AMBULANCE SERVICE EVOLUTION AND APPRECIATION
If you are injured in a car accident, an ambulance comes. The ambulance is staffed with trained first responders and advanced equipment. In many cases, it is literally a life saver. However, ambulance service was not always sophisticated as it is today. In fact, for many years, ambulance services were for transportation only. The service was called “scoop and run.” That means there was no attempt to stabalize the patiend at the scene of the accident. They would just scoop the person up and run to the nearest hospital. Of course, that meant many serious cases didn’t make it.
An NPR podcast recently told the story of how the modern day ambulance service developed. It’s really a fascinating story about a doctor working with an urban community to save lives. The results were so impressive that their methods caught on across the country. Today, Minnesota has sophisticated emergency medical services throughout the state. In fact, we even have a Minnesota ambulance association.
Of course, there is significant cost to ambulance services today. Fortunately, most people have insurance that helps or completely pays the charges. In a car accident, No-Fault auto insurance usually pays for the ambulance service. No-Fault insurance comes with everyone’s auto insurance. Your auto insurance that pays your medical bills, no matter who was at fault in the accident. However, who was at fault in the accident is still important. No-Fault insurance coverage is limited. In most cases, it will only cover the first $20,000 in medical expenses. Therefore, if your car accident is serious and you require extensive treatment, who was at fault can be important. If the other driver was at fault, their insurance will pay additional compensation.
CAR ACCIDENT LAWYERS
Our lawyers help people injured in a car accident. We have 25 years’ experience and have handled hundreds of cases. If you have questions about your case, call us for a free consultation. A lawyer will answer your questions and explain your rights. Further, we never charge anything unless you receive compensation for your injuries.
Pam Rochlin has been consistently voted s MN Super Lawyer for many years. She is also a past president of Minnesota Women Lawyers. Our primary focus it to get our clients full compensation for their injuries. However, treating clients with respect and kindness is just as important. You can meet a lawyers at our offices in Minneapolis, Edina, or Woodbury. In addition, our car accident lawyers make housecalls throughout Minnesota.