Do pre-existing conditions impact my personal injury claim? How can I prove that my pre-existing injury was worsened by my accident?
If you have been the victim of a motor vehicle accident and intend to present a claim for your injuries, any pre-existing medical conditions you have will always be a factor. The insurance company and its attorneys will want to prove that most or all of the problems you are claiming from the accident pre-existed the accident, so they can escape fault or responsibility for paying for your injuries and your medical bills.
What can you do?
In Arizona, an accident victim is not entitled to recover for any injuries which existed before the accident. However, Arizona law is also very clear that if the accident made the injuries worse, then the accident victim is entitled to a recovery for full damages, just as if the accident caused the new condition.
These are hard-fought cases and often require litigation. In looking for the right Phoenix injury attorney for your case, look for a Phoenix trial attorney. Look for an experienced Phoenix attorney who is a Certified Specialist in Personal Injury Law. It does not cost you any more money to hire a Certified Specialist, and with a Certified Specialist in your corner, you can feel very assured that someone is fighting for you, fighting to prove the accident made your injuries worse and fighting to get you the best recovery for your case, whatever it takes.
Questions? Zachar Law Firm has been representing victims of personal injury and wrongful death cases in Arizona for 25 years. We have a full litigation team, including two attorneys who are Certified Specialists in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death law.
Our initial consultation is always free, and there is no fee owed until we win your case. Call us today at 602-494-4800.