Voracek, Thomas G.
INTRODUCTION|The rescue doctrine and the "fireman's rule," although both apparently applicable in certain fact situations, have led to different conclusions. The rescue doctrine allows a rescuer to recover damages for injuries sustained in the rescue. As an exception to the rescue doctrine, the fireman's rule denies recovery to a person paid to rescue. In Lave v. Neumann, the Nebraska Supreme Court held that a police officer, injured while on duty and in an attempt to prevent damage to personal property of another, could recover damages under the rescue doctrine. The court's decision was a reversal from its former trend, which had applied the fireman's rule in similar circumstances...
16 Creighton L. Rev. 390 (1982-1983)
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