When you get into a car accident, sometimes an insurance company’s lawyer will request you to go to their physician for a so-called “independent” exam to assess your situation and get a quote for your medical bills. In our opinion, the word “independent” is misleading and in many cases an outright lie.
The independent medical examiners insurance companies may refer you to after a car accident are only looking out for the best interest of the insurance company. These independent medical examiners, or I.M.E.s, opinions are bought and paid for by the responsible party’s insurance company.
Their exams can be quick and, even worse, misquoted and misreported. This is why we always have a court reporter present to protect our clients from getting into a “he said-she said,” or who is telling the truth. This tactic squanders a client out of much needed retribution for medical bills and lost wages.
The first thing a good attorney will suggest is to have your personal injuries checked by a good physician. You might think to yourself: “Well, isn’t that physician looking out for the interests of the firm?” Not exactly.
Not all physicians will give you a more fair assessment of your injuries than someone referred by the insurance company as much as car accident attorneys would prefer. Our firm asks for one thing: that a doctor be honest, fair and objective when reviewing medical bills or determining the nature and extent of medical treatment required.
Our San Diego personal injury attorneys believe that relieving your pain and suffering is the most important concern a client should have. Who would you rather trust: someone looking out for you or someone looking out for an insurance company?
Think about that when you hear “go see this doctor” from an insurance company. In our experience, the majority of these doctors are biased towards the insurance company and do not care about you the way our firm does.
Call us now at 1-800-655-6585 or click here for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney and find out how we can help you. We speak English and Spanish, and we look forward to providing advice for your case. No fee if no recovery.