As our country remains immersed in its battle with the coronavirus pandemic, many things continue to change from what we’ve known. The only businesses that remain open are those considered essential, and most of the country remains under stay-at-home orders. Therefore it’s not surprising that COVID-19 has also impacted personal injury claims for individuals in Cincinnati.
Across the state of Ohio, judges have been asked to prioritize their workload. In fact, the chief justice of the Ohio Supreme Court has shared that courts throughout the state are remaining open to deal with emergency and time-sensitive matters. However, for those cases that fit neither of these categories, Ohio has established different rules.
Personal Injury Cases and Delays
Since judges have reduced the need for jury pools so as to cut down on courthouse traffic, many cases, including those for personal injury, are experiencing significant delays. This can have a drastic impact on the lives of all individuals impacted, who are waiting to recover for:
- Medical bills
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Punitive damages (in cases of gross negligence)
You Can Still File a Claim
Many people are under the impression that they are unable to file a personal injury claim during this time. However, this is not the case. Luckily, since most personal injury claims are settled out of court, the delay of court dates generally does not have as much of an effect.
Personal injury cases do however involve a reasonable amount of contact with your attorney. Due to the situation, many attorneys have had to change how they do business; instead of in-person meetings, business is now conducted mainly through phone calls, emails, FaceTime, and apps such as Zoom, while signatures are taken electronically or sent via the mail.
Although we are all coming to terms with our new reality, the goal to keep U.S. citizens safe and healthy remains.
The Attorneys at Jones Kahan Law, LLC Can Help Those in Ohio Who Have Been Injured in an Accident
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident due to the negligence or recklessness of another, it can greatly impact many parts of your life. The physical, emotional, and financial toll can be overwhelming. That’s why it is so important to consult with a knowledgeable and experienced Motorcycle Attorney.
At Jones Kahan Law, LLC, our Cincinnati Personal Injury attorneys remain committed to helping our clients to recover the compensation that they deserve as soon as possible. We understand that your injuries do not go away just because things are different right now. That’s why we will fight for what is in your best interest. We don’t charge you any attorneys’ fees until we win your case. To learn more or to schedule a free consultation, contact us today!