Dealing with a car accident can be stressful. Between worrying about you, your passengers, loved ones, and your car, the legalities that follow a car accident can only add to the stress that is already there. But what if the stress evolves even further when you had a pre-existing injury before the accident? More often than not, car accidents can aggravate a previous neck or back injury, among other injuries. If you were not at fault for the accident, the other driver’s lawyers and insurance company will do anything to decrease the amount of compensation you receive. Your medical records could be at stake as they search for ways to explain away the injuries you have received during the car accident. Luckily, the law is on your side.