A car accident can happen to anyone, and it is not unusual for people who are injured in accidents to have pre-existing injuries. Insurance companies know this, and one of the first things they do when hit with a claim is to search for evidence of a pre-existing injury so that they can use it against you to claim that your accident isn’t the real cause of the pain and limitations you are suffering now. An experienced car accident attorney knows how to fight this tactic so that you can get the full compensation that you deserve.
Tell Your Attorney About Pre-existing Injuries
The most important thing you can do to protect your claim is be up front with your lawyer from the very beginning. If we know what the insurance company has up their sleeve, we can prepare properly and won’t be sidelined when it is too late to prove that the injury raised by the insurance company is not the injury you are seeking compensation for, or that it was aggravated by the accident.
A Pre-existing Injury Does Not Excuse Negligence
If you have a pre-existing injury, it does not mean that the negligent driver is off the hook for the impairment and pain you are in now. If the accident exacerbated your problems, we have to prove what your condition was before the accident and how much the accident has worsened your condition. We look to your medical records, work records, and other evidence that shows a change in your lifestyle and quality of life.
Learn more about how you can recover fair compensation for your Georgia car accident injuries, even if you had a pre-existing injury at the time of the accident by calling Robbins Law, PC, at 800-772-5555 or emailing us and scheduling your free consultation.