Some individuals who file a Georgia personal injury claim may think it's best to hide any pre-existing conditions. However, doing so will only backfire. Being honest with your Atlanta personal injury attorney from the very beginning is what will help protect your claim.
You also should know that even if you do have pre-existing conditions, it doesn’t mean that you have no rights when they've been made worse after an accident. While you certainly can’t receive compensation for your injury prior to the accident, you do have the right to be compensated when it was made worse.
How Medical Records Can Help Your Personal Injury Claim
The best way to distinguish between previous injuries and your current ones is to submit your medical records as evidence. Using the example of the back injury, it would be helpful to have a copy of the x-ray or MRI that was done after you were injured at work.
This will show what type of damage was done. You can compare to that a recent x-ray or MRI done, which now may show the ruptured disc. Noting the differences between the diagnostic tests can be helpful in establishing how the accident worsened your injury.
How an Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney Can Help
Proving that your pre-existing conditions have nothing to do with your current injuries can be a challenge. This is why you will need the help of an Atlantapersonal injury attorney.
An experienced attorney knows the various methods that the insurance company will use to try and not only put the blame on you, but also to say that any injuries you suffered were not caused by the accident. They understand the various types of evidence that can help show otherwise.
The Shane Smith Law can provide you with valuable tips on how to protect your case, free of charge including: 10 Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Georgia Wreck Case and Property Damage Guide for Georgia. Contact our offices at (980) 246-2656.