The COVID-19 pandemic put the world on a standstill. However, that cannot stop accidents and injuries to occur that put people’s lives at risk. In such a scenario, what does this mean for a personal injury claim. Moreover, if you have an ongoing personal injury claim, it is important to know the implications due to the pandemic.
To understand the impact of coronavirus on your personal injury case, you have to look at two aspects:
- Injury suffered during the pandemic
If you’ve been injured in an accident during the pandemic due to someone’s negligence, you are still owed a compensation. You should work with a top injury attorney from a large-scale and well reputed law firm that is equipped to handle your claim remotely, if required. Be thorough with your research to find a law firm that is handling cases during COVID-19 and have enough resources to be able to do justice. At Siler & Ingber, as we have been working through the pandemic to help anyone who has suffered a personal injury of any kind. Our experienced personal injury attorneys have been around the clock while ensuring the safety of their clients as well as everyone involved.
Moreover, depending on the type of accident/injury, do check with your injury attorney on factors such as statute of limitation (maximum period to file a claim), etc. as they may have changed due to COVID-19.
- Ongoing personal injury case
If you suffered an injury due to someone’s negligence before the COVID-19 pandemic and your legal matter was still ongoing, here’s what you should know. First, make sure that the firm handling your case is continuing to provide services. There could be scenarios where due to lack of resources of infrastructure, the firm is no longer providing services. However, if are still providing legal services, it is important that all safety protocols are duly followed.
Whether during or pre-COVID-19, choose a legal firm that is already evolved to provide paperless, remote, digital-dominated services that are hampered if physical meetings are not possible. In fact, firm should be equipped to conduct mediations, depositions, and arbitrations either through video conferencing or in a small office that allows for social distancing. Importantly, in an ongoing or a new case, the discovery process should not be hampered, that is, the firm should be able to gather relevant evidence and documents for the case in the ongoing scenario of restricted movement.
Additionally, the firm should follow safety protocols and prioritize the clients’ safety while handling their legal case. Lastly, the law firm should be completely updated on the changes to personal injury related matters, if any. We recommend you choose a top injury attorney from the best law firm. Consider Siler & Ingber.
If you or someone you know needs the best injury attorney anywhere in New York state, contact Siler & Ingber today. We are present in Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Long Island. Call us on 1-877-529-4343 or complete our online form on this page to schedule a case evaluation with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys. Our consultation is free and we do not charge a fee unless we win your case.