With COVID-19 forcing countless companies to send employees home for the first time and local businesses to close their doors, we’re living in unprecedented times. However, just because a global pandemic is taking over our lives and the daily news cycle, that doesn’t mean daily inconveniences and accidents cease to happen. Individuals are still getting injured in accidents caused by negligence, whether it’s in a car accident or a result of medical malpractice. Some injured victims may be wondering how COVID-19 will impact the steps they need to take towards filing a personal injury claim.
Should I Still Seek Medical Attention After My Accident?
While it’s understandable that you may not want to take up space at a hospital during a time of crisis, it is always recommended that you seek medical attention after an accident, especially if you have injuries. Not only do you want to protect your health by treating injuries as soon as possible, but if you want to file a claim successfully, you need to provide evidence of injuries that includes a doctor’s written report, as well as any medical bills you need to pay for.
Should I End My Car Insurance Policy to Save Money?
While it’s true that countless Americans are being laid off and losing their jobs as COVID-19 ravages the economy, it’s recommended that you continue to hold onto your car insurance policy, even if you’re not leaving your home as often. Accidents can occur at any time, and if neither involved party is covered by insurance, the odds of recovering any damages from your accident can be slim.
What Happens If My State Has Postponed Trials?
Many U.S. states have responded to the COVID-19 crisis by postponing scheduled civil jury trials and scheduling remote meetings, but don’t let this prevent you from filing a claim. It’s always recommended that you act quickly after your accident by hiring a personal injury attorney to help you gather evidence and build your case. One of the worst things to do if you’ve been injured is to wait, as your state’s statute of limitations could decrease the value of your case or prevent you from recovering the compensation you deserve.
The sooner you call our team, the sooner we can fight to recover the following damages:
- Medical bills, including x-rays, surgeries, and prescription medications
- Lost wages from having to miss work to heal
- Property damage, such as your car or motorcycle
- Funeral and burial expenses, if you lost a loved one due to negligence
- Pain and suffering
By getting started today with a free consultation from our team, you can begin taking steps toward normalcy.
Pursuing Justice for the Injured Since 2002
With accolades including a spot in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers and a perfect 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating, the personal injury lawyers at Belushin Law Firm, P.C. can be relied on to deliver optimal results and provide empathetic service. We understand that trying to heal from your injuries while also racking up expenses in medical bills and lost wages can be overwhelming, and the last thing you have time for is to try to understand the complex legal system when filing your claim. With us as your representation, you can focus entirely on your personal recovery knowing we have your case covered. Through thorough investigations and ample preparation, we can hold those responsible for your accident liable for the damages you’ve accrued.
Belushin Law Firm, P.C. offers award-winning legal representation for those who have been harmed due to negligence. Call us for a free consultation today at (888) 918-9890, or contact us online. Our personal injury lawyers are available for our clients 24/7.