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Filing an Injury Claim With a Pre-Existing Condition in Massachusetts

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Being injured in an accident caused by another party can put a stop to a person’s daily life as they recover and heal. Suffering an injury from an accident is already bad enough, but when the accident victim has a pre-existing condition, this factor can make the personal injury claims process more difficult. This is because when a person has a pre-existing condition, the insurance providers may try to use this as evidence that the accident did not cause the injuries you have suffered and thus lower your settlement offer. While a pre-existing condition may make the claims process more challenging, with the help of a trusted personal injury lawyer, it is not impossible to get the fair compensation you deserve. 

At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, our team of personal injury lawyers have over 100 years of combined experience helping accident victims who are filing a claim with a pre-existing condition in Massachusetts. It is our belief that no one should have to go through the Massachusetts personal injury claims process alone. Through our passionate representation and strategic insights, we have helped clients pursue compensation as they recover from their injuries following a damaging accident. To request a free consultation, call 617-391-9001 or fill out our contact form

How Can a Pre-existing Condition Impact a Personal Injury Claim?

Filing a personal injury claim is never a simple process. However, matters are often made more challenging when an accident victim has suffered from a pre-existing condition before being injured in the incident. This is because insurance companies often try to use pre-existing injuries as evidence that the accident did not cause you to be injured because you already were injured. 

When this defense is used during the Massachusetts claims process, the insurance company will try to avoid paying or minimize the compensation you may be eligible to collect. However, that is where our team of experienced personal injury lawyers comes in. Our trusted legal team can help you collect the necessary evidence to further prove that the accident is what caused your injury, despite having a pre-existing condition. This evidence may include any of the following:

  • The official accident report
  • Photo or video evidence of the injury captured the day of the accident
  • Medical records and bills
  • Expert witness testimonies

If you have been injured in a personal injury accident with a pre-existing condition, get the help of one of our top-rated lawyers to help you build a strong claim and get justice for your losses. When you retain the help of one of our Massachusetts personal injury lawyers, you will be working with a team that is dedicated to providing the top-of-the-line legal counsel needed for your case. 

Can You Collect Damages When Filing an Injury Claim With a Pre-existing Condition in Massachusetts?

Regardless of the fact that you have a pre-existing condition, if you have been injured in an accident, you deserve to be compensated for your losses. After an accident occurs, you will have up to three years to file a claim in accordance with Massachusetts statute of limitations for personal injury accidents. It is essential that you contact one of our trusted personal injury lawyers as soon as possible to begin the process of filing your claim to ensure you can pursue the fair settlement amount you deserve. 

Our team of legal professionals have experience negotiating with insurance providers to ensure you get the fair compensation that you are owed when filing an injury claim with a pre-existing condition in Massachusetts. The damages you may be eligible to collect include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning potential
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Wrongful death

If you are unsure what damages you may be eligible to collect through your injury claim with a pre-existing condition, one of our Massachusetts personal injury lawyers may be able to help by going over the details of your specific case.

Speak With a Massachusetts Personal Injury Lawyer for Help With Your Claim

The team of personal injury lawyers at Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers have more than 100 years of combined experience helping our clients get justice after they have been harmed in an accident. J. Tucker Merrigan is one of our co-managing partners and has been with the firm for over a decade. He has been recognized for his work helping personal injury clients in Massachusetts with awards such as Top 40 Under 40, Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers, and more. Our other co-managing partner, Peter M. Merrigan, has been honored for his work helping his clients pursue justice with awards such as Best Lawyers, Rising Star, Super Lawyers, and more. 

Our Massachusetts legal team will fight for the damages you deserve, ensuring your legal rights are protected throughout every step of the claims process. To schedule a free consultation with one of our personal injury lawyers, give us a call at 617-391-9001 or fill out our contact form