Navigating New York Personal Injury Lawsuits During a Pandemic
Our country has felt the COVID-19 pandemic’s implications on a societal, personal, and even legal level. The tides of a never-before-seen pandemic have surely made even filing a personal injury suit feel like an added obstacle; like everything else, making a legal decision now has an added layer of precaution and uncertainty we must take that we have never had to consider before.
While filing a personal injury lawsuit amid the unknown may feel intimidating, know that you still have every right to protect yourself and seek justice for your injuries, even in the midst of a new and complex reality. Here, the New York personal injury attorneys at Sullivan Papain Block McManus Coffinas & Cannavo P.C. discuss how to effectively navigate your personal injury lawsuit amid COVID-19.
Avoiding a Delay in Medical Attention
Whether you obtained an injury on a construction site, in an automotive accident, or at the workplace, you should not delay the necessary treatment you need. Whether you are choosing to delay treatment due to COVID-19 or not, failing to seek immediate treatment may cause your injuries to be exacerbated. Additionally, failing to receive immediate treatment may penalize you in court, as the defense could use this detail in their favor. It is important to always seek out medical treatment if you are personally harmed in an accident.
Do Not Feel Pressured Into Settling Or Delaying Your Case
Many individuals and families are facing financial uncertainties due to COVID’s effect on the job market. This unfortunate situation, however, should not pressure a victim of personal injury to feel discouraged from filing a case or feel pressured into settling in order to receive an expeditious outcome. In our pre-COVID reality, filing a personal injury lawsuit with a qualified attorney after obtaining an injury would likely have been top-of-list. Now, there are other factors related to the pandemic, like the loss of a job, limited transportation, or even familial obligations, that may keep you from taking that necessary step towards seeking legal counsel for your injuries.
If you are considering settling your personal injury case, but your circumstance affords you some time to wait, consider the benefits that waiting out your case, rather than settling, can have on the overall outcome.
Continue to Place Yourself and Your Health First
While the pandemic has affected almost every aspect of our lives, do not allow it to prevent you from filing a personal injury claim if you have suffered a serious incident. Victims of personal injury deserve to seek the justice they deserve and the fair compensation they need to continue to live a happy, long, and healthy life.
Our collective society has witnessed nationwide closings, abbreviated business operating hours and even remote work becoming standard. It is important to note that the New York courts are still open and functioning, and a fear that the courts cannot accommodate your particular case should not prevent you from filing a claim. Learn more about filing a personal injury claim with SPBMCC here.
Consult the New York Personal Injury Attorneys at Sullivan Papain Block McManus Coffinas & Cannavo P.C.
For many personal injury victims, the current pandemic may add an extra layer of fear and uncertainty surrounding their claim’s possible outcome. The New York personal injury attorneys at Sullivan Papain Block McManus Coffinas & Cannavo P.C. assure you that you should take the critical steps towards managing your personal injury, such as seeking immediate treatment, aiming to reach Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI) and seeking fair and deserved legal counsel. To file a personal injury claim, contact our New York offices today.
Although our offices are open and equipped to safely meet with clients in-person, we can also conduct a “virtual” consultation meeting with you from the safety of your home.