We've covered a few stories on this board that relate to slip and fall accidents or motor vehicle accidents in China where bystanders refuse to get involved out of fear of being targeted in civil law suits. Here are three examples of this: --Beijing Foreigner Extorted After Running Into Chinese Woman?-- --Bystanders Surround But Dare Not Help Up Fallen Old Man-- --2-Year-Old Girl Ran Over by Van & Ignored by 18 Bystanders-- In all of these cases, a person was injured due to an accident and either people refused to help the injured person or if they did, the injured person extorted money from them. A couple native-born Chinese citizens commented: "Whoever called the ambulance is whoever payment is demanded from. There are so many incidents of false accident or injury claims in China. Those above who are saying that our countrymen have become numb, I want to ask simply: What would you do if you ran into this kind of thing? Don’t just blame this or that on this internet post, would you risk being accused of being the perpetrator? Would you be willing to dump your entire family’s savings into the endless vortex of accident compensation? You aren’t afraid of going to jail as the perpetrator? Have you not considered that one moment of greatness could mean your entire family losing their happiness with you? Do you know just how many Nanjing judge [case results] there are? Do you think it is only Nanjing? The consequences of moral turpitude is not something that you and I can rectify. We are just ordinary people. Seeing this kind of thing, I can only describe it as heart-breaking, but I would be numb/indifferent like those 18 people…because I am a normal person!!! Truly, if you fall in a public setting and you don't immediately blame a nearby passerby, you will look foolish to your friends and family. It is not a decision you make; it is an expectation!!" "Everyone pretends they don’t see, it is always like this, almost without exception. This is not about whether or not a person is cold-blooded or not cold-blooded, but it is definitely about there being a very serious problem in society. These days, it is better to be less involved than more involved. Getting involved may very well mean getting majorly screwed. There are really too many of these kind of precedents, and everyone has silently evolved from these observations. No one is more qualified than anyone else to criticize." What are all your thoughts about this legal snake pit that China has? What are some possible solutions, and from where do these problems originate? What could drive an entire nation of people to establish sue-happiness as a standard of behavior. This sort of a legal norm might even scare me from helping someone in certain situations. Use this thread to discuss your thoughts and feelings about the excessive false claims of injury and accident compensation in China. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!