Even though Coronavirus has changed a lot of how society operates, there are some things that have not changed. People are still getting hurt in personal injury accidents. Slip and falls, car accidents, chemical accidents and other kinds of personal injuries are still occurring. When an accident occurs, a victim needs to know their rights. Our personal injury law firm explains personal injury laws during Coronavirus.
Do personal injury laws apply during Coronavirus?
Yes, personal injury laws apply during Coronavirus. You have the right to file a claim for compensation if you’re hurt in a personal injury accident. The same standards for negligence, recklessness and intentional misconduct still apply. Standards for financial compensation remain unchanged during Coronavirus. There might be some changes to legal procedures as you pursue your claim. However, in general, personal injury laws apply during Coronavirus.
Coronavirus and personal injury cases
If you’re injured because of a personal injury accident, you have the right to pursue justice in the civil court system. What you can claim may be financial compensation for economic losses, payment for pain and suffering and a finding of civil liability against the person who is responsible for your accident. Your right to access the legal system has not changed.
An accident case is based on standards of reasonable behavior. In the Coronavirus era, the standards for reasonable behavior may have changed. Society as a whole has become more cautious.
Standards for behaving reasonably may be more strict now than they were just a few short months ago. This change in society can be a benefit to an accident victim who wants to hold those responsible accountable. The court still looks at the actions of all parties from a reasonableness standard. However, how society interprets reasonable behavior may have changed.
Bringing a court case during COVID-19
One of the ways that a personal injury attorney assists you is by helping you navigate the civil procedure involved with your case. Civil procedure is the legal steps necessary to win your case like where to file the legal paperwork, court motions and building evidence. These procedures may have changed because of COVID-19. The court may postpone hearings or direct the parties to work remotely to address issues.
Your personal injury law firm assists you by knowing and following these changes in procedure and using them to your advantage. While you very much still have all the same legal rights you had before Coronavirus, how you pursue your case may have changed. Your personal injury attorney works on your behalf to know and implement these new procedures so that you can resolve your case in the best way.
Contact our personal injury attorneys
If you’ve been hurt in an accident, our personal injury law firm wants to help you get the compensation that you deserve. Whether your injuries are COVID-19 related, or you’re hurt in another kind of accident, we’re here to fight on your behalf. Call us today for your free and private consultation.