Ogden, UT asked in Car Accidents for Utah

Q: Is it wise to allow an opposing ins. co. access to my prior medical files from date of a rear -end car accident?

I was rear-ended in Nov. '21. I had prior back issues, but have had increasing pain since the accident. The opposing ins. co. wants to access my medical files from 2018. Do I need to allow this in order to settle the claim?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Utah attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. As a general matter nationwide, insurance carriers typically do make requests for records of previous accidents. This is particularly true where injuries might be similar to those from earlier accidents, or where there could be dispute as to the cause of certain injuries. This is something that should be discussed with your attorney. Good luck

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