Are Personal Injury Cases Still Being Filed and Settled During Coronavirus?

The pandemic has altered many things about our day-to-day lives, but it has not changed the fact that personal injuries occur, sometimes due to negligence of people who could have prevented them. Your right to seek justice remains and the experienced personal injury attorneys at Mitchell Hoffman & Wolf are here to help.

 To safely serve our clients during this unprecedented time, we have transitioned to a virtual office while continuing to actively file cases and pursue favorable results. While justice cannot be delayed, the pandemic has impacted the process of these suits in a few ways: 

Access to medical care and documents. Since the beginning of COVID-19, many health care providers have transitioned to telehealth remote visits for non-emergency services. But this drop in in-person visits may lead to fewer patients reporting injuries caused by someone’s negligent actions. If you or a family member have been a victim of negligence, don’t hesitate to seek medical care and stay in contact with your health care providers to maintain updated medical records. This documentation is essential to achieving favorable results in your personal injury case. 

Gathering evidence for your caseWe now use video or teleconference meetings to discuss our active cases, interview health care providers and other witnesses, and conduct depositions and settlement conferences. While this new process has changed the way we gather evidence and communicate, we are just as diligent as ever in building your case. 

Participating in court proceedings. On July 6, the Circuit Court of Cook County resumed in-person court proceedings for civil matters, with the exception of jury trials. The circuit court will also hold hearings by video conference whenever possible to limit the spread of COVID-19. Whether your proceeding takes place in person or remotely, our clients and their family members can count on our experienced attorneys to provide excellent representation. If you or a loved one has been injured, contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at Mitchell Hoffman & Wolf for a free consultation. Your Recovery Is Always Our Focus. Call us at 312.726.6722 for a free consultation.