Syracuse, NY—Medical records play a vital role in personal injury cases. When they contain an error, it can have a drastic effect on an individual’s ability to recover compensation for the injuries they suffered. Take for instance someone who sought medical treatment after suffering injuries in a car accident that was caused by a speeding driver.
This individual would likely try and seek compensation from the at-fault driver’s insurance company to cover any medical treatment they may need and might even consider filing a personal injury lawsuit against the driver if the right circumstances exist. In order for them to recover any money from the insurer or even in their personal injury case, they must be able to show they suffered injuries as a result of the other driver’s negligence.
But what if their medical records fail to note one or more of the injuries they suffered? What if the doctor confused them with another patient and wrote down the wrong information? When the insurance company accesses these records or they are needed in court, the error could result in the insurer reducing the value of the claim or even denying it. In fact, the court may decide that the victim’s injuries aren’t as severe as he/she is saying they are due to the fact that their medical records don’t reflect this.
When medical records contain inaccurate information or don’t reflect the true issues a victim is facing, it can make it difficult for them to prove they should be awarded compensation.
What can an accident victim do to ensure their medical records don’t contain any inaccuracies?
When an individual seeks medical attention after a work-related accident, car crash, or any other type of incident, they take the time to explain to their doctor the level of pain they are feeling and how it is impacting their day-to-day life. What many don’t do, however, is request a copy of their medical records that contains all the notes the doctor writes down during these visits.
Therefore, they don’t exactly know what it is the doctor is writing down or if the information matches what they said during their visit. However, if they request a copy of their medical records and take the time to review them with a Syracuse, NY personal injury lawyer, then there is a good chance they might catch an error and get it corrected.
If an Accident Victim Has Learned Their Medical Records Contain an Inaccuracy, Stanley Law Can Help
If an accident victim in Syracuse had their insurance claim denied because of an inaccuracy in their medical records, the Syracuse, NY personal injury attorneys at Stanley Law would be more than willing to assist with the matter. Getting these issues corrected early on can be quite beneficial to a victim, especially if they plan on suing the negligent party who caused them to suffer injuries.
To schedule a time to speak with a NY personal injury attorney and learn more about how they help with accident cases, contact Stanley Law at 1-800-608-3333.
Stanley Law can be contacted at any of their office locations listed down below:
215 Burnet Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13203
84 Court St, Ste 414
Binghamton, NY 13901
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Watertown, NY 13601
510 Clinton Square Ste 521
Rochester, NY 14604
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Montrose, PA 18801