I am in a car wreck lawsuit. I received injuries to my back. Now, the defendant wants to have me evaluated by a doctor that the defendant’s insurance company is going to hire. Can they do that?
Probably. If your medical well being is in question in a case the opposing party may request that you undergo a medical evaluation by a doctor of their choosing.
This type of examination is known as a defense medical examination or a Rule 35 medical examination. (Rule 35 is the rule of court procedures that governs medical examinations.)
Your lawyer will be able to give you more details about the examination and whether or not you can avoid it under the facts of your case.