If you suffered any kind of personal injuries in the state of Missouri or Kansas as a result of someone else’s negligence or recklessness, you may wonder how to proceed during these challenging times of the COVID-19 virus. Additionally, if you were recently in any kind of accident involving someone else’s negligence, you may wonder what your options are as many courts remain either closed or are open only partially during this time of a global pandemic. As our nation attempts to slowly open back up, many precautions are still being taken in order to prevent the spread of this deadly virus. Learn what your legal rights are during this unprecedented time with respect to your personal injury case.
Your Current Personal Injury Case and the Coronavirus
First, it is important to note that you still have legal rights whether there is a global pandemic or not. Our legal offices are open right now and ready to help you with your personal injury case. Many law firms have attorneys working remotely, or reduced hours in order to ensure the safety and protection of both are legal staff as well as clients.
If you already have a personal injury case filed, it may take longer for it to complete than normal given the extenuating circumstances. In some cases, courts are still closed except for emergency hearings. As the coronavirus continues to evolve and change, courts will react by making decisions regarding when they open, for how long, and under what circumstances. Never simply go to a courthouse regarding your personal injury case, rather contact them by phone to see whether or not you need to do so for a court hearing, or if other options are available such as teleconferencing or video conferencing.
Filing a New Personal Injury Case During COVID-19
You still have the legal right under the law to file a personal injury case if you received injuries or losses as a result of someone else’s negligence. Some personal injury cases may allow depositions, interrogatories, discovery, and other legal actions in the form of teleconferencing or video conferencing. Additionally, many courts are now allowing several legal documents to be filed electronically, and hearings to be conducted remotely depending on the specific circumstances regarding the case. Again, while the courts may not be open, your legal rights are always available to you, and you have the right to pursue justice if you were injured due to someone else’s negligence even through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney Today
We remain committed to ensuring your legal rights are always protected. Our office is equipped with the ability to do both teleconference and video conferencing calls. We can continue to help you with a personal injury case you have already filed, and we look forward to helping you file a personal injury case if necessary. If you suffered injuries as a result of someone else’s recklessness or negligence, contact an experienced personal injury attorney at Griggs Injury Law at (816) 474-0202 today to help you with your next steps.