Most Redondo Beach area residents will be in at least one car accident during their driving career. Fortunately, most of these accidents are just minor fender benders but occasionally a more serious accident occurs that results in devastating injuries or even death. When a person has been involved in an accident with injuries, they may be advised to have an independent medical examination.
Independent medical examination
When a person is in a serious car accident, they often receive immediate medical treatment. But if the accident was the result of someone else’s negligence then a personal injury lawsuit may occur. In these situations, a victim may need to have an independent medical examination for the following reasons:
- Ensure the victim did sustain injuries.
- Affirm the injuries are as serious as the victim claims.
- Make sure the injury claim is not the result of a different accident.
After the examination
An independent medical examination is common in personal injury lawsuits. A legal professional who is skilled in personal injury can help their client through their personal injury case. They can help their client learn what happened to cause the accident by visiting the accident scene and interviewing witnesses, reviewing the police report, and getting the answers their client deserves. They can help their client receive compensation for their medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages.
When a person has been injured in an accident due to no fault of their own, they have legal rights. An attorney can make sure their client’s future is protected and that they hold the negligent party responsible for their mistake.