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Personal Injury and Prior Injuries in Michigan


If you suffered a personal injury, you are probably already doing your assignment and getting the help you need. You may already know that the victim usually faces a barrage of questions from the opposing party’s legal team and the insurance company about the pre-existing conditions.

Why are there a lot of questions?

There are often a lot of questions that a personal injury lawyer will ask you, especially if you are the one who is making a personal injury claim. 

This is a common tactic that most practitioners in personal injury will do to get the claimant to say anything that would be discriminatory and that could affect their compensation. 

With that, questions about the new injury and a previous injury are often tied together by these individuals to get the claims down or rejected. 

Of course, we are not all in perfect health and not many people are in a state of flawless health before the accident happens. Having a previous injury can worsen your new injury or the bad effects may be the reason why you obtained the new injury in the first place. 

How do the questions affect personal injury?

The victim of the accident is not entitled to receive payment for injuries that are already existing at the time of the accident or that were unaffected by the accident.

The victim is only entitled when the new injury is made worse by the accident. With the help of the right personal injury lawyer in Southfield, you can get paid for this exacerbation or aggravation of a pre-existing condition.

The law says that “reasonable compensation may be awarded for the increase of pain and suffering, increased disability, and related expenses arising from aggravation of a pre-existing ailment or condition.” Michigan statute, M Civ JI 50.04 Element of Damage – Aggravation of Preexisting Ailment or Condition applies in the situation.

Of course, there is more to this than just identifying the injuries and if they did affect the new ones. You must always check whether or not your lawyer can get you across the gray lines of the law.

Haque Legal Has Your Back

Here at Haque Legal, we always have your back. Make sure that on your first free consultation, we tell you everything that you need to know about your case as well as the cost and the expenses that would be associated with the filing of your case. 

The consultation is free for the first time because we understand that you need to at least have that guidance coming from a reputable law firm and lawyer to assess your case. If you have a personal injury case and you need a lawyer to handle it you can always contact our law firm and we can talk about your situation and the best way that we can handle it, especially in terms of the expenses.

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If you require a lawyer who can assist you with ensuring that you protect your rights, it is important to know that you also have a team that can help you out with your specific needs. 

Our law firm is dedicated to making sure that those who are innocent will be protected by the law and that the full extent of justice will be used. 

Disclaimer

The article that you have read is based on general applications of the law. It is not legal advice and it is not to be construed as any legal consultation with the firm. No client-attorney relationship is created when you read the articles we have provided.

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