I was in a car accident in august and had to have surgery on my knee due to that. My lawyer resheduled my first due IME'S due to

Asked over 2 years ago - Brooklyn, NY

My surgery and I had an IME this pass monday which I knew nothing about which was the final one what can be done to prevent them from closing my case. I am willing to attend if there willing to give me another appointment. Please give me some advice

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  1. Jeffrey Bruce Gold

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    Answered . Your lawyer should be able to reschedule the IME with the other side, and if they refuse, he can go to Court, and obtain an order to that effect. Your case is not that old so that a short delay will not be allowed. If your lawyer is telling you otherwise, you may have a problem with him. Now, if you are talking about no-fault IME's, its a bit more complicated, but if your lawyer acts diligently and makes some phone calls - blames your missing the IMEs on law office failure - he should be able to get it rescheduled.

  2. Jeffrey Mark Adams

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    Answered . This is a matter between you and your attorney. He/she should know how to resolve this issue; we've all dealt with it before. Good luck.

  3. Daniel Paul Buttafuoco

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    Answered . This question should be directed to your attorney

  4. Marc Sean Hurd

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    Answered . These kinds of scheduling issues are usually worked out between the attorneys and the expert doctors. Now, the defense reason for wanting the IME may be that the defense doctor wants to assess your condition, pre-surgery, to ascertain whether (in his opinion) that surgery is even necessary. (The cynic in me says that most paid defense experts seem to think that everything can be cured by 2 Tylenol and 2-4 weeks of physical therapy, but I digress). You should discuss this with your lawyer, because there may be a need for him/her to address this with the court by way of motion for protective order.

    Good luck.

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  5. Christian K. Lassen II

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    Answered . Your lawyer should be able to reschedule.

    Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyer. www.InjuryLawyerPhiladelphia.com
  6. Lars A. Lundeen

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    Answered . My advice is to speak with your attorney and follow your attorney's advice.

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