If you have an open car accident case right now, it’s very important for you to know how the coronavirus affects your case.
First of all, remember one thing: the value of your case depends on how much medical treatment you receive. Generally speaking, the more medical treatment you receive, the more your case is worth.
So here’s probably the biggest problem that your car accident case faces: Getting all of the medical treatment that you need to get better. This was already a big problem before the coronavirus, but now, it’s even worse. It’s no longer a matter of you just making the time and giving the effort to get medical treatment. Medical providers might be closed or have limited hours, or maybe you don’t want to get medical treatment because you don’t want to be exposed to the virus.
These are legitimate reasons not to get medical treatment, but unfortunately the value of your case still depends on how much medical treatment you get. In other words, if you want to get better and recover the true value of your case, make sure that you get all of the medical treatment that your doctor recommends.
If you’re having a hard time finding a doctor or medical provider that can see you, your lawyer should be able to find one for you. If you’re concerned about getting treatment at all, keep in mind that a lot medical providers are taking extreme safety precautions like practicing social distancing, not allowing people in waiting rooms, frequently checking the temperature of their staff and patients, and always wearing safety masks and gloves.
The coronavirus can not only delay your medical treatment, but it can also delay your case. Please keep in mind that courts shut down due to the virus and caused everything to get pushed back, which means it may take longer for your case to resolve.
Yes, the virus has caused a lot of potential delays with your case, but that does not mean you should delay in pursuing your case or hiring a lawyer if you haven’t already. The sooner you take action the better it is for your case.
You might have a hard time finding a personal injury attorney that is working remotely and currently accepting new cases. Even though our physical office is closed, our staff is working remotely and we are equipped to pursue your case vigorously. Give us a call today. Case consultations are free and without any obligation. We’re here to help and make them pay.