How Pre-Existing Injuries Affect Injury Claims

AboutInsurance companies use many tactics to reduce valid injury claims or deny them altogether. Insurers know that if they make it hard enough for people to recover what they are owed, some percentage of people will give up. One of the most common ways for insurance companies to deny coverage is by claiming that a condition you suffered from before a car accident, and not the accident itself, was responsible for your injuries. So-called "pre-existing conditions" can be an obstacle to success in personal injury litigation.

A pre-existing condition or injury does not have to stop you from recovering full and fair compensation after an accident. A skilled, determined lawyer will be able to prepare the strongest possible case on your behalf.

With more than two decades of legal experience, attorney Warren Sams of The Sams Law Firm has represented injured people in the Atlanta metro area and across Georgia. At our law firm, we understand how pre-existing conditions affect injury claims and will work tirelessly to help our clients achieve success.

Working Closely With Our Clients To Prove Your Damages To The Insurance Company

If you have a pre-existing injury or condition, the most important aspect of these claims is to show the insurance company that the accident aggravated the pre-existing condition to the point that you now require additional medical attention that was not necessary before the accident.

For instance, it is common for people with relatively minor back injuries to treat these conditions with less invasive measures. After an accident, however, a back injury may become aggravated and require surgery. If a person in this situation did not require surgery before the accident, he or she should be eligible for compensation. Our attorney will work closely with your medical providers to show the extent of your injury and why the insurance company is responsible. Whether your case is resolved in negotiations or in trial, we will be with you every step of the way.

Contact The Sams Law Firm

We provide a free initial consultation to discuss your injuries and your accident in detail. Call us now at 404-857-3879 or toll free at 800-620-8502. You can also email us to get started.