How Covid-19 May Impact Your Personal Injury Claim

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

COVID-19 is surely impacting your everyday life in numerous ways. However, one thing that has not changed is that an unexpected injury may still occur. Clients who are seeking compensation for their injuries may be wondering how the presence of COVID-19 might impact their personal injury case. There are some new roadblocks that exist, but with the help of a lawyer, they are simple to navigate.

What Are Some Ways The Existence of Covid-19 Could Impact My Personal Injury Case?

Court Delays

The Wisconsin Court system is no exception to court delays and closures occurring across the country. When taking into consideration the fact that Wisconsin is currently a COVID-19 hotspot, it becomes clear there is no near end to this uncertainty in sight. In response to COVID-19, the Wisconsin Court System has implemented safety measures such as livestreaming of proceedings and creating a Wisconsin COVID-19 Task Force.

Despite these protective measures however, court delays have not been prevented. If your personal injury claim makes it to court, our personal injury lawyers will update you with changes that might occur. We will do everything we can to ensure the impact COVID-19 has had on the court system will not prevent you from obtaining the compensation you deserve.

Hesitation to Seek Medical Treatment

The fear of contracting COVID-19 might cause hesitation to enter a hospital, doctor’s office or therapist’s office. However, assuming social distancing measures and CDC recommendations are followed, it is crucial that you attend these appointments after your accident. Receiving proper documentation and medical treatment helps us demonstrate the value of your claim. A doctor’s diagnoses can prove the severity of your condition, and aids your attorney in building a successful case.  

Insurance Companies More Aggressively Fighting Back

Amidst the current economic downturn, insurance companies are fighting more aggressively in personal injury lawsuits to avoid profit loss. Insurance companies are also putting more of a priority on searching for fraudulent claims, as fraudulent claims often arise during crises such as the current pandemic. However, an experienced personal injury lawyer will pressure the insurance company to offer a settlement that covers the full extent of your claimed damages.

A Seasoned Attorney Can Help You Avoid Increased Pressure to Settle

Many are experiencing financial hardship during these uncertain times, and at-fault parties are aware of this. Unfair settlements may be offered, with the knowledge that many are desperate during the current economic downturn. Before agreeing to a settlement, you must consult an experienced lawyer. The experienced personal injury attorneys at Peterson Berk & Cross, S.C. can leverage a counter-offer, advise you to take your case to trial, or help you navigate the pros and cons of settling. Due to our proven track record of success, clients trust us with complex personal injury matters. We continually ensure our clients secure the financial compensation they deserve. Contact us: (920)949-7241 or fill out our intake form.