After a car accident, your primary focus might naturally be on the injuries you sustained in the incident. However, when it comes to legal claims, the entire context of your health—both pre-existing conditions and the direct impacts of the accident—is critically important. At 770GoodLaw, we often emphasize to our clients the significance of a comprehensive understanding of their health history. This blog explains why this knowledge is crucial in securing fair compensation in a car accident claim.

The Role of Pre-existing Conditions

  1. Impact on Injury Assessment: The most immediate reason your health history matters is its impact on assessing the injuries caused by the accident. Insurance companies and opposing legal teams will scrutinize medical records to determine if your current injuries were indeed caused by the accident or are related to previous health issues. For example, if you had a prior back injury and then sustained back injuries in the accident, the defense might argue that your current pain and limitations are not entirely due to the accident.
  2. Influence on Compensation: Pre-existing conditions can complicate how compensation is calculated. While you are entitled to compensation for any exacerbation of pre-existing conditions caused by the accident, differentiating between what was pre-existing and what is new requires detailed medical evaluations. At 770GoodLaw, we work closely with medical professionals to ensure that the exacerbation is clearly documented, which is crucial in fighting for the compensation you deserve.

Disclosure and Documentation

  1. Honesty is the Best Policy: It might be tempting to omit or downplay your medical history for fear that it will reduce your claim’s value. However, transparency is vital. Complete and honest disclosure of your medical history allows your attorney to prepare a more effective strategy to counter any arguments the defense might use regarding pre-existing conditions.
  2. Detailed Medical Records: Comprehensive medical records serve as the foundation for your claim. They provide a baseline for your health before the accident and demonstrate how the accident worsened your condition. At 770GoodLaw, we help our clients gather all necessary documentation, ensuring no detail is overlooked.

Maximizing Your Claim’s Potential

  1. Expert Medical Evaluations: Part of our strategy involves consulting with medical experts who specialize in diagnosing and treating traumatic injuries. These experts can offer valuable insights into how an accident can exacerbate previous health issues, which strengthens the claim.
  2. Legal Expertise in Personal Injury: Legal expertise is crucial in navigating the complexities of car accident claims involving pre-existing conditions. Our experienced attorneys at 770GoodLaw know how to leverage the facts of your case to highlight the true impact of the accident on your health.

Understanding the role of your health history in a car accident claim is crucial. At 770GoodLaw – Car Accident Lawyers, we are dedicated to ensuring that all aspects of your health, both pre and post-accident, are considered when fighting for your rights and compensation. If you’ve been in a car accident, don’t let concerns about your pre-existing conditions deter you from seeking the compensation you deserve.

For more information or to discuss your case, check out our website or contact us directly. Your health history is a vital part of your story, and we’re here to help you tell it accurately and effectively in your pursuit of justice and fair compensation.