Few people can say that they were in perfect health prior to an accident.
Most people have probably dealt with some type of injury or health condition
at some point in their lives. But when you are injured in an accident,
does your prior health history impact your claim? Can you still recover
compensation through a personal injury claim if you have a preexisting injury?
Here are some things you should know about preexisting injuries in personal
- In general, individuals can recover compensation for preexisting injuries
if the accident made the condition worse.
- Insurance companies may try to use your preexisting injuries or conditions
against you to undervalue or even deny your claim.
- Detailed medical records are essential to prove your claim.
Always Disclose Your Prior Health History to Your Doctor & Lawyer
It is crucial that you discuss your complete medical history with your
doctor and attorney. This will allow both professionals to provide more
accurate care for you and representation for your case. If a person fails
to disclose their previous injuries or conditions, it can damage their
credibility and have a negative impact on their claim.
Contact Our New Orleans Personal Injury Attorneys
Whether you suffered from a new injury or an aggravation of an old injury,
it is important that you discuss your case with a legal professional.
At the Womac Law Firm, we have handled countless claims, including those
involving complex injuries and preexisting conditions. Our
New Orleans injury lawyers have an impressive track record that includes millions of dollars in compensation
for our injured clients. We focus our practice exclusively on personal
injury law, which allows our law firm to provide skilled and effective
representation for each client who finds themselves faced with a personal
no-cost consultation with one of our attorneys today!