There’s no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has had far-reaching consequences. In Kentucky alone, there have been more than 400,000 cases of coronavirus. However, more than 37% of Kentuckians have now received an initial dose of the vaccine, which means life is gradually getting back to normal.
While the health risks associated with the virus are still present, there has been a subsequent economic impact too. With businesses forced to close or adjust their operating methods, it hasn’t been business as usual for quite some time.
However, it isn’t just businesses that have been disrupted by COVID-19. The justice system has already experienced plenty of delays due to the ongoing situation. Fortunately, a Rapid Response Team (RRT), staffed by the National Center for State Courts, has developed new innovations to enable cases to proceed.
Can You Still Make A Personal Injury Claim?
Yes. If you’re eligible to make a claim for compensation following a personal injury, there’s no reason to delay. In fact, doing so could mean that you miss out on your chance to obtain the compensation you deserve. There are strict time limits when it comes to making personal injury claims, so waiting too long to take legal action could be a mistake. Despite coronavirus, you can still seek legal advice, issue a claim, and negotiate a settlement, which means you don’t have to wait any longer to obtain compensation for an injury that wasn’t your fault.
Should You Consult With A Lawyer?
If you’ve been hurt or contracted an illness and someone else was wholly or partly responsible, it’s well worth speaking to a personal injury lawyer. They will be able to tell you whether you’re likely to be entitled to compensation and, if so, what steps you need to take.
Many people have been understandably wary about booking appointments, meetings, or consultations while a pandemic is ongoing but Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton, LLP are committed to prioritizing your well-being. Not only can you arrange a non-face-to-face consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer, but you can also benefit from having a free consultation!
With the opportunity to discuss your situation with a personal injury lawyer in confidence, you’ll have the chance to access all of the information you need before deciding whether to proceed with your claim.
What If Your Case Goes To Trial?
If you’re concerned about the impact COVID-19 might have on your case if it goes to trial, there’s no need to be. It’s estimated that only around 3% of tort cases in the U.S. are resolved via a trial verdict, and that’s without taking coronavirus into account!
Should your case progress to trial, rest assured that there are numerous safety measures in place, including remote participation and virtual communication. However, the vast majority of personal injury cases are actually resolved via a settlement. With a personal injury lawyer negotiating on your behalf, reaching a settlement can be one of the fastest and most effective ways to ensure you receive compensation for an injury or illness, so why let COVID-19 stand in your way?