by Christopher Agee, Western Journalism
In America’s increasingly litigious culture, it is truer than ever that no good deed goes unpunished. The first responders who risked their lives saving a man trapped in his sinking car last year learned this lesson when they received notice that they could face a lawsuit stemming from their heroic act.
Last September, as Roy Ortiz drove to work in Boulder County, Colorado, he reportedly lost control of his vehicle on a flooded road and ended up in a nearby creek. While he survived for two hours by using a tiny air pocket within the car, he would not have lived much longer without the decisive actions of individuals who pulled him to safety.
Ortiz, however, feels he might be entitled to a half million dollars in addition to his new lease on life.
© 2014 Western Journalism