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Insurance Question from Murfreesboro, TN

Asked on 10/22/2011

what forms to fill out when the accident is the other person fault What forms are required on my part to fill in? This question if for my daughter The accident is the other person fault. She went to the hospital and is still being treated by a doctor for swelling of the shoulder after two weeks. She has missed work for this periodThe insurance company for the other person responsible has sent her many forms to be fill out she can under stand the forms about the accident but the latest form request includes a form for her employer to fill out about her wages for the last 13 week, workers comp and medicare. Also a form wanting to know her complete accident history(doctors test etc) not only for the current accident but accident for her total life, Can you please advise what information she should provide. Thanks

Answer given on October 22, 2011

When you are involved in an auto accident that includes bodily injury, there can be many forms requested by the insurance company to help them settle the claim. Obviously, questions about the accident are involved. but your medical history can be a factor.Since your daughter has missed work, the insurance company will want to know what benefits she may have to pay for her time off, including workers compensation and medical insurance. They will also need her wages, so, should the insurance company be expected to pay for lost wages they know what the figure is. The insurance company may also ask for medical history, since a pre-existing condition is not considered a part of the accident. However, the accident could make a pre-existing condition worse, which may be covered. If you are concerned about the information being requested, you may want to talk to your insurance agent who can help explain the requested information.


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