Aggravation of a preexisting condition

Some people who are injured in a car, truck, or motorcycle accident may have been suffering from symptoms or injuries to the same parts of the body that were also injured in the accident. Many times the injury from the accident makes the prior injury even worse than it was before. In this case, Ohio law states that the person responsible for those injuries is responsible for putting the person they injured into the position that the injured person was in prior to the accident.

Often times the responsible insurance company will make inaccurate arguments to prompt claimants and unwary personal injury attorneys settle for less. For example, some of the most common injuries involve the neck and back in motor vehicle accidents. After the accident, the doctor might recommend that the person undergo some sort of diagnostic testing, such as an X-ray or MRI to look for injuries. Often times, these tests will reveal some sort of degeneration or deterioration of the spine. Insurance adjusters and insurance attorney’s will then often argue that a person’s symptoms are a result of the degeneration that was present prior to the accident, and are therefore not responsible for those damages. These arguments are often made even where the person injured was NOT in any sort of pain prior to the accident or had no prior injuries. This is what really matters according to the law, as the insurance company is still responsible for putting the person back into their asymptomatic state regardless of any natural degeneration or deterioration.

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