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Can a Preexisting Injury Affect My Personal Injury Claim?


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 injury claims:

  • 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 injury claim.

Schedule a no-cost consultation with one of our attorneys today!

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