Can I Sue if a Car Accident Made a Pre-Existing Condition Worse?

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Can I Sue if a Car Accident Made a Pre-Existing Condition Worse?

There are few things worse than being hurt in an accident that simply wasn’t your fault. Unfortunately, auto accident victims find themselves dealing with serious injuries at the hands of negligent drivers every single day here in New York City. That said, if you had a pre-existing medical condition or an injury that was made worse in a car accident, you may wonder whether you can recover compensation to help cover the cost of the full damages you’ve sustained. Please continue reading and reach out to our knowledgeable Bronx car accident lawyer to learn more about how our legal team can assist you.

Can I recover damages for a car accident that worsened a pre-existing condition?

Fortunately, you can. That said, it can be difficult to prove the extent to which the auto accident exacerbated an existing condition. For example, if you already have rheumatoid arthritis, then you sustained a serious injury in an accident,  you may receive a greater number of damages, in proportion to how much they determine the incident worsened your medical condition. The hardest part about winning compensation for an exacerbated pre-existing condition is proving causation. Simply put, if you were perfectly fine before an auto accident, then the accident happened and your leg is broken, it’s obvious the accident caused your broken leg. However, if you already have a pre-existing condition that causes pain, such as fibromyalgia, then you get in a car accident that worsens your pain and suffering, it may be challenging to prove exactly to what degree your accident is responsible for your pain and suffering. This is why it’s so important that you retain a competent legal team who can fight for the maximum compensation on your behalf.

How long will I have to file an injury claim?

The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York State is, typically, three years. Don’t make the mistake of waiting any longer than three years from the date of your accident to sue. Our legal team is prepared to fight for you today.

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Our entire legal team is dedicated to providing the advice you need and the personalized attention you deserve. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, call 212-421-0300 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation with a New York City personal injury lawyer. You may be entitled to financial compensation, which can help you on your road to recovery.

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