A California injury lawyer discusses protecting personal information while pursuing an injury claim.
If you have recently been in an accident involving another person, his or her insurance company may request a seemingly inordinate amount of personal information from you, including your Social Security number. However, explains a California injury lawyer, there is no reason for alarm.
Recent legislation has mandated that Medicare and other health care organizations be notified when an accident occurs and receive information on the reimbursement rights of the parties involved, so as to allow the state and federal government to track this information. Since reimbursement rights are a feature of the majority of health insurance plans and such insurance is often issued to you through your Social Security number, you will be required to provide this information after the accident.
Throughout the duration of your accident case, you may be asked to provide personal information on more than one occasion. In fact, once your case is resolved, you will not receive a settlement check until this information has been furnished.
In our office, we always inform clients not be concerned about supplying personal information to insurance companies as long as they are utilizing a safe and confidential method of conveyance.
If you would like to request one of these resources, or to discuss a specific legal matter with a California injury lawyer, feel free to call 866-981-5596.