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In a personal injury case, any injury suffered after the original car accident could harm not only you, but your eventual settlement.

Personal-Injury-ClaimsSuppose you have sustained certain injuries due to an accident but then suffer another accident where your injuries are aggravated. After the second incident, it would be difficult for your treating physician to differentiate between what problems were caused by the initial accident and what ones were caused by the following one. The insurance company could reduce the value of your settlement by claiming that most of your injuries were based on the subsequent incident.

Even if a new accident causes no additional injury or aggravation, a defense lawyer working against you may argue that the second accident caused the original injury.

The best way to protect yourself against this possibility is to document your initial injury thoroughly. Just in case this happens, make sure that you have medical records that detail the specifics of your injury, including type, area, and severity, as well as the fact that you are not complaining about any unmentioned part of your body.

If you do find yourself in a situation where you have been injured in a car accident and then suffer from a new injury, documenting the differences between the effects of each incident will ensure that the new incident will not be used against you. This can be done by finding witnesses who can discuss the differences between your prior and your new condition, obtaining medical records showing no prior complaints about the part of your body that is newly injured, and securing testimony from your treating doctor or doctors that details how each incident had a separate effect on you.

Without legal help, you may not be fully compensated for the damage, inconvenience, and loss caused by traffic accidents. If you have been injured as a result of a car crash, get a free consultation from experienced Orange County auto accident attorney Samer Habbas by calling (888) 848-5084.

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Samer Habbas is a California attorney with over 18 years of experience in personal injury law. Throughout his career, he has successfully recovered over $300 million for his clients, solidifying his reputation as a leading advocate in the field.

Samer swiftly gained recognition for his adept negotiation skills and unwavering dedication to his clients. His practice spans a wide range of personal injury cases, including car accidents, dog bites, funeral home abuse, premises liability, and wrongful death.

Samer is known for his compassionate approach and commitment to securing favorable outcomes for his clients. His expertise has earned him the trust and respect of both his clients and his peers within the legal community. He is also deeply invested in giving back to his community. He actively participates in pro bono work and volunteers his time to various charitable organizations. Samer is a champion for those who have been wronged, leveraging his extensive experience and expertise to make a meaningful difference in the lives of his clients and his community.