How Fast Is Rapid Record Retrieval?

Oct 26 2015 | posted by Giles-Parscale

When you hear the term “rapid record retrieval,” you think immediate and fast, right? No waiting time? Quick results? While that’s certainly the ideal, it unfortunately doesn’t always happen that way. In fact, the speed of record retrieval depends on a few variables.

A Rapid Record Retrieval is Important for Any Business.


Want your rapid record retrieval to be as efficient and fast as possible? Here’s what the speed will depend on:

·  The type of records you’re seeking Some records simply require a little more work than others. Medical records, for example, need additional authorization forms (and sometimes court orders and subpoenas) before you can obtain them, and this can often slow down the rate at which your request is processed.

·  The record custodians If records custodians are particularly bogged down with requests, you may have a hard time getting those records in a timely manner. You’ll likely be tossed to the bottom of the pile and tended to in a “first-come, first-served” fashion – that is, unless your retrieval professional can get your request prioritized.

·  The person requesting the record – This is the most important factor that can impact retrieval speed. With an experienced retrieval expert, your requests will be filed correctly, properly, and quickly the first time around, and they may even have relationships with records custodians that can get your request prioritized. If you use an inexperienced retrieval person (or just a paralegal or other in-house employee), you could find yourself in rough waters, waiting around for weeks or even months before your request is properly filed and tended to.

At LORR, our legal record retrieval services issue records requests within 24 hours of receipt, and our retrieval experts know how to get the job done quickly, efficiently, and affordably. Need a record for your current case? Fill out our online rapid record retrieval request form, and we’ll get started right away.