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#1 Posted by Lunar_Aura (2824 posts) -

If a stranger fell from a great height onto someone's backyard and started bleeding to death, the person who lives there isn't legally obligated to give help or call for assistance, right? Oh, and said house is in California.

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#2 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8504 posts) -

They aren't obligated to help, but they might be breaking the law by not calling the authorities if other corroborated testimony can prove negligence.

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#3 Posted by tunaburn (2017 posts) -

you are legally required to call 911. that is all.

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#4 Posted by Lunar_Aura (2824 posts) -

aw nuts

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#5 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8504 posts) -

eat the stash, quick!

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#6 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -

Is there a hypothetical update to the hypothetical scenario that prompted this hypothetical question?

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#7 Posted by MadMagyar92 (71 posts) -

@Hailinel: Bout to say... The way this topic was treated by the TP suggests this is by no means, hypothetical.

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#8 Posted by mlarrabee (3760 posts) -

I believe that's correct.

A charge of criminal negligence might be attempted, but probably wouldn't stick as the victim in question was never in the homeowner's care.

But obviously the homeowner is morally obligated to help, regardless.

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#9 Posted by aurahack (2536 posts) -

@SeriouslyNow said:

eat the stash, quick!

i'll hotwire that chevy you make sure he doesn't choke on that shit

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#10 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6117 posts) -

The stash isn't the problem, what will he do with the people in his basement?

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#11 Posted by Godlyawesomeguy (6421 posts) -

@TheDudeOfGaming said:

The stash isn't the problem, what will he do with the people in his basement?

You lock that door to the basement and pray to God nobody sees or suspects a goddamn thing.

As for the question, I believe you could be charged with negligence, but if the person dies........who's to know he or she (of whom, fell from the sky) was ever even there?

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#12 Posted by Dexter_Morgan_ (317 posts) -

What a dick. XD