It has often been said that an accident involving a patient has pre-existing arthritis that the ensuing bodily injury was likely pre-existing, That couldn’t be further from the truth. As an example, if a 22 year-old body-builder and a 90 year-old man that is 4 foot 2 inches and riddled with arthritis are both in the same accident, who would be hurt more, the person with no arthritis or the person with significant arthritis? The answer of course is the 90 year-old man with significant arthritis. Research studies all conclude that pre-existing arthritic degeneration causes more bodily injuries that a person with no arthritis. Beyond the research common sense dictates the same.