Can a Pre-Existing Condition Affect my Car Accident Settlement?
If you have been in a car accident, the other driver’s insurance company will request all previous and current medical information. If you have a prior condition or injury that has been aggravated by the accident, you deserve compensation for the new pain.
However, the insurance company may try to pay out as little as possible. They may try to claim that your injuries are “pre-existing only,” meaning the company believes the injury is solely the fault of the pre-existing issue. Even if your injury has been exacerbated by the recent accident, the company may try to avoid financial responsibility entirely by discrediting your claim, regardless of whose fault the accident was or the damages you require to get your life back on track.
If your condition or injury has been aggravated by the accident, you are still entitled to receive compensation for physical injuries as well as mental health conditions such as anxiety.
If you or a loved one has recently been in a car accident that affected a prior condition or injury, contact an experienced St. Petersburg personal injury attorney at Jones Law Group today. When you contact our office we will immediately set an appointment where you will meet your attorney and be provided with his/her contact information. If you do not have transportation or you cannot drive, your attorney will travel to meet you and discuss your case with you.
If you had an injury prior to the accident, the insurance company will try to minimize its severity and attempt to diminish the settlement you deserve. Call an experienced personal injury attorney in St. Petersburg at Jones Law Group at (727) 571-1333 during regular business hours or (727) 753-8657 on weekends or after regular business hours. We will evaluate your case for free and you will never pay us a dime unless we recover compensation for your injuries.
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