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Should My Personal Injury Case Be Delayed Because of COVID-19?

If you've been injured in an accident or on the job, the attorneys of Hach & Rose, LLP have the knowledge, skills, and experience required to hold the party responsible for your injury accountable.

Last Updated: 07-17-2023

Although the coronavirus outbreak has affected law firms, the pandemic should not significantly impact your New York personal injury claim. Hach & Rose, LLP continues to successfully resolve personal injury cases and accept new clients while adhering to local, state, and federal guidelines on public safety. If your lawyers are telling you something different, you should consider what they are doing to fight the pandemic.

Do not delay in filing your personal injury claim because of the COVID-19 pandemic. While your claim could take longer to process in these unprecedented times, New York’s deadlines for filing a personal injury lawsuit remain in place.

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed executive orders that delayed the statute of limitations, but they expired on November 3. In New York, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is three years from the date of the injury. If you wait too long, you could lose your right to recover compensation.

At Hach & Rose, LLP, we have multiple options for remote communication, allowing us to comply with public health guidelines while still helping you with your case.

If you have recently been seriously injured or have questions about an ongoing case, our experienced and compassionate New York personal injury lawyers can help. One of the biggest mistakes you can make in your injury case is waiting too long to take action.

In addition to missing the deadline for filing, you could also lose the full value of your claim. Call Hach & Rose, LLP now at (212) 779-0057 to set up a free and confidential consultation.

Hach & Rose, LLP Continues to Have Success During COVID-19

While courts in New York remain closed for jury trials, they are still available for remote conferences and mediations. Hach & Rose, LLP has adapted to this new normal and become extremely efficient resolving claims through mediation. Our cutting-edge technology allows our legal team to work remotely, which allows us to keep your case moving.

While some of our staff have been working from home since the start of the pandemic, we also continue to have staff members available for meeting with clients. We have adjusted to the comfort level of our clients, meeting on Zoom or other remote methods of communication.

For clients nervous about signing documents in person, we offer technologies such as DocuSign to keep you safe. Under the right circumstances, we will even send attorneys to your home.

New York courts have an electronic filing system, which means that firms like Hach & Rose, LLP have the ability to proceed with your case as if the courts were fully open. This way, paper discovery can be exchanged, and we can still file motions and legal documents with the courts.

Because Hach & Rose, LLP has become more efficient, we have been resolving personal injury, work injury, auto accidents, slip and fall, and other cases at the same rate as before the pandemic. We are making use of new technologies to the advantage of our clients. Many New Yorkers with personal injury claims have concerns about the courts being closed for jury trials. However, Hach & Rose, LLP has adjusted its process to meet the challenges posed by COVID-19, and cases are advancing more efficiently than ever before.

Notable Cases Hach & Rose, LLP Has Handled During COVID-19

  • $4,500,000 for an injured construction worker
  • $3,300,000 for individual injured in accident due to negligence
  • $2,500,000 for an injured construction worker
  • $1,500,00 for victim of motor vehicle accident
  • $750,000 FELA claim for railroad worker injured in course of employment

If you have a personal injury case, the insurance companies and their lawyers know that Hach & Rose, LLP is ready to try a case as soon as the courts reopen to jury trials. We continue to prepare every case for trial, and the insurance companies know that we are willing to fight for the full and fair compensation our clients deserve, making them more willing to immediately resolve the case. We resolve cases without discounting the recovery because people know Hach & Rose, LLP are prepared to take cases to trial to fight for what you need and deserve.

We’re able to conduct depositions through remote conferencing technology such as Skype, Google, and other methods. Depositions are a critical component for moving a case forward. We continue to handle negotiations over the phone, electronically, or by letter. If we reach an agreement with the other side, we can draft a settlement agreement in our office or review one that the other side has created.

We have the skills, resources, remote technology, and paperless services needed to handle your case with the highest level of care, efficiency, and professionalism. If the insurance company is willing to do business during the pandemic, Hach & Rose, LLP will continue to negotiate full and fair settlements for our personal injury clients.

Contact Hach & Rose, LLP Today

We understand how stressful this situation is for our injured clients and their families. As we continue to help injured New Yorkers, Hach & Rose, LLP is prepared to offer the same top-notch legal services that we’ve become well-known for throughout the state.

We are accepting new clients and continuing to work hard on our current cases. Don’t let the current situation stop you from reaching out. Rest assured that we will still provide the same stellar service electronically that we would give you in a face-to-face meeting.

Our skilled attorneys will continue to gather evidence for your case, just as we would before the COVID-19 pandemic. We will gain access to documents from the at-fault party who caused your injury and thoroughly analyze the legal issues involved with your case.

At Hach & Rose, LLP, we are following all the best practices to protect both our employees and our clients. We have adapted to all pandemic-related disruptions.

Our commitment to paperless work, remote meetings and consultations, and other technological methods have enabled us to continue to provide our exceptional legal services. Contact us now at (212) 779-0057 to discuss your personal injury case and get the qualified legal help you need during this difficult time in your life.

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