After starting your lawsuit, you might have to undergo an independent medical examination (IME), where a neutral doctor will examine you. Either your lawyer or the insurance company will request the IME.
The IME will probably take a few hours, during which the doctor will evaluate you, assess your injuries, and review your medical records. After the IME, the doctor will write a detailed report explaining the extent of your injuries and their impact on your life. This report helps us explain your limitations and provide evidence of how your injury might progress in the future. IME reports often support claims of your inability to return to work, enjoy your hobbies and perform household chores. IMEs also provide treatment recommendations to help you recover and return to your activities.
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