It’s no stretch to say that the COVID-19 pandemic has devastated the global economy putting millions of Americans out of work from coast to coast. It has affected the way we work, socialize, and live with one another. Not only this, but the virus has been like mercury, with its influence slipping through the tiniest crack. That said, the virus has made an influence over the field of law as well.
It’s changed the way that cases are examined as well as how they’re handled from the sides of the attorneys as well as insurance companies. Law firms have the new challenge of figuring out how to negotiate on the fly as insurance companies have gained new tools to use at their disposal. In the middle of all this is the client who is the victim. If you’ve recently filed a personal injury claim, you should know what challenges your law firm is facing as well as what new challenges you’ll be facing as well.
What to Consider
Overloaded courtrooms means a longer timeline. With courthouses imposing their own regulations and restrictions on how and when trials and cases are conducted, the timeline of all claims has been extended and put into a long waiting list. This means that if you’ve been injured or been the victim of an act of negligence, you need to act fast and get your case going. Considering that the pandemic is still ravaging the country, long timelines may just become the new normal until the justice system figures out a more efficient way to process cases.
Settling for Less
Insurance companies will try to settle for less. Insurance companies are well aware that courtroom schedules are backed up, they’re also aware that the majority of the public are hurting economically. Companies are taking advantage of this by making low settlement offers. They know that clients will be rushing to get a settlement to alleviate their financial woes so that they’ll likely just take the first offer without question.
Try to maintain your insurance coverage. It’s understandable that times are tough and that many will be unable to pay their insurance premiums, but this will make things that much more difficult if you were injured in an auto accident. If you find yourself in an auto collision with an uninsured or underinsured driver and you just happen to be without coverage yourself, the only thing you can do is claim benefits through your uninsured/underinsured motorist policy with your insurance provider. It’s suggested that from this point you seek legal advice as your insurance company will become your enemy and will contest your claims.
If you or someone you know has been involved in an accident, don’t hesitate to call an attorney, like a personal injury attorney in Las Vegas, NV from Eric Roy Law Firm.