COVID-19’s Impact on Personal Injury Cases

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected nearly everyone and every industry.

What first began as an initial sense of fear has now turned into a permanent state of worry, with many growing concerns regarding the health, finances, and overall well-being of countless American individuals.

While the coronavirus continues to unfold, so do its impacts—including its influence on the law industry and court cases. As a result, those who have or are considering filing a personal injury lawsuit should know that they, too, will be affected—but that shouldn’t stop you from filing a claim. Below, the Valle, O’Cleireachain, Zamora & Harris Law Firm in Albuquerque has outlined some of the COVID-19 challenges one may face while filing a lawsuit, and how our expertise can help!

Indefinite Delays
Despite many closures across the state, individuals are still allowed to enter a courthouse or judicial building so long as they wear a mask. Still, many of the restrictions set in place can delay the judicial process, and affect other institutions, such as insurance agencies. Being that many individuals and companies are financially strained, insurance agencies have recently been conducting even more thorough investigations into cases to ensure no fraud is being committed. Such processes can take longer than usual, and not only delay information from being presented in court, but also delay damages being awarded.

Settling for Less Money
Much of what the entire country is facing right now—financial instability, ill health, recovery periods, and time away from work—are some of the exact same hardships any victim of personal injury faces, and because they add increased pressure, many victims are choosing to settle too quickly and for less than what’s fair. Ultimately, the at-fault party may take advantage of one’s desperation, offering settlements that are far below your calculated damages and cheating you out of your compensation.

Fighting for What You Deserve
No matter the circumstances, the Valle, O’Cleireachain, Zamora & Harris Law Firm believes you deserve justice, and furthermore, fair compensation. Yes, the coronavirus has presented some challenges, but we’re equipped to overcome them, fighting for you and what’s rightfully yours! If you’re considering filing a personal injury claim, turn to Albuquerque’s trusted team, and let our expertise guide you towards justice!