Should I release medical records to my insurance company?

Should I release medical records to my insurance company?

We all know a serious car accident can wreak havoc with your life. Painful injuries, missed days at work, and damage to your primary mode of transportation can make it difficult to get life back to normal. Your insurance company is supposed to be there to help, but a lot of times they have their own financial interests. They may request information, and it’s not necessarily going to be used to help you out. With Los Angeles personal injury lawyers from Ellis Law by your side, you’ll have a powerful advocate who can help you navigate through this confusing time. 

Both your insurance company and the insurance company of the other driver (if there is one involved), may want permission to see your medical records. Often, they don’t mention that this will give them access to all of your medical records, not just the ones associated with your claim. They will use whatever information they can find to justify paying you less than you deserve. They may try to paint you as an irresponsible or sick person, and try to establish that a preexisting condition played a role in your accident. The smart thing to do is to sit down with a personal injury lawyer and release only the medical records that relate directly to your claim. This way you can build a strong case and seek the full compensation that you deserve. 

Consultations are always free and confidential 

Lawyers can be expensive, especially in Southern California. At Ellis Law, we think everyone deserves top-notch legal representation, whether they can afford an attorney out of pocket or not. We offer completely free and 100% confidential consultations with our experienced legal team. If you’re too hurt to travel to us, we’ll make an appointment to come visit you in your home or care facility. We know the thought of hiring a lawyer can be daunting, especially if you don’t have any money in the bank. Don’t let that notion dissuade you from seeking help. We treat every client, large and small, like a VIP. 

No upfront legal fees 

Should we decide that you have a case, we’ll get to work right away with no upfront legal fees. Our attorneys work on contingency fees, which means we don’t get paid unless you win damages or agree to a settlement. In the unlikely event you should be denied damages, you won’t owe us a single penny. Work with Los Angeles car accident attorneys from Ellis Law, and have peace of mind from knowing that you’re working with a leading firm. In fact, we’ve been named as the #1 personal injury firm in the region by U.S. News and World Report

We’ve secured over $350 million in damages for our clients 

It’s truly an impressive number, and it’s one we’re very proud of. In the 20-plus years Ellis Law has been practicing, we’ve earned a reputation for getting results. Though every case is different and no outcome can be guaranteed, here are some examples of recent settlement amounts from car accident cases in Southern California: 

  • $2.4 Million: Los Angeles car accident, heavy rear-end collision 
  • $3 Million: Fatal truck accident caused by sleepy driver 
  • $2.9 Million: Car crash caused by an unsafe lane change 
  • $250,000: Common rear-ender accident caused by distracted driver in traffic 

Don’t let an accident side-track your life 

Most people get around Los Angeles by driving, and unfortunately, there are a lot of accidents on the road. Of course, there are plenty of other types of accidents that happen all the time in the Los Angeles area. If you’ve been hurt in an accident that was due to someone else’s recklessness, irresponsibility or negligence, you should schedule a consultation with a personal injury attorney as soon as you are able. If you’ve whacked your head due to poor lighting, slipped and fallen on an unmarked wet floor, taken a spill because of broken handrails, or been the victim of a defective product, we may be able to help you seek compensation. Ellis Law can help keep you get your life back on track after a sudden serious accident.