Failure to stop and render aid
April 2, 2007 5:44 AM Subscribe
Do I have to stop and render aid when witnessing an accident?
posted by chitlin to Law & Government (16 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My coworkers and I had an argument the other day concerning the law on stopping and rendering aid. We live in Texas, and I had been told since I got my driver's license (about twelve years ago) that if you witnessed an accident, you had to stop and call authorities and render aid, if you could. I had heard that if you just drove off, you were committing an offense.
But, someone asked a state trooper and he said this was not the case. Anyone know the law for Texas and/or other states? And does every state honor the good samaritan laws?