As COVID-19 has spread throughout the United States, one of the biggest impacts it has had has been on the litigation of personal injury cases. Despite the pandemic, numerous people each day are still involved in car accidents, slip and fall accidents, and other situations requiring the services of a personal injury attorney. If you are preparing to file a personal injury lawsuit, learn about the impact of COVID-19 by speaking with a Brooklyn Polish personal injury attorney at the Levitsky Law Firm.
Documenting Your Injuries
Since the pandemic began, many people have been hesitant to seek medical treatment for fear of being exposed to the virus. As a result, many personal injury plaintiffs have delayed seeking medical treatment for their injuries. Because of this, it can be more difficult to prove the injuries were indeed as serious as originally claimed, or that they even took place at all in the accident. Instead of taking this risk with your case, do not hesitate to seek medical treatment for your injuries, since doctors and hospitals are taking extra precautions to ensure everyone’s safety.
Insurance Company Settlements
With the economic crisis that has accompanied the pandemic, many people find themselves out of work and suffering a dramatic loss of income. This, coupled with being injured in an accident, creates an even more difficult financial situation. Unfortunately, insurance companies capitalize on these opportunities to offer settlements to accident victims that are much less than what will be needed to pay medical bills and offset lost income. Therefore, never assume the insurance company is on your side.
Rather than make critical mistakes such as accepting quick settlements or delaying the treatment and documentation of your injuries from the accident, schedule a consultation today with a Brooklyn Polish personal injury attorney from the Levitsky Law Firm, where you can discuss your situation in greater detail.