Past, Present & Future: Tracking the Impact of COVID-19 on Personal Injury Claims

Driven by Success

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic vastly changed the landscape of our justice system.  It has also created unique issues for personal injury cases.  But despite the pandemic, Glotzer & Kobren, P.A. continues its impressive track record of success by maximizing our client’s recovery after an accident.  In 2020, our Boca Raton-based personal injury law firm collected $8,000,000 in compensation for those injured due to the negligence or recklessness of another.

When you think about hiring a lawyer, consider a law firm’s track record and how they’ve successfully handled cases just like yours.  If you’ve been involved in any type of accident, we invite you to contact us at 561-361-8677 to discuss the merits of your case and its potential value.  Glotzer & Kobren has the resources, knowledge and experience required to aid you in pursuing the full amount of compensation recoverable for your harm.

The Virtual Verdict Is In

As per Florida Supreme Court orders, courts in Florida have mostly halted in-person jury trials due to COVID-19.  However, courts will continue to utilize online hearings and video conferencing in addition to some in-person duties. The wheels of justice most certainly continue to turn.  Case in point, the attorneys at Glotzer & Kobren have participated in the Florida Supreme Court’s pilot program for virtual civil jury trials.  Moreover, claims can still be filed and litigated as well as mediated, arbitrated and settled.  Finally, the prospect of a vaccine being widely distributed could potentially increase in-person civil jury trials.

Injured people should not delay in seeking damages via a lawsuit.  Importantly, delays in cases often lead to a loss of evidence, and parties and witnesses may lose the ability to recall important details surrounding an accident.  Therefore, if you are thinking of bringing a lawsuit, you should consult a personal injury lawyer immediately to discuss your options.

The lawyers at Glotzer & Kobren understand how the coronavirus pandemic may affect your personal injury claim, and they will fight to help you seek a favorable result.

Settle For More

The urgency that usually drives the practice of personal injury law has been largely removed due to COVID.  Therefore, the need for injured people to hire attorneys who can both expertly negotiate or stay in the litigation for the long haul matters a great deal.  Rest assured, we are experienced personal injury attorneys who will help you navigate your case from start to finish.

What has become customary is for insurers and defendants to offer lowball settlements to plaintiffs in anticipation that injured victims are experiencing economic hardships as a result of the pandemic. Choosing to settle early on might seem attractive given the pandemic and lockdown orders.  Those injured may also be tempted to settle for a lower amount just to speed up compensation.  However, we recommend you talk to an attorney first who can weigh the pros and cons of either settling now or pursuing the case further.

We prepare cases as if each one is court-bound.  It isn’t advisable for plaintiffs to modify their litigation strategies, lower their expectations or settle for an insufficient amount that won’t cover damages.  We don’t let insurers or defendants use the pandemic as a bargaining chip.  Our goal is to empower you and maximize compensation for your damages and injuries.

Just What the Doctor Ordered

Seeking medical treatment as early as possible puts those injured in an accident on the road to recovery faster.  Do not delay treatment (whether in-person or virtually) by a healthcare professional following an accident.

Medical documentation of your injuries is also an essential part of proving the value of your claim. Attend medical appointments and receive the treatments, surgeries and physical therapy you need to heal.  You will need the documentation and findings of a healthcare professional to prove the extent of your injuries.  In order to maximize the value of your claim, you must follow your doctor’s recommendations to the best of your ability.

Speaking From Experience

The Boca Raton-based personal injury trial lawyers of Glotzer & Kobren, P.A. bring 60 years of combined experience to every case.  Our aim is to obtain favorable resolutions, justice and full compensation for those injured due to the negligence or recklessness of others.  The best way to navigate the uncertainties of your accident case in light of the coronavirus pandemic is to speak with an experienced attorney that has your best interests in mind.  Please call us at 561-361-8677.

We hope you and your loved ones have a safe, healthy and happy 2021.