Question by  Forte (23)

What is an independent medical exam in a personal injury case?


Answer by  MSH (305)

That is when the insurance company hires another docter, other than the one that treated you, to conduct a medical examination to determine the extent of your injuries, It is supposed to see if your doctors description of your injuries are correct. The IME tends to favor the insurance company


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

Basically it's to prove that you're not making up the injuries that you're claiming happened. You go to a doctor, possibly one that the insurance company or the place where you were injured suggests, and they do a physical examination on you in order to determine how bad you were injured and if you are exaggerating any of your symptoms.


Answer by  technogeek (6640)

That is when you use a doctor appointed neither by the plaintiff nor by the defendant. He would be appointed by the court to perform the medical exam.


Answer by  Brittney (1095)

Your attorney will have you examined by your doctor and may even have you examed by their doctors. These are considered indpendent medical exams because you are having them done by your doctor. Most of the time you are allowed to use your own family doctor. The company that you are sueing will also have you examined by their doctor.

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