Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

N.C. Gen. Stat. 20-166(d)

Summary Title

Good Samaritan Law


An individual, who provides emergency assistance to an injured person at the scene of a motor vehicle crash, will not be held legally responsible for acting or for failing to act. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm. Generally, Good Samaritan laws only offer protection for those individuals who provide care during spontaneous emergencies unrelated to volunteer deployment.

Full Title

Duty to stop in event of a crash; furnishing information or assistance to injured person, etc.; persons assisting exempt from civil liability

Full Text

(d) Any person who renders first aid or emergency assistance at the scene of a motor vehicle crash on any street or highway to any person injured as a result of the accident, shall not be liable in civil damages for any acts or omissions relating to the services rendered, unless the acts or omissions amount to wanton conduct or intentional wrongdoing.