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Pre-Existing Conditions, by Georgia Accident Lawyers, Montlick & Assoc.

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How to Handle an Accident Claim with a Pre-Existing Condition

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Some people who have been injured in a car accident may suffer injuries that aggravate or worsen a pre-existing medical condition. In this week's segment on ABC News, Atlanta car accident attorneys Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi, shares important information about how to handle an accident claim if you have a pre-existing condition, and what to expect from the insurance companies. Watch the video and click on the links below to learn more about your legal rights.


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Georgia Auto Accident Lawyers, Montlick & Associates, Reviews Your Legal Rights if You are Injured in an Accident and Have Pre-Existing Medical Conditions

A car accident can be devastating, but if you have a pre-existing medical condition prior to the accident, dealing with the insurance companies, without legal representation, can be especially overwhelming. To help you understand your rights after an accident, the Georgia Auto Accident Lawyers at Montlick & Associates have created the video posted at the top of this page.

Aggravation of a pre-existing injury is, in fact, considered a new injury and supports a claim. If your ability to function or enjoy life is affected, or your condition is worsened by the accident, you may be entitled to compensation. However, the insurance company will probably argue that your current injuries were not caused by the accident, that they were due to a prior injury. They routinely take this position to pay you less, or to deny your claim altogether.

Pre-existing injuries generally do not compromise car accident injury claims when a victim suffers aggravation of a prior injury, or makes a prior injury more serious. The experienced attorneys at Montlick & Associates will work to prove and establish the value of your new injuries or aggravation of a pre-existing medical condition.

“It is important to remember, that if you have been injured in an accident and have a pre-existing injury or medical condition, you must disclose the information to the insurance company and the attorneys representing you. Our attorneys have more than 30 years experience in this area and can help you prove the full extent of your injuries,” says David Montlick, Founder and CEO of Montlick & Associates. “While it is the insurance company’s goal to pay you as little as possible, it is our goal to get you the compensation you deserve.”

If you are injured in an accident, the most important thing is your health and recovery. The Georgia Auto Accident Lawyers at Montlick & Associates advise that you get medical treatment as soon as possible following the accident. Without it, your recovery could take a lot longer. In addition, you’ll need the medical documentation to prove your injuries.

For 30 years, the Personal Injury Attorneys at Montlick & Associates have made it their goal to be the best personal injury law firm in the United States. The law firm represents families and individuals who suffer from catastrophic injuries, in all types of cases involving wrongful conduct and wrongful death, including those involving crashes with cars, SUVs, buses, tractor-trailers and other commercial vehicles. Each state has its own laws as to what can be recovered as damages in these types of serious accidents. In Georgia, for example, a person injured by the carelessness of another has a right to compensation for pain and suffering, reimbursement for medical bills and lost wages incurred due to the accident, and in some cases punitive damages. There are many different sources of possible recovery for accident victims, and it is important that they all are identified.

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Pre-Existing Conditions

In this week's segment on ABC News, the Georgia Auto Accident Lawyers at Montlick & Associates share important information about how to handle pre-existing injuries after an accident.

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