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EMT Records and Your Injury Claim


When it comes to personal injury claims, having strong evidence to support your case is often an essential part of the process, and if you received care from the services of Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), records of this care could play a vital role in your personal injury claim.

EMTs are highly trained professionals who respond to emergency situations, provide immediate medical care, and transport patients to medical facilities. These professionals also keep detailed records of their assessments, treatments, and observations, which can be invaluable when you are navigating the recovery process. Discuss what EMTs records could be available to you and how a legal expert can help you obtain those records with a Bucks County personal injury attorney.

Paramedics and Ambulance Attendants

A range of healthcare professionals, including paramedics and ambulance attendants are referred to as EMTs. These professionals are trained to provide emergency medical care and are often the first responders at the scene of a medical emergency. Because they are providing immediate care, EMTs typically are the first to assess a patient’s conditions, administer treatments, and make quick decisions about if transportation to hospitals for more care is required. Their primary focus is to stabilize patients and ensure their safety until the patient can be fully treated at a medical facility.

Beyond healthcare training, EMTs are also educated in record keeping. EMT records are often detailed accounts of the following:

  • Condition of the patient at the time of arrival
  • Vital signs of patient
  • Injuries observed
  • Treatments and medications administered to the patient
  • Detailed observations of the situation
  • Transportation and medical facility choices

These detailed records could serve as an account of the patient’s condition at the time of the incident, so it can be crucial evidence in a personal injury claim.

Accessing EMT Records

Obtaining EMT records is sometimes simple, particularly if they are attached as a supplemental document to your health history, but in other situations, accessing records is a complex process.

An experienced Bucks County personal injury attorney understands the legal procedures and requirements for obtaining medical records, including files maintained by EMTs. When you choose to work with an attorney, you are taking a step in ensuring you will have all the necessary documentation you need to support your efforts to connect with the maximum settlement amount possible after a Pennsylvania injury.

One of the first things an attorney will do to begin the process of securing EMT records is gathering all of the relevant information, such as the date, time, and location of the incident, along with the identities of the responding EMTs, such as if it was a private ambulance company or another emergency service. This information will be used to submit a formal request to the appropriate authorities or medical service providers.

Have you been recovering from an injury that was treated at an accident site by an EMT? Share the details of your case with the legal team at Kardos, Rickles & Hand. A skilled attorney can connect you with the financial recovery you need. Call 215-968-6602.

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