The insurance company will send every accident victim a medical authorization that, if signed by the victim, can be used to look into your medical history and possibly limit the value of your personal injury claim. In addition, they may send a release that, if signed, can prevent you from ever recovering from future treatment and/or receiving any additional compensation.


After an accident, sometimes you may receive a release, or a medical authorization from the insurance company and my advice to you is not to sign anything until you've had an opportunity to talk with your attorney. We've seen in our practice that insurance companies have oftentimes try to have an individual settle their claim for significantly less than what the claim is worth by just sending them a document and telling them this sign away their rights.