If you are filing an insurance claim after being injured in an accident, the other party’s insurer will likely ask whether you suffer from any pre-existing injuries.

Although you cannot be compensated for an injury that existed before an accident, you may be able to obtain compensation if a pre-existing injury was worsened by the accident. This means that in order to obtain compensation, you must be able to prove that the accident worsened your pre-existing injury.

The Las Vegas personal injury attorneys of Henness & Haight have worked with numerous personal injury victims who suffered pre-existing conditions. Below, we discuss the complicated process of obtaining compensation for a pre-existing condition through a personal injury claim. Contact us to schedule a free consultation to learn more.

Types of Pre-Existing Injuries

A pre-existing injury can be physical or mental. It can be something as common and serious as a heart condition, high blood pressure, asthma, depression, or type-2 diabetes.

It is critical that you are honest with your attorney about any pre-existing injury you may have. By disclosing your pre-existing condition, you can effectively work with medical professionals to prove it was worsened by the accident.