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What Is the Importance of Keeping Medical Records for a Florida Personal Injury Claim?


It is common for individuals to keep their medical information from the view of others. After all, our healthcare records are private. But if you are involved in a personal injury claim, it may be advantageous to share part of your health history with an insurance claims adjuster. If another person or entity was negligent, and that negligence caused your injury, your medical record could be an important piece of proving fault.

When filing a personal injury claim after an accident in Clearwater, Hudson, and Tampa, it is important to have a legal professional on your side to protect your best interests. Do not share information because an insurance company tells you to do so, talk to an attorney first to protect yourself and your rights. With over 100 years of combined experience, the legal professionals at Roman & Roman can assess your claim and let you know what information should be shared.

Be Careful with Your Records

Seeking medical care after an accident is important, for your health and your claim. It is essential you are careful with your records and documents. Be sure they are complete and clear so they can function as evidence.

A strong claim is more likely when you do the following.

  • See a healthcare professional as soon as possible after an accident
  • Follow all of the directions your doctor gives you, such as stretches or medications
  • Tell the complete story of how the crash happened and what symptoms you are experiencing with your doctor, clearly explaining any pains or issues

When a person does not go to the doctor after an accident, it could be used against them later. If an injury or pain is slow to show, the other party or insurance adjuster could try to connect your injury to another event. Seeking medical care right away means any issues or concerns, large and small, are documented.

Talk to a Florida Personal Injury Lawyer Today

While there are guidelines to follow after an accident, for the best results you should discuss the specifics of your situation with a Florida personal injury lawyer. An attorney can assess your situation and advise you on next steps.

For example, if you have multiple doctor appointments following an event, a lawyer can tell you what should be documented at each visit. This could be the pain you are experiencing or the possible timeline for healing. Then, later, if a court or insurance company is looking over your medical records they will have a full view of your injury and understand why it is necessary to provide you with a full, comprehensive settlement amount.

Are you regularly attending doctor visits as a result of your car accident injuries? Compensation for medical bills could be an option. Talk to an experienced attorney as soon as possible to strengthen your case. When another is negligent, you are not responsible for all of the fees connected to an accident. With over 100 years of combined experience, the personal injury lawyer at Roman & Roman to understand your rights. Schedule your free consultation today.

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