The spread of the coronavirus is prompting more and more regions across the United States to go into secure-in-place quarantines. During a COVID-19 quarantine, you aren’t allowed to leave your home for nonessential trips and most businesses need to close their doors. But the Law Office of James E. Farmer, LLC in Waldorf, Maryland is still open for business!
If you have been hurt through someone else’s negligence, such as in a car accident or slipping in a retail store, then you will want to work with an injury lawyer to build your claim and maximize your chances of getting a maximized amount of compensation. The coronavirus should not get in the way between you and a successful claim, though. That’s why we have done everything we can to make our legal services remote. You can keep social distancing without stopping your claim in its tracks.
Our personal injury attorneys can help you remotely through three methods:
- Phone: Our telephone lines are staying open to talk with new potential clients and current clients who need to discuss further details of their case.
- Video chat: Using a video chat program on your computer, tablet, or smartphone lets you speak with our attorneys while also introducing visual elements to the conversation. For example, if we want to review photographic evidence of your accident, then we will want to video chat instead of just calling you.
- Email: Don’t forget that you can always email us when you need help after an accident. We can use email conversations to share important files with you once you’re our client, too.
Filing Claims During COVID-19 Quarantine
Please be aware that you should not let an insurance company use the coronavirus or a quarantine order as a way to deter you from filing an injury claim. You should pursue justice and compensation during this time, just as you would any other day.
If you did not go to the hospital after your accident out of fear of being exposed to the coronavirus, do not worry. You can still file a claim. You can even see the doctor later if your injuries do not require immediate medical attention. Although, we do still suggest you seek medical treatment as soon as you can to protect your own health and wellbeing. Call the urgent care center ahead to discuss how you can minimize your risk of coronavirus exposure while there.
You should also be aware of Maryland’s statute of limitations for personal injury claims, which is three years. Let our attorneys know if your case’s statute of limitations will expire soon, and we can discuss how to file a claim before it does, even while a local quarantine order stands.
Please call us at (301) 265-2220 to learn more about our remote legal services for personal injury clients throughout Waldorf and beyond. We are here to provide legal and moral support during the coronavirus pandemic. From all of at the Law Office of James E. Farmer, LLC, we wish you and your family the very best of health!