When you’re injured in an accident you have the burden to prove your injuries, damages, etc. One of the burdens I will speak of in this blog is the burden to prove that your injuries are causally related to the incident in question.
This burden becomes harder to overcome if the client suffers a second injury to the same body part. For example, Mr. Smith injured his back in a motor vehicle collision in January. Mr. Smith is evaluated by a physician who prescribes physical therapy; Mr. Smith attends therapy 3 times per week. In February, still under a doctor’s care, Mr. Smith slips and falls on ice. He reports increased back pain to his doctor as a result of the fall.
Similar situations happen more often than what you may think. Subsequent injuries of the same body part (and even different body parts) can limit your recovery for the first incident up to the date of the intervening event that caused the worsening.
Every case is different and suffering injuries from two or more separate losses can be extremely difficult to understand.
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