Many questions come up after a South Dakota automobile accident, but some are asked more often than others. Here are ten questions that our law firm hears on a regular basis.
1. Should I sign forms provided to me by the other driver’s insurance company?
One of the most frequent things that happen after an automobile accident is that the other driver’s insurance company will contact you and request information. The other driver’s insurance company may ask you to sign “authorizations” so that it can get your medical records and wage information. Signing these authorizations is usually a bad idea. Also, federal law prevents insurance companies from obtaining medicalrecords without your permission. It is better to let your attorney obtain the records and then provide them to the other insurance company. This will ensure the insurance company gets only the necessary information.