Accident Victims: Don’t Sign Release Forms Without Consulting With a Personal Injury Attorney

Jan 4, 2017 - Car Accident by

If you have been a victim of a car accident in Texas, you will likely receive a number of forms from the auto insurance carrier that you will be asked to sign. These could include:

  1. Medical Authorization— allows the insurance company to have access to your medical records. Depending on how the authorization is written, it could provide authorization for information on your medical treatment in connection with the accident as well as prior medical records.
  2. Wage Loss and Salary Verification/Authorization — gives the insurance company access to your wage and salary information, which is used in case of wage loss claims.
  3. Property Damage Release – gives the insurance company access to information to determine the value of a vehicle that has been declared a total loss.
  4. General Release – this document is generally used when an insurer wants you to waive all claims against the driver or owner of the car who was at fault in the accident, as well as the insurance company.

You can protect yourself and your potential injury claims by doing one important thing: DON’T sign any document without talking to an experienced Texas personal injury attorney! Too many injury victims unknowingly sign their rights away, so don’t let this happen to you.

If you or someone you love has been injured as a result of a medical mistake, our Texas medical malpractice attorneys have the experience and resources to help you through this difficult time and obtain just compensation for your injuries. Please call 800-248-6000 or contact us for a free consultation.

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