There is often confusion surrounding whether a person is legally obligated to provide assistance to others in various situations. Generally speaking, you are not legally required to come to someone’s rescue when they’re in danger. However, there are some notable exceptions.
If you are the one who put someone in danger, it is your legal obligation to prevent them from harm. Also, if you begin to help someone, you could be legally bound to complete the rescue and if you stop, you may face legal consequences. And if you have a special relationship with the person, like being their teacher or babysitter, you might have more obligation to protect them.