what was he going to do ? get the broom and sweep her up ? .... he does not have to save her... his only obligation is to make sure stuff is clean and in its place before he leaves... I hope they family lose the case and are told to shut up
anymore a lot of businesses have policies that state you do not have to help people because you are liable to be sued if you help and something goes wrong. I hope the judge throws this out its ridiculous. I do understand that he could have called emergency services and did not but still to sue the guy is stupid.
The defining question is: what was this guy? a drone employee of a nameless companies or a human being?
What is better to live with? the remorse of being a coward and hiding behind company policies excuses that cost the life of someone else or the regret losing a job after saving someone?
Take it also from the company side: is it a good policy for a company to have untrained employees who cannot go beyond their job descriptions and rules to save someone. Would you trust that company to do business with?
Wow you ARE from Heaven. How's the jail look like? Are they all in White?
Kazuyette is right. The 'failure to help someone in distress' is the good Samaritan law in France that trumps everything.
You can be held liable if you did not do anything to help someone and you cannot be held liable if you helped someone: even if it is as small as calling the emergency services or holding a hand.
99.99% of people in France know 3 phone numbers: 15 for medical emergencies, 17 for the police and 18 for the fire department. And the European universal number 115 works too.
The emergency services will never turn you down if you report an accident someone else reported too. They will politely thank you for your help and tell you that help is on the way.
I have seen people help other after they broke their wrist after falling down on icy grounds, call the EMTs and stay with them until the trunk came four minutes later.
I have stopped my car to report accidents on the highway or see why people were sleeping on the pavement in the middle of a summer afternoon.
Just for one reason: because this is the humane thing to do
So, yes, Richteralan, here, we have wings, beautiful large white wings