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BHi my 62-year-old husband got into an auto accident. He hired

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BHi my 62-year-old husband got into an auto accident. He hired an attorney through whom he he is going through a physical therapy, plus he was referred to an MRI. The MRI showed the following diagnosis: Complex flat type tear of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus with trace knee joint effusion. Can that diagnosis be the result of his auto accident or is it a physical problem due to age? Thanks.
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That is,as they say, the million dollar question.

It depends on the specifics of the auto accident, your husbands history, physical condition etc.

Does that exact injury occur in people who have never been in a car accident? Yes.

Does that exact injury occur in people who have been in a car accident? Yes.

The fact of the matter is that the insurance company will probably throw money at your husband and his lawyer just to make the whole issue go away. As such, the lawyer will be happy.

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