From face masks and social distancing to reduced hours at the grocery store and closed dining rooms at restaurants, COVID-19 has changed a lot of how we live. At Hawk Law Group, we’ve heard people tell us that they are reluctant to file a slip and fall accident claim during the pandemic.
Potential clients are afraid of contracting the virus while going to see a doctor, meeting with their lawyer or – if the need arises – going to court. They also are afraid that they might have to settle for less than they deserve because many insurance companies have people working remotely and they just want to push claims through as quickly as possible.
So, what do you do after a slip and fall accident in a pandemic economy? If you are injured as the result of another person’s negligence, you should contact Hawk Law Group to file a claim. Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are working diligently to get our clients the compensation they deserve.
If you have experienced a slip and fall accident and need medical attention, you should definitely see your doctor and follow his or her instructions. Doctors across the country have taken extra precautions to stop the spread of COVID-19 in their offices. If you are still afraid to go to a doctor’s office, ask about tele-health. Many practices offer virtual visits.
Hawk Law Group offers virtual visits via live chat on our website or we will be happy to set up a Zoom call with you.
As for insurance companies, they have always wanted to settle for as little as possible and push claims through quickly. That’s nothing new, and we know how to deal with them to get you the compensation you deserve.
Most times, we are able to settle with an insurance company, and you never have to go to court. If your case does need to go to court, though, courtrooms are well sanitized; trial times are staggered; and social distancing is enforced to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
If you are involved in a personal injury or slip and fall situation, always call 9-1-1 first. You might need immediate medical attention or even a police report. A police report could help you prove liability.
If you want to discuss a slip and fall claim, you can talk us at the Hawk Law Group for free. 706-444-4444. We want to help. We want to help and are always available.
Also, join us on News 12 LawCall here in Augusta every Sunday night at 11:30 right after the news. We are on tape during the COVID-19 epidemic but plan to be back live soon taking your questions.
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