Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-91) has created obstacles across all industries, particular those that rely on face-to-face interactions, groups, and gatherings. As such, many law firms are having to adapt as states and courts issue orders preventing physical meetings and hearings to conduct depositions, mediations, and other law proceedings. This is why it always benefits clients to have an attorney with access to the latest technological advancements and state-of-the-art case management systems.
How Can I Communicate with My Attorney During Coronavirus?
Your ability to communicate with your attorney may be hampered if your attorney has not taken necessary precautions and established a reliable telecommunication system. For example, if your law firm relies on in-office receptionists to transfer your call to the appropriate attorney, paralegal, or staff member, what do you do when the offices are ultimately closed due to coronavirus?
Fortunately, many attorneys and law firms have already adopted new communication technologies to help them to adapt to unforeseen circumstances and closures as well as provide convenient communication options to clients during regular business.
A properly prepared law firm will be able to offer:
- Continued connection to your attorney 24/7, nights and weekends, even during closures, quarantines, and natural disasters.
- Free consultations to potential clients or injured persons who may have questions about how to proceed after an accident.
- Mobility resources that allow attorneys and staff to access all of a client’s information from anywhere in the world.
- Information security to prevent a client’s confidential information.
Court Rooms Are Closed, Does This Mean My Case Is on Hold?
While it is true that many states, including Texas, have closed court rooms, this does not mean that your attorney will stop working on your case or that any hearings or proceedings you may have scheduled will be postponed.
Most courts are still allowing hearings, depositions, and proceedings to be conducted remotely, provided your attorney is able to do so.
Thomas J. Henry Law for example conducts business in a state-of-the-art technological environment with access to the latest in interactive solutions and case management software. Each Thomas J. Henry Law office location is equipped for videoconferencing, multimedia presentation, and remote access to help maintain client/attorney interactions and streamline mediations, arbitrations, and trials.
Even if you do not currently have hearings or proceedings scheduled, your attorney can continue to gather information and build your claim to help ensure you receive appropriate compensation for your accident and injuries.
Can I File an Accident Claim During the Coronavirus Pandemic?
Yes. Accidents are still going to occur during the coronavirus pandemic, and people will still need access to experienced personal injury attorneys. You are still able to speak with an attorney and you are still able to file a personal injury claim if you have been injured.
As mentioned before, Thomas J. Henry Law remains open with attorneys ready to respond to the scene of your accident 24/7, nights and weekends. You can also contact us through our website or via phone or email at any time.
If you have been injured in an accident and have questions concerning your options, or if you have any doubt that your current attorney will be able to properly represent you during the COVID-19 pandemic, call Thomas J. Henry immediately for a FREE case review.