Personal Injury Claims in Florida
When it comes to personal injury claims in Florida, one question that clients often ask is whether prior injuries will impact their case. The short answer is yes; prior injuries can impact your personal injury claim in Florida. However, the extent to which they impact your claim will depend on several factors.
Nature of Prior Injuries
The first factor to consider is the nature of your prior injuries. Suppose you have a pre-existing injury that is unrelated to the current injury you sustained in the accident. In that case, it will be more challenging for the defense to argue that your current injury is just a continuation of the prior injury.
Severity of Prior Injuries
The second factor to consider is the severity of your prior injuries. Suppose your prior injuries were minor compared to the injury you sustained in the accident. In that case, it’s less likely that your prior injuries will impact your personal injury claim in Florida. However, if your prior injuries were severe, the defense can argue that your current injury is just the continuation of the prior injury.
When Prior Injuries Were Sustained
The third factor to consider is how long ago you sustained your prior injuries. If you had a prior injury that occurred several years ago, it’s less likely to impact your current injury claim. However, if you sustained a prior injury that is recent and similar to your current injury, it can have a significant impact on your case.
The last factor to consider is how well you document your prior injuries. If you have medical records that demonstrate you completed treatment and recovered from your prior injuries, it can be beneficial to your case. For example, if you have a prior MRI of your lower back, a new MRI may show that your prior injuries are not related to your current injury and provide a clear indication of the extent of your injuries and their effects on your life.
Overall, prior injuries can impact your personal injury claim in Florida. Still, the extent to which they impact your claim will depend on several factors, such as the nature, severity, and recency of your prior injuries, as well as how well documented they are. If you sustained a personal injury in Florida and have prior injuries, it’s essential to discuss them with a personal injury lawyer to understand how they may impact your case.
Contact a Florida Personal Injury Attorney
If have questions about your personal injury claim contact Halmon Law today at 813.838.7996 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We can help guide you through the process of filing a personal injury claim in Florida.