Aggravation of Pre-Existing Injury After an Accident

Accidents in Arizona can cause significant injuries. When others negligently cause accidents and injuries, the victims are entitled to pursue compensation for their losses by filing personal injury lawsuits. However, some people who have pre-existing conditions suffer an exacerbation of injury because of their accidents.

In other words, the victims’ underlying pre-existing injuries might be aggravated by their accidents. Insurance companies frequently point to a pre-existing injury in an effort to reduce the amounts that they might have to pay to accident victims or to avoid paying claims completely.

Examples of Pre-existing Injuries

Many different types of injuries can predate an accident, including the following:

  • Bones were broken in the past
  • Disc herniations
  • Back pain
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Neck pain
  • Sprains and strains

Some injuries that predate an accident will not worsen because of it. However, others will be aggravated and cause worsened symptoms. If you have a pre-existing medical condition, it can also cause your accident-related injuries to be worse.

Some examples of medical conditions that can impact the severity of your injuries from an accident include the following:

  • Arthritis
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Diabetes
  • Degenerative disc disease

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Created May 5, 2021 at 08:33AM

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