August 28, 2015 • Uncategorized
Our personal injury lawyer has the experience and the right connections to help you gather medical records
Medical records are one of the most critical pieces of evidence in a personal injury lawsuit. They prove that you have been injured in an accident, the extent of your injuries, the short- and long-term expenses you have to incur for medical treatment, psychological counseling, and/or rehabilitation, and the other losses you may have suffered—lost time at work, loss of earning capacity, and degradation in the quality of life—as a result of the injuries.
A personal injury lawyer such as those from the law firm known as Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff, and Wolff can help you gather the relevant medical records to calculate your exact losses and improve your chances of receiving the compensation you deserve.
The law firm of RMFW Law in New York has been practicing for over three generations. Throughout the years in practice, the firm has helped countless victims of personal injury cases collect the medical records they need to build their cases and receive compensation for their losses.
Your Medical Records are Pivotal
Your right to obtain medical records that would be admissible in a court of law is governed by a set of rules specified in the HIPAA. Of course, you can claim copies of your own medical records. Besides, you can claim the medical records of another person who has been the victim of a negligent act in the following instances:
You are, however, not permitted to view or obtain the following types of medical records:
According to the guidelines of the HIPAA, medical providers are obliged to provide you with copies of the records within 30 days of you submitting your request. In some states, this period is shorter. According to the laws in some states, the medical provider must let you see the records before they provide you with the copies.
Improving Your Successful Lawsuit Odds
Our personal injury lawyer is well-versed in the nitty-gritty of the HIPAA. For instance, he knows that the medical provider is obliged to specify the reason if there is a delay in furnishing copies of the records. It must also provide a reason, stated in a denial letter, if it rejects your request to obtain copies of your medical records. However, you can appeal a denial if you think it is unfair. Our personal injury lawyer will help you gather the medical records you require for your case while sticking to the guidelines of the HIPAA.
We Earn Our Keep
Call our qualified and experienced personal injury lawyers for a free consultation at 212-697-9280. RMFW Law has offices in Astoria, Queens, New York City, and at two other locations in Brooklyn. We are easy to reach, but our personal injury lawyer will gladly visit you if you are unable to make it to one of our offices.