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Robert Raitt to discuss IME tactics at No-Fault Insurance Summit

April 25, 2018 by Steven M. Gursten

Experienced trial lawyer Bobby Raitt will discuss important IME issues such as lack of ‘independence’ and bias that arise in No-Fault car accident injury litigation at the ICLE No-Fault Institute

Trial lawyer Bobby Raitt will discuss IME issues at No-Fault Summit
Michigan Auto Law attorney Robert M. Raitt will present and moderate at the No-Fault Summit co-sponsored by ICLE and the Negligence Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan.

This Thursday, Robert M. Raitt will be discussing the important issue of so-called “independent” medical evaluations – or IMEs – at the No-Fault Summit co-sponsored by ICLE and the Negligence Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan this Thursday, April 26, 2018.

In addition to his duties as a presenter, Bobby will also be moderating the “Trial Discovery Track” during the first day of this two-day “can’t miss” event for Michigan auto accident and No-Fault insurance attorneys.

Bobby’s presentation about “The Role of the Independent Medical Evaluation” will address the following general issues:

  • Factors that go into an insurer’s decision to demand that a victim submit to an IME
  • Approaches for getting ready for an IME
  • Analyzing whether the IME doctor’s medical specialty is appropriate given the injuries of the auto accident victim to be evaluated
  • Identifying when and how an IME can be used to bolster a victim’s claims of injuries and impairments

Based on his extensive experience as a plaintiff’s attorney who helps car, truck and motorcycle accident victims, Bobby will also share his insights about the persistent – and arguably systemic – lack of real “independence” of these exams that can be forced on car accident victims at the whim of auto insurers and the shameful bias of the insurance-company doctors chosen to conduct the insurers’ IMEs.

Here are a few things you should know about Bobby:

  • He’s been a trial lawyer with Michigan Auto Law since 1992.
  • He is a past President of the Michigan Association for Justice and he’s currently the Vice Chair of the Negligence Section of the State Bar of Michigan.
  • Recently, Bobby, who is an AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell, received the top brain injury verdict in Michigan, according to “Michigan Lawyers Weekly.”
  • His honors include being named a Michigan Lawyers Weekly 2016 Leader in the Law; being listed in Best Lawyers of America; and being named among the Top 100 Lawyers in the state of Michigan by Super Lawyers.

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