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Be Careful When Signing Medical Authorizations

After a car accident, the victim of the accident will be contacted by the responsible party's insurance company. The insurance company's adjuster will ask a series of questions that may seem routine and harmless, but you should keep in mind the reasoning behind these questions. The insurance company is not your friend, and answering these questions in the wrong way could damage your case and ruin your chances for recovering compensation.

You are not required by law to answer these questions and it is actually recommended that you refrain from answering them until you have spoken to a Hartford personal injury lawyer. With a legal professional by your side, you can be confident that your answers will not be used against you in a way that you did not intend. From there, you will be told to sign medical authorizations so that the insurance company can get copies of your medical bills and offer you compensation. By signing the medical authorization, you are allowing its employees to look at any of your past records along with your current treatment records.

This not only violates your privacy, but it can also have a negative impact on your case. Even though it may seem routine and harmless to sign the medical authorizations, there are several reasons why you should wait. First, many accident victims do not know the extent of their injuries following a car accident and the symptoms of tissue, muscle and neurological damage can sometimes take months to appear. Also, the medical records that are written in the early stages of treatment may not indicate these injuries and the victim will not be compensated for them.

Here at McCoy & McCoy, we know how to deal with the insurance companies so that you come out on top. We will stop communication between you and the insurance company until your medical records accurately display the extent of your injuries, and we will handle all of the negotiation with insurance adjusters on your behalf. Instead of stressing about your legal case, you should be free to focus on recovering from your injuries. Contact us today to receive a free consultation.

Categories: Car Accidents, Personal Injury


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