The Impact of COVID-19 on Personal Injury Cases: How McCoy & McCoy is Responding
With Coronavirus (COVID-19) still impacting millions across the globe, few things in life look quite like they did just a few months ago. The pandemic’s impact is almost universal, with everything from work to socialization affected.
The good news? COVID-19 hasn’t completely unraveled the legal process in the state of Connecticut. Some aspects of personal injury law look a lot different than they did at the beginning of 2020, but it’s still possible to seek justice through the state’s civil courts. It simply takes a little patience and additional guidance from a trusted personal injury lawyer in Hartford and New Haven, CT.
Not sure how to proceed with your car accident or slip and fall case? We understand your confusion and frustration. Below, we answer a few of the most urgent questions about the Connecticut court system and personal injury cases during the pandemic.
How Does COVID-19 Affect My Case?
COVID-19 may affect many aspects of your life, but it shouldn’t have a significant impact on your personal injury case. The car and motorcycle accident attorneys at McCoy & McCoy continue to offer 24/7 support while avoiding disruptions for our day-to-day business. As such, we’re able to limit the impact of the pandemic on both new and current personal injury clients.
Are Connecticut Courts Open?
The answer to this question is complicated and may change over time. Currently, CT hearings are available on a virtual basis only. For now, in-house trials are not available. This may prompt minor delays for some cases. That being said, the car accident lawyers at McCoy & McCoy are happy to take advantage of virtual options when available. We’ll continue to monitor the situation, but we look forward to returning to court when in-person hearings are possible.
Can I File an Accident Claim During the Pandemic?
There’s no need to fear a lack of legal representation amid the Coronavirus pandemic. It’s still possible to file an accident claim at this time. Feel free to take advantage of our virtual and phone-based consultations, both of which are complimentary.
How Is Post-Accident Medical Treatment Affected?
At this point, it’s impossible to know exactly how post-accident treatment plans will be handled. Thankfully, Coronavirus cases are on the decline in CT as of June 2020. This means that local hospitals and other medical facilities can handle a higher volume of non-COVID patients, making it easier for those impacted by negligence-based incidents to get medical treatment. We hope this will limit lapses in care in the weeks or months following accidents.
What Is McCoy & McCoy Doing in Response to COVID-19?
At McCoy & McCoy, we prioritize the health, safety, and comfort of our valued clients, and we’re committed to doing our part to limit the spread of the Coronavirus. To that end, we’ve instated a variety of measures, including a contactless option involving case review over the phone or by video chat. We also make it easy to submit all necessary forms online.
If necessary, you can visit us in our sanitized offices. We take care to abide by all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations. Whether your consultation occurs in person or on a virtual basis, you can count on our team to provide caring and customized service. We’re committed to delivering a positive case outcome in the safest manner possible. With McCoy & McCoy by your side, you can still emerge with the damages you deserve, despite pursuing justice during these difficult times.
Don’t let COVID-19 get in the way of your efforts to secure personal injury compensation. Whether you need a car accident, motorcycle accident, or slip and fall lawyer, you can depend on McCoy & McCoy for high-quality representation. Contact us today to learn more about our personal injury services and the proactive measures we’re taking to keep you safe during the pandemic.