Can my boyfriend be compensated for injuries that are a direct result of his older auto injuries? 13 Answers as of August 27, 2015

If my boyfriend sues, can he get new compensation? In 2014, he got hurt badly in a car collision. We went to court and won a lawsuit for the injuries. Last week, the doctor told us that my boyfriend has new injuries that are a result of the original injuries, for which he already received compensation.

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Law Offices of Ronald A. Steinberg & Associates | Ronald A. Steinberg, BA, MA, JD
The part of the case that resulted in winning in court is over. Under Michigan law, the portion of the case that relates to medical bills remains open for life. However if you do not live in Michigan, you probably are out of luck. Why don't you talk to the lawyer that helped your boyfriend initially?
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 6/22/2015
James E. Hasser, Jr. P.C.
James E. Hasser, Jr. P.C. | Jim Hasser
No; but double check with the lawyer that handled the case. Good luck.
Answer Applies to: Alabama
Replied: 6/19/2015
Law Ofices of Edwin K. Niles | Edwin K. Niles
If you have already had a suit, it is probably closed.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 6/19/2015
Law Offices of Richard M. Levy P.C.
Law Offices of Richard M. Levy P.C. | Richard M. Levy
That would be a no.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 8/27/2015
Law Offices of George H. Shers | George H. Shers
That would be a no.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 8/27/2015
    Adler Law Group, LLC
    Adler Law Group, LLC | Lawrence Adler
    If the original case concluded he can't make new claims now.
    Answer Applies to: Connecticut
    Replied: 6/19/2015
    Ferguson & Ferguson
    Ferguson & Ferguson | Randy W. Ferguson
    No you can't recover again for the same injuries.
    Answer Applies to: Alabama
    Replied: 6/19/2015
    Richard B. Jacobson & Associates, LLC | Richard B. Jacobson
    Most often, the first judgment is conclusive as to his damages. In a court trial, a victim is entitled to present evidence about future damages, and the jury or judge can take that into account in fixing an award. If the matter is settled between the victim and the other party's insurer, the language of the release almost always says that the victim releases all claims, known or unknown, in return for the payment. If there is a release, read it with care. Presumably your boyfriend's lawyer went over the release with him before he signed, so in all probability he knew that he was signing away all claims. Good Luck.
    Answer Applies to: Wisconsin
    Replied: 6/19/2015
    John Russo | John Russo
    That would be a no.
    Answer Applies to: Rhode Island
    Replied: 8/27/2015
    Gregory M Janks, PC
    Gregory M Janks, PC | Gregory M Janks
    It is unlikely that there can be any "new" money obtained if the previous case, from which those injuries derive, was already litigated. Your boyfriend would want to ask the attorney who handled the case for him and any Judgment and/or Release would have to be reviewed to see if there are any grounds for making the claim about which you ask. In MI No Fault Benefits for medical care and treatment are available for life, so it is likely that the medical treatment relative to the "new" injuries will be covered by your boyfriends own vehicle insurer.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 6/19/2015
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC | John F Brennan
    98% he will not be able to recover unless there was a provision or later incurred medical expenses.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 6/19/2015
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