If the contents of a text message is the reason someone commits suicide, can the sender somehow be held accountable?

The contents of the message do not encourage suicide. The contents only contains emotionally damaging information.

Asked on February 20, 2016 under Personal Injury, Washington

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

No, not at all; the law does not make person A responsible for the actions that person B takes in response to communications or messages from person A. Rather, each person is responsible for his or her own actions and choices, even tragic ones.


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