11 Feb Virginia: Vehicle Accidents – A Lawyer’s Neuropsychologist
By Order for Examination Pursuant to Rule 4:10 entered February 4, 2021, Circuit Court for Prince William County, Virginia, subjected defense neuropsychological examination of the Plaintiff personal injury victim to the following conditions:
- Plaintiff can choose an independent location other than the expert’s office or a law office;
- Examination is not to be referenced as “independent” or “court-ordered”;
- Plaintiff is not required to fill out, complete, or sign any forms or questionnaires provided by expert, except for patient identification and disclaimer of patient relationship;
- The examination and all communications are limited to purely medical and neuropsychological matters germane to lawsuit, i.e., injuries and symptoms at issue, specifically avoiding subjects of litigation, liability, representation, etc.;
- Examination is limited to means approved by the neuropsychological profession and cannot inflict unnecessary pain or discomfort on patient;
- Plaintiff is entitled to record audio and visual of the examination and all testing, including instructions and examples;
- Examination must comply with COVID-19 governmental precautions and protocols in Virginia; and
- Expert must agree in writing to abide by the Order, provide a written report, and be deposed.
The motor vehicle accident case is Al-Saray v. Spurlock, No. CL18003080-00.