Keep in mind that the burden of proof lies with you when it comes to establishing injuries. So there must be enough medical evidence to build a strong case.

Medical Records the Insurance Company Won’t Need

On the other hand, you don’t want to allow the insurer open access to all of your records. Don’t make anything that isn’t of relevance available to the insurer. It would be unreasonable for the insurer to ask for immunization records when the claim is about a head injury, for example.

The insurance company also won’t need to see medical records that show pre-existing injuries; unless of course, the previous injuries were made worse as a result of their insured’s negligence. Oftentimes the insurance company will try to dig deeper into someone’s medical history to uncover other information that can help diminish the claim.

Don’t let this happen to you. If you were seriously injured in the Atlanta area, talk to attorney Jason R. Schultz before you release any medical records to the insurance company. Call 404-474-0804 or fill out our contact form to set up an appointment.

Jason R. Schultz
Helping Georgia area residents with car accident, medical malpractice, and personal injury claims since 1991.