Pre-Existing Conditions and Your Personal Injury Case
Sustaining a personal injury as a result of another party’s recklessness or negligence can be extremely emotional, stressful, and expensive. Is it possible to pursue a personal injury claim even if you have a pre-existing condition? This is a commonly asked question we get from clients. The short answer is yes, since an accident can aggravate or even cause new damage to an old injury.
Injuries can happen to anyone, from millennials to Baby Boomers, healthy to those who are infirm. At Glotzer & Kobren, P.A., a Boca Raton-based personal injury law firm, we aggressively fight on behalf of injury clients who have pre-existing injuries. Last month, we settled a case for $300,000, and the accident claim involved aggravation of a back injury.
A pre-existing condition is a medical or physical condition that existed before the accident-causing injury. For example, the case we settled for $300,000 involved a client who was in a car accident and hurt her back. She had a prior back injury from a few years earlier, which was considered a pre-existing condition.
Insurance companies regularly attempt to use pre-existing medical problems as an excuse to deny coverage, depriving injured victims of compensation. Insurance companies make their money by charging customers premiums, then delaying, denying or underpaying valid claims. Insurance companies are not your friend. Insurers will try to find any opportunity – such as a pre-existing condition – to minimize or outright deny an injury victim’s claim.
If you have been hurt in a car crash or in some other form of personal injury in South Florida, call Glotzer & Kobren today. You do not lose your right to be compensated just because you were hurt before. For a free consultation and to discuss your situation, call 561-361-8677.
Nothing is more vital than your health. Our law firm can help you recover for pain and suffering, lost wages, and medical bills. You don’t have to let your pre-existing condition derail your personal injury claim. Our attorneys have assisted many accident victims with pre-existing conditions to get the compensation they deserve for their injuries. Our lawyers will investigate the circumstances of your claim, secure evidence that can benefit your case, establish medical necessity, negotiate with the insurance company, and guide you throughout the entire legal process.
It is especially important in pre-existing injury cases to consult a lawyer to discuss your legal options. Insurance companies may try to reason that a person’s injuries were not actually caused by the accident and were instead just part of their pre-existing condition. Insurance companies want to do everything in their power to turn a profit which means paying out as little as possible to personal injury claims.
Glotzer & Kobren charges no upfront fees and payment is only due if we recover compensation in your case. 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. Contact us today at 561-361-8677 to schedule your free consultation.