How a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help During the COVID-19 Pandemic
COVID-19 has restricted or shut down many businesses, organizations and governmental bodies across Virginia, including many courts and law firms. However, the experienced team at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers understands that accidents may still occur despite the novel Coronavirus. Due to the recent disruptions to the day-to-day operations of the courts, many individuals may wonder how a personal injury lawyer can help them during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Are Virginia Courts Open During COVID-19?
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam requested that many courts across Virginia declare a state of judicial emergency. This means that many courts in the state will limit operations to essential or emergency proceedings only. The current order remains in effect through April 26 and is subject to further extension(s) should the Supreme Court of Virginia determine circumstances support maintaining the judicial emergency order. Non-essential hearings, including many personal injury cases, will be rescheduled or continued to a later date.
What an Injury Attorney Can Do to Help
Even though many courts are restricting their day-to-day operations, there are still numerous measures a personal injury attorney can take to move a case forward. If your hearing or court date was rescheduled due to COVID-19, a member of our personal injury team can discuss the rescheduling process and find a new time that fits your schedule. During this health crisis, our firm is still able to electronically file a civil claim. Additionally, our team at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers could help facilitate settlement negotiations and other actions online or over the phone.
Can I Still Meet with an Experienced Injury Lawyer During the Pandemic?
Due to the stay-at-home orders in place, you may still meet with a member of our team online or over the phone to discuss your case. Our office is utilizing reliable technology and following best practices to continue to serve our clients in a healthy and safe manner. To ensure the safety of our team and the communities that we serve, our office is currently limiting in-person meetings until further notice.
Contact a Knowledgeable Personal Injury Lawyer Today
Being involved in an accident can be an emotional experience with serious consequences. Instead of focusing on recovery, many individuals become overwhelmed by dealing with the legal aspects of their case. An experienced attorney at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers could guide you through your case with your best interests at heart. Call us today to schedule a free remote consultation during the COVID-19 pandemic.