In many instances, insurance companies use pre-existing conditions as a reason to deny a personal injury claim. However, in the state of Illinois, this practice is against the law. In Illinois, your right to damages cannot be limited by a pre-existing condition. In fact, you are entitled to compensation for damages for the aggravation or worsening of pre-existing injuries. Your right to recovery for any injury or acceleration or aggravation of the condition is the same as the cause of the injury in the first place.
But make no mistake about it – the insurance companies will do everything they can to deny your claim. That’s why it’s important to work with the Law Office of Chris Doscotch early in the process. We have the knowledge, expertise and experience to look out for your best interests.