Personal Injury Claim During COVID Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected almost every aspect of our lives. From people losing their lives to massive job losses, and a stagnating economy, we’re experiencing something we’ve never seen before. Even the legal system has been affected. The legal system has slowed down, but law firms are still open and ready to serve your legal needs. If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you can still file an injury claim. A personal injury attorney can still complete most of the critical steps to help you get compensation.
Are Insurance Companies Still Paying for Personal Injury Claims?
Insurance companies are obliged by law to continue paying personal injury claims. The California Department of Insurance sent out an official notice by Ricardo Lara, stating, “all insurance companies and other Department licensees to take steps during the crisis necessary to maintain their ability to process and pay insurance claims.”
Insurance Companies Fighting Back
Anticipating decreasing profits, the insurance company may put up a fight. An experienced attorney can fight for your rights and put pressure on the insurance company. Adjusters may use stronger tactics against you to reduce your compensation. Follow your attorney’s guidance in dealing with adjusters, and never speak to anyone without your attorney present.
Courthouse Schedules and Delays
Civil courts in every state are limiting interactions, reducing hours, or closing entirely during the pandemic. Even if your local court is currently open, its status can suddenly change. This means scheduled hearings or appointments can be delayed until further notice. Procedural steps in the claim process can be affected, possibly causing delays in your case.
Why You Should Not Delay Your Case
Courthouse closings are just minor roadblocks. You should not delay filing your case. Contact an attorney today. If you don’t hire an attorney now, you risk reducing your case value.
Access to Medical Care
You want to keep yourself safe during the pandemic, that is understandable. It’s important to know that medical offices, physicians, nurses, and other medical staff are doing their best to keep facilities clean and safe. Social distancing rules, facial protection measures, sanitization rules, and other protective measures are being applied to minimize risks.
You have an obligation to do everything you can to see your doctor, keep appointments, and follow the doctor’s orders. If you don’t follow the doctor’s orders, you can jeopardize the compensation you receive. Your health and well-being should remain a priority.
To ensure a faster recovery, you must get proper medical care, despite the challenges the pandemic poses. This is crucial so you can decrease losses as much as possible. Document your injuries and getting treatment for them are essential steps in the compensation recovery process. An accident attorney will need these medical documents to help you build a strong injury claim.
Contacting an attorney
In the unfortunate event of an accident or injury, you will need an attorney who has experience with personal injury cases. Our network of attorneys have years of experience and a long list of successful cases. Well, fight for you day and night to get you the medical help you need and the compensation you deserve.
Contact us to have your case heard and evaluated. One of our trusted attorneys will be able to help you get the compensation you deserve. CALL US ANYTIME (281) 475-4535 or fill out a consultation form here to start the process.