DO I HAVE TO GO TO THE IME?
Insurance companies cannot force you to go to the exam. However, if you refuse to go, they will cut off your medical treatment. If you decide to attend the IME, they will still probably cut off your medical treatment and wage loss benefits. The difference is that you will be in a better position to force them to pay for your accident-related medical treatment and wage loss with the help of a lawyer.
The decision to attend the IME is best made with the advice of an attorney. Experienced personal injury lawyers are usually able to help most people get the medical treatment they need. Keep in mind that someone can go with you to the IME, but only as an observer. This person may take notes, but should not say anything during the exam.