Just because an injured party has pre-existing injuries does not mean the accident did not make the injuries worse. These are called egg-shell plaintiffs. Insurance companies like to dig their heels in and say it is all pre-existing and not caused by the accident. This is simply wrong. When an elderly lady called the Dunnion Law Firm complaining of back pain that was made worse from an accident, the Dunnion Law Firm was able to get her the necessary medical treatment. The Dunnion Law Firm fought the insurance company and obtained a $60,000.00 settlement.