Pre-Existing Injuries Affecting a Bicycle Accident Claim

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Question:

Can pre-existing injuries affect my bicycle accident claim?

Answer:

We recently prevailed in a case involving a bicycle rider struck by a car, and the defense said that the injuries were preexisting. While my client did have significant preexisting conditions to the spine, her conditions were made worse as the result of being struck by the car. Insurance companies always claim that preexisting conditions are the real cause of a person’s problem, rather than the aggravation of those conditions. Pre-Existing Injuries Affecting a Bicycle Accident Claim Florida law allows individuals who have been injured as the result of someone else’s negligence, including bicyclists who are struck by cars, to make claims for aggravation of those preexisting conditions. We have extensive experience, and we have successfully handled many bicycle accident claims, even though they have preexisting conditions.


Were you or a loved one seriously injured while riding a bike and have questions about pre-existing injuries affecting a bicycle accident claim?
Contact our experienced St. Petersburg bicycle accident attorneys at Salter, Healy, Bassett & Rivera today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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