With more drivers on the road than ever before, accidents are also on the rise. But what would happen if you were involved in an car accident in Phoenix and sustained an injury? What would happen if a prior injury you had in your past was once again re-aggravated? Does this limit you in what you can recover regarding damages and injuries?
What if your prior injury was completely healed and the accident itself caused you to injure it once again? What happens if your prior injury was recent and was still in the healing process when the car accident occurred? These kinds of questions will go through anyone’s mind. The only way you will know what happens next is by listening to a Phoenix car accident lawyer, who has knowledge and experience in dealing with situations like this.
First, the answer to this questions depends upon which side you are on:
Insurance Company and Defense Attorney:
If you listen to insurance companies, you would assume that the accident never happened. ALL of the problems, of course, are pre-existing. The accident? A minor factor, but really, you WERE already suffering. Now, you are just lying about it because you are trying to get money. You are trying to get “rich” by blaming this accident. You are the root cause of all of the problems in society. You and your greedy lawyer. You sicken me.
Your Personal Injury Attorney:
I am sorry you were hurt—I know it was not your fault. There is no record of you ever having had a problem before or if so, the fact you had not seen a doctor for years seems indicative that this was not causing you any issues. Now, you deal with the pain on a daily basis. It is my responsibility to make sure that you do not come out of this in the hole. Let’s make sure your necessary medical bills are paid for. Let’s make sure if you lose time from work, that gets reimbursed. Under Arizona law, you are allowed some compensation that is commensurate with your level of pain, discomfort and suffering. We are not interested in making you “rich”, and know that we certainly are not going to get rich on the dozens, hundreds or thousands of hours of time we put into your case.
“Fairness” has a personal meaning to each person. We hope to counsel you on fairness, and obtain for you some justice.