After an accident that wasn't my fault, the other driver's insurance company wants me to sign a medical authorization for my medical information. Should I release my medical records to the other insurance company?

Knowing what to do after you've been hurt in an accident can be tough, especially if you have never been in an accident before - like most of the people we help here in the DC Metro Area.

After you've been in an accident, it can also be hard to figure out which information you have to share with the other driver.  That exchange can be tricky, but it doesn't have to be if you know EXACTLY what to give after an auto accident.  Avoiding this confusion can make a big difference in the long run. Click here to avoid the Top 4 Mistakes Made After An Accident.

If you're seriously injured, of course it's important to obtain your medical records - confused on how to get started? Click here to see tips on getting your medical records

But, the other driver's insurance wants you to sign a medical authorization or release immediately.  Should you do that? 

First of all, read it - it probably gives this insurance company to obtain every medical record created in your life time.  That's right - signing that form probably gives the insurance company the right to get your birth records, and every thing else you've every seen a doctor for... 

Do you think they really need that to fairly evaluate the injuries caused by their driver?

Absolutely not. So don't share your medical records with the insurance company adjuster or with the other driver. There's a time for giving them the medical information about the injuries they caused - but it's not right after the accident!

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So don't delay - get the info you need to make sure things go smoothly with the insurance company from the beginning.