Using Medical Records in Your Car Accident Case
If you have been injured in a car accident, you may be wondering:
- How will I prove that I was injured?
- Can I be compensated for the emergency room treatment and other care I received?
- Will I be able to pay for future, ongoing medical costs as I recover?
The role of your lawyer at Millar & Mixon, LLC will be to compile the medical records in your case. These records can be used not only to prove that your injuries exist but also to determine the amount you deserve for your past and future medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering and more.
We have extensive experience working with medical records to obtain compensation for clients throughout Atlanta and Georgia. To learn how we can assist you, call or contact us online today. We’ll provide a free consultation about your case.
Types of Medical Records
Under the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), you have a right to receive a copy of your medical records from any medical provider. Millar & Mixon, LLC can help you to file a request for these records. You should receive a copy within 30 days of your request.
If Millar & Mixon, LLC takes on your case, we will pay upfront for the costs of obtaining these medical records. These records can include:
- Diagnostic images (X-rays, CT scans, MRI scans)
- Diagnostic test results and reports
- Doctors’ findings about medical treatment required and recovery prognosis
- Ambulance and/or emergency room records
- Hospitalization records
- Surgical records, including reports by the anesthesiologist
- Medication records, including prescriptions and drugs supplied in the hospital
- Rehabilitation therapy records
- Psychological treatment records.
It is important to request your medical records as soon as possible if you are considering a personal injury claim. This is to guard against your records being lost or destroyed before they can be gathered for you and because of the time it takes to obtain all of your records from the various different sources.
Once Millar & Mixon, LLC obtains your medical records, we can have them examined by experts who will determine the full extent of the injuries you have suffered. These medical professionals can provide written reports of their findings to us, which we can use to establish your case. These experts may also be called on to testify in court on your behalf.
Our Atlanta Car Accident Lawyers Can Examine Your Medical Records
Being able to read and interpret medical records takes skill and experience. To obtain maximum recovery in a car accident or other personal injury case also requires being able to call upon a network of highly qualified experts.
An attorney from Millar & Mixon, LLC will know how to obtain your medical records and how to use them in establishing your case so that you will obtain the compensation you deserve.
Contact us now to get started on your case. Call or submit our online form today. An initial consultation is free and carries no further obligation.
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