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Should I Share My Medical Records With the Insurer?

After being injured in a car accident caused by another driver, the first thing many people do is file a claim with the other driver’s insurance company. Oftentimes, the insurance company will request medical records, which can seem like a fairly innocuous request at first; however, their adjusters can use this information to reduce the value of your claim, or even deny it altogether.

For this reason, you should absolutely not share your medical records with any insurance company without first consulting an experienced Austin personal injury lawyer. While some recent medical information may be needed to process the claim, an attorney can help you identify what is, and what is not, necessary information.

But the Insurance Adjuster Was So Nice!

In many cases, insurance adjusters will use every trick in the book to deny or reduce the value of a claim. They may encourage you to sign a medical release as a “good faith” gesture, or imply that the information is just for their records. This is where an Austin accident attorney can separate fact from fiction.

Sometimes, the adjuster may take the complete opposite approach, and will try to convince you that your claim will be invalidated if you don’t comply with their requests. This isn’t completely false, as there may be some necessary medical information to process a claim. Again, a skilled attorney can quickly identify what is and what is not actually needed to get you the compensation you deserve.

Injured in an Accident? Call 512-982-9328 Today.

The physical injuries caused by a major car crash can be life-altering, to say nothing of the hefty financial burden caused by medical bills and property damage. If you’ve been injured due to the negligence of another, you have a right to pursue fair compensation.

At FVF, our Austin injury attorneys have been highly awarded for their high-quality representation in Texas, and will fight tirelessly on your behalf when you retain our firm.



Fogelman & Von Flatern is a personal injury law firm that believes it matters why we practice law: to make sure good people in unfair circumstances who want reasonable options are taken seriously, especially by their attorney. We value transparency, compassion, and justice, and we strive to embody that in our practice. At FVF, you can trust that you've got the best people on your case, for the right reasons.

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