How to Handle Your Personal Injury Claim during a COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place

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With the novel coronavirus taking the world by storm, the future holds a lot of uncertainty. The government is shutting down restaurants and businesses to stop the spread of the virus, and the world seems as if it’s on pause. With millions of people stuck in their homes, it may feel like we’re safe from many of the typical accidents and tragedies we once faced.

If you’re injured while a shelter-in-place order is in effect, you may still take legal action. A Detroit personal injury lawyer from Christensen Law will work hard to seek justice for you during this difficult time.

Preparing Your Case Virtually

Our firm is working remotely so we can’t meet with you in person. An experienced lawyer from our team can assess the details of your accident and determine how best to move forward. While shelter-in-place orders are still in effect, we can gather evidence, such as medical records, witness statements, receipts, and photographs to prove your case.

Getting Ready to File Your Claim When the Courts Reopen

The Michigan courts are closed as the COVID-19 outbreak grows, but they won’t stay closed forever. When the courts reopen, they’ll likely become swamped with case filings. The more you prepare for your case during this time of crisis, the better off you’ll be when things go back to normal.

You may not be able to prepare everything virtually, but there’s plenty you can do from your home and through virtual meetings with a lawyer. Preparing ahead of time will allow you to file your claim quickly when the opportunity arises.

Understanding the Statute of Limitations

The state of Michigan has a statute of limitations of three years. This lengthy time limit will work to your benefit during the coronavirus pandemic because you won’t have to worry about missing the filing deadline. You should have plenty of time once the pandemic is over to meet with your attorney in person, gather evidence, and file your claim with the courts.

Discuss Your Case With a Detroit Personal Injury Attorney

You may feel pessimistic if you’ve been injured by someone else’s negligence on top of everything else that’s going on in the world. You may not be in an ideal situation, but you can fight for justice. Even when it feels like the world has been put on pause, our laws will protect you and your rights.

At Christensen Law, we’re working harder than ever to give our clients peace of mind. We may not be in the office, but we’re still ready to support you and fight for you. You can discuss your case in greater detail with a Detroit personal injury lawyer from our team. To schedule a free and virtual consultation, fill out the contact form below or give us a call.