Concerned about how the Coronavirus is affecting personal injury law in the state of New York? Worried that your particular personal injury case may be delayed or otherwise impacted negatively?
Here is what you need to know:
As the Coronavirus continues to sweep across the country, New York State has been particularly hard hit.
In addition to causing many people here to become sick, there have also been numerous deaths associated with the virus.
At the time we created this page, New York had 16,887 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus, which was 5% of the worldwide total.
But people’s health isn’t the only thing being affected by the virus. It has also negatively affected many businesses and industries … and the New York court system hasn’t been immune to the virus’s impact either.
There have been delays in court proceedings and many courts have closed all together.
If you are involved in a personal injury lawsuit or considering filling a personal injury claim these delays and closings could directly impact your case.
This might be particularly worrisome to you if you are currently unable to work and need to pay not just monthly living expenses but also medical bills.
That’s Why Your Choice of a Personal Injury Law Firm to Represent You Could be More Important Than Ever Before
Today, you need a firm that has the infrastructure and resources to continue doing business during the Coronavirus Outbreak and that also is skilled and experienced in not just personal injury trial work but arbitrations and mediations as well.
After all, even if courts are closed, arbitrations and mediations can still go on.
At Pulvers Thompson, we have been serving the Greater New York area since 1940 and we don’t rest on our considerable laurels.
We make it a point to stay up-to-date on all the latest laws so that we can offer clients the most comprehensive and effective representation.
We also have adapted to changing technology. This could pay particular dividends today during the Coronavirus Outbreak as we are capable of meeting with you and conducting arbitrations and mediations via video conferencing technology.
Through remote access, we can also ensure the discovery process of your case continues in spite of the Coronavirus Pandemic.
We also have paperless technology and other digital resources that will ensure your case moves forward during this difficult time in our nation’s history.
More About the Coronavirus
Coronavirus, or COVID-19, is a newly identified type of virus that has caused a recent outbreak of respiratory illnesses. Coronavirus was first discovered in December of 2019 in Wuhan, China. Health officials are still tracking the exact source of the new virus, but early guesses are that it may have originated in a seafood market in Wuhan.
Who is affected by Coronavirus? Anyone can catch Coronavirus but elderly individuals who struggled with previous health issues like hypertension are particularly at risk.
More About How the Coronavirus Could Impact
Your Personal Injury Lawsuit
We’ve already mentioned how court closings could delay your case but there are other things to be concerned about as well.
- An inability for you to receive medical treatment could also delay your case. You need to seek and receive medical treatment in order to maximize your case value. The Coronavirus Outbreak, which is swamping hospitals and doctors with sick patients, could impact your ability to receive this treatment. This would then force your case to be delayed until you are able to receive the appropriate medical treatment.
- The Coronavirus has caused significant financial issues in America as well. Concerns about the Coronavirus have sent the markets – and people’s 401K’s and savings accounts spiraling downward. Here’s an example of the wealth that has been lost: Reports indicate that Amazon owner Jeff Bezos lost $7 billion in one night. Elon Musk lost $4 billion. Regular investors have lost thousands. Plus, businesses, like restaurants and bars, are being told to close. Many people have lost their jobs and are busy wondering how they are going to pay their monthly bills. These types of developments could impact personal injury law in a couple of ways – for one, fewer drivers may be able to afford automobile insurance and, for another, struggling companies may not be able to pay for worker’s compensation insurance. That could mean that there isn’t any money to recover from an injury claim.
- If insurance company profits decline due to a Coronavirus triggered recession they may be much more likely to fight harder before settling injury claims.
- If jury trials are not held due to social distancing requirements then lawsuit defendants won’t have the pressure that is commonly associated with going to a jury trial to force them into considering settling your case.
The Best Next Step …
In light of all these Coronavirus concerns, your best next step is to contact Pulvers Thompson today.
Our attorneys will fight hard to get you the outcome you deserve. Plus, our attorneys are able to work with you remotely to lower your risk of contracting the Coronavirus.
You can count on our experienced personal injury attorneys to evaluate your case and then, should all agree to proceed, to present that case so that you have the best chance of winning. Our attorneys are:
- Experts in all types of personal injury law
- Fight aggressively to see you properly compensated
- Strive to see your case resolved quickly so that you can focus on recovery
Remember, when making a legal claim against a business or insurance company, they have lawyers who are intimately familiar with the laws that govern their business, while the common citizen rarely has an understanding of legal procedures or their rights in certain situations.
Our experienced personal injury attorneys know these laws intimately as well, and they know how to properly present your case so that you have the best chance of winning. We will be dedicated to getting you the best settlement for your injury claim.
To learn more about Pulvers Thompson and our personal injury lawsuit services, please contact us now.