How COVID-19 Has Complicated Personal Injury Claims & What You Should Do

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our lives in many ways, complicating even the most basic tasks. However, some things remain constant, and this includes accidents and injuries.  If you have an existing personal injury claim, you may be wondering how to navigate the process and how will your claim be affected during these unprecedented times.

At Williams DeLoatche, P.C., our knowledgeable attorneys are ready to address all of your personal injury claim questions regarding court and insurance postponements and concerns about medical care.

If you suffered an injury due to another’s negligence, we encourage you to speak with a member of our legal team today to arrange for your FREE legal consultation. There is absolutely no obligation to file a claim. And, at Williams DeLoatche, P.C., you will speak directly to a lawyer from the very start of your case.

Some Crucial Things to Keep in Mind

Keep Moving Forward Before You Lose the Opportunity
Most of Virginia’s strict deadlines (statutes of limitations) on when to file a lawsuit remain have remained in place.  So although your claim may take longer to process than before the pandemic, you could lose your right to take legal action and recover compensation if you wait. Contact us immediately to discuss any deadlines on your case and the effect the court closures have on your case. 

Always Seek Medical Attention After an Accident
You need to protect your health by treating injuries as soon as possible, and if you want to file a claim successfully, you need to provide evidence of injuries that includes a doctor’s written report as well as any medical bills you need to pay for.  Many doctors’ offices are offering telehealth appointments if you do not want to go into a medical facility. 

Avoid Lapses in Insurance Coverage
While it’s true that countless Americans have lost their jobs during COVID-19, it’s recommended that you continue to hold onto your car insurance policy and avoid lapses in coverage, even if you’re not leaving your home as often. Accidents can occur at any time, and if neither involved party is covered by insurance, the odds of recovering any damages from your accident can be slim.  Canceling your car insurance could be a costly mistake that could expose you to serious financial and legal consequences. The good news is many insurance providers are offering discounts and refunds during this time.  Here is a list of some companies that are helping their customers.   DISCOUNTS DURING COVID-19

Will the Law Firm That You Choose Provide an Attorney to Meet With You From the Start of Your Case?

The fact is that some larger firms will not let you meet with an attorney until they are sure your case is viable. There are many fine details to handling each persona injury case. Your best chance at a successful claim is to get expert advice from an experienced lawyer. At Williams DeLoatche, P.C., each client and every personal injury claim gets the personal attention they deserve.  Learn more about Williams DeLoatche's personal attention and exceptional results READ CLIENT REVIEWS HERE or call us today to speak directly with a lawyer 757-547-5555!


During COVID-19, we are here for you!
We have a plan in place to ensure your safety and our team’s.

  • We have the ability to handle new client intakes and attorney-client meetings without you leaving the comfort of your home.
  • We have implemented ways for our staff to work remotely efficiently when necessary through Virtual Private Networks and Teleconferences.
  • You may call or text us 24/7 at (757) 547-5555, for immediate help. We stand ready to assist you with any challenges you are facing or questions you have.
  • We are fully operational and are available to handle client matters seamlessly.