Just about every person around the globe is feeling the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 is bringing numerous businesses, healthcare facilities, and court systems to a standstill. From a legal standpoint, the coronavirus will present both short term and long-term complications to personal injury claims.
Short Term Complications
In the short term, cases that are pending out of court are taking a little longer to settle. The reason for this is that insurance company adjusters, who usually negotiate personal injury settlements on behalf of the insurance company, are being transitioned to work from home. While they can conduct case evaluations and negotiations from home or remote offices, the process is taking some time for everyone in the legal community to adjust. Rest assured, personal injury attorneys at The Chiozza Law Firm are diligently working on our client’s behalf to ensure they are getting maximum value for their cases, even during this unprecedented time in history.
Long Term Complications
In the long term, cases that have been filed and are currently pending in court will take longer to dispose of or get to trial. As we recently noted in our recent blog, courts in Memphis and across Tennessee are closed, with very few exceptions. This means that cases that have been filed will move slower than usual on the way to a trial. During this time, your personal injury attorney at The Chiozza Law Firm is fully equipped to work remotely. We will still be conducting depositions, mediations and other litigation-related hearings via video. We have set up alternative methods of communication to ensure that our clients, other attorneys, and insurance adjusters can easily remain in touch.
What To Do if You Have Been in an Auto Accident
If you are involved in an auto accident or suffer a personal injury, it is important to keep receiving your doctor-recommended medical treatment or therapy. We understand that many people are hesitant to receive treatment at an emergency room or local hospital during the coronavirus pandemic. There are many alternative treatment facilities other than hospitals and emergency rooms, which we detailed here.
If you are involved in an auto accident that results in injuries, you must not wait to receive medical treatment. If you wait until this crisis has lessened, it may be too late to receive appropriate medical care or compensation for your injuries.
Expert Legal Representation
The Chiozza Law Firm understands the financial ramifications that the coronavirus will have on everyone. That is why we want all potential clients to know that we offer a no fee/no recovery guarantee, ensuring you do not have to worry about any financial expenses while your case is pending. Even after a personal injury settlement, we believe that our reasonable fee arrangement is lower than that of most personal injury law firms. Read to learn why we have chosen to adopt such a reasonable fee arrangement.
If you have sustained injuries in an auto accident, Call 901-526-9494 for a free case evaluation. You will speak to an experienced personal injury attorney at The Chiozza Law Firm who will guide you through your medical and legal options. You may also text us at 901-545-9390 or email Attorney Brian Chiozza, for further assistance.
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