Can i claim additional injuries that I sustained as a result of the injury from an accident?.

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Can i claim additional injuries that I sustained as a result of the injury from an accident?.

I had rotator cuff repair surgery, I care for my 98 year old mother. During the rehab period, she fell and I had to lift her up off the floor. In trying to protect my injured shoulder, I pulled some muscles in my back and have had problems with my ribs dislocating. I have been going to a chiropractor for these injuries. Can i claim these expences too?l

Asked on April 12, 2009 under Accident Law, Colorado

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MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

Probably not. Not foreseeable and your intervening negligence by lifting your mother caused the aggrevated injury.  Contact your lawyer.


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