Should I sign a release of medical information for the at fault party’s insurance company?


The answer is almost always no. The goal of the insurance company is to settle cases quickly for as little money as possible. Often times this goes hand in hand, as the true value of a claim won’t be known until months after the collision. The insurance adjuster will want to get your medical records quickly, marginalize the importance of your injuries, and offer a settlement which includes a nominal amount for pain and suffering and promise to pay a limited amount of future medical expenses. This type of agreement is extremely one sided in favor of the insurance company, and not how proper claim handling should be done.

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