Shelter-in-place orders have been extended throughout much of the East Coast with some states suggesting the end may be months away. During this time, courts have suspended many hearings and trials, a development that can complicate the process of settling a personal injury claim.
Though stay-at-home orders are in place, life has continued. Accidents continue to occur and victims of serious injury continue to need assistance. But can you file a personal injury claim during the COVID-19 crisis?
Your Legal Rights
When you are injured through the negligence of someone else, you have a right to seek compensation through a personal injury claim. These claims seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and related damages, and are often more substantial than insurance settlements.
Victims of injury are entitled to seek justice – even in states under stay-at-home orders. The process may take slightly longer, but your options remain. Talking to an attorney is the best way to determine if a lawsuit is the right approach for your needs.
Most Cases Settle before Trial
Many personal injury claims are settled before they reach trial. Some claims demand a jury trial, but others can be successfully handled through mediation and settlement negotiations.
The attorneys at Kline & Specter, PC prepare every case as if it were going to trial. We make every effort to settle pre-trial, but are prepared to take cases as far as needed to help our clients get the justice they are due.
Our injury lawyers have secured significant verdicts and settlements for victims of motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice and birth injury, dangerous premises, defective products, and much more. Thorough and effective, Kline & Specter has achieved remarkable results for countless victims and their families. We welcome the opportunity to listen to your story, hear about your experiences, and provide you with honest and frank information about your options.
Contact Kline & Specter Today
If you require a personal injury lawyer, call Kline & Specter at 215-772-1000 to schedule a consultation right away. We have offices in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Delaware. For cases outside those states, Kline & Specter works with local attorneys in each state as applicable.