Can You Sue for Injuries Caused by First Responders?

Can You Sue for Injuries Caused by First Responders?

When a first responder arrives at the scene of an emergency, they may make mistakes that harm a patient. Paramedics, EMTs, and other medical professionals at the scene of the emergency are typically insulated from the threat of legal action relating to these injuries. This is due to the establishment of South Carolina’s Good Samaritan Law. It is important for those who have been hurt by first responders to understand that there are exceptions provided that may allow one to pursue financial compensation as appropriate.

If you have been hurt by a negligent first responder you may be entitled to pursue compensation for these injuries through a lawsuit. For additional information about your options as an injured patient, contact the Charleston injury lawyers of the Steinberg Law Firm by calling 843-720-2800 today.


South Carolina’s Good Samaritan Law does have some important exceptions for patients injured by a first responder. These exceptions include the following situations:

  • Gross negligence
  • Intentional injuries
  • No protection for doctors or nurses once a person arrives in an emergency room

In these instances, a person may have the option to file for financial compensation for their medical bills, wages lost due to missed time at work, and other related damages.

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If you are recovering from injuries caused by the errors of first responder, you may want to consider what compensation may be available. Although these cases may be somewhat more complicated, a skilled and experienced lawyer can help you to hold the responsible party accountable. Contact the Charleston injury attorneys of the Steinberg Law Firm at 843-720-2800.

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