The insurance company is asking me to release my medical records so that they can pay my New York accident claim. Should I sign the release?


A: No, you should not sign the release without speaking to a New York accident attorney first. Many times the information sought by the insurance company is overly broad and not appropriately tailored to your case. For example, the insurance company may be fishing for something that may be harmful to your case, such as a preexisting condition that they can argue is causing your pain and injury rather than the New York car accident you and your doctor know caused your injury.

That said, there may be situations where it is appropriate, or necessary, to sign a limited release so that your claim can be paid. It is important, however, to speak with a New York car accident attorney before signing anything so you can be sure you are legally required to do so and that the release is no broader than necessary.

For more information, please call an experienced New York accident lawyer today at 1-800-PAGAN-911 for more information about your rights and potential recovery after a New York car crash.