When you are involved in a car accident in Orlando, you may believe that you are fully entitled to compensation for your medical expenses and coverage for the medical expenses of your passengers. However, the insurance companies have a different idea of what they will compensate you and in some cases you may be left to pay for the bill. This is not fair and leaves you to pay for the mistake of another person. With the help of an Orlando personal injury lawyer, you are often times asked to show medical records to help prove your case.
Under the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), there are only certain records you are able to get, which include:
- Your own records.
- Records for someone you are a legal guardian to, with some exceptions.
- Records for someone you are a set designated representative to.
- Records for a deceased person that you are a designated representative to.
For other passengers, you may not be able to access their medical records and instead must go through them to gain access to these necessary files. Once requested, you can expect to receive the records within 30 days. Because this is a longer period of time, we advise that you request your medical records as soon as possible.
Hire an Experienced Orlando Auto Accident Attorney
When you work with an Orlando personal injury lawyer, you are able to craft a defense that will help avoid the tricks by insurance companies. The experienced legal team at Michael T. Gibson, P.A., will help you put together a case that will get a fair and just settlement. Contact us today (407-422-4529) for more information on how we can help you and your family to receive the compensation you deserve.