Q If I have personal mental health records, will I have to show them to the defense lawyer in my case?
If you claim emotional distress in a personal injury claim, then you should expect that the defense lawyer will see you mental health history. The rules of discovery are very broad. Generally, the other lawyer will get to see all of your prior medical records that are relevant to claimed damages. So, if you claim that you suffer from emotional distress, then the defense will have the right to view your prior mental health records to evaluate whether there is some reason other than the car accident that is causing your emotional distress.
If you or anyone you know is not happy with their lawyer for a serious personal injury case, then you can take action. Contact The Bartinik Law Firm, PC in Groton, Connecticut at 860 445 8521 or toll free at 888 717 4211.