Car accidents, slip-and-falls and other types of accidents can leave victims with devastating injuries. However, victims of accidents who had preexisting medical conditions before the accident can suffer especially serious and lasting injuries. Unfortunately, sometimes these victims may mistakenly dismiss their legal rights, thinking they cannot file a lawsuit to seek compensation for losses and medical expenses due to their preexisting conditions.
At Hecht & Hecht, LLP, in New York City, we aggressively stand up for the rights of injured individuals with preexisting conditions. Our firm’s attorneys are experienced personal injury advocates who are able to explain your rights and take action against the person responsible for your injuries. We can help you stand up for yourself and fight for the compensation you deserve for the injuries you have suffered.
If you have sustained a slip-and-fall injury and had a preexisting condition, or were involved in another type of accident that worsened your preexisting condition, contact a lawyer at Hecht & Hecht, LLP, at 212.226.2400 to schedule a free initial consultation.
One of the most common preexisting conditions that is aggravated by a serious accident is osteoporosis. Individuals who have osteoporosis have unusually brittle bones. This can result in the bones being easily broken or damaged in an accident. It is especially important for injured individuals with osteoporosis to seek legal representation after an accident, since their injuries may be worse than if they did not have osteoporotic symptoms.
Another type of preexisting condition that may be worsened by an injury is asthma. This lung disease may be life-threatening, especially if affected by a dangerous work site where air is not properly ventilated, recycled poor-quality air on an airplane, or mold issues resulting from a landlord’s failure to properly repair a problem.
We also handle cases where negligence has led to exacerbation of a preexisting condition, including:
- Elderly falls in a nursing home
- Slip-and-falls due to uneven sidewalks or pavement
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Dog bites
- Airport and airplane accidents
- Landlord failure to repair issues
Hip fractures, broken bones and dislocations may result in permanent disability. We can assist clients in seeking compensation for the injuries they have suffered and the worsening of their preexisting conditions.
The Help You Need, When You Need It
You do not have to face your slip-and-fall injury with a preexisting condition, or injuries from a negligence accident alone. We, at Hecht & Hecht, LLP, can advise you of your rights and options after an accident. Contact our office by telephone at 212.226.2400 to arrange for a free initial consultation.