After a serious car accident, there is a chance your injury is severe enough that surgical intervention might be required. Recently, I've handled cases that involve full hip replacement surgery, ankle surgery, and knee surgery. Another common potential surgery after a serious car accident is shoulder surgery. If you've had surgery after a car accident, it is very important to get medical records and/or reports showing a connection between the accident and the injury. You need to show the surgery was necessary because of the car accident. A common defense to this claim is that you must have had a pre-existing injury. However, if you can show no such evidence and/or you can show your pre-existing injury was dormant for years (and this accident caused it to become symptomatic), then you have a compelling argument. Settling the case becomes easier in some cases where a client has actually undergone surgery, because that can convince an adjuster the need for surgery wasn't simply conjecture - it REALLY happened. In some cases, you can also settle a case before a surgery - especially if you can show the surgery will more than likely be necessary in the future. Don't forget that post surgical rehabilitation and physical therapy are important issues that should be addressed. Therefore, if surgery is necessary in your case, be prepared to prove it. The insurance companies won't simply take your word for it. If your injury requires surgery, contact the Law Office of Robert Mansour for a free case evaluation.
by Robert Mansour
Robert Mansour is a personal injury lawyer serving Santa Clarita, Valencia,