If you’ve been injured in a car accident, at work, or in any other circumstances that weren’t your fault, you’re already dealing with a stressful position. You may be unable to work – temporarily or permanently – and you are likely facing mounting medical bills, along with other expenses. Add to all that the stress of a global pandemic, and you have a potentially terrifying situation. What can you do?
First of all, at Holston & Huntley, we’re here for you. We’re still working for all of our personal injury and bankruptcy clients to help you in these difficult times. And, as part of our mission to help, we’ve put together a few things you should know about personal injury cases during the COVID-19 pandemic.
You Can Still File a Personal Injury Claim During the COVID-19 Pandemic
As you have likely heard, courts are still in session, with many – including the U.S. Supreme Court – hearing oral arguments and other proceedings via teleconference. Thus, if you have a personal injury claim in Georgia or Alabama, your case may still move forward. Furthermore, we know that your bills are likely not being put on hold, and we’re here for you, to help recover compensation for your damages.
Will I be able to get Medical Treatment?
While hospitals are busy treating COVID-19 patients, they are not neglecting other patients. And post-acute and ambulatory practices – such as chiropractors and physical therapists – are currently allowed to practice in Georgia and Alabama. Consult with your provider about any restrictions or guidelines they’ll need you to adhere to before you go in for your appointment, but you should still be able to get the ongoing care you need to treat your accident injuries.
Insurance Coverage Complications During the Coronavirus Pandemic
One thing to keep in mind during this pandemic: Many people are experiencing financial instability and may not have the funds to pay their normal expenses. While many auto insurance companies have implemented financial assistance plans, some drivers’ insurance may lapse from lack of payments. If you’ve been injured in an accident with an uninsured or underinsured driver due to the pandemic, you may be wondering how you’ll recover damages for your injuries. Fortunately, there are options that a qualified personal injury attorney can help you with.
You don’t have to suffer alone, and you certainly don’t have to bear the burden of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing. If you’ve been injured in a car accident or other personal injury accident, please don’t hesitate to reach out for help. At Holston & Huntley, we’re here for you. Call us today at (404) 620-3337 to schedule your free consultation.