A Medical Authorization Release allows insurance providers to view your personal medical history. If you’ve recently met an accident and suffered injuries, you’ll most likely come across this document.
Once signed, it means that you permit the at-fault driver’s insurance company to sift through your medical records. It’s important to note that the insurance company’s goal is to pay as little amount of money as possible.
They may use you your medical records against you. They’ll try to find evidence against you to reduce your settlement amount or reject your claim. They’ll attempt to use your preexisting condition to discredit your claim. The insurance adjuster will also check for inconsistencies.
To ensure that you receive the proper compensation, it’s never a good idea to immediately sign this document. You have to make certain that the insurance company will get only the documents related to the incident which cause the injuries.
You’re not required to sign the form and the insurance company cannot compel you to do so. Instead, you can send them copies of your medical records.
A large number of personal injury lawyers offer free consultations. So, before filing a claim, seek legal counsel to know the best course of action to take.