Rhode Island and Massachusetts Personal Injury Lawyers: How Will COVID-19 Affect My Personal Injury Case?

March 18th, 2020

Have you ever seen anything like this? COVID-19, or coronavirus, has drastically changed our everyday lives.  The tragedy of COVID 19 will be felt forever.   This is an especially trying time for our personal injury clients, people who are dealing with injuries on top of this tragedy.  I am fielding many questions on how this pandemic might affect their case.

How Do I Receive Treatment And Document My Personal Injuries?

From a legal standpoint, in a personal injury case, it is your burden to prove your medical injuries and your monetary damages.  And from a health standpoint, you want to get the treatment and help needed to get better.

But what happens when your medical providers are closed or unable to treat you due to COVI D 19?

Well, we are in uncharted territory.  As I write this, government recommendations and private doctors, physical therapists, chiropractors, and all of us are in a state of flux.

If you have a case and are concerned, call or text me.  Our team has been diligently following up with medical providers to find you access for treatment.

What if it is unsafe to treat?  In that event, hopefully your provider can at least give you advice over the phone and a home exercise program, aka “HEP.”

By using a HEP and journaling about your pain and suffering, this can still help your case.  You may need additional treatment or medication to address your physical injuries as well.

Are The Courts Open During Coronavirus?

Currently, in Rhode Island and Massachusetts the courts are restricted to emergency hearings.  Therefore, virtually all of our personal injury clients’ cases are not able to be heard at hearing.

But, we can live with this as we all try to do our part to slow down COVID19 in and out of Court.

If you have a case, there is still a lot of legal work that we can establish to build your case and make it better outside of Court. 

We are open for business with the resources to continue to remain open and fight for your case!

As you know, The Bottaro Law Firm is available 24/7. If you are recently injured from a car accident or other personal injury and are nervous to come into the firm, we are able to remotely sign you up with our firm – helping us practice social distancing and avoiding face-to-face contact. We are always available via phone call and email, allowing you to stay home and risking potential exposure. No matter what is going on in Rhode Island and Southern Massachusetts, the Bottaro team is here to help you with your personal injury claim! At The Bottaro Law Firm, our biggest priority is helping you feel better and focus on that – not worrying about your case.

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