In personal injury cases, medical exams provide critical information about the specific injuries endured by the plaintiff and how bad they are. Independent medical examination personal injury claims is important for proving your injuries. The insurance agency that is responsible for paying for these injuries will always try to deny responsibility and/or downplay the severity of the injuries in order to get out of paying a fair settlement. This is why they often request that plaintiffs undergo an independent medical examination (IME). These requests are commonly made in personal injury lawsuits for car accidents because they want to bring in an expert witness who can use the results as part of their testimony.