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Personal Injury Cases and COVID-19

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If you suffered injuries due to someone else’s negligence in the state of Pennsylvania, you may be wondering how you could file a personal injury case during the COVID-19 global pandemic.  Obviously, coronavirus has impacted the economic, political, and judicial systems throughout the United States. However, as our nation attempts to combat this unprecedented time in our recent modern history, you still have the legal right to file a claim to receive Justice regarding injuries you received from someone else’s negligence.

Law Firms, The Courts, and COVID-19

First, almost all law firms have their attorneys and staff working remotely, which means that you will have the ability to contact and obtain legal representation regarding your personal injury case even though a law office may not be open for traditional business hours. In most cases, attorneys can visit with clients through phone or videoconferencing.

Additionally, While most courts do not have traditional business hours, and many are even closed to the public completely, you still have the legal right to file a personal injury claim in the state of Pennsylvania. Most paperwork can be filed electronically, and most courts have also adopted systems whereby victims of personal injury can visit with court staff either through email, phone, or videoconferencing.

It is important to note that if you make the decision to file a personal injury claim, you first call the court to see whether or not they are open to the public and what can be submitted electronically or through the mail.

Examples of Items That Can Be Handled Now For Your Personal Injury Case

Most personal injury cases must include certain legal paperwork and actions including Discovery, depositions, for interrogatories. Again, many courts are allowing legal items to be submitted electronically or conducted remotely depending on the specific facts and circumstances of each personal injury case. Therefore, you can rest assured that your legal rights will remain protected and you will have the right to pursue a legal claim for justice even though the courts are not operating under a normal business schedule.

Injuries that result from other people’s negligence such as car accidents, slip and fall accidents, dog bites, and more, all still can happen even during the COVID-19 pandemic. Never hesitate to file a personal injury claim to obtain compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, or for your pain and suffering.

Contact Us Today for Help

We are prepared to handle your case during this global pandemic. Our law firm is equipped with the technology to do both teleconference and video conferencing calls. We look forward to representing clients during these difficult times. We remain committed to providing you with strong legal representation to ensure that your legal rights are protected at any time. If you were injured in an accident through no fault of your own, contact an experienced personal injury attorney at O’Donnell Law Offices at 570-821-5717 or online today. We proudly serve clients in Kingston, Wilkes Barre, Hazleton, and Pittston.

Resource:

pacourts.us/courts/courts-of-common-pleas/individual-county-courts/luzerne-county

https://www.odonnell-law.com/2020/06/26/amnesia-following-a-car-accident/

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