A Preexisting Condition Is Not Death Knell for Your Case
Video Transcribed: Can you still get compensated for your injuries if you’ve already previously been injured? Hey everyone, Christopher Stevens here certified paralegal with the Wirth Law Office in Tulsa, Oklahoma, working in personal injury in Oklahoma. Today we’re going to be talking about whether or not you can still get compensated for injuries if you’ve already previously been injured.
Now, a lot of the time I will hear from potential clients that they get a bit frustrated dealing with the insurance company because the insurance company is telling them, “Oh, well, we’re not liable for any of your damages because you already previously injured.”
You might hear the term preexisting condition thrown out there quite a bit. Today we’re going to talk about how that might not necessarily be the case. I mean, just because you previously were injured, we used your back as an example, doesn’t mean that you couldn’t sustain additional injuries to the same area that was injured previously.
For instance, I had one client who had previously been injured. They had a relatively severe back injury in the past, but he’d gotten quite a bit better. They got to the point where they could play with their kids, they could exercise, do all the things that they really loved.
Then the car wreck happened and now suddenly they have to have back surgery. Well, the adjuster tried to say, “Well, she had a preexisting condition. We don’t have to cover that.”
But the thing was, they had gotten better. They had incurred additional injuries due to the car wreck. That is what their insured was liable for. Keep that in mind that a preexisting condition does not mean that it’s a death knell for your case.
If you find yourself looking for a personal injury attorney in Tulsa in which you need to seek legal help concerning your accident, feel free to contact an Oklahoma Personal Injury Attorney. We can be found at wirthlawoffice.com.