How Does the Nevada United Road Map to Recovery Affect Personal Injury Claims?
The governor has initiated the Nevada United Roadmap to Recovery plan to reopen the economy while maintaining social distancing guidelines and restrictions on public gatherings.
Phase 1 of reopening Nevada began on Saturday, May 9, 2020, and impacts the lives of everyone throughout the state, including those who are recovering from personal injuries caused by the negligence of another.
At Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith, our Las Vegas personal injury attorneys remain committed to providing legal solutions with the health and safety of our clients a leading priority as our economy begins to slowly reopen and recover from the mandated closures.
Medical Care is Returning to Focus on More Than the Virus
Personal injuries often require emergency surgeries, especially when those injuries are severe. During the COVID-19 pandemic, some surgeries — deemed non-essential — were delayed or canceled, depending on the type of injury and the person’s quality of life during the paused procedures.
When injury victims were hurt in a collision over the past several weeks, their healing process could have been slowed by the health crisis, as the virus took precedence over physical therapy and rehabilitation sessions, chiropractic appointments, and even surgeries that could wait.
With the current roadmap to recovery, injury victims can safely resume certain medical care appointments that may have been delayed because of the virus, which will provide a full evaluation of their overall treatment needs to maximize their case value.
Appointments for these procedures may include temperature checks and screening questions upon arrival and closed waiting rooms, so it is best to plan with each medical provider before arriving, so you know what to expect.
Insurance Companies Are Going to Put Up a Greater Fight
Like most businesses that have suffered financial hardship during mandated closures caused by COVID-19, insurance companies are also seeing their profits decline while the economy struggles a whole.
What does this mean to your personal injury case?
Insurance companies will fight even harder before settling personal injury claims, which means facing their representatives without an attorney will almost certainly be met with a denial.
At Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith, our Nevada personal injury attorneys understand that while settlements are negotiated using a skilled legal approach, insurance companies are going to use any excuse possible to avoid paying injury victims, which will be accompanied by payment delays and reduced offers because of the virus.
Your case is going to hinge on your injury needs, which means your past, current, and future medical care must be accounted for.
Going forward, you should be getting the care you need. If not, we can help.