If you have a pre-existing condition and are injured in a car accident, can you still file a lawsuit? This is a question that many people ask after they have been involved in an accident. The answer is yes, you can still file a lawsuit if your pre-existing condition worsens as a result of the accident. In this blog post, we will discuss what to do if you have a pre-existing condition and are injured in an accident. We will also discuss how to prove that your pre-existing condition worsened as a result of the accident.
If you have a pre-existing condition and are injured in an accident, the first thing you should do is seek medical attention. It is important to see a doctor as soon as possible after the accident so that your injuries can be properly diagnosed and treated. Even if you are not taken from the scene by an ambulance you can still have someone take your or drive yourself to a hospital or urgent care if possible. If you wait too long to see a doctor, it may be more difficult to prove that your injuries were caused or worsened by the accident. Always follow your doctors orders precisely and go to all of your appointments, including physical therapy and pain management. Consistent treatment without a lapse is one of the best ways to show necessity when it comes to medical bills and expenses.
Once you have seen a doctor, you will need to gather the evidence you collected to support your claim. This evidence can include medical records, witness statements, and photos of the accident scene. If there is a police report, this is also important to include with your records. If you have any questions about what evidence you will need to prove your case, you should speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. To prove that your pre-exisiting condition was worsened as a result of your accident, your attorney will also want your medical records and reports prior to the accident. For example, if you have a prior MRI with a disc herniation that was causing you pain and now you get a new MRI which shows a larger herniation or additional herniations at other discs/levels, this would be good evidence to support your lawsuit.
If you have been involved in an accident and your pre-existing condition has worsened, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact Adam Miller, The Texas Bulldog for a free, no-obligation case review. He will discuss your case and advise on what steps you should take to seek compensation and protect your legal rights. Call Adam Miller, The Texas Bulldog at 713-572-3333. He doesn’t just Bark, he BITES!