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I have been asked to go to an independent medical exam by my insurance company. My attorney is advising me not to go.What to do?

Beaverton, OR |

i was in 2 auto accidents last summer with 8 weeks of eachother. in both cases the other driver was at fault and insured. the other insurance company has taken responsibility. i recieved a concussion in each accident, pinched nerves, extreme back pain/issues and knee issues. i've been recieving treatment and continue to. My insurance company has asked me to take a IME to figure out which injuries are from the first accident and which are from the second. Because i had a 2nd accident so close to eachother i got an attorney and he has advised me not to attend the IME. I am wondering if this is a good idea? thanks

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