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What Should I do if I was Injured in an Illinois Bike Accident and the Insurance Company Wants me to Sign a Medical Authorization?

What Should I Do If I Was Injured In An Illinois Bike Accident And The Insurance Company Wants Me To Sign A Medical Authorizatio? You should first hire a qualified personal injury attorney and discuss with him or her the ramifications of signing that document.

  1. Protecting Your Bike Accident Claim In The Early Stages
  2. Understanding All Aspects Of Your Bicycle Accident Claim
  3. Wondering What You Should After An Illinois Bicycle Accident?

Protecting Your Bike Accident Claim In The Early Stages

In most cases an attorney will advise you to not sign anything that the insurance company gives you before you discuss it with them first, especially in serious injury cases. You are not legally bound to give them any information, including access to your medical records. Most of the time, by signing a medical authorization form, you give the insurance company complete access to all of your medical records, which may give them a basis for rejecting your claim. At the beginning of every bicycle accident dispute, all parties involved will move to strengthen their cases which will inevitably effect yours adversely. Not only is what you sign important in the early stages of these disputes, so too is what you say because it can diminish elements of your future lawsuit or claim. This is why we recommend that you make all communications to insurance companies and other representatives only through your attorney. By doing it that way, you can be sure that no part of your case will be weakened through inadvertent disclosures or signatures.

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Understanding All Aspects Of Your Bicycle Accident Claim

While the early stages of your Illinois bicycle accident claim will be formative and fundamental, the next stages are very important as well. What comes next? Generally, if negotiations with the insurance company breakdown, or even if they don't, you might have to file a lawsuit in court. If that's the case, your lawyers will have to draft a complaint stating what law, contract provision, or other source affords you the right to recover. Then, the defendant will file a reply and the lawsuit will kick off. At this it might be anywhere from a few months to a few years before the case is over unless you settle. Both sides will engage in discovery, motions, and eventually trial. These periods can impact your recovery just as much as the early one and it's important for you to have a good grasp of the dynamics of each. Contact our office to learn more about bicycle accident litigation in Illinois.

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Wondering What You Should After An Illinois Bicycle Accident?

After you're involved in a bicycle accident in Illinois, you'll probably be flooded with forms, phone calls, and other things. Most of them could impact your right to recover in court. Therefore, it's important to have an experienced lawyer with you at every step of the way to protect your ability to receive compensation under the law. We can provide that excellent representation that you need at no cost until you get the recovery you deserve. Just call Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC today to hear how. We look forward to speaking with you!

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