What is an IME as it Relates to your Connecticut Personal Injury Case?
If you have been seriously injured in an accident which your Connecticut personal injury attorney has been unable to resolve with the insurance carrier, then the case will be put into suit. At some point in time the insurance company, through its defense counsel, will in all likelihood set up an independent medical examination (IME) to help bolster its claim that either you were not injured or that your injuries are less severe than your doctor states. This is one of the techniques that the insurance company will use to attempt to pay you less money for your claim in an effort to indicate to the jury that the at fault party did not cause all of the injuries which you claim to have suffered.
The injured party should be made aware of the fact that this could be a very important component of their CT personal injury case and could have a great impact upon the ultimate value of their case. The IME doctor will look to downplay any injuries claimed by you in order to reduce or eliminate any disability rating that you received from your doctor. You should make sure that you prepare for this examination with your Connecticut personal injury attorney before seeing the insurance company doctor. Your CT personal injury lawyer should provide you with a number of instructions as to what you should be doing and what you should be saying.
It is important that the injured party be fully prepared for the IME and should be ready to intelligently discuss a great number of issues, which would include but not be limited to the following: how did the accident happened; what injuries did you sustain as a result of the accident; what are your symptoms; how have they changed since the accident occurred; what pain complaints have you had, how severe have they been, for how long and what activities cause additional problems; what medical treatment have you received; what medications have you taken; we were you told by your doctors; what specific activities are you now limited in performing; what is your medical history; what pre-existing injuries do you have; and how you feel now.
Our Connecticut personal injury attorneys have written a book on Connecticut accident and injury law. One of the chapters in this book gives you instructions as to what you should be doing when you go to have your independent medical examination. There is also a lot of other valuable information in the book that will tell you what to do, what not to do, what you should be telling your doctors, how you can get better medical care, how you can get better quicker, how you can properly develop your lost wage claim, and what you can be doing to help your Connecticut accident lawyer and injury attorney get you more money for your case. The book can be downloaded for free by visiting our website.
If you would prefer, you can call our toll-free number at 888-244-5480 and speak with one of our Connecticut accident lawyers and personal injury attorneys to get your questions answered over the telephone or you can schedule a free consultation where one of our CT injury lawyers and accident attorneys will be happy to sit down with you and discuss the facts of your case with you in detail and give you specific advice as to what you should be doing. Do not wait until you made a mistake in attempting to handle your own Connecticut personal injury case. Our Connecticut personal injury lawyers are happy to provide you with this valuable free information so you can make a decision as to how you would like to proceed with your important injury case. Do not wait until you have made a serious mistake in attempting to handle your own case. Contact us today.