The Primary Takeaways and Unique Challenges In Bringing Personal Injury Lawsuits In The Midst of a Pandemic.

COVID-19 has affected many people across the globe, bringing many challenges to various industries along the way.  This is certainly the case as well here in Reno and Northern Nevada.  Obviously, public health is – and should be – the primary concern, however the ancillary impacts on various businesses and industries that aren’t directly health-related are continuing to grow.

This is true of personal injury law and the many supporting components that are involved in helping people that have been victims of personal injury whether it be by automobile accidents, slip and falls, or work related incidents.

In particular, we have seen substantial increases in the amount of time it takes to have a case seen as the legal system in general has been slower than normal.  But this doesn’t mean you should wait to reach out for legal advice if you have been injured, it means the exact opposite.  It is more important than ever to get started on the legal process to account for these delays.

The major takeaway here is that if you have been injured and you are not at fault, then the time to seek legal counsel is now.  The sooner we can evaluate your case and begin the process, the better.  By acting swiftly, we can coordinate with medical professionals and begin compiling all of the necessary requirements to pursue your case to its fullest potential.  With much of the legal and medical field suffering delays and seeing a shortage of staff, the quicker we can start working on your personal injury case, the more likely we are to have successful results.

This further enhances the long-standing concept that if you have been injured in a car accident, on the job, or have suffered injuries that you believe are not your fault, to reach out for legal help as soon as possible. Working through a pandemic and all of the challenges it brings simply makes this adage even more true.

Here at Galloway & Jensen, our primary focus is personal injury law and helping those that have been injured.  During these uncertain times, it is critical that you speak with legal counsel that has your best interest in mind and is focused on one primary element of the law, which in our case, is personal injury. By understanding the ins and outs of this area of law, we are best equipped to work around the various delays and additional challenges that COVID-19 has brought about.

Even if you are unsure about the law and have questions as to validity of your claims, there is no harm in simply reaching out and going over your situation with a legal professional from our law offices.  Our focus is on people and treating them with the respect and dignity they deserve – we are easy to talk to and practice a no pressure method of assessing claims.  We will provide you with the best possible information pertaining to your situation so that whether there is a likely case or not, you can walk away from the situation with peace of mind and a full understanding of your situation from a legal standpoint.