Preparing For An Insurance Company Independent Medical Examination (IME)

Preparing For An Insurance Company Independent Medical Examination (IME)


Personal injury clients are often asked to undergo an Independent Medical Examination (IME). IMEs are an independent evaluation of your medical condition conducted by a medical professional.

While IMEs are intended to be independent and without bias, it is essential to understand whether the examiner is evaluating you on your lawyer’s behalf or on an insurance company’s behalf. Remember – your lawyer represents your interests, while an insurance company represents their own interests.

Questions posed to you may be phrased differently depending on whether the medical examiner was retained by your own lawyer or the insurance company. The IME will be used in your lawsuit, so it’s important to give detailed information.

Watch this video to learn how to prepare for an IME conducted for the insurance company and ensure you fully communicate your unique, subjective situation to the medical examiner.