We live in exceptional times. Three months ago, when the coronavirus crisis erupted in the China city of Wuhan, no one imagined that the whole world would now be facing an unprecedented health emergency in at least a century.
The coronavirus has changed the dynamics of our society, and will continue to do so until we get between them to flatten the epidemiological curve or until scientists find a cure or vaccine for the virus. Meanwhile, the mandate is clear: We must move away from each other to avoid contagion of disease and the collapse of the health system.
Despite this, we are not at home with our arms crossed: like many sectors of the economy, lawyers had to adapt to the new reality in order to continue to provide our clients with the service they deserve.
If you have a case with us, or are thinking of initiating a personal injury claim, these questions and answers may interest you:
What Will Happen To My Case In Times of Coronavirus?
We will continue to work on your case and seek to resolve it despite the pandemic. Although the courts are closed, insurance companies classify as a first necessity industry. That’s why the insurers we normally deal with to try to settle cases are still open and functioning.
It’s been almost a month since the Covid-19 crisis forced the courts to close their doors. Even so, most lawyers continue to work from home, and experience has already shown us that not only are cases still being resolved, but they are being settled for the full value of the compensation.
We believe that insurance companies need to write off losses to qualify for federal bailouts, and perhaps that is why cases keep moving in many of the carriers. Other insurance companies, on the other hand, have been slower to adapt to new circumstances.
In Proner & Proner we are prepared to deal with insurance companies, with or without pandemic. We are doing our best for all of our clients and we still have safe opportunities to move cases.
Does The Office Still Work?
We are working full time. No member of our team, nor lawyers, nor paralegals, nor secretaries, nor support team, has stopped working. We are working from home, as recommended by the New York Governor. We have technology that allows us to work effectively and programmatically in the cases of our clients, even in these difficult times.
How Can I Contact Proner & Proner?
You can call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year at 1-800 321 1234. We have live operators who will answer your call and take your message so that one of our lawyers or paralegals can communicate with you in the shortest possible time. We will answer all the questions you have and we will help you by phone or with a virtual meeting, so you do not put your health or that of your family at risk. You can also write to us on our social networks or on our website by filling out this online form.
If An Agreement Was Reached On My Case, Will The Insurance Company Pay?
Yes. We are still getting settlement checks in the times they usually take, which is two to five weeks after we close the case.
What Will Happen To My Medical Treatment?
Unfortunately, some doctors’ offices are closed, others are videoconferencing, and some are still receiving patients as they were before the pandemic. We will do everything possible to find the doctors that suit your individual needs.
I Have Medical Disability Due To A Case Of Labor Compensation But The Company I Work For Stopped Because of Coronavirus, Will The Bi-weekly Payment Keep Comming?
Fortunately, workers’ compensation checks continue to reach all of our clients. We are also having video calls with judges who listen to the testimonies of our clients from their homes or cell phones. We are making all the necessary adjustments so that our clients keep getting their checks while they remain safe in their homes.
I Have A Personal Injury Case But Have Not Yet Taken Any Legal Action, Is It A Good Idea To Start A Claim At This Time?
Since the courts are closed, some statutes of limitation have been suspended by order of the government. This means that the maximum times to initiate legal action after an accident have been suspended until further notice. We believe this is a good time for you to seek out our trusted attorneys and tell us about your New York accident or personal injury case.
Other Lawyers Have My Case But I’m Not Happy With Representation, Can I Change?
A client can change lawyers as many times as he or she wants, if he or she is not happy with the representation. The new attorney will pay the previous firm for any work they have done once the case is closed. That is called substitution. You can be sure that if you decide to change attorneys, you won’t have to pay more than usual and you’ll only pay if the lawyers succeed with your case.
Do you have any other questions? Call our New York Accident Lawyers today at 1-800 321 1234! You can also write to us through our website or our social networks.
We are ready to win a compensation for your injuries even in these times of pandemic. If you have a case and haven’t taken any legal action yet, call us to find out how much money we could earn for you.
The articles on this blog are for informative purposes only and are no substitute for legal advice or an attorney-client relationship. If you are seeking legal advice, please contact our law firm directly.