What’s Next for Your Personal Injury Lawsuit Amid the Coronavirus Shelter-in-Place Order?

April 2, 2020

On March 16, 2020, Governor Newsom issued a shelter-in-place order for the entire state of California. This is because the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has become a serious problem in the U.S., and California has seen some of the worst spread rates.

More than 4,000 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus in California, and that doesn’t include the number of people who may have it but haven’t been formally diagnosed.

But the shelter-in-place order hasn’t stopped life from going on, and with that are the existing personal injury claims of our clients. The shelter-in-place order also does not mean that accidents won’t continue to happen, which means injury victims will still be in need of legal representation.

Read on to learn more about what the shelter-in-place order for California means and how Kohan & Bablove Injury Attorneys are continuing to work for those in need during the Coronavirus pandemic.

The Coronavirus in California

With all nonessential businesses closed, and residents across the state being told to shelter-in-place through at least May 1, 2020, California has taken unprecedented and necessary steps to stop or slow the spread of the coronavirus within the state.

People are being asked to remain at home at all times, and to go out only for essentials such as food and other necessities. You can still go outside to get exercise and fresh air, but the state is strongly encouraging people to continue practicing social distancing and self-isolation. This means staying home and not engaging in social gatherings of any kind.

How We Are Working for Injury Victims During the Coronavirus Pandemic

All courts are currently closed or only handling cases that can be done through video or telecommunication services or are necessary due to time-sensitive criminal matters. But that doesn’t mean we aren’t still working diligently for our existing clients and even available to take new ones on. We can transmit and receive documents digitally during this time and are working remotely on our client’s cases.

There are a number of reasons you may be in need of a personal injury lawyer during this time. Maybe you were misdiagnosed and contracted the coronavirus, or perhaps you are an essential employee who was in a car accident on their way to work. No matter what accident or incident you find yourself in, you may still have the right to seek full compensation from the negligent party.

We are prepared to get started on your case now, so that when the state’s shelter-in-place order is lifted and life can resume as usual, we’ll have a head start on your personal injury.

Contact an Orange County Personal Injury Lawyer

If you have questions about your existing personal injury claim, or if you have been injured or fallen ill due to the negligent actions of another, contact Kohan & Bablove Injury Attorneys to discuss your case. You can fill out the convenient contact form included below or call 1-844-404-2400 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.