How does a previous medical condition factor in when you have an accident and re-injury the same thing, or the ongoing medical issue that you have been having gets worse as a result?
These are questions that personal injury lawyers have to deal with. Your defense attorney will most often take the position that if your previous condition was made worse – that the person causing the accident is responsible. Above all, when consulting with a lawyer about any matter, it is best to be totally honest and open with all information. It is better that your own representation knows exactly what they are dealing with and that there will be no surprises when the other side discovers medical records or other items that are in conflict with the case presented to date.
This video is a conversation between law partners Peter Hart and Stephen Karp relating to this topic.