How Could COVID-19 Affect my Accident Claim?

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected our lives in ways that we couldn’t have imagined even a year ago. While we’ve been operating in a new normal for a while now and are starting to get the hang of wearing masks and social distancing, we still are receiving specific questions about how COVID-19 is affecting personal injury law. One of these important questions relates to how the pandemic affects accident claims. If you have been injured in an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, call an experienced Georgia personal injury attorney today.

Accidents Happen

Yes, we’re all on high alert, but COVID-19 does not stop accidents from happening. Traffic accidents, slip and falls, and accidents on the job are continuing apace. If someone else’s negligence leaves you injured, you shouldn’t put off seeking the compensation to which you are entitled and that you need to achieve your most complete recovery simply because you’re not sure how to proceed. In fact, reputable personal injury firms are offering a wide range of alternative options to help ensure that their clients are comfortable within the process. These include:

  • Sharing documents electronically
  • Meeting via telephone, teleconference, and/or video chats
  • Meeting in the office, while wearing masks and practicing social distancing

Just as every personal injury case is unique, so too is every client’s personal level of comfort when it comes to addressing this global pandemic that we unexpectedly find ourselves living through.

How COVID-19 Could Be Affecting Your Case

When it comes to the Coronavirus, no one’s life or business endeavor has gone unaffected. In fact, this applies across the board regarding your case – it affects the insurance company, your personal injury attorney and his or her firm, and you. As such, you could be experiencing all of the following:

  • You might feel increased pressure to settle your case with the insurance company.
  • The medical treatment you need may be delayed and could be difficult – or even impossible – to obtain.
  • You may be experiencing a decrease in pay, a furlough from work, or even a job loss – with few prospects for new employment.
  • It may be more difficult for you to meet with your attorney, which can leave you feeling less well supported.
  • If your case is going to trial, you are likely experiencing court delays.

Many insurance companies are taking advantage of the difficult times to forward their own agendas, which are always predicated on increased profits. The important point to keep in mind, however, is that regardless of the insurance company’s tactics, you aren’t required to interact with them, and you are well-advised to allow your experienced personal injury attorney to do so on your behalf. 

Discuss the Matter with a Dedicated Cumming Personal Injury Attorney Today

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has yet to abate, the dedicated Forsyth County personal injury attorneys at Banks, Stubbs & McFarland can help ensure that your personal injury claim receives the experienced legal support it deserves. We are here to help, so please do not hesitate to contact us online or call us at 770-887-1209 for more information today.