Aggravation of Pre-Existing Injuries
Did Your Accident Make an Existing Injury Worse?
Insurance companies routinely pounce on pre-existing medical conditions as justification for rejecting or paying less on claims. However, a previous injury or health condition should not be held against you if someone’s negligence caused an accident that aggravated your condition.
If you worry that a pre-existing condition will create problems in your personal injury claim, The Breslo Law Firm can advocate for you. We have a strong record of holding negligent parties and their insurers accountable for the full damages.
Contact us today for a free evaluation by an experienced Scottsdale personal injury lawyer.
Pre-Existing Conditions in Personal Injury Claims
Our attorneys handle car accidents and other personal injury litigation in Scottsdale, the Phoenix area and throughout Arizona. It is fairly common that our clients were already coping with some ailment (such as a bad back) at the time of the accident or had previously injured the same part of the body (such as a broken leg).
The key to securing compensation is to prove that (a) the accident made your medical condition worse or (b) that the pre-existing condition was not previously disabling but now hampers your life or ability to work. We work with you and your doctors to document the prior injury or extent of disability and contrast it with the pain and limitations after your accident.
We have secured damages for aggravation of conditions such as:
- Herniated disk or back strains
- Neck injury
- Knee injuries and shoulder injuries
- Chronic pain or inflammatory disorders
- Impaired vision or hearing
- Mild brain injury
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
If Not for the Accident …
Insurance companies can make allowances for existing conditions. For example, if you were already disabled from work, you might not be entitled to damages for lost income. But the insurer cannot reject your claim out of hand just because of your pre-existing condition.
We will pursue your rightful compensation for the aftermath that you would not be suffering now if the accident had never occurred. Call 800-203-8709 or contact us online for a free consultation. We offer home and hospital visits by request, and we can accommodate clients who speak Spanish, French, Italian, Chinese and other languages.