Prior Injuries: How they affect Current Accidents

With more drivers on the road than ever before, accidents are also on the rise. What would happen if a prior injury you had in your past was once again re-aggravated? Does this limit you in what you can recover regarding damages and injuries? These kinds of questions will go through anyone’s mind. The only way you will know what happens next is by listening to an auto accident lawyer, who has knowledge and experience in dealing with situations like this. First, the answer to this questions depends upon which side you are on:
Insurance Company and Defense Attorney:
If you listen to insurance companies, you would assume that the accident never happened. ALL of the problems, of course, are pre-existing. The accident? A minor factor, but really, you WERE already suffering. Now, you are just trying to get money. You are trying to get “rich” by blaming this accident.
Your Personal Injury Attorney:
I am sorry you were hurt—I know it was not your fault. There is no record of you ever having had a problem before or if so, the fact you had not seen a doctor for years seems indicative that this was not causing you any issues. Now, you deal with the pain on a daily basis. It is my responsibility to make sure that you do not come out of this in the hole. Let’s make sure your necessary medical bills are paid for. Let’s make sure if you lose time from work it gets reimbursed. According to the law, you are allowed some compensation that is commensurate with your level of pain, discomfort and suffering. We are not interested in making you “rich”, and know that we certainly are not going to get rich on the dozens, hundreds or thousands of hours of time we put into your case.
“Fairness” has a different meaning to each person. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us by calling (888) 467-0312 or visit us online at with all your legal needs.