Pre-existing Medical Conditions

Seeking justice for your injury? Contact our North Carolina personal injury lawyer to find out how a pre-existing medical condition impacts an injury claim.

Question:

How will a pre-existing condition affect my personal injury claim?

Answer:

Recently someone called me who had been seriously injured and they had a preexisting condition. They had been told by the insurance company that their case wasn’t worth much of anything because they had a preexisting condition. A preexisting condition is something that can be overcome, but it’s going to probably take preparing your case for trial and maybe even having to go to trial. It’s going to take someone that understands the implications of preexisting conditions so that they do a really good job preparing a deposition. It’s going to take work with your treating physicians to prepare the treating physician to bring out the things about preexisting conditions that show how unfair it is to try to use preexisting conditions to minimize somebody’s personal injury case.Pre-existing Medical Conditions

If you were functioning well before you were injured, we want to bring that out, too. In jury selection, one of the most effective ways to neutralize the argument about preexisting conditions is to ask everybody in the jury box, “How many of you have a preexisting condition? How many of you think that someone with a preexisting condition shouldn’t be allowed to function in their life? How many think that simply because someone has a preexisting condition bad misconduct should be given a pass?” All of a sudden, a preexisting condition isn’t really that important anymore.

To get before a jury, you’re going to have to have an attorney that’s willing to prepare your case and willing to fight. A preexisting condition is something that needs to be framed and needs to be developed to where the case isn’t really about a preexisting condition. We all have preexisting conditions, except for people that are really, really young, and even some young people have preexisting conditions. Our firm is used to dealing with cases that have preexisting conditions. If you need help, call us. We’re here to help you with your case.


Were you or a loved one severely injured by a negligent person in North Carolina and have questions about pre-existing medical conditions? Contact experienced Richmond County, NC personal injury lawyer H. Bright Lindler today for a free consultation and case evaluation.

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