Arguing For Personal Injury Compensation When You Have A Connective Tissue Disorder

Posted on: 21 July 2018

Personal injury cases are hard enough when your body operates within the confines of what is considered "typical" and/or "normal." These cases are even more complicated when you have a connective tissue disorder. The defense can argue that it is your disorder that causes you pain and suffering, and that it has nothing to do with the incident you claim left you injured. Here is how personal injury lawyers might argue your unique case for you.

A Pre-Existing Condition Does Not Erase the Accident or Injury Event

Connective tissue disorders, such as Ehlers-Danlos or Marfan syndromes, are evident from birth. They are pre-existing conditions that did not develop during an accident or an injury event. However, the pain and symptoms of these disorders can, and often are, exacerbated by accidents and injuries. In your case, a car accident can just as easily cause tearing of connective tissues as it can for anyone else. The difference is that it is often more painful, more debilitating, and it takes longer to heal.

You Have Documented Proof That the Accident or Injury Event Occurred

Your disabling condition aside, you have proof that the accident or injury event occurred. You have police reports, work reports, worker's compensation reports (if applicable), and even doctor's reports that show the damage caused to your body as the result of the accident/injury event. Evidence cannot be ignored, and when evidence cannot be ignored, your condition cannot be to blame for what happened to you and what you feel right now.

You Have Medical Professional's Expert Testimony That the Accident/Incident Compounds Your Condition

Connective tissue disorders are made worse when there is an injury to the body. It takes longer to heal, and you have to be under a doctor's care and see a physical therapist often. None of that should be your financial responsibility just because you were born with or developed early on, a medical condition that makes it difficult for you to move and function like everyone else. Compensation is in order, as your lawyer will argue, because it takes you so long to heal and because you require more medical attention that you cannot afford.

Your Lawyer Will Attempt to Discredit the Claims of the Person/Persons Responsible

After presenting the above, your lawyer will also try to discredit the claims of the person or persons responsible for your injuries. In so doing, you are likely to win this argument. With the above proof and claims in hand, you may even settle out of court.

For more information, contact your local personal injury attorneys.