In Arizona, if you have sustained injuries as a result of an accident, or aggravated a pre-existing injury as a result of an accident, you are entitled to payment of your medical expenses and a recovery from the responsible party.
Arizona Law states:
An accident victim is not entitled to compensation for any physical or emotional condition that pre-existed the fault of the other party. However, if the victim had any pre-existing physical or emotional condition that was aggravated or made worse by the accident, then he/she is entitled to recover for all medical expenses and other damages that result, even if the victim was more susceptible to injury than a normally healthy person would have been, and even if a normally healthy person would not have suffered a similar injury.
The law in Arizona says that an at-fault driver “takes their victim as they find them”. That means, if you had some condition that pre-existed the accident and the accident made it worse, the at-fault driver (and the insurance company) is responsible for the worsening of the harm and all medical bills and other damages that result.
Remember, filing a personal injury claim in Arizona can be complex. Having the right Phoenix personal injury lawyer will make all the difference in your case.