If you have preexisting conditions which are aggravated by a car accident, full disclosure to your attorney is important for several reasons. First, attorneys for the insurance company will know about any previous personal injury or workers’ compensation claims and will make a great deal of this omission if the case makes it to court. A jury may be convinced that your failure to disclose your condition shows you are trying to take advantage of the personal injury claims.
Second, documentation of your condition allows your attorney to contrast the state of your injuries before and after the accident. With the use of diagnostic imaging studies (MRI, CT, X-rays), your doctor can show how your condition changed and/or worsened following the incident.
Why Aggravation Claims Are Valid
Even when you have a preexisting condition, insurance companies must pay damages for aggravation of past injuries. An experienced personal injury lawyer in Los Angeles will show how the accident has made matters worse by the serious impact it has had on your health. For example, someone with preexisting lower back pain or spinal irregularities such as scoliosis may have a relatively normal and active life. But if an accident aggravates or worsens these pretexting conditions, you are entitled to compensation for all of your damages incurred after the accident. When in need of an experienced and reputable lawyer that specializes in personal injury claims, contact West Coast Trial Lawyers, a leading law firm in Los Angeles that has a high success rate. For further information or to schedule an appointment please contact us at (888) 539-9582 or visit WestCoastTrialLawyers.com.