COVID-19

How Will COVID-19 Impact Personal Injury Cases?

The impact of COVID-19 is complex, widespread, and still unfolding. For many Americans, this uncertain time has meant financial instability, scarcity of essential items, and constant fear of getting sick. In some way, everyone and every industry will see the impact of this global pandemic.

For people filing personal injury cases, COVID-19 may stall their claims, make at-fault parties more defensive and litigious than usual, and push resolutions off indefinitely. With nationwide court closures, personal injury cases are likely to face indefinite delays. Insurance companies are more likely than ever to drag their feet and conduct thorough investigations for fraud, but that shouldn’t discourage you from filing a claim.

If you, or a loved one, have sustained a serious injury or illness due to the negligence of another party, you may be entitled to compensation and other personal damages. At Greathouse Trial Law, Riah Greathouse has recovered millions in retribution for his injured clients. Despite the uncertain times, Greathouse Trial Law is committed to advocating for fair compensation for clients all over the Atlanta area.

Call us today or use our 24/7 Real-Time Assistance Live Chat. It’s important to understand the effects COVID-19 will have on your case.

Insurance Companies Increase Fraud Investigations

Facing narrowed profit margins, insurance companies have renewed priority in investigating insurance fraud claims and minimizing their liability to pay a settlement to injured parties. Insurance companies are always looking for fraud and economic crises, such as the fallout from Coronavirus, often lead to a surge in fraudulent claims. For this reason, accident victims can expect to encounter ongoing scrutiny and inquiry into their claims during and after COVID-19.

Any truck accident lawyer, auto accident lawyer, slip and fall lawyer, and medical malpractice lawyer will tell you documentation of medical treatment is one of the single most important elements to building a strong injury claim.

Though injured parties may feel hesitant to seek medical attention during the outbreak, it is still essential to your case. Make sure to ascribe to all of the CDC’s guidelines for social distancing.

With increased scrutiny in mind, an auto accident attorney can advise you on how to issue statements relevant to the insurance company to strengthen your claim as much as possible.

More Settlements for Less Money

During usual times, many personal injury cases may never see their day in court. But a lot of cases will require at least one hearing before a settlement is reached. During the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, even more personal injury cases are ending in a settlement outside of court.

Facing indefinite delays and financial hardship, accident victims may find themselves under increased pressure to settle quickly. Financial strain and insecurity will only heighten the incentive to settle.

While it may sound like a good thing to settle a personal injury case, at-fault parties might offer unfair settlements that fall short of your calculated damages. At-fault parties will often take advantage of desperation for fast cash, so consult with your lawyer before agreeing to any settlement. Your attorney will have the ability to leverage a counteroffer, if necessary, or advise you to stay the course and take your case to court.

A personal injury attorney will be able to help you weigh the pros and cons of settling your case. During the Coronavirus pandemic, you can expect to experience significant delays.

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Despite the uncertain times, Greathouse Trial Law is ready and willing to take on your personal injury case today. Now more than ever, we are committed to representing our clients’ best interests throughout this uncertain time.

Whether you’re dealing with everyday incidents such as a car accident and need a car accident lawyer, or you’re considering a workers’ compensation claim after enduring unsafe conditions at work, Greathouse Trial Law is up for the challenge. With over 1,000 cases under our belt, we have the experience necessary to advocate on your behalf, answer your many questions, and guide you through this difficult period of your life.

Many people do not think they can win a court case to compensate for their injuries. Call Greathouse Trial Law at (678) 310-2827 for a free consultation today to get the legal advice you need.

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