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I Had A Prior Injury Before My Hotel Accident In Indian Rock Beach…Do I Have To Tell The Insurance

Updated: Jun 8


This is a two-pronged question in one. The victim here is asking: “Do I still have a case and who should I tell – or not tell – about my prior injury?”


The first question is easy to answer. Of course, you still have a case. The second question is a bit more complicated. First off, you should tell your attorney EVERYTHING about your previous accidents and your pre-existing conditions.

  • Prior car accidents

  • Prior slip and falls

  • Hospital stays

  • Doctor visits

  • Workers’ compensation claims

  • Prior sports-related injuries

As far as telling the insurance company about your injuries, your Indian Rocks Beach hotel injury attorneys will know exactly where and when to reveal this information so it has little effect on your claim. We can use it to help your claim. For example, an aggravation of a pre-existing injury is compensable under Florida law. Additionally, if you had previous medical diagnosis and readings, such as an MRI, a doctor or expert witness could compare your previous reports and MRIS to your most recent to see what, if any, changes are seen. This helps bolster the case.


Of course, the insurance company will immediately label your injury as “chronic,” so they can blame your pain and suffering on something – anything – other than your current car accident. For them, it’s all about paying you LESS.


But let’s say you did have a previous accident and you weren’t injured. In that case, keep in mind your insurance company will find out and, again, they’ll try to pin your injuries on that particular accident. Your attorney will counter that the Indian rocks hotel accident for which you are bringing your current claim was the basis behind the injuries you present today. The attorneys at Itzkowitz Law will also retain experts for your case if the case warrants it. These experts may help opine as to your current medical condition and whether this condition was pre-existing or was likely caused or exacerbated by the most recent accident.


The bottom line is if you’re involved in a car accident or a hotel injury in Indian Rocks Beach, call the top-rated attorneys of Itzkowitz Law at 813.461.6600 or visit itzlawfirm.com. We’ll guide you through every step of the legal process. And you’ll know right off the bat how much your claim is worth for free.


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