I was involved in minor fender bender. My insurance company want me to go for a IME. I tried to reschedule appointment, and they refuse. It has to be a valid reason in their books.
I told them I need transportation to the doctor they want me to go to, they refuse.
What are my options here?
The cost to attend is to be borne by the no-fault carrier. That is the interpretation of the following case: https://caselaw.findlaw.com/nj-superior-court-appellate-division/1219083.html
document everything that you communicate with them, whether by email or written letter. if the appointment is too far away, ask them for a closer doctor and take an uber. if you were hurt at all, you should speak to a personal injury attorney, as the insurance company is always looking to minimize what they payout and a lawyer is looking to get you a fair deal.
You need to get your attorney involved, and never talk to insurance company without your attorney. If you do not have one, get one asap if you were injured, any of us in this area who handle personal injury suits can help you.
If you do not have an attorney representing you already, I would suggest you obtain one.
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