How Could COVID-19 Impact My Personal Injury Claim?

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If you have filed a personal injury claim, COVID-19 may result in a delay of your settlement. Talk to your attorney to learn more.

Being injured due to the actions of another is one of the most frustrating things a person can experience. While there is nothing that can be done to restore you back to the same exact life you had prior to your injuries, fortunately, there is a legal system in place that allows for financial recovery. However, if you have filed a personal injury claim and are expecting a quick settlement, things may be delayed now due to the coronavirus pandemic, as stay-at-home and isolation orders have resulted in court and business closures.

Will My Personal Injury Case be Impacted?

Whether or not your case will be impacted by COVID-19 depends on the circumstances of your case, including where your case is in the process and whether or not your attorney is still working. At the Law Office of Raul A. Guajardo, P.L.L.C., our lawyers are still working full time, and meeting with all clients remotely.

If your case was in the settlement and negotiations phase of the process, then there is a good chance that it will not be disrupted by coronavirus at all; negotiations should still be able to proceed via telecommunications.

Most courts in Texas have been closed, and all non-essential cases within those courts are delayed. If you have questions about whether or not the court is open to hear your case, consult with your attorney.

How Your Case May be Impacted

If your case is in the final stages of the process, then it probably will not be too severely impacted; however, if your case is in the early stages, such as the process of discovery, collecting evidence, and calculating damages, these processes may indeed be disrupted. While our lawyers are working hard to provide our clients with the same quality of legal services that they could normally expect, any activities that need to be conducted in person may be delayed. Fortunately, many people are working online right now, including any experts or others who may need to be called on to help build your personal injury case.

Call the TX Law Office of Raul A. Guajardo, P.L.L.C. Today to Learn More

At the Law Office of Raul A. Guajardo, P.L.L.C., our Texas personal injury attorneys are taking the stay-at-home orders very seriously, and we are committed to doing our part to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. We also have a strong commitment to our clients, and we are here to help you with your case to the extent possible from afar. If you are wondering how your personal injury case may be impacted, please reach out to our law firm today by phone or online for more counsel. We are here to serve you and can answer any questions that you have free of charge.