As organizations and institutions close in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), personal injury clients are left to wonder if they should expect delays in their personal injury claim. While every personal injury case is unique, Thomas J. Henry Law may be able to provide some insight on what to expect as the nation confronts this pandemic.
What Does COVID-19 Mean for My Personal Injury Case?
Depending on where you live, the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to have little to no impact on your personal injury claim and its resolution. Thomas J. Henry Law, for example, remains open and does not expect any disruption of day-to-day business. Our attorneys remain available 24/7, and our offices are functioning at full capacity.
However, this does not mean that we are taking the coronavirus lightly. On the contrary, Thomas J. Henry Law, like law firms across Texas, are taking extra precautions to protect our employees and clients and limit the potential spread of COVID-19. Such measures include increased cleaning and sanitization of all workplace surfaces, increase access to hand sanitizer, and deep cleanings across every office location each night. All of our procedures are in accordance to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines and are overseen by firm leadership.
If for any reason, you have concerns about visiting one of our offices, our attorneys and staff remain available via phone and e-mail. If necessary, we can send an attorney directly to you. Additionally, our on-call attorneys remain available to travel to you any time, day or night, to assist you as needed.
Are Texas Courts Open to Hear My Case?
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Supreme Court of Texas and the Court of Criminal Appeals have entered an emergency order modifying and suspending certain provisions related to court proceedings. It is important to note that this emergency order does allow for all hearings, depositions, and other proceedings of any kind to be conducted remotely, such as by teleconferencing, videoconferencing, and other means.
So, while a court house may be closed, your attorney can still pursue your claim without interruption, provided they have the resources to do so.
Thomas J. Henry Law 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.
Our attorneys and staff remain committed to advancing our clients claims towards a favorable resolution and are able to conduct any and all scheduled court hearings and proceedings without delay.
Can I File an Accident Claim During the Coronavirus Pandemic?
Yes. Accidents are still going to occur during the COVID-19 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.
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.