Southborough, MA asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Massachusetts

Q: Can filling out a PIP claim potentially get me in trouble?

I was recently in an accident which was my fault, and taken to the hospital after as a precaution. Since the accident occurred in a rental car my insurance turned it over to the rental company's insurance for medical expenses. They have asked me to fill out a PIP claim.

Prior to the accident I had a couple of drinks, but was not arrested by police or given a test, simply a citation for the negligent driving. I'm pretty confident I was under the legal limit, but concerned that by releasing my hospital records to the PIP claim, and if somehow I was over the limit, that could come back to get me in trouble.

I'm looking for advice on if I have to release these records, and if by doing so legal action could be brought against me if my blood test ended up being over the legal limit at the hospital.

1 Lawyer Answer
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA
  • Licensed in Massachusetts

A: No.

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