How Do Pre-Existing Conditions Affect Your Personal Injury Claim? | Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney
So you've been injured in a previous car wreck and boom, here comes another one. You ask yourself how do my previous injuries affect the value of my new claim? pre existing conditions can greatly alter the value of your personal injury claim. Depending on how the pre existing condition relates to your new injuries, the pre existing condition could make your claim worth more or even less, a pre existing condition could actually make a claim worth more because everyone realizes that aggravating an existing injury can be more painful and more difficult to treat than simply being injured for the first time. Under Georgia law. There's what's known as the eggshell plaintiff theory, which says that a defendant must take a plaintiff as he finds them. In other words, if you run into someone with your car, and they happen to have weak bones, you cannot devalue that claim by arguing that a person with stronger bones would not have been seriously injured in that same room. In other situations, a pre existing condition could make your claim worth less, because it raises doubts about whether the injury that is alleged in the newer wreck is actually a new injury. Specifically, the insurance company will argue that you weren't actually hurt or in the alternative, if you were hurt only a small part of your treatment after the accident was related to this accident. If you have a pre existing condition, the best thing that you can do is be referred to a new medical provider to deal with those new issues that provider can write in detail which treatment may be related to the pre existing injury, and which is related to the recent accident at no out of pocket costs. You call today for no risk consultation so that we can tell you how we can add value to your personal injury claim. You get paid because you're hurt not just because you were hit. Simply put, if you don't get paid, we don't get paid, contact Greathouse Trial Law today.