Arkansas Supreme Court Applies “Fireman’s Rule” to Bar Recovery for Roadside Assistance Worker

In a decision released today, the Arkansas Supreme Court applied the “fireman’s rule” to bar recovery for an individual employed by the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s HELP (roadside assistance) program when he was killed in a highway crash while attempting to assist a truck driver who had run out of fuel.  The decision is Nowicki v Pigue, 2013 Ark. 499.  Justice Hart wrote the majority opinion.  Justice Danielson and Chief Justice Hannah dissented.