No one expects to suffer a serious injury; however, many individuals are faced with suspecting risks and dangerous situations on a daily basis. Whether it is in the workplace, on the roadways or at home using a product, a sudden and tragic accident could happen at any point. And when such a situation strikes, victims are often left questioning what they can do to navigate this situation that has left them injured, overwhelmed with medical bills and unable to work.
When individuals in Massachusetts and elsewhere think of accidents, they often think of those that victims are able to walk away from with minor to moderate injuries. While this may be common in minor car accidents, the reality is that severe incidents can occur, leaving victims with catastrophic and life-threatening injuries. The aftermath of such an accident can be emotional, overwhelming, complex and financially draining. Thus, it is important to understand what can be done to overcome this situation.
If you are hurt as a result of someone else's negligence, you are entitled to be compensated for the resulting harm, whether it's for medical expenses, missed time from work, or pain and suffering. However, it is common for the responsible party (or the insurance company that might foot the bill) to claim that a physical injury is the result of a "pre-existing condition" in an attempt to avoid paying appropriate compensation. While it is true that an at-fault party is not responsible for your underlying condition, if their negligence made your condition worse, they are responsible for the worsening of your condition.