How COVID-19 Could Affect Your Personal Injury Case
We understand that you may be worried about the coronavirus and how it may impact different areas of your life. We want to assure you that our law firm remains open during these uncertain times because we make our clients a top priority.
Despite the stay-at-home order in place, an injury may still occur on your way to work or at a grocery store. Regardless of how you sustained your injuries, the lawyers at Mac Hester Law are here to assist with any personal injury claim. Below, we provide you with information regarding COVID-19 and how the stay-at-home order may affect your injury claim.
Delayed Trials and Hearings
To help limit the spread of the coronavirus, the Colorado Supreme Court has postponed all jury trials in the state. However, local judicial districts (22 districts in Colorado) may each decide how to handle non-jury trials, hearings, and other court appearances. Some districts are handling cases virtually (video, Internet, teleconference).
A personal injury lawyer will assist you with your fight to recover the compensation you deserve. The attorneys at Mac Hester Law can help you assess the situation and the likelihood of winning your case. Based on this analysis and your court district, your lawyer will advise you whether you have the option to go to court virtually or if you should wait until you can go an in-person proceeding.
What Should You Do After an Injury During a Stay-at-Home Order?
You may be wary about going to a hospital after you have been injured or involved in a vehicle collision in the midst of COVID-19. However, medical attention could be necessary for your health and a doctor’s opinion could help to support your personal injury claim. Telemedicine is a great alternative in these kinds of situations. You could meet with a doctor online and they will be able to provide you with medical treatment the best they can. You may also want to keep a log of your pain levels during your recovery time. This diary could provide the court with first-hand evidence of how your life was impacted by your injuries.
Pictures can also be good information to supply the court with. They can help your lawyers argue the best case on your behalf. Photographic evidence can be especially important to collect early in a case because if you wait, some evidence may become lost and potentially decrease your odds of gaining compensation.
Call a Personal Injury Lawyer Today If You are Unsure About Your Next Move
If you or somebody you love was involved in an accident resulting from another’s negligent actions, you could be entitled to compensation. We understand that you may be concerned about taking legal action in uncertain times. However, the legal associates at Mac Hester Law are here for you. We offer consultations over the phone and on video for our current and potential clients who want to avoid exposure to coronavirus.
Additionally, we are offering in-person consultations for people who feel comfortable leaving the house. Our dedicated attorneys have experience with personal injury claims and could provide you with some comfort during these uncertain times.