Yes. If you have a pre-existing medical condition that was aggravated after your accident, you may be able to pursue compensation for the financial loss you experienced because of medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Even if you were found partially at fault for the accident, because of Arizona’s “pure comparative fault” rule, you are still able to seek compensation for your aggravated injuries or any new injuries suffered in the accident.
The threshold for “pure comparative fault” is 100%. This simply means that you would have to be 100% responsible for the accident to be “disqualified” to file a claim. However, if you are found to be only 30% responsible, you may still be able to recover 70% of the grand total of your damages and loss.
Injuries that most commonly occur during a collision are:
After suffering injuries in a car accident or having a previously existing condition agitated as the result of a collision, seek medical attention immediately. Even if symptoms or pain is not experienced immediately, an evaluation from a medical professional is highly recommended.
The information obtained during an examination could be vital to a successful claim for damages or personal injury lawsuit should the need be there to pursue compensation.
Even if you have a previously existing medical condition that has been aggravated because of a car accident in Tucson, AZ, you can still pursue damages related to the accident and your injuries. While we cannot estimate damages in your specific case, some of the common damages that people are able to recover after a car accident include:
AZ § 12-542 law imposes a two-year time constraint for filing personal injury lawsuits against another person. This does not apply to insurance claims as, in the vast majority of cases, the insurance company generally begins the claims process almost immediately following a collision.
However, if you decide to pursue a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit against the other driver, you will need to file those claims within two years of the accident—in the case of a personal injury claim—or two years of the victim’s death.
At Zanes Law, we will offer clients valuable guidance that helps them avoid costly mistakes, such as incorrectly filled out claims paperwork, acceptance of an unfair settlement or missed opportunities to obtain coverage for medical bills. After a car accident, starting a claims process right away can make it easier to gather the necessary evidence surrounding your accident.
If you have a pre-existing medical condition that was aggravated after your accident, a Tucson car accident lawyer will help you navigate the complicated world of lawsuits and insurance companies—you can still pursue a claim.
For a free consultation or to have us get to work on your case right away, call (866) 499-8989.