Can I Still Get Help for an Injury During the COVID-19 Pandemic?
For most people who suffer an accidental injury, no matter what the cause, their first priority is to obtain whatever medical care they might need. Once that necessity is taken care of, however, it is only natural to begin to wonder if, since the accident was not – or at least might not have been – their fault, isn’t it possible to obtain compensation for their injury? Of course, it often is true that someone else was at fault for the accident, and that person or entity should pay compensation. There are questions, then, that arise in the age of COVID-19.
Will the limits on public contact affect my ability to get help in seeking compensation? Will I be able to find a lawyer? Can I take my case to court? Obviously, the answers to these questions matter a great deal for someone with a personal injury claim during these trying times. To find those answers, you likely will need a Round Rock personal injury attorney to assist you.
COVID-19 is Having a Major Impact on Society
The numbers change by the day, but the federal government recently reported well over 300,000 COVID-19 cases in the U.S. and nearly 9.000 deaths. These deaths have occurred in all 50 states. The impact is truly nationwide.
In Texas, there were more than 7,200 cases in early April and 140 deaths from COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus. There were 77 cases in Williamson County, with two fatalities, as of the first week of April. Effective March 20, the governor of Texas issued an order limiting social gatherings and limiting the number of business activities. On March 31, the governor expanded that order to enhance social distancing guidelines, extend all guidelines until the end of April, and limit businesses allowed to operate to those considered essential.
The government of Round Rock issued an order for precautions mirroring those of the governor, as did the government of Williamson County, which issued a “Stay Home, Stay Safe“ order on March 31 barring non-essential activities. Purchasing food and going to and from essential business are exempt from the orders at the state and local level. Operating legal services businesses, however, are not.
Lawyers Remain Able To Provide Services
While legal offices are not among those considered to be essential and thus allowed to remain open in their physical locations, lawyers continue to operate. Most are doing so remotely, remaining available through teleconferencing and online communications. Insurance companies are also operating remotely for the most part, so it is still possible for an attorney to initiate or negotiate an insurance claim for your injuries.
If you need a Round Rock Personal Injury Attorney, Contact the Lawyers of Elissa I. Henry Law Firm, PLLC
If you have suffered a personal injury, no matter what kind of accident it might have involved, the lawyers of Elissa I. Henry Law Firm, PLLC, are ready to assist you, even in these disrupted times. We help clients with personal injury claims, as well as issues related to business law, immigration law, and wills and estate planning and probate issues. You can reach us at (512) 766-4529 or through our website.