Injured During Quarantine? What Your Next Steps Are

May 08, 2020

Personal injuries do not stop occurring because of the Covid-19 pandemic. You can still get seriously injured even when you are in quarantine.

Rather than take matters into your hand, wait for the pandemic to be over or simply believe there is nothing that you can do, you still have rights as an accident victim. You can assert them by hiring an experienced Midwood NY personal injury attorney from Levitsky Law Firm to represent you today.

Using Virtual Technology

It is understandable that you do not want to exit your quarantine, especially if you are high-risk, to meet with your attorney. To protect your health, your legal team may be able to offer teleconferencing options for you.

You could meet with your attorney face-to-face via mobile apps like Zoom or Skype. You can also download, sign and return paperwork through email.

Your attorney can accommodate you to the best of his or her ability to build a case that you can take to court if necessary and win. You can authorize your attorney to obtain proof of your injury, such as medical records and x-rays, to show that you were genuinely hurt and in need of medical care. Your lawyer can also subpoena evidence, such as property records or surveillance video, to show that the property owner is liable for your pain and suffering.

Opting for a Settlement

The responsible party may not want to go to court because of the quarantine orders in your area. This person may be willing to offer a settlement to close the case quickly.

Your lawyer can negotiate a settlement on your behalf. The amount can be direct deposited into your bank account, saving you from having to travel to the court or the lawyer’s office to accept it.

Despite the quarantine order, you still have rights as an accident victim. Contact a Midwood NY personal injury attorney from Levitsky Law Firm today.