Navigating a personal injury claim amid a global health crisis is less than ideal. Remember, however, that filing a claim is an important step toward getting the full and fair compensation you deserve. If you’ve been injured during the COVID-19 pandemic and want to take action against the responsible party, here are some tips on how to proceed.
Get Medical Treatment
Understandably, many people want to avoid the emergency room, hospital, or doctor’s office right now. Potential coronavirus exposure is still a concern, after all.
However, the benefits of getting prompt medical care following a serious personal injury cannot be overstated. Not only does it allow you to achieve better health outcomes, but it also creates an official record of your injuries and ties them to your accident. The latter will help your claim.
Be Careful with Immediate Settlements
Many insurance adjusters are using increasingly aggressive tactics as they deal with policyholders during COVID-19. That’s because insurance companies are desperate to protect their bottom lines in the face of potential declines in revenue. Settle early may seem appropriate if you’re facing financial uncertainty due to the pandemic, but it might not be in your best interest.
Don’t let an insurance adjuster pressure you into settling for a lowball offer, and don’t allow them to unreasonably delay, devalue, or deny your claim. You need compensation for all the ways that your injury has affected your life and may continue to affect your life.
Seek Legal Counsel
If you were injured in an accident, don’t wait to contact a personal injury attorney because of COVID-19. Our lawyers are committed to working with you during this difficult time. Waiting too long to take action can significantly reduce the value of your case.
Call 303-993-8685 today to request a free consultation. You can get helpful advice regarding your potential next steps. Jeffress Law serves clients in Boulder, Longmont, Broomfield, and surrounding Colorado areas.