Yes, having a prior injury can affect your case. This doesn’t mean you can’t win your case, or that your damages will be lowered, as long as you are completely honest with your attorney. Your case will only be affected if you try to hide your prior injuries and the insurance finds out.
Damages can be awarded for new injuries, as well as having aggravation from a previous condition. If you can prove that the negligence made your previous condition worse, you can collect damages to the extent to which the injury has been aggravated or made worse. In order for your attorney to maximize the value of your case, you have to be 100% honest, even if something seems insignificant.
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