How to Request Your Medical Records in New York

by Alex

Your relevant medical records are important for documenting your accident injuries and future care needs. Requesting your medical records in New York could be as easy as asking your doctor. However, this is not always a smooth process. When we represent a client hurt in a personal injury accident, our attorney handles this request to obtain the relevant paperwork for our client’s case.

You can discuss your case with a team member from Shulman & Hill today for free. Call (555) 555-5555 and let us review your options with you.

Requesting Your Medical Records After a New York Injury Accident

According to the New York State Department of Health, all patients treated in the state can access their health records. Health care practitioners, hospitals, and clinics must have policies that allow patients to request and receive their documents. They can charge a reasonable amount for paper copies.

This process generally requires contacting the hospital or clinic’s medical records department and requesting that it release your records. An authorization form will be required, so you may need to complete this in person, via mail, or online. According to the Department of Health, there are also options for recovering records under New York’s Freedom of Information Law (FOIL).

We navigate this process for our clients, although they may still need to sign an authorization form so that we can obtain the records.

Our Attorneys Request and Secure Relevant Records for Our Clients

When representing an accident victim, we investigate what happened and document their injuries, expenses, and losses. This part of the process is necessary to develop a strong case for compensation. This includes requesting and securing their relevant medical records.

When our attorney builds a case, our clients do not have to worry about how to request their medical records, pay related fees, or analyze the information in their paperwork. Our team handles this. Our clients can, instead, focus on healing from their injuries.

The Role of Medical Records in a New York Personal Injury Case

Medical records document an accident victim’s injuries and the treatment they received for those injuries. They show lasting impairments and outline future treatment and support needs. While they may not tell the full story of a victim’s injuries and treatment needs, they lay the foundation.

Our attorneys understand why medical records are important to insurance companies because we use them, too. To ensure we seek fair compensation for our clients, we may need to build a complete picture of their injuries, care, lasting concerns, and ongoing needs. Much of this comes from the analysis of relevant medical records. We may also need to work with medical experts if there are lasting injuries. They can offer insight into how these injuries can affect an accident victim’s quality of life for the long term.

An insurance company may obtain these records to look for reasons to reduce or deny the claim. They could offer less money because of pre-existing injuries or because they do not believe the injuries are as serious as the victim claims. Our lawyers know how to counter these arguments and may be able to, if necessary, in your case.

Shulman & Hill Fights to Recover Fair Compensation for N.Y. Injury Victims

Shulman & Hill has won over $250 million in settlements and verdicts for injury victims in New York. We are New York’s premier personal injury law firm, with our lawyers fighting to get justice and compensation for our clients. Those who choose us to represent them know that every case is personal to us. We get to know our clients, understand their needs, and pursue a fair outcome based on the facts in their cases.

We know what it takes to win financial recovery when someone else’s careless or reckless behavior causes injuries, expenses, and losses. We handle these cases regardless of their difficulty or complexity. We believe in justice and accountability. Let us review your case and determine if we may be able to hold the at-fault party legally responsible for your injuries and other damages.

Talk to Our Team About Your New York Injury Case Today

At Shulman & Hill, our team members offer free consultations for personal injury victims. If a careless or reckless party hurt you, our team may be able to hold them responsible and manage all aspects of your New York personal injury case. We can also review with you how to request medical records in New York after an accident.

We have locations in all five boroughs around NYC: Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, our headquarters in Manhattan, Staten Island, and a location on Long Island too.

Discuss your options with a team member for free today. Call (555) 555-5555 to speak with our team now.

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