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Is it mandatory to sign a medical release form ?

1 Answers. Asked on Jan 31st, 2016 on Personal Injury - Virginia
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Is is mandatory to sign a medical release form to the insurance company to resolve a personal injury claim, or can you submit bills and records on your own to the insurance co?
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Jan Freerk Hoen at Hampton Injury Law
Licenced in VA
Answered on Feb 01st, 2016 at 6:29 AM

It is not mandatory and I advise clients not to sign it. The insurance company will have access to ALL of your medical information if you allow them to have a signed authorization. Even if you are handling your own claim, you would be well served to consult an attorney for advice. Most of us who handle personal injury cases hate to see insurance companies take advantage of victims and will provide free consultations.

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