(NY) With COVID-19 causing companies across the nation to close their doors and send employees home, it is an unfortunate fact of life that accidents and injuries that can affect your life and livelihood continue to happen.
Accidents and injuries happen when you least expect them, whether you are involved in a car accident, a workplace injury, or a slip and fall accident, the results can be devastating and have a long-term impact on your life and your ability to earn a living. We have fielded a number of questions from concerned clients over the past few weeks regarding how COVID-19 will affect their personal injury claim.
Should I Still Seek Medical Attention After My Accident?
While it’s understandable that you may normally be hesitant to go to seek professional medical attention or go to the hospital, there can be added anxiety with the additional worry about Covid-19. But it is always a good idea to get checked out and establish a legally acceptable record of your injuries and treatment. If you decide to pursue a successful personal injury claim, you need to provide evidence of injuries, and that means you need to have a doctor’s written report detailing the injuries and treatment, as well as any medical bills you need to pay for.
Should I End My Car Insurance Policy to Save Money?
While it’s true that countless individuals in Syracuse and across New York State have been laid off as a result of COVID-19, you should almost never let your car insurance policy lapse. Quite frankly, stopping your car insurance will cause the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles to suspend your motor vehicle license and demand that you turn in your license plates. And driving in New York with suspended license plates or no insurance carries severe penalties.
A Closed New York State Court System
New York State has responded to the COVID-19 crisis by postponing all but emergency civil cases. But this should not be taken as a reason to not file a personal injury claim. A large percentage of personal injury cases are settled out of court, and even for those that do go before a judge, there are rules governing timeliness and statute of limitation issues to be aware of. It is always recommended that you see the advice of an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after your accident. Their experience is invaluable in helping you gather facts, preserve evidence, take statements from witnesses, and help you preserve the value of your personal injury case and recover the compensation to need and deserve.
The sooner you call the personal injury lawyers at McMahon Kublick, PC, the sooner we can start to help you recover damages, including:
- Doctor and Hospital medical bills incurred as a result of your injuries
- Property damage and loss
- Lost wages
- Pain and sufferng
- Funeral and burial expenses
By contacting us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced Syracuse Personal Injury attorneys, we can help you alleviate the worry and anxiety of coping with a system with which you have no knowledge and help you start to return to a normal life.
Pursuing Justice for the Injured for Over 40 Years
The personal injury lawyers at McMahon Kublick, P.C. can be relied on to deliver optimal results and provide empathetic service. We understand that trying to heal from your injuries while also racking up expenses in medical bills and lost wages can be overwhelming, and the last thing you have time for is to try to understand the complex legal system when filing your claim. With us as your representation, you can focus all your energies on recovering from your accident and rest easy in the knowledge that your personal injury case is in the best hands possible. We have the knowledge and decades of experience to uncover the facts to support your claim and help you recover the damages you deserve.
McMahon Kublick, P.C. offers award-winning Syracuse personal injury legal representation for those who have been harmed due to negligence. Call us for a free consultation today at (315) 424-1105, or contact us online. Our personal injury lawyers are here to help.