Many services have come grinding to a halt since the pandemic struck. There is now less freedom of movement and many offices aren’t open. Perhaps getting someone to handle your personal injury case feels more challenging than before. This doesn’t mean that you should shelve your injury case until a future date. Here are some things you can do to keep things moving along nicely despite the circumstances.
Exchange Contact Information With Other Parties
Get the contact details of the other parties involved in the incident before moving on to the next steps. This is assuming that you are still well enough to talk or move about. You should record details like full name, physical address, phone number, and insurance details. Don’t forget to adhere to the social distancing and personal protection guidelines given by the authorities to reduce the risk of exposing yourself to the virus
Get Medical Attention
While staying away from emergency rooms might protect you from being a statistic in the pandemic, you still need treatment if you are seriously injured. If it is minor scratches, call a physician and have them tell you what to do from home. Sometimes, you can even get off-site visits that will take care of your injuries while keeping you out of the emergency room.
Report Accidents to Relevant Authorities
If you were involved in an auto accident, you still have to contact and record a statement with the police. Law enforcement is still working. Their notes of the accident will come in handy when resolving your case.
Call a Lawyer
Most law firms are available on call amidst the pandemic. Don’t think you should sit it out and wait until everything clears to start pushing for a settlement. It might be too late at that point. Trying to handle the case on your own might sound like a good idea, but it rarely beats the results you will get with an expert by your side
Our office will find a way to handle your case while adhering to the social distancing directives. This will ensure that you get maximum compensation from insurance companies or other parties involved in the incident.
Keep Records, and Back them Up
Recording everything can make an investigation and pushing for settlements more direct . Take videos or photos of the accident and injuries. You can also record your recovery process, keep track of all treatment procedures and bills, and give personal notes on your recovery process
If you can do so, provide videos and photos of any physiotherapy sessions at home under the directive of your physician to help prove your diligence in trying to recover. Remember to back up all this information at least once so that you can have it when you meet an attorney. Staying organized will make it easier for your personal injury attorney to formulate and present a good case , hence increasing your chances of getting a better settlement.
The prevailing pandemic doesn’t mean that you have to settle for less. You still deserve and need legal counsel. Contact an attorney as soon as possible and have an expert walk you through the entire personal injury settlement process.