If some of my injuries were present before an accident, can I still sue?
Contention in personal injury lawsuits often centers upon the severity of one’s injuries or the clarity of the connection between the accident and the injuries. In some cases, a person who is hurt in an accident may have already suffered from some ailment, whether it was an injury or a permanently disabling condition. This does not mean, however, that legal action is unavailable to them. It is unlikely that compensation may be recovered for the injuries which were already present, but by providing sufficient medical documentation to establish which injuries or conditions were newly introduced by the accident, one might secure needed financial resources.
For more information about your legal rights and options when you have been injured due to the negligence of another person, contact a New York personal injury attorney of Hach & Rose, LLP, today by calling (212) 779-0057.