When someone else causes an accidental injury, you rely on your right to seek compensation from that party to cover your medical expenses and other losses. The current COVID-19 crisis does not make your medical bills and other costs go away, and it might even put more financial stress on your family. It is understandable to wonder whether your personal injury claim might be affected by the pandemic.
Insurance Companies are Still Processing Claims
Insurance companies are still operating during the pandemic, and many states have directed insurance companies to remain responsive when it comes to claims processing. Many insurance adjusters are working from home, and any documentation needed can be transmitted using paperless technology.
If you are experiencing delays with your claim, you should contact an experienced personal injury lawyer in New Jersey who can help. Having a lawyer handling your claim can help prevent delays and complications, hopefully leading to a quicker settlement payment so you can cover your bills. If your personal injury claim is still in the insurance stage, COVID-19 should not have a major effect on your claim.
Pretrial Litigation Can Continue
Some personal injury cases escalate from an insurance claim to a lawsuit filed in civil court. New Jersey courts have postponed most in-person proceedings, though this likely will not have an impact on most personal injury cases. This is because the large majority of personal injury lawsuits are settled out of court during pretrial litigation.
Your attorney can still engage in discovery using paperless technology or conferencing apps. Video conferencing can be helpful for settlement negotiations, which can resolve your matter without the need to go to court. If your attorney needs to file motions in your case, they can electronically file these with the court despite closures. If your case is set for trial, the date will be postponed, though this gives your lawyer extra time to try to reach a favorable settlement agreement with the defense and prevent the need for trial.
Our Lawyers are Ready to Help
The coronavirus crisis does not stop accidents and injuries from happening, nor does it eliminate an injured person’s right to compensation. For this reason, the legal team at Lomurro Law is still working and ready to help with your injury case. Whether you were recently injured and want to learn about your rights, or you have an existing insurance claim and would like legal representation, we are here to protect your rights. We are practicing social distancing to protect our clients and ourselves, but we can consult with you via phone or video conferencing.
Consult with a Freehold NJ Personal injury Attorney about Your Case
If you suffered an injury and need assistance seeking compensation, look no further than Lomurro Law. Our New Jersey personal injury lawyers know that the COVID-19 crisis has disrupted many parts of our lives, though it should not impact your right to financial recovery after an injury. Call 732-482-9285 or contact us online for your free case evaluation.