How To Navigate Your Personal Injury Case During These Unprecedented Times
COVID-19 has disrupted many things in our lives, but a few things have remained constant, including unfortunate accidents and injuries. If you have been injured due to no fault of your own, you may be wondering how to navigate the process of filing a claim during these unprecedented times.
Keep Moving Forward Before You Miss the Chance
Most of Virginia’s strict deadlines (statutes of limitations) on when to file a lawsuit remain in place during this pandemic. So although your claim may take longer to process than before the pandemic, you could lose your right to take legal action and recover compensation if you wait. It is important to contact a lawyer specializing in personal injury claims to discuss any deadlines on your case and the effect the court closures have on your case.
Always Seek Medical Attention When Injured
It would be best if you protect your health by treating injuries as soon as possible. If you want to file a claim successfully, you need to provide evidence of injuries that include a doctor’s written report and any medical bills you need to pay for. Many doctors’ offices offer telehealth appointments if you do not want to go into a medical facility. Telehealth appointments can be great options for many.
Avoid Lapses in Coverage
It is highly recommended that you continue to hold onto your car insurance policy and avoid lapses in coverage, even if you’re not leaving your home as often. Accidents can occur at any time, and if neither party involved is covered by insurance, the odds of recovering any damages from your accident is very small. Canceling your car insurance could be a costly mistake and put you at risk to serious financial and legal consequences. The good news is many insurance providers are currently offering discounts and refunds. Here is a list of some companies that are helping their customers. DISCOUNTS DURING COVID-19
Choose Your Law Firm Wisely
There are many fine details when handling each personal injury case. Your best chance at a successful claim is to get expert advice from an experienced personal injury lawyer.
Having represented both the insurance companies and the victims of personal injury, We know how the insurance claims process works. It can take months, even years, to get a fair settlement. It pays to have an experienced team working on your side, especially since the insurance company has someone working on its side. We will apply our extensive knowledge in the personal injury field to achieve settlements and verdicts that far exceed anything the insurance companies typically offer at the outset.
At Mapp, Mapp, & Klein., each client and every personal injury claim gets the attention they deserve. And, there is absolutely no obligation to file a claim. We encourage you to speak with a member of our legal team today to arrange for your FREE legal consultation!