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Can I Be Compensated for Pre-Existing Conditions After an Austin Car Accident?

Can I Be Compensated for Pre-Existing Conditions After an Austin Car Accident?Car accident injuries are devastating enough. But if you have pre-existing medical conditions at the time of your accident, those conditions could be made worse after the accident. Our Austin car accident attorneys know that insurance companies may try to use your pre-existing conditions against you to limit your compensation.

At FVF Law, our accomplished Austin personal injury attorneys have over 100 years of combined experience protecting accident victims against aggressive insurance companies. We won’t let them take advantage of your pre-existing medical conditions to reduce their liability.

If you were involved in an Austin, Texas, car accident, and you had pre-existing conditions, we can help you understand your legal options in a no-pressure environment. Contact us online or call us today at (512) 982-9328 to schedule a free consultation.

What Can FVF Law Do for You if You’re Injured in an Austin Car Accident?

What Can FVF Law Do for You if You’re Injured in an Austin Car Accident?

In 2021 alone, Austin, TX, had nearly 12,500 car accidents. Sadly, 113 people were killed in car accidents that year.

Under Texas law, you can pursue compensation for your damages if you sustain injuries in a car accident because of someone else’s negligence. However, you should never try to deal with the insurance company on your own to settle your claim, especially if you have pre-existing conditions.

Insurance companies don’t have your best interests in mind. Without an experienced Austin personal injury lawyer like those at FVF Law representing you, the insurance company will undoubtedly use your pre-existing conditions to try to protect its financial bottom line.

FVF Law is a values-driven personal injury law firm that does things differently. We aim to treat our clients like family and provide compassionate legal services that cut no corners. We can do the following to help:

  • Conduct a complete investigation of the accident scene
  • Scrutinize your medical records to understand your pre-existing conditions
  • Consult with the state’s top expert witnesses to establish how your pre-existing conditions were made worse because of the car accident
  • Handle all negotiations with the insurance company to get you fair compensation for your new injuries and for your pre-existing injuries that were exacerbated

Since we opened our doors, we’ve fiercely advocated for our clients. Schedule your free consultation today to find out how we can go to bat for you.

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If I Have a Pre-Existing Condition, Can I Still Get Compensation After an Austin, Texas Car Accident?

Texas follows the “eggshell skull” rule, which states that a negligent party is responsible for your related medical expenses related to pre-existing conditions made worse by their conduct. In other words, negligent drivers take you as they find you—with or without pre-existing conditions. It doesn’t matter if the negligent party wasn’t aware of your pre-existing condition.

This means that even if you had a pre-existing medical condition at the time of the accident, you can still get compensation. It’s important to note, however, that you must show your pre-existing condition was worsened by the car accident.

You need a smart, tough personal injury attorney to protect you against the insurance company’s claim that your pre-existing conditions are no worse following the accident.

What Are Pre-Existing Conditions?

There are innumerable conditions that people may already be suffering from when they’re involved in a car accident. However, there are some common pre-existing conditions that are particularly susceptible to exacerbation. These include:

Claims that involve pre-existing medical conditions are complicated. They give the insurance company “ammunition” to limit their financial losses. FVF Law’s car accident attorneys are highly skilled at evaluating your medical records to show that the car accident exacerbated your pre-existing condition.

When the insurance company argues that you’re simply exaggerating the effect of the accident on your pre-existing conditions, FVF Law will be there to push back. And if the insurance company refuses to settle your case, we’re not afraid to take it to trial.

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If your pre-existing medical conditions were made worse by a negligent driver, it’s time to call FVF Law. We have the experience, knowledge, and skill to examine your medical records and rebut any claim by the insurance company that your pre-existing condition is no worse than before.

We’ll treat you with the utmost dignity and respect throughout the entire process. Level the playing field by calling us today to schedule a free consultation. We work for a contingency fee, so we only receive attorney’s fees in the event we settle or win your claim.

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