If you sustained serious injuries in an accident in the previous months, you might have lost income and are likely staring at a pile of medical bills. If you have a pending injury claim, it is natural to wonder what its fate might be due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. While the pandemic has definitely halted many businesses and industries, it is important to ensure that your case is moving forward as much as possible during this time.
With today’s technology, many insurance companies have switched to telework to stay running. Many law firms have done the same, using paperless technology, teleconferencing, and video conferencing to keep advocating for their injured clients. This all can mean that your injury claim can continue to progress in this uncertain time.
Experienced injury attorneys can:
- Still communicate with insurance adjusters to negotiate the settlement you deserve
- Engage in mediation or arbitration via video conferencing
- File lawsuits with courts that have e-filing available despite in-person court closure
- Pursue discovery, including conducting depositions over video
- Engage in settlement negotiations with the adverse party
While jury trials are postponed, the good news is that most injury claims never make it to a jury trial, and most negotiations are handled out of court anyhow.
If you were recently injured, ensure you get a diagnosis from your doctor or urgent care. Call ahead to plan for a safe time for your appointment. Then, seek out the help of a law firm that has the means to represent you even during a pandemic.
Consult with a Personal Injury Lawyer in Campbell Today
After an accident, you should not hesitate to call Schaar & Silva, LLP. Call 408.721.1111 or contact us online for a free case evaluation with a Campbell personal injury attorney.