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Colorado’s Good Samaritan Act

Colorado’s Good Samaritan Act

In Colorado, as in many states, there is a law that protects medical professionals from being sued by someone they assist in an emergency situation. However, this law only protects licensed healthcare professionals. If a person without official medical training attempts to help an injured individual and only injures that person further, they may be held responsible for those subsequent injuries.

If you or someone you love has suffered further injury because of a bystander’s failed attempt to help you, we may be able to help you pursue compensation for your unnecessary suffering. To learn more about the limits of the Good Samaritan Act and how it may apply to your case, contact a Denver personal injury lawyer from Hull & Zimmerman, P.C., today at (303) 423-1770.

Who Is Protected under the Law?

The Good Samaritan Act in Colorado is supposed to provide legal immunity from liability claims against doctors and other medical professionals who otherwise would have no obligation to help someone in an emergency situation. This means that ordinary people, without a medical license, may still be held liable if they cause an injury because of their mistakes. The following people may be covered under this law:

  • Doctors and nurses
  • Surgeons
  • EMTs and paramedics
  • Other licensed medical professionals

In general, a person who doesn’t have the training or professional background to provide safe treatment in the event of an emergency may be held liable if they cause serious injuries as a result of their actions.

Contact Us

If you suffered because of another person’s attempts at assistance, you may be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit. For additional information about your legal options in these situations, contact a Denver personal injury attorney from Hull & Zimmerman, P.C., by calling (303) 423-1770 today.


At Hull & Zimmerman, P.C., we are honored to help accident victims in their time of need, and take our responsibility as personal injury lawyers incredibly seriously. We know how important it is for victims to secure the full and fair compensation they need following a serious accident, and that is why we take a hands-on, personalized approach to every case we handle.

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