As the United States continues to grapple with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, people across this country are adjusting to a new normal. We are living our lives under stay at home orders and doing everything we can to stay safe and healthy. COVID-19 has also completely disrupted ongoing personal injury claims for those in our area. At Paulozzi LPA, our Cleveland personal injury attorneys want to discuss how your claim may be affected by coronavirus.
Whether you have an ongoing personal injury case or if you are considering filing a personal injury claim, COVID-19 will inevitably change the way your case would typically play out. The chief justice of the Ohio Supreme Court says that courts across the state should be open to address emergency and time-sensitive matters. However, courts across this state have adopted different rules when figuring out how to deal with social distancing.
Judges across the state have been asked to prioritize their workload and reduce the need for jury pools in order to cut down on public traffic in courthouses. This will inevitably lead to a significant delay in many cases, including personal injury claims that will be heard by the court.
The reality is that most personal injury claims are settled out of court and would not be affected by a delayed court date or scheduling issues. However, personal injury cases do require extensive interactions with your attorney. At Paulozzi LPA, our Cleveland personal injury lawyers are in regular contact with clients throughout their personal injury cases. We conduct extensive investigations into the incident that caused their injuries.
However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, your attorney may have to alter how they conduct business. For example, our team remains available to clients through phone calls, emails, FaceTime, Skype, WhatsApp, and even in-person consultations on a limited basis. However, due to stay at home orders and social distancing requirements, there may be delays in how quickly we are able to investigate every aspect of a case. Obtaining evidence in a timely manner may be complicated, but that does not mean we will stop working. It simply means that negotiations for a fair settlement may take more time than usual.
We are all dealing with a new reality when it comes to COVID-19 disruptions. The number one goal is to keep residents in this country and in Ohio safe and healthy. We will continue to do our jobs and to serve clients to the best of our ability.
If you or somebody you love has been injured due to the careless or negligent actions of another person, contact Paulozzi LPA today. Our team is taking precautions to keep clients safe during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We will work diligently to secure the compensation you need, which could include: