Personal Injury Cases and COVID-19
If you were injured due to someone else’s negligence and filed a personal injury case in the state of South Carolina, or if you were recently in an accident and you are wondering if you should file a personal injury case, you should understand how the COVID-19 global pandemic is affecting the court systems throughout the United States. As the nation attempts to confront and combat this unprecedented type of pandemic in modern history, the legal system in the United States is also facing complex legal challenges.
COVID-19 and Your Personal Injury Case
Most law firms have their attorneys working remotely, which means that if you already have a personal injury case in process, or are considering filing a personal injury claim for injuries suffered due to someone else’s negligence, you will likely be able to speak with an attorney either by phone or even through a video conferencing call.
In some cases, the courts are closed except for emergency hearings. In most cases, this means that unless you have an emergency type of case that needs to be decided immediately or has a time element inherently included in it, your personal injury case will have to wait until the courts open up for normal business. However, although the court may not be open to the public, several other substantial and important parts of your personal injury case can be handled during this global pandemic.
What Can Be Handled Now?
Your personal injury case will likely include important legal actions such as depositions, discovery, interrogatories and more. Additionally, some courts are allowing some legal items such as hearings to be conducted remotely depending on the facts and circumstances of the case. These types of actions can be handled through conference phone calls or videoconferencing. This means that while the courts may not be open, your attorney can still pursue your personal injury case, and ensure your legal rights are protected and pursue your claim.
This also means that you have the legal right to file a new personal injury claim with the court, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. Accidents happen due to other people’s negligence every day, and if you are a victim of someone else’s recklessness, carelessness, or negligence, you still have a legal right to speak with an attorney and file a personal injury claim to receive compensation under the law.
Contact Us Today for Help
Our office is equipped with the ability to do both teleconference and videoconferencing calls. Additionally, we look forward to keeping our client’s cases moving forward as best as possible through all of the remote access options available legally. Our attorneys and our legal staff continue to remain committed to providing you with the strongest legal representation in your personal injury case so that your legal rights are protected and you receive the compensation you deserve. Contact a Columbia personal injury attorney at The Stanley Law Group at 803-799-4700 to help you build a strong case and help ensure you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries and losses, even during this time of a global pandemic.