Personal Injury: If I had a previous injury, should I disclose this information to my doctor?

By: Tom DeLattre

Personal InjuryIn many personal injury cases, our injured clients may find themselves dealing with resistance of claim payment from an insurance company. This can be due solely to a previous injury that occured in the past that the insurance company would like to lay the blame on.  Even though this can happen, it is still  best to disclose all past injuries to your doctor. By doing so, you are tending to all potential future issues that could arise from your current injury. Also, by disclosing medical information that includes past injuries, you aid in proving your story’s credibility and value.

Navigating issues like these is best done by a skilled attorney fluent in personal injury claims. It is not recommended to sort through these issues alone. If you have any  questions about this topic or any other personal injury matters, please call us at 407-841-7699. For additional resources, keep checking our blog, LIKE us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter at @whdjustice for more helpful hints to always be informed about your rights.


On September 29, 2015, a serious auto crash changed our lives forever. Injuries sustained by my husband and I resulted in a long hospital stay and several subsequent surgeries. Two years later, we are both still dealing with injury related issues. Within a few days of the crash, we asked a relative about getting an attorney and they recommended Tom DeLattre (Wieland Hilado & DeLattre). Tom returned my husband’s call that same day and arranged to meet with us at the hospital. He explained the process and assured us that he would handle the auto insurance companies. He explained that our job was to work on our recovery. He was always available for questions and would return calls on weekends and while on vacation. We are very happy with the fair settlement that Tom DeLattre worked out with the insurance companies. I would not hesitate to recommend him to friends or other family members.

– L. Newsome

Tom represented me for an automobile accident. He helped me get to the right specialists for medical care. I was getting no where with the insurance company regarding the damages to my car or myself. Once Tom started representing me, the ball started rolling. He was able to get me the medical care I needed, reimbursement for my automobile, and my lost wages were paid. He was always available to take my calls. I would highly recommend him.