Examination From The Insurance Company’s Doctor

Watch this video about submitting to an examination from the insurance company’s doctor in Boise, ID. Then call Hepworth Holzer today.

Question:

Why do I have to submit to an examination from the insurance company doctor for my personal injury lawsuit?

Answer:

Examination From The Insurance Company’s Doctor If you’re pursuing a personal injury case in Idaho, people often ask why the claimant has to submit to an examination by a doctor chosen by the defendant. The reason that they have to do that, of course, is actually dictated by an Idaho Rule of Civil Procedure that allows the defense to be given an opportunity to have the claimant, the person injured, examined by a medical doctor of their own choice so they are put in a position where they can defend against your claim and not necessarily agree with everything you’re saying about what injuries you’re claiming to have and the like. The rule is there for the prospect of a defendant being given an opportunity to have a full and fair understanding of what the injuries actually are and so that they are in a position of presenting at trial whenever that is that they think is adverse to what the plaintiff’s doctors are testifying about or the claimants himself or herself are testifying about. That’s the reason for the rule.

I think you should understand that at its heart, when somebody makes a claim for a personal injury lawsuit, they are putting their medical condition at issue in that case. Anytime somebody is putting something at issue in a case, each side has the opportunity to explore that particular issue and offer their own perspective of that particular issue. In this case, we’re talking about a medical issue and why the defendants have a right to have an independent medical exam. That’s what the defense typically has the right to do, but there has to be some justification for it. There has to be some at least dispute over what the medical condition is.

If you’re in a situation where you’re concerned with being in a doctor’s office who is not of your own choosing, that’s when you need a big legal team on your side working for you so that you can be prepared for such a thing when it happens or can avoid such a thing if necessary. If you have a situation where you’re pursuing a claim and you’re concerned about that, you should be seeking legal advice from the best legal team you can find that actually has the experience of dealing with these so-called independent medical exams and otherwise pursuing the claim through jury trial. Our firm has all that experience. We’ve been around doing this stuff for more than 60 years. I myself have been doing it more than 30. I have a track record of success.

If you have such a situation, please feel free to call us anytime to discuss it further or any of the other lawyers in our law firm. We all do the same type of work and all have a similar level of experience. We have a lot of legal horsepower here, in other words. Please, if you’re in that situation, call us anytime.


Were you injured due to someone else’s negligence in Boise and have questions about submitting to an examination from the insurance company’s doctor? Contact our experienced Boise Personal Injury Lawyers at Hepworth Holzer today for a free consultation and case evaluation.

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