Kailua Kona, HI asked in Car Accidents for New York

Q: I was injured in a car accident. Does the insurance adjuster have any say in my medical treatment?

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Stephen Bilkis
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: No. By law, you are entitled to "reasonable medical treatment" for any injuries caused by your accident. Of course what is considered "reasonable" may be up for debate. It is wise to consult an experienced lawyer for guidance.

Michael H. Joseph
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Michael H. Joseph
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • White Plains, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: They cannot tell you where to go or where to get treatment. All they can do is dispute the bills after they have you examined by one of their own doctors

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: No and yes. They have an obligation to treat you fairly. However, if you have medical treatment why not contact a member of the NYState Trial Lawyers Assn? They give free consults.

As the other counselors have noted, the insurance law gives companies a right to have a doctor they chose examine you.

So it's really good to at least get the consult if not full representation.

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