Author: Richard C. Armstrong, Charlottesville, VA Personal Injury Attorney
Sometimes people injured in an accident think they don't have a claim if their injuries consist of an aggravation of a medical condition or injury that they already had before the motor vehicle collision occurred. However, that's not the law in Virginia or in most other states.How Does the Law Protect Me If I Have a Pre-Existing Condition?
In Virginia, the law takes a very practical view of new injuries to those with pre-existing conditions. You are entitled to recover for the extent of the aggravation, but you cannot recover for the pre-existing condition itself.
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