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How do Medical Records Strengthen a Car Accident Injury Claim?

Attorneys dealing with personal injury cases like car accidents can rely on professional medical review services to organize and summarize the medical records collected to support the case.

At Managed Outsource Solutions (MOS), our medical review solutions are intended to support law firms throughout the claim process, and help attorneys understand the strengths and weaknesses of the case. We have a strong medical record review team comprising physicians, nurses, and documentation specialists. We ensure that the right subject matter expert works on each case.

In today’s podcast, Jessica Schwartz, one of our Solutions Managers, discusses the role of medical records in strengthening a car accident injury claim.

Podcast Highlights

00:15 Medical records – key evidence for car accident claims

01:03 Medical records needed

01:40 Role of Medical Records in Strengthening a Car Accident Injury Claim

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My name is Jessica. I am the Solutions Manager at Managed Outsource Solutions and I am here to talk to you about the role of medical records in strengthening a car accident injury claim.

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00:15 Medical Records – Key Evidence for Car Accident Claims

Car accidents are common and can lead to many injuries including whiplash injuries, brain damage, spinal damage, and more. To prove such personal injury cases, attorneys may have to prove four key elements– duty of care, breach of that duty, causation, and damages. Medical records serve as a clear evidence for the victim to win the lawsuit and get fair compensation for a car accident claim. These records also cover all financial costs related to ambulatory services, surgeries, treatments, prescriptions, rehabilitation, and hospital visits. Attorneys can rely on professional medical review services to organize and summarize the medical records collected to support the case.

01:03 Medical Records Needed

It is important that the document contains the treating physician’s opinions stating that the injuries are new and resulted from recent crash. Medical records needed in a car accident case include paramedic/ambulance records, emergency room/clinic records of the initial treatment, admitting charts and notes, medical history, physicians’ and nurses’ notes, prescription records, photographs of bruises or surgical scars, imaging studies, all test results and bills for all treatments, and more.

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01:40 Role of Medical Records in Strengthening a Car Accident Injury Claim

Here’s how medical records can strengthen a car accident claim –

It proves that the 

  • the claimant was injured in the accident
  • the injury is real and accident-related 
  • the injuries are not related to the claimant’s basic conditions
  • give an idea about the financial costs involved by helping to easily prove damage elements
  • determine the claim’s value justifies the settlement request
  • negotiate a settlement

Highlight

  • the severity of the injuries
  • timeline of the injuries
  • impact of injuries on the claimant’s life, and
  • whether the injured person can continue working or not

Thanks for your listening. We hope that you have a wonderful rest of your day.

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