Another key part is when it comes to preexisting, a lot of doctors are afraid to talk about preexisting, which doesn’t make any sense.
It’s okay that they had an issue before. We just have to compare and contrast the issue to how it has changed, how it’s gotten more severe and what the difference was because then we just take that argument away from the insurance company before they even make it.
And that’s a great point because a lot of times the insurance company is going to want to say, “Oh, listen, we didn’t cause this injury. They’d been treating malady or this problem for some period of time. We’re not going to compensate for that.”
They’re right. They’re not going to compensate for that. However, they do need to compensate for an aggravation to a preexisting condition.
If as the doctor mentioned if you’ve got the right treatment provider, they can compare and contrast.
What was this patient’s condition before? What were their subjective complaints before? What did our objective findings reflect before? What was the treatment schedule before versus now we’ve got this intervening action? This accident happens. What is it like now? What are they complaining of now? What’s the degree of severity? What more do we need to do in the way of treatment to address that?
Those are the things for which the insurance carrier on behalf of the responsible party needs to compensate you going forward.
So again, crucial to have the right treatment provider and also obviously to have the right attorney to be able to discern all that for you.