If you have a pre-existing medical condition, an injury can become significantly worse when a new accident occurs. This is because the original condition may have caused damage to your body that makes it more vulnerable to further injury. For example, if you have arthritis in your knees, a fall could result in a much more serious injury than if you did not have arthritis. If you have a pre-existing medical condition, it is important to be extra careful to avoid accidents and injuries. Unfortunately, we can be careful but an accident can always occur if and when others act negligently.
Pre-existing injuries can complicate personal injury cases. If you have a pre-existing condition, it may be difficult to prove that your injury was caused by the accident and not by the pre-existing condition.
There are a few things you can do to try to overcome this obstacle. First, get medical treatment for your injury as soon as possible after the accident. This will help to establish that the injury was caused by the accident and not by the pre-existing condition.