Coronavirus: Consequences for Serious Injury Claims

blankThe COVID-19 pandemic has affected the entire world and has had major complications for everyday activities. According to the Center for Disease Control, the state of Florida has had 486,426 individuals be infected with the coronavirus.

Many states have instituted stay at home and social distancing orders forcing businesses to pivot in order to service their clients and legal services aren’t any different.

Filing A Personal Injury Case During Coronavirus

At the moment The Civil Claims Courts have been suspended in Duval County and the situation is on-going. However, the following services can be done online:

  • Pay criminal and traffic fines
  • Electronically record mortgages, deeds, and all other official records
  • File court documents on the e-filing portal
  • Get notified of upcoming court dates
  • Set a civil traffic court date
  • If you have any issues setting your court date using the online system, please email us using the form below for assistance.
  • Civil Traffic Payment Plan Agreement
  • Criminal Traffic Payment Plan Agreement
  • Misdemeanor Payment Plan Agreement
  • Circuit Criminal Payment Plan Agreement
  • Affidavit of Defense or Admission and Waiver of Appearance
  • Registry Fee Calculator

The State of Florida’s court system, being one of the hardest-hit states in the coronavirus pandemic, is doing all that it can to protect it’s essential workers and citizens by closing court services.

Medical Treatment

If you’ve suffered an injury due to the negligence of another party, then you may be entitled to damages as a result of a personal injury lawsuit or settlement. However, some hospitals simply don’t have space due to hospitals being filled and in some cases overflowing with CoViD-19 victims. Some personal injury victims require emergency procedures and other accident victims need methodical care like physical and mental health therapies that require many doctor’s appointments over an extended amount of time.

To maximize your cases’s value you must receive all of your doctor-recommended treatment. Fear of the virus won’t excuse refusal to get medical treatment in the event of an accident. Having to delay your treatment due to an overrun hospital, will delay the results of your case, however, it won’t reduce the value of your case.

You’ll have to be steadfast and flexible about receiving medical treatment. Be sure to keep your legal team informed if you’re unable to get the medical treatment you deserve due to the coronavirus.

Meeting With Your Attorney

If you are interested in filing a personal injury claim, then you have the legal right to do so. Most attorneys have adapted to the coronavirus by meeting with clients via telephone and video conferencing. Most personal injury claims are settled out of court and won’t be affected by delayed court dates or rescheduling. Jacksonville personal injury lawyer Fasig & Brooks have remained dedicated to their clients by being available via telephone, instant messenger services, online video conferencing services, and in-person consultations whenever absolutely necessary.

Meeting the legal needs of the Florida community is a priority as well as keeping the community-at-large as safe as possible during these unprecedented times. Attorneys can assist you with filing your personal injury claim electronically and reduce your exposure to the coronavirus. If you’ve been involved in an accident, contact a Florida personal injury attorney right away, because they’ve had experience adjusting to the coronavirus pandemic and continue to providing adept legal services in the Jacksonville community during the tumultuous times.