What Is an Examination Under Oath?
After you’ve had a car accident, the insurance carrier is entitled to an Examination Under Oath (“EUO”) as part of the “Verification Process.” In other words, the insurance carrier is entitled to verify the facts of the accident and treatment with the claimant.
But what is an examination under oath? What does it involve, exactly? Although not a deposition, it is similar. The EUO is conducted by an attorney hired by the insurance carrier. The testimony is given under oath and the testimony is recorded by a court reporter.
How Do I Prepare for the EUO?
An accident attorney from Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP will be with you at the EUO. We will prepare you for the EUO. We will walk you through the process and will be with you every step of the way. We make sure our clients feel comfortable with the process.
What Kind of Questions Will Be Asked?
The best way to prepare for an EUO is to anticipate the questions that may be asked. We will review the topics that might be discussed and go over potential questions.
The EUO will begin with questions about your background, which includes basic personal information. They will ask about the accident. They will ask about your injuries. They will ask about your initial physical complaints. They will ask about your treatment. They will ask for the name of your treating doctor and frequency of your treatment. They will ask about diagnostic tests, like MRIs, and consultations with other doctors.
An accident attorney from Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP will be by your side throughout the entire process and vigorously protect your rights.
What if I Fail to Attend an EUO?
If you fail to attend an EUO, the insurance company can deny your claim. It will be deemed a willful noncompliance with the terms of the insurance policy.
Contact an Experienced Attorney for EUO Help
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, you should contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at our firm as soon as possible.
The accident attorneys at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP have decades of experience dealing with insurance companies. Insurance companies have lawyers defending them, and so should you. Our firm’s motto is “Don’t Be A Victim Twice.”
Call 1-800-Victim2 (1-800-842-8462) to schedule a confidential consultation with the Harlem accident attorneys at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP. The call is free. The consultation is free. You don’t pay us unless we are successful. That’s our “Our Fee Guarantee: No Fee Unless Successful!”