Law Firm Discusses Effects of COVID-19 on Personal Injury Claims

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MLG Injury Law, a Henderson law firm specializing in Personal Injury Law discusses Effects of COVID-19 on Personal Injury Claims.

Henderson Personal Injury Law Firm

Henderson Personal Injury Law Firm

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for improved infection control measures, Nevada passed SB4, which addressed public health issues to protect workers and businesses. The pandemic and the regulations of SB4 have created several changes and disruptions for all types of businesses, including law firms. MLG Injury Law of Henderson wanted to explain to the public how COVID-19's effects have influenced personal injury case evaluations. This pandemic has caused not only our local community in Henderson to evaluate personal injury cases differently, but the world.

One of the most common effects COVID-19 had on personal injury case evaluation in Nevada has been access to medical treatment. Before the pandemic, it was easier for people to receive the continuing care they needed after an injury or a disability. However, as hospitals filled with more COVID-19 patients and faced staff shortages, non-emergency treatments were not given priority. Many people require physical therapy or other non-emergent care after an accident. When people cannot access the treatments they need in a timely manner, waiting for them may lead to delays in the lawsuit process that relate to medical evaluations. In some cases, neglecting medical care can lead to negative health effects.

Another way that personal injury cases have been affected is through court delays. As restrictions were observed in 2020, many court proceedings were delayed to avoid in-person gatherings. Hearings had to be rescheduled and pushed back. The changes in schedules caused long-lasting delays. However, some courts are now handling certain types of hearings remotely using video conferencing software. Courts typically provide an outline of how they handle cases during the continuation of COVID-19 in 2021 and beyond.

Cases are also affected by slower negotiations and lower offers of settlements. Slower negotiations may be tied to staffing changes, operational changes and other factors. For many companies, insurers or individuals, financial struggles have led to a reduced ability to pay during 2020 and 2021. Some have even had to file for bankruptcy, reducing some victims' ability to collect compensation. Additionally, victims in injury cases who experience delays and financial strains may be more tempted to accept low settlement offers directly.

While it may be tempting for many people to accept a direct settlement offer after experiencing delays and other problems related to COVID-19, MLG Injury Law encourages injured individuals to work with personal injury lawyers in Henderson to ensure injured victims have the best chance for a favorable outcome. Despite the difficulties the pandemic has created, the attorneys at MLG Injury Law will continue to work hard on behalf of clients to help them through their difficulties. The firm plans to continue offering its services to the best of its ability during any potential future delays as well. MLG Injury Law released this announcement to answer some of the common questions that relate to delays or disruptions in personal injury cases.
About MLG Injury Law

MLG Injury Law is a group of personal injury lawyers in Henderson, Nevada. In addition to serving residents of Southwest Nevada, the firm serves non-residents who may have sustained injuries while visiting the area. The personal injury law firm provides its clients with access to top-rated attorneys throughout the United States. Focusing on personal injury law, the firm handles correspondence, legal document filing and related services on behalf of its clients. With their combined history, the attorneys within the firm have more than three decades of experience working with a variety of personal injury cases. The practice areas of MLG Injury Lawyers includes, but is not limited to, personal injury, auto accidents, DUI defense, criminal defense, premises liability, wrongful death, and civil litigation. For more information, please visit or call 702-485-6666.

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