Pre-Existing Injuries Affecting a Car Accident Claim

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Will pre-existing conditions affect my car accident claim?

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Pre-Existing Injuries Affecting a Car Accident ClaimRecently, I was contacted by a client who had a preexisting back injury before he was in a car accident, and he wanted to know how that would affect his case. That is a complicated scenario. The person who hit him is legally responsible for any change in his condition. For example, if his back condition was mostly stable and then became very unstable due to the accident, they would be responsible for that change. If he was living with a pain level of a four in his back, and now he has a pain level of seven, they would be responsible for that. Whenever you’ve had a preexisting condition and you’re in a car accident, your personal injury case is a lot more complicated and to know how your case is going, that discussion needs to be happening with your details laid out in front of an attorney.


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Out of Town Legal Resources

Occasionally we hear from people injured in car accidents in other parts of the country. While we don’t practice in Georgia, we found these personal injury lawyers in Sandy Springs, GA that created a lot of valuable online legal resources. If you or someone you know is ever injured in a car accident in Georgia, take a look at their online car accident resource page.