What to do if you are in an Accident During COVID-19 and Coronavirus
A lot is going on right now in the world. Things seem to be changing day-to-day as we all settle in and start to cope with the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak. Further, even though people are staying home and altering their daily activities, there is still a chance that you are in an accident during COVID-19 and the coronavirus outbreak.
There has already been an increase in the number of bicycle accidents due directly to the fact that there are more people riding bikes.
Bringing a claim for a personal injury is not at the top of peoples’ minds right now; however, if you are injured during this uncertain time, it is essential to gather the necessary information needed to protect your rights as an injured victim.
For example, if you are biking and are hit by a car, it is vital to exchange information with the at-fault party. Obtain any information available regarding witnesses to the accident. One of the best ways to do this would be by taking photos with your smartphone.
Make sure to take pictures of the at-fault vehicle, your bike, and the street/area where the accident happened. Also, while maintaining a safe distance, gather the contact information for the person who hit you. Make sure to call them while you are at the scene to confirm that they gave you the correct contact information, and also make sure to take a picture of their license plate.
Of course, if you are seriously injured, contact 911 and get checked out by paramedics and go to the hospital or urgent care if your injuries are serious. Once you are stable, contact The Orlando Law Group to set up an appointment.
Our personal injury attorneys are ready and able to assist new clients with cases, and all communications can be done over the internet or phone. This means that you do not have to worry about leaving the comfort of your own home.
The current times are difficult enough to navigate right now without an unexpected injury or accident. Nobody ever wants to get in an accident; however, in my experience, it seems that people tend to get in accidents at the worst time possible – right after a job layoff or some other traumatic event.
As a personal injury lawyer, I am ready, willing, and able to do whatever it takes to help in your time of need regardless of the complexities of society right now. Unwanted medical bills are the last thing that anybody needs right now in this time of uncertainty.
Additionally, if you do have to go to the doctor or urgent care for an unexpected accident or injury, be sure to take all necessary precautions, including wearing a mask and continually washing your hands. Also, limit the number of people you touch and interact with and try to do as many things online as possible.
Teledoc and other online doctors are incredible resources in this time of need, and I strongly suggest that everyone go ahead and set up an account with an e-health provider. Many doctors who assess accident victims are using
Teledoc services at this time, and by setting up an account, you will be able to access medical care when you need it quickly. There are rights and opportunities you can waive if you do not get care right away even during this time, so do not take that chance.