Euless, TX asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Texas

Q: If I had a injury years ago and got in a accident could I be reinjured?

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Daniel John Christensen

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  • Austin, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: I am sorry to hear about your injury. If you suffered an injury in an incident recently, and that injury was really an aggravation of a prior injury, you are still entitled to bring a claim for that aggravation. I would have to know more facts to give you advice specific to your situation. Please call us immediately so we can get you the help you need. 512-888-9999.

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Peter N. Munsing

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  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: Definitely. If you had fully recovered you have a new injury. If you hadn't you have a new injury on top of the old one, an aggravation. Either way, if it's not your fault get with a member of the Texas Trial Lawyesrs Assn for the county where the wreck happened. They give free consults.

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Timur Akpinar

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A: Yes, this is not an uncommon situation. The medical records of both accidents would need to be reviewed in detail to determine the causality of injuries. It could be a situation of aggravation of existing injuries, as has been pointed out already here. You may also hear the term "exacerbation" used in such a setting.

Tim Akpinar

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