Should There Be A Duty? Essay

700 Words Nov 11th, 2016 3 Pages
Should there be a Duty to Rescue?
"Duty to rescue is a concept of tort law and refers to the duty of a person to rescue another who is in a dangerous situation. " The question of duty is usually pretty simple, we owe a duty of care to the people our actions affect. But the topic seems to be very touchy, where a law is unable to be passed in several states.There are many actions that deserve being rescued, and some actions are just not in our hand. For example, if someone is drowning, you might not know how to swim, therefore you would not be able to come to the rescue. What you are able to do is call help since it immediately comes to your attention. Being a human many feelings come along when encompassing certain things. It is your duty to help those that are around you,because you may be in need of help one day, and there might be no one there for you. It is only right to help those who are in need if you have the ability to physically help, or call for help, as long as it does not harm you in any way.

How would the law work; what, for example, would be the punishment for violating it?

Nowadays, people tend to confuse morality, with legality. Being in a society where strangers feel inspired to risk their own lives to help someone else 's action seems quite appealing. There is a limit when it comes to the law when morality is influenced as well as a basic human tendency. Not everyone has the intrinsic obligation when it comes to helping someone else. All situations have…

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