Do not let the insurance company intimidate you into thinking you cannot recover compensation.
If you were in an auto accident and your new injuries aggravate your pre-existing medical condition, contact Apicella & Schlesinger Attorneys at Law. You are entitled to receive compensation for your new injuries. Do not let the insurance company bully you into believing you cannot recover compensation.
For more than 45 years, our personal injury lawyers have represented car accident victims throughout New York. We will take over dealings with insurance companies or other parties while you focus on healing. You will receive caring, personal attention and reliable information every step of the way.
How an Auto Accident Can Aggravate a Pre-Existing Condition
An estimated 82 million Americans suffer from a pre-existing condition or injury. They range from life-threatening illnesses like cancer to chronic conditions like diabetes or heart disease. Others previously suffered work or car accidents and live with the side effects of a pre-existing injury.
Whatever the cause or condition of your pre-existing problem, being involved in a car accident can aggravate your situation, causing you more pain, health concerns, and stress. Insurance companies will look for as many pre-existing conditions as possible and then argue against paying you compensation.
Don’t Hide Your Medical History
You may consider lying about your pre-existing conditions, thinking you won’t be able to receive compensation. But do not do this! Trying to hide your medical history can negatively affect your case.
First of all, you can receive compensation for your new injuries even with pre-existing conditions. For instance, if you had a previous neck injury that required physical therapy and pain medication but now need surgery after the accident, you would be entitled to compensation for the surgery and other damages.
Second, after your car accident, you must disclose any pre-existing conditions to the doctor treating you when asked during the information gathering phase of a personal injury claim.
Get the Compensation You Deserve
Insurance companies have one objective – to pay out as little as possible. They won’t pay for your previous injury or condition. They have to pay for damages caused by their at-fault policyholder, which includes aggravating any pre-existing conditions you had at the time of the accident. However, the insurer will make proving this difficult. That is why you need an experienced personal injury attorney on your side. Don’t take on the insurance company alone, and do not negotiate a settlement with them until you have legal representation.
For more than 45 years, our personal injury lawyers have represented car accident victims throughout New York. We will take over dealings with insurance companies or other parties while you focus on healing.