You really need to Discuss in detail with legal counsel and likely utilize their assistance. I could refer you to someone in your area if you like . Paul
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Friend, you are actually missing the problem. The prior accident is completely irrelevant until you prove that you are an employee. If your Defendant claims that you are an Independent Contractor, you do not even get into the game until you prove Employment.
You need an Attorney for a completely different reason than you think.
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The other answers are correct in that there is a lot more information needed to assess the odds of winning your case. Causation for an injury is proved primarily through opinions from the involved physicians. Whether the opinions you have from your doctor are sufficient is something an attorney could assess only after reviewing all of the applicable medical reports.
The issue of whether you were an employee or an independent contractor is an issue that usually involves many factors. However, the most important factor in determining this status is who had the right to control how the work was performed? In other words, did someone hire you to accomplish a result and did not care how you achieved it, or did they control how you went about your work? This is usually a complicated issue.
You should definitely consult an attorney.