Pre-Existing Injuries Affecting a Pedestrian Accident Claim

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Question:

Can pre-existing injuries affect my pedestrian accident claim?

Answer:

Last week I was meeting with a client who was a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle. She sustained significant back injuries and was concerned that she wouldn’t be able to make a claim for those injuries because she had had prior problems with her back. Pre-Existing Injuries Affecting a Pedestrian Accident Claim Florida law does allow individuals who have been struck by motor vehicles to make claims for aggravation of preexisting conditions, as well as any new injuries that were suffered in that accident. Our firm has extensive experience in handling pedestrian accidents, including those involving preexisting conditions. Understand that, many times, preexisting conditions help a case in that they explain why the injury became so extensive.


Were you or a loved one struck by a vehicle while walking and have questions about pre-existing injuries affecting a pedestrian accident claim?
Contact our experienced St. Petersburg pedestrian accident attorneys at Salter, Healy, Bassett & Rivera today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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