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Will a Pre-Existing Injury Affect Your Car Accident Claim?

When people with a pre-existing condition are severely injured in an accident, such as a car accident, they may wonder if their pre-existing condition that is an obstacle for health care coverage will also be a problem in a personal injury claim.

Our Connecticut injury lawyers recently filed a lawsuit stemming from a rear-end impact that caused our client a serious back injury. Her back had previously been injured in another accident, but she had fully recovered at the time she was rear-ended.

The law states thats a person who causes injury to another "takes the victim in the condition he/she finds him." In other words, if a person causes an accident due to negligence, they are then responsible for the victim's injuries, regardless of whether the victim had a pre-existing injury or not.

Even though our client was previously injured, the at-fault driver is responsible for aggravating a pre-existing condition. The key is the contrast between life before and after the accident. If you didn't hurt before the accident and you hurt after, that's the only thing that should matter.

If you've aggravated an existing injury in a traffic accident, don't be fooled by insurance adjusters who say you can't be compensated. Contact one of the injury attorneys at McCoy & McCoy for a free consultation at 1-800-4-INJURY.

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