There are a number of state and federal laws designed to protect an individual’s privacy after they have been injured by another’s negligence. One of the first things the insurance company will attempt to do is secure a medical release from the injured person to allow them to request their medical records. Just because the injured party was hurt by the negligence of their insured does not give the insurance company the right to your entire medical history.
Should I sign the insurance company’s medical release?
As a general rule of thumb our Charlotte personal injury attorneys do not allow our clients to sign the insurance company’s medical release. A medical release, unless limited by scope, gives the grantee access to the injured party’s entire medical history. Our personal injury lawyers do not believe the insurance company should have access to medical history that is not related to your Charlotte car accident or other personal injury. As such, our Charlotte personal injury lawyers provide our clients who have been involved in a NC car accident a medical release which allows our office, not the insurance company, the ability to request the medical bills and records the client incurred as a result of the NC car accident. We then send only the records and bills related to the NC auto accident to the insurance company prior to negotiating the case.
Call (704) 714-1450 to make an appointment to speak with a personal injury attorney in Charlotte, or stop by the office during regular business hours. We understand that the last thing you need to do at this time is miss a doctor’s appointment or more time from work. We will schedule an appointment that meets your needs. Our lawyers handle cases for individuals across North Carolina. There is no fee for the initial consultation. Whether you call, come in the office or request a home visit you will speak directly with a NC Personal Injury Attorney who can answer your questions.
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