I do not practice in OH or NV so this information is for general educational purposes. If you are going to make an UIM claim, you usually have to get approval from your insured company to settle with the other driver's insurance company. Make sure that your insurer consented to the settlement. Regarding the release, you could write in a date restriction on the document and see what the adjuster does with it. Also, you should read your policy and see if it has any requirements about releases, statements, etc.
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This sounds like a serious injury case. You should consult with a good personal injury lawyer. A good lawyer can probably increase the value of your case and assist you through this difficult time.
That said, in recent times, insurance companies seems to routinely request an unlimited medical records authorization - as to time and scope. We typically propose a more limited release. The approach to this issue varies from one jurisdiction to another.
I suggest you consult with counsel to assist you with this case. I hope this helps. Good luck.
Trying to resolve this without a lawyer could sabotage your claim or get you a tiny nuisance settlement. Retain a top-rated lawyer with a low contingency fee to get maximum compensation.
Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't, depending on the circumstances of the case. I agree with Mr. Lassen, as usual, immediately hire an experienced personal injury attorney b/c the smallest mistake could cost you. Good luck.
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Retain an attorney who will obtain the relevant records and then submit them to the claims adjuster. The insurance industry's own statistics - NOT those of any attorney - show that unrepresented people get far less than those who retain an attorney. Here's more: [Blue-Link-Below]
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Some policies may include language that requires their own insureds do certain things to "cooperate" with their insurance company's investigation of a claim. Therefore, you may be required by your policy to provide an authorization. However, under Ohio law, only medical records that causally or historically relate to your claimed injuries should be discoverable. So we will often limit what medical information is shared with an insurance carrier, or limit the release such that the medical providers can only release certain information. You should also be aware of other issues unique to underinsured motorist claims which would be better discussed with a lawyer either over the phone or in person.
I would never recommend that a client sign a blanket authorization, even to their own insurer. Please keep in mind that even though you are dealing now with your own insurance company, their goal will be to pay you as little as possible on your claim. Depending on your injuries and your medical history, a blanket authorization could provide your insurer with information they could use to try to lower what you are entitled to receive. You should seek the advice of an experience injury lawyer immediately.
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