As many people learn the hard way, 'It's a litigious society out there.'. Almost everyone is good at heart and wants to help out when there's a problem. But you should think about the downside of going to the aid if someone injured in either an auto or industrial accident. Even doctors, nurses and trained EMT's get sued every day for actions taken while 'on the job' and administering professional care. Where does that leave the untrained/non certified good samaritan who steps in and offers aid on the street? I'll just skip over all the possible legal and financial hassals that can occur, and get straight to my personal philosophy. Unless it's a family member, or a very close friend, I'm going to turn around and walk the other way while dialing 911. If for some reason I just can't resist getting involved, I'll do as much as I can, and then get the hell out before the authorities arrive. "Who was that masked man." is the only sensible approach. If I hang around and talk to cops and EMT's I'll waste a lot of time and get sucked into 'the system' for later processing. Absolute minimum, someone's insurance company is going to want to talk to me, and if there is ANY problem at all lawyerman and the lawsuites aren't very far away. So, if you are inclined to trundle around a FAK suitable for a MASH unit, that's your privelige, but think about what the consequences might be before actually getting involved in something outside your own person or your family. If you put a band aid on a co-worker's cut finger, and it gets infected, you're liable. Give him the band aid, let him put it on. A guy I worked with told me this story. He witnessed two cars drag racing across a bridge. One of the drivers lost control and went off the bridge. He dived in, pulled the unconscious driver from the car, dislocating his own shoulder in the process. With a dislocated shoulder he pulled the guy on shore and administered CPR. saving the guys life. A real hero. Lawyerman got involved and the driver sued his rescuer for injuries sustained while being extracted from his sunken car. This guy had 17 court appearances in three years(causing the loss of two jobs), had already paid $20,000 in legal fees, and was still involved in litigation! He told me that every day for the past two years he wished he had walked away and let the guy drown. I know, it sucks BIG TIME, but that's the society the lawyers have created for us.