Bottaro Personal Injury Lawyers Secures $80,000.00 Pawtucket Car Accident Settlement for Client with a Preexisting Condition

Did you know that even if you have a medical condition prior to sustaining injuries in a car accident, you may still be eligible for financial compensation? In a recent Pawtucket car accident settlement, our firm proved that our client’s existing injury was worsened after her rear-end car accident, thereby rendering her entitled to payment!

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Just because you have legal rights, doesn’t mean insurance companies won’t put up a fight. In cases where a personal injury accident worsens your already-present medical condition, it is important to call a personal injury law firm to handle your case!

Today’s case review highlights why it is important to hire a local personal injury law firm to handle your Rhode Island or Massachusetts car accident injury case. This is especially true if you had a medical condition prior to the accident!

Rear-End Car Accident Leads to Serious Neck and Rotator Cuff Injuries

One afternoon, our client was driving in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. She was abiding by school zone signage and was therefore driving very slowly. Out of seemingly nowhere, a large vehicle traveling much faster than our client rammed into the back of our client’s vehicle!

The negative effects of the collision were made immediately apparent to our client. At the time of impact, she became dizzy, nauseous, and felt immediate pain. The fire department transported our client to the emergency room to address her neck, back, and shoulder pain.

Like many of our car accident victims, our client’s road to recovery is still ongoing. She was admitted multiple times for persistent pain. She also attended physical therapy and chiropractic sessions, received pain injections, corticosteroid injections, and eventually needed shoulder surgery to regain her quality of life.

What Should I Know About Having a Preexisting Condition Prior to My Personal Injury Accident?

Just because you’ve been injured in the past doesn’t mean you are barred from financial compensation for personal injuries that worsen your preexisting condition.

In personal injury law, legal practitioners generally use the term “preexisting condition” to refer to a medical condition, illness, pain, or injury that existed before the personal injury accident in question.

Insurance companies will often argue that since the injury existed before the accident, they should not have to pay for any new medical treatment. In fact, insurance companies are notorious for reducing or outright denying settlements in these cases. However, so long as the personal injury accident worsened your injuries, the at-fault parties should be on the hook!

In this case, our client had a preexisting injury. Our client did the right thing by seeking medical attention right away. In her case, medical records helped us prove that her condition significantly worsened after the rear-end car accident. Hence her $80,000.00 settlement!

So, what’s the takeaway? Lawyer up after someone injures you, especially if you have a preexisting medical condition. Also, be sure to seek out medical attention right away. At Bottaro Injury Lawyers, we have the resources, skills, and experience needed to negotiate with large companies when preexisting conditions are involved.

We are honored to have worked for our client on her Pawtucket car accident settlement. If you’ve recently sustained personal injuries in a collision or other accident, call us right away!

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At Bottaro Injury Lawyers, we care for people. Attorney Mike Bottaro and his award-winning legal team handle all types of personal injury cases throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts. We can even help on cases in other states as well. We pride ourselves on our honesty, integrity, and results. Contact us 24/7 in any method you prefer for a fast, free, and confidential consultation about your case. Text or call us at 401-777-7777 or fill out our free and confidential online form. We are here to serve and help you!

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