Surprising Ways Pre-existing Conditions Can Affect Your Accident Settlement

Were you already dealing with a sore, aching back, an old knee injury from your college football days, or some other previous injury or condition before being involved in a serious accident? Has an insurance company requested medical documentation following your personal injury? You probably realize that this documentation is required to help assess the value of your personal injury claim; however, many are surprised to learn that this information may also be used to determine which of your injuries were caused by the accident – and which injuries already existed before the accident. It can be unnerving to discover that previous injuries (including those you might not even remember) may be used against you to affect the outcome of your claim.
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