Preexisting conditions

Can I still make a claim if I was previously hurt in the same part of my body?

I get this question all the time from clients, and the answer is yes.  What we are talking about is a pre-existing injury or condition.  A pre-existing injury is an injury to a part of the body that was previously hurt or had an ongoing medical condition at the time of an accident.  I regularly have new clients who have a pre-existing injury and it can cause problems when making a claim for the injuries from the accident.

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Hiring counsel

What will my personal injury lawyer cost?

Typically, an injury lawyer will charge 33% to represent you if your case is settled before a lawsuit is filed.  Once a lawsuit was filed, the fee generally increases from 33% to 40%.  Some attorneys will increase the fee from 40% to 45% if the case is tried to a jury.  This most often happens in complicated cases like medical malpractice claims.

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