What does the insurance company consider a pre-existing injury?
A pre-existing injury is an injury or condition that an injury victim had prior to the car accident, truck accident, or slip and fall that is the basis for their current injury claim. Often times, pre-existing injuries can be made worse by the incident that forms the basis of the negligence lawsuit the injured party is pursuing.
How can a pre-existing injury affect my claim?
Insurance companies will often try to deny injury victims with pre-existing injuries the compensation they deserve. Insurance carriers will use pre-existing injuries to claim you were already injured before the accident, and the injuries you are claiming are not due to their insured’s negligence. You should know that even with a pre-existing injury, you have the right to demand compensation from the party responsible for the incident that caused your injuries if the incident aggravates your pre-existing injuries and requires additional medical treatment or the event escalates the pain in the region of the injury so that your ability to perform simple tasks is affected. Although you cannot be compensated for an injury you sustained before an accident, you may be entitled to compensation if the car crash aggravated or escalated your injury.
Call an accident lawyer in Austin to discuss your potential claim
If you or someone you care for has been injured after a car accident, truck accident or other injury event and have aggravated a pre-existing injury, call injury lawyer in Corpus Christi, Minesh J. Patel at The Patel Firm PLLC today. Mr. Patel and his talented staff of legal professionals will listen you and make sure you understand your legal rights. After suffering an injury due to no fault of your own, fight back. Contact accident attorney Minesh J. Patel for an obligation free legal consultation. An injury claim can be complex, especially when it involves a pre-existing injury. Don’t let the insurance company take advantage of you and tell you your claim in not warranted. Protect your right to compensation for your injuries but contacting accident lawyer in Austin Minesh J. Patel at The Patel Firm PLLC. We are ready and waiting to speak with you now. 24/7/365, someone at our Austin law firm is ready assist. Reach out to us today.
*This blog is for informational purposes only and is not intended to, and should not be construed as legal advice.