Tricks Insurance Companies Use to Minimize your Back Injury Case

Bernie Tully Personal Injury Lawyer. Phone: 412-281-8700

Today’s blog is going to cover tricks that the insurance company will use to devalue or minimize your back injury case.

A lot of the things we share in our blog are real things that have happened to our clients. One of the things that the insurance company will do if you had a prior back injury, is attack your prior injury. No matter how long ago it was they will still say the prior injury is to blame for your current problems.

We represented a client recently and the insurance company said, “we found in the records that she had a prior back problem.” The back injury was seven years ago and she had no further injury or treatment since then. The insurance company said it could have been a lingering problem that just did not come to the forefront.

This is the kind of craziness that the insurance companies will use to devalue your case. In this example, they said, “well, we are going to take 25 percent off what we were going to offer to this client because she had a prior back problem.”

This is what we deal with every day. What do we do about it? As a practical solution to the problem of devaluing your back injury, we communicate with your doctor. Our goal is to ask the doctor to write a report that will say, “This injury to his/her back was entirely caused by the car collision that he/she had.” If we get that report from your doctor, then we can use that when we negotiate with the insurance company or if we file suit and go forward with the case. Even if the car accident happened three months after the client had gotten treatment for his/her back, if the doctor at least says that the current collision aggravated a pre-existing condition you still have the right to get value for that.

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Bernie Tully Personal Injury Lawyer. Phone: 412-281-8700