I am afraid to help.

@SHAMRACK (8532)
India
April 8, 2011 12:50am CST
Last Sunday a lady in front of our home fell from her motor bike on the road. I was watching this from my house, I just went to spot, after I saw she was bleeding I took her to hospital nearby and called her home. After about an hour her parents came and thanked me and also her father took the motor bike. Later late night I had a phone call from the hospital that the lady has gone without paying the bills and my contact address have been given to them. I gave the hospital people the lady’s parent’s phone number. Yesterday again this hospital people rang me the bill is pending. I inquired this with her parents, now her parents are requesting me to pay the bill. The girl who fell from the motor bike is a professor and her father a shop keeper. I do not know why they are requesting me pay their bills.
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@daeckardt (6245)
• United States
14 Apr 11
I really don't understand why they wanted you to pay their bill. Was the injury so minor that it didn't require going to the hospital? If so, she should have refused treatment. They must think because you took her to the hospital that you should be responsible for the bill, but that is ridiculous! I would tell them to bill the victim and leave you alone.
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@SHAMRACK (8532)
• India
18 Apr 11
No she was bleeding when I saw there were injuries on her lead and forehead. Moreover she was even not able to walk and stand up her self.
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@daeckardt (6245)
• United States
18 Apr 11
It sounds like they are trying to take advantage of you! Tell them to leave you alone and if they keep bothering you, tell them you will talk to a lawyer. That really sounds illegal!
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@SHAMRACK (8532)
• India
22 Sep 11
No news of them until now....
@SViswan (12071)
• India
9 Apr 11
Oh my! This is the hardest part of 'helping' someone...they feel you are obliged to help them in every case. You should put your foot down and tell the girl's parents that you cannot pay the money and it's for them to figure out what to do. This is exactly the reason why people generally hesitate to help even when they want to.
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@kalav56 (11502)
• India
12 Apr 11
Well said.
@SHAMRACK (8532)
• India
12 Apr 11
I have already made that clear on the first call itself.
@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
9 Apr 11
Get a good lawyer. You're going to need one. I think you're being scammed!!! Maggiepie "The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer & philosopher (1803-1882)
@SHAMRACK (8532)
• India
12 Apr 11
I had already consulted this with my lawyer.
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
12 Apr 11
Wise of you. Please let us know how this goes! Maggiepie "The greatness of a nation & its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." ~ Mahatma Gandhi
@SHAMRACK (8532)
• India
12 Apr 11
They have stopped calling me now, if it continues next would be court.
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@marketing07 (6266)
• South Korea
8 Apr 11
you did a good job..but i do hope they can pay the bills they should praise you and thanked you..why they put you in this kind of situation..
@SHAMRACK (8532)
• India
8 Apr 11
Years back I had taken a person to hospital who had a car accident, there it was police people who was asking questions as if I was the culprit. That was closed later luckily that person thanked me and requested the police not to disturb me anymore. Now this is another one.
@katcarneo (1429)
• Philippines
12 Apr 11
I'm glad to know that although helping others have caused you headaches in the past, you still continue to do so. That's truly admirable and I hope many people will take from your example.
• Canada
20 Aug 11
I feel blessed to live in a country where medical bilks are taken care of by the government. However if I am in a country where that is not the case, I would not give my real name and address.
@SHAMRACK (8532)
• India
22 Sep 11
May be if got change next time I would careful in giving name and address.
@MsTickle (24993)
• Australia
12 Apr 11
Such a shame. You are the good samaritan and it gets thrown in your face. I cannot imagine why these people are doing this tom you. But what I really don't understand is why the hospital is chasing you for the bills. You are not a part of the accident or the family so how does the hospital see you as responsible for the bills. This does not make any sense. I can understand how this would put you off helping people.
@SHAMRACK (8532)
• India
18 Apr 11
Helping people next time I will be careful may be not.
• India
12 Apr 11
This is one of the weirdest cases I’ve ever come across. These days usually people don’t interfere in accident cases (at least in my city) because of police harassment and also (as in your case), you have to leave your address and phone number with the authorities but I’ve never heard of people asking the bystanders to pay for them! Just ignore both the girl (and her parents) and also the hospital phone calls. After all, they cannot go on calling you indefinitely!
@SHAMRACK (8532)
• India
12 Apr 11
I have already ignored them.
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• China
11 Apr 11
'Wonders will never cease.'You helped her with good intentions , as a result,they let you foot the bill.One is a professor, the other is a shop keeper, couldn't they afford to pay it? They totally requited kindness with ingratitude.
@SHAMRACK (8532)
• India
12 Apr 11
What to let me see what comes next.
@kalav56 (11502)
• India
11 Apr 11
My God! How cheap can people get? Such behaviour would be so discouraging to others and people won't come forward to help. This is downright exploitation.
@SHAMRACK (8532)
• India
12 Apr 11
Actually I am confused before, now after consulting with my lawyer, he said I could get a compensation fit they repeat to ask me to pay.
@lumenmom (1996)
• United States
11 Apr 11
I would explain the situation to the hospital, give them her parents phone number again and ask the hospital not to call you any more about this. The only conversation you should have with the parents (if you have to) is to explain what happened and how you have no liability in this. If they keep trying to involve you, then you may have to take legal action.
@SHAMRACK (8532)
• India
12 Apr 11
I had already told the situation to hospital people. They are confused and they talked in support of me.
• Romania
10 Apr 11
I think you don't have anything to worry about. No one can force you to pay the bill. You were not responsible for the accident and you were not a victim who needed medical care. I just don't understand why the hospital people think it's right to ask you to pay the bill. You already explained the situation to them. Did you solve the problem? I'm curious.
@SHAMRACK (8532)
• India
12 Apr 11
No more calls from them, I hope they have stopped the act.
@QeeGood (1214)
• Sweden
10 Apr 11
I agree with what previous say. You are being scammed by them. The girl and her parents are using your kindness to make you take the whole responsibility for THEIR RUDE actions. It is the girl who got the treatment and her parents who should pay for the hospital bill. You were not there and got the treatment. If that's how people are using someone's compassionate concern scamming them to pay for their actions it won't be anyone helping them in the future. Stand your point that you helped her to hospital as a concerning human being and that action was free from any cost.
@SHAMRACK (8532)
• India
12 Apr 11
yes, that is right, they should also understand that.
• China
10 Apr 11
Hehe,the richer the people become,the grudger they get!Those things that the helper had to pay for the injured happen so often nowadays in China,too,and even sometimes the helper lost the life,but the surviver wouldn't nose at all!So that few people act as a helper before an accident,sigh...
@SHAMRACK (8532)
• India
12 Apr 11
For reasons like this I feel not go further helps.
@KrauseHome (35517)
• United States
9 Apr 11
Wow, did this happen on your sidewalk or driveway? If this was the case, then you would be responsible, and should have insurance to help cover such a thing. But if they were on the road, is that not public property and then you are not held liable and she should be responsible or the parents for the Bill. Personally it does not sound right that they would try to make you pay it, unless they are just trying to scam you and make you pay it hoping you would not be wanting to question it as well.
@SHAMRACK (8532)
• India
12 Apr 11
It was happened on the public road.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
9 Apr 11
That's crazy! I can't believe they are asking that you pay her bill! After you helper her and now they are trying to cash in on your kindness... People really make me angry sometimes.
@SHAMRACK (8532)
• India
12 Apr 11
At first I thought it was just misunderstanding, but once again I made clear what had happened. Let me see what is next.
@tiina05 (2319)
• Philippines
9 Apr 11
hello, I cant even understand why?. but as what your story said I have a question? do you tell to her parent that it is an accident? and you dont have any fault to what happened?. It is a very serious matter that you are forcing to pay for their bills because you are only the one who give a help to her or maybe they just misunderstood that you are the reason why the girl got accident. make it clear to them . good luck
@SHAMRACK (8532)
• India
12 Apr 11
I have already made my part clear to their parents, that too in front of that lady.
@anil02 (3052)
• India
8 Apr 11
It is surprsing that they can pay bill easly, why they were requesting to you for payment. You talk with them that what is the problem with them in paying bill. It may be possible they have some genuine problem. If parents of that girl are not fair than this type of attitude harmful for the humunity. If any one know what happen with you no one dare to help some one.
@SHAMRACK (8532)
• India
12 Apr 11
Let me wait and see, if there is any more further calls.
@dlemza (47)
• South Africa
8 Apr 11
That is the problem with people. Who would they ask to pay the bill if you simply called 911 and left it at that. They are now taking advantage of your goodness. They are taking your mercy for their injured daughter as a stepping stone to manipulate you. Try to practice 'goodness hand in hand with justice" all will be well. Do not pay that money, you don't owe the hospital, and these people do not own you. Let the hospital understand that, that you brought her there not as a family member but as an observer who happened to witness what happened and only helped as a favour but not as an obligation. Take it up with all involved and sort it out. Just don't pay that bill, they will do it again if you pay now. Mark my word.
@SHAMRACK (8532)
• India
12 Apr 11
Sure I will do that, thank you for your valuable suggestion.
• United States
8 Apr 11
I know what you mean, because I too like helping people, but in this day's time, it is a little dangerous to do these kind deeds without aftermaths.
@SHAMRACK (8532)
• India
12 Apr 11
Your are right I will be careful.
@surekharathi (14134)
• India
8 Apr 11
Ohhhhhh friend what is this she is using your address I think she knows you are a rick men hahaha but yes I am also afraid for helping the people because I know now a days people takes the benefit of our innocence. So be careful friend nice experience.
@SHAMRACK (8532)
• India
12 Apr 11
Anyhow I have consulted this with my advocate.