Should I release my medical records to another driver’s insurance adjuster?

The at-fault driver’s insurance company will typically contact you asking you to sign a medical authorization so they can get your medical records. Oftentimes, they’ll tell you that they need all your records in order to pay you what they owe you. However, if you look closely, the release is not just limited to records from the date of the accident moving forward. Oftentimes, it’s open-ended, and they’ll try to use the release to get old medical records. They may try to use these old medical records against you by trying to argue that your injuries were pre-existing to this accident. As a result, we recommend that you don’t necessarily sign a release to them, and that you provide records to them only from the date of the accident moving forward