Case Killer: Signing a Medical Authorization

At the Anderson Law Firm, we get hired by many clients who have already tried to resolve the case on their own. They've dealt with the insurance company, got frustrated and came to us.

One thing that we see that is an absolute case killer is when our clients give a medical authorization to the insurance company. These authorizations are not limited in time or scope and allow the insurance company to get all of your medical records, whether they are related to your accident or not.   The way this can be a case killer is if they find some kind of documentation from another injury and then use that injury against you by saying the wreck their driver caused isn't really what injured you.

The insurance company does not have the right to invade your privacy and get your medical records. So don't give a medical authorization to the insurance company, it can be an absolute case killer. 

Mark A. Anderson
Board Certified Personal Injury Lawyer in Fort Worth, Texas