Sometimes insurance companies will use preexisting conditions to justify their refusal to pay car accident victims. Sometimes, insurance companies are right and preexisting conditions do prevent the recovery of damages. Specifically, preexisting conditions prevent Wisconsin car accident recoveries when the injuries currently suffered by a car accident victim are because of the prior medical condition and not because of the auto accident.
However, it is possible to have a preexisting condition and get a fair recovery for your accident injuries. If your injuries were made worse by the car accident then you should be able to recover damages for your change in medical condition that would not have happened but for the accident. Those damages may include compensation for past and future medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, lost income, out-of-pocket costs, and pain and suffering. Other drivers and insurance companies should not be relieved of paying you equitable damages just because you had a preexisting condition.
An experienced lawyer will help you fight for the fair and just recovery that you deserve. For more information about your legal rights and possible recovery, please contact our Milwaukee auto accident attorneys today at 1-800-800-5678 or 414-223-4800 for a free consultation.