The aftermath of a car accident can be very difficult to deal with, and unless you’ve been through it yourself, you probably don’t completely understand how trying it can be.
Not only do you have to worry about fixing your car and dealing with insurance companies, but you also have to focus on recovering from your injuries — a process that can take a frustrating amount of time and effort. You might have to miss work because of your injuries and the recovery process.
These obstacles are only made worse by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Public health measures, business closures, and safety concerns have complicated things, to say the least, and many people may be worried that this pandemic will affect the claims process. Many individuals that have been injured in an accident are reluctant to simply visit a doctor’s office and receive the medical care that they need because of safety concerns surrounding the current pandemic.
However, while the coronavirus has made things more difficult, that doesn’t mean you have to put your claim on hold — especially if it affects your medical recovery.
Here’s are some things that you should know about filing an auto accident claim during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Can You File a New Car Accident Claim During COVID-19?
Yes, you can and should continue with your auto accident claim despite the coronavirus outbreak.
While it might be tempting to delay your claim until things start to clear up, it may be your best interest to consider going forward at this time. For those concerned about meeting with lawyers and medical professionals, keep in mind that the majority of this process can be handled remotely to reduce your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Since March, Vititoe Law Group has been doing Zoom virtual meetings. A virtual meeting can be a terrific way to talk with Vititoe Law Group and/or your doctors.
Furthermore, though business closures have impacted many industries, insurance companies are legally required to continue paying claims.
Finding an Attorney to Handle Your Claim
In order to adhere to proper safety and social distancing practices, most attorneys offer remote services.
Here’s how the process breaks down:
- Remote Contact: You will start by consulting remotely with a personal injury attorney to discuss the details of your claim without needing to meet face to face.
- Electronic Document Signing & Delivery: To minimize physical contact, it’s important to stick to electronic communication as much as possible. This includes receiving, signing, and sending documents electronically.
- Further Assistance: After your initial consultation, you can continue to contact and consult with your attorney remotely. This will ensure you’re able to get the legal help you need without exposing yourself to the coronavirus unnecessarily.
Remote services offer an efficient, safe, and convenient way to consult with your attorney so that you can settle your claim as quickly as possible.
Get Help Handling Your Claim Today
Waiting to pursue a claim after a car accident could be a big mistake that prevents your financial and physical recovery.
While COVID-19 has made handling personal injury claims more complicated, it doesn’t have to be too difficult. With the right attorney by your side, you can get the settlement you deserve so that you can expedite your recovery and get back to your normal life.
Contact us today to consult with an attorney and find the right person to handle your auto accident claim.