The COVID-19 pandemic has changed traditional practices and procedures for many industries. Courts and lawyers have taken drastic measures to help stop the spread while still pursuing justice. However, these measures can significantly affect the outcome of a personal injury lawsuit. There are things you can do to help minimize these effects while seeking fair compensation for your claim. Here are three tips for navigating personal injury lawsuits during the pandemic.
Seek Medical Attention Immediately
Seeking medical attention immediately following a personal injury can help you strengthen your lawsuit. If you delay treatment, it could be determined that your injury claim is false or exaggerated. During the pandemic, emergency medical treatment may be challenging. Many providers are offering alternative options to in-person appointments such as telemedicine. Telemedicine can use video conferencing to help a doctor record and assess your injuries to help strengthen your personal injury case.
Reach Maximum Medical Improvement Before Settling
Reaching maximum medical improvement in a personal injury case can increase your chances of a fair trial. To reach maximum medical improvement, you need to recover completely or acquire enough information about your future health following the injury. If you settle before you reach this threshold, you assume liability for any medical condition related to your injury following the settlement.
Consider the Financial Situation of All Parties
When contemplating a personal injury settlement, you may want to consider the financial situation of all the parties involved. You may be experiencing financial difficulty due to loss of income from your injury, which may create pressure for you to settle. Because of the pandemic, many businesses are financially struggling. If the defendant in your case can’t pay the settlement amount, you may be added to a long list of creditors that are owed money from the defendant. This may limit the compensation you may receive, so you should speak with your lawyer on how to best move forward.
Get Personal Injury Help Today
Seeking compensation for a personal injury can be challenging during the pandemic. If you need help with your personal injury case, contact Taylor Anderson to get the help you need. We can advise you on the steps you need to take to get the compensation you deserve during these uncertain times.
Posted on behalf of Taylor Anderson Law Firm