turns out the woman became a paraplegic, though whether or not it was because of the accident or the subsequent rescue is a matter of legal debate. The courts are in favor of the idea that the rescuer should have called 911 without attempting to extract the victim, as the car wasn't on fire nor was there any other 'medical' basis for her to be moved. Granted, it was reckless, but it's rare to see someone who is in their right frame of mind after just witnessing something as violent as a 45mph crash.
Well meaning individuals may be at risk for lawsuits now, and a lot of people are going to take the technical aspects of this out of context. Instead of seeing the medically relevant knowledge of not moving an accident victim unless you have to, they'll just see that someone who was saved is able to sue the person saving them for whatever happened to them during the accident if they can. Kinda scary, but I always knew that lawyers would be the death of humanity aspect of humans.
I would have posted this in the politics/religion debate forum, but really it's not a question of who's right or wrong, so it didn't feel right. Besides, this concerns law and justice, which politics and religion tend to avoid.
In any case, what do you think about all this, <SUBJECT NAME HERE>?