Should You Release Medical Records to Your Insurance Company?
If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you may be seeking compensation for your damages from an insurance company—yours, or the other party’s. When this happens, it’s not uncommon for the insurance company or companies in question to request that you release your medical records to them. While this may seem, on the surface, like a reasonable request, it’s not in your best interest to comply until you’ve consulted a New York or New Jersey personal injury lawyer.
If you’ve been a victim of an accident, contact Maggiano, DiGirolamo, Lizzi P.C. for a free consultation today. Call us at (201) 585-9111.
Why Should You Consult an Attorney First?
Insurance companies are aware of the trauma involved with being injured in an unexpected accident, and they will actively take advantage of your fear and uncertainty. While they’ll claim that they need access to your medical records to verify your injuries to compensate you fairly, that’s not the whole (or honest) truth.
Often, the release they present you with gives them unfettered access to all of your medical records. They’ll then use this access in an attempt to find evidence that other pre-existing conditions or prior accidents caused your injuries or damages.
You will, of course, have to prove that you’ve suffered damages; however, it’s not a good idea to sign the releases they present you with before having any paperwork examined by your attorney. Your lawyer can ensure that they gain access only to relevant information that they can’t use against you.
Insurance companies don’t have your best interests at heart—but the experienced lawyers at Maggiano, DiGirolamo, Lizzi P.C. will fight for you to be fairly compensated. Call us today to find out how: (201) 585-9111.
Insurance Companies Are Not On Your Side—But We Are
It would be best if you did not give in to any requests made by an insurance adjuster before consulting an experienced personal injury lawyer. We recommend not even speaking with them at length or meeting them without your legal representation present.
Insurance companies and their adjusters are not on your side when it comes to making you whole after an injury caused by accident. They’ll do anything they can, ethical or otherwise, to minimize the amount they have to pay out, even if it means not compensating you fairly for your injuries, medical treatment, or lost wages.
An experienced attorney from Maggiano, DiGirolamo, Lizzi P.C. will be able to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation that you are owed. We understand the calculations insurance companies use to come up with the settlements they offer, and how they often misrepresent what you’re entitled to. Don’t be sold short during this challenging time in your life. Retain counsel, and work with someone who’s genuinely on your side that can fight for you.
The attorneys at Maggiano, DiGirolamo, Lizzi P.C. have achieved multi-million-dollar settlements for our clients—we can help you, too. Call (201) 585-9111 to find out how!