As the coronavirus pandemic continues in New Hampshire and around the United States, the legal system is feeling the impact. People are wondering how the coronavirus pandemic might affect Manchester personal injury lawsuits. During these uncertain times, it is important to understand how COVID-19 could impact your pursuit of compensation through a personal injury lawsuit.
Personal Injury Victims Must Follow the Doctor’s Orders
If you are considering filing a personal injury lawsuit for coronavirus, it is essential that you can prove that you have followed all of the doctor’s orders. Researchers are frantically trying to understand how coronavirus spreads and develops. Defendants in personal injury lawsuits often claim that something else, other than their client’s negligence, caused their injuries.
Clients must receive all of the treatments that their doctor recommends. This means keeping all of your appointments, taking all of your prescribed medication, and making all of the follow-up treatments that your doctor recommends. Keep in mind, that if you cannot make an appointment because of coronavirus shutdowns, you cannot be held at fault.
The important thing is to make sure you are diligent about getting medical treatment. Keeping all medical appointments and following the directions of your doctor are both very important to the value of your personal injury lawsuit.
Courthouse Procedures and Schedules Might Change or Become Delayed
Court shutdowns are one of the biggest impacts coronavirus has had on personal injury lawsuits. Many courthouses throughout New Hampshire have closed. The New Hampshire Judicial Branch has shut down courts except for emergency cases only. E-filing is still possible during the shutdowns, but trials for personal injury cases are not considered emergencies.
You Can Still Start Your Personal Injury Lawsuit
If you have suffered a personal injury, you can still begin the process of filing your lawsuit. At Ward Law Group, we are still open, busy, and meeting with clients electronically and telephonically. After your free initial consultation, we begin working on your personal injury lawsuit.
Personal injury lawsuits require significant planning and investigative work. We do not need the courts to be open to begin investigating your lawsuit, gathering evidence, and developing the legal strategy for your lawsuit.
Do Not Delay Your Personal Injury Lawsuit Because of Coronavirus
There are many different potential roadblocks when it comes to personal injury lawsuits. The biggest mistake people make is to wait too long to call an experienced personal injury lawsuit. New Hampshire imposes states of limitation when it comes to personal injury cases. You need to file your lawsuit within a certain amount of time or you will lose your ability to file the lawsuit.
Contact Our Personal Injury Lawyers
If you were recently in a personal injury lawsuit and you suffered serious injuries, it is important to speak to an attorney as soon as possible. We are currently offering free initial consultations for potential new clients through virtual meetings and on the phone to ensure everyone’s safety. Contact our lawyers as soon as possible to schedule your free, initial consultation.