The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the way of life for most people throughout the US and in Texas. Car accident cases are no exception. If you or somebody you love has been injured in a car accident caused by the careless or negligent actions of another person, you should be entitled to compensation from the at-fault party’s insurance company. However, claims made during this ongoing global health crisis could look a little different. Here, our car accident attorneys want to discuss how the coronavirus could affect your car accident claim in Texas.
The most important thing that anyone can do after a car accident is seek medical attention for their injuries. However, the Coronavirus outbreak has led to many people becoming hesitant to go to the hospital or a doctor’s office, either for initial medical emergencies or for follow-up care. While it is understandable that people are nervous about doctor’s offices, they still need to seek medical care after sustaining a car accident injury. Receiving medical care for these injuries is a critical component of getting the compensation you are entitled to after a car accident. If you have any concerns about going to the doctor or the hospital after sustaining a car accident injury, please speak to experienced injury lawyers immediately. In most cases, you will find that medical facilities are taking drastic steps ensure COVID-19 does not spread inside their facilities. The risks of not obtaining medical assistance after car accidents, far outweigh the chances that you will contract COVID-19. When you seek medical treatment, be sure to maintain proper social distancing measures and follow the CDC guidelines, including wearing a mask.
Yes, you can absolutely still file a personal injury claim in Texas after a car accident case. Many courthouses shut their doors to the public at the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic, but the courthouses are beginning to resume normal operations. This may delay personal injury trials, but the reality is that most cases are settled before they go to trial. The most important thing you need to keep in mind is that there is a two-year statute of limitations for Texas personal injury cases. If auto accident victims fail to file their injury claims within this two-year window, they will lose the ability to recover the compensation they deserve. The Texas Supreme Court has entered an order that pushes back the time limits for some lawsuits and other court proceedings, so be sure to speak to your attorney about how this could apply to your personal injury case.
Nearly all personal injury lawyers, including the team at Mike Love & Associates, LLC, has completely adapted to helping clients during this ongoing global health crisis. Our law firm is fully prepared to offer free consultations remotely so that we can gain a good understanding of how to move forward with your case. We are still conducting complete investigations into car accident cases. While we understand that various business and government office closures could delay investigations and settlement negotiations, we are still going to aggressively pursue full compensation for your claim.