Pre-Existing Injuries Affecting a Truck Accident Claim

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Question:

Can pre-existing injuries affect my truck accident claim?

Answer:

A client was in the office who had recently been in a truck accident, and he was concerned that he would not be able to make a claim for his back injury because he was in the construction industry and he had issues with his back for several years prior. Pre-Existing Injuries Affecting a Truck Accident Claim That notwithstanding, his back condition was made far worse as a result of his motor vehicle collision. Having a preexisting condition is not a detriment in those cases, and it often explains why clients who are involved in truck accidents have the extent of injury that they do. We have extensive experience trying truck accident cases involving preexisting conditions. In one particular case, we tried a case where the insurance company refused to even offer our client his past medical expenses, who had significant preexisting conditions but was injured in a truck accident. We went to trial on the case, and the jury awarded all of our client’s past medical expenses, future medical expenses, and extensive pain and suffering damages.


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