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Share Your Pre-existing Health Conditions With Your Attorney


While you may think of a car accident injury as being harm sustained at the time of the crash, sometimes this is not so clearcut. Some people have a pre-existing condition and the car collision exacerbates the issue. For example, if you had a fracture that was in the process of healing at the time of the accident, the bone could experience further damage. Or maybe you were suffering from a chronic back condition that worsened in a car crash, resulting in ongoing pain.

Exacerbated injury expenses could be part of your settlement. Do not hide your pre-existing condition during the claims process. Be honest with your Delray Beach car accident attorney. Doing so will boost your chances of a maximum settlement and give your lawyer information that could be helpful in strategizing for the best possible outcome for you and your family.

Anxiety, Sprains, Disc Disease, and More

There are a range of pre-existing health conditions that accident victims have had aggravated by a vehicular collision.

  • Individuals who are coping with anxiety or depression may find they need additional mental health therapy to return to their daily life following an accident.
  • Often slow to heal, a sprain can be worsened as a result of a car collision.
  • Disc disease. Back and spine issues can flare up or worsen when there is a high pressure impact of a vehicular accident.

While it is true that you are only entitled to compensation for accident injuries, exacerbated health conditions could fall under this umbrella.

It is possible an insurance company will cherry pick medical care for pre-existing conditions from a claim and suggest they are not responsible for paying those expenses. They could even try to manipulate you and give you a low offer, telling you that you must accept the terms right away. The truth is you may have more options than they are letting on, remember they are a business that has to look out for their own bottom line. You do not need to agree to a settlement immediately after a crash, discuss your concerns with a lawyer before settling on a number that you believe is far too low.

Share Your Story with an Experienced Florida Accident Lawyer

If you have a range of injuries as a result of a Florida car accident, including exacerbated pre-existing injuries, talk to a lawyer who is familiar with car claims and has successfully obtained the maximum settlement amount in cases similar to your own. Bring the documentation you have to a Delray Beach car accident attorney, After reviewing the evidence you have, your lawyer may gather additional documents to strengthen your claim.

Do you struggle with ongoing pain due to a pre-existing health issue that was exacerbated in a car or truck crash? Talk to the attorneys at Earnhart Law in Delray Beach about the accident. Our qualified lawyers have been fighting for the rights of individuals who have been in car accidents for over 30 years. Call our office at 561-265-2220 or contact us online to start your claim process.

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