Working Remotely with a Personal Injury Lawyer

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By Marcus Fernandez

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and stay-at-home orders, many businesses have begun working remotely, including law firms. Many individuals seeking compensation for personal injury or other cases still need to connect with attorneys. Our practice has adapted to these needs by offering alternative communications. Below, we’ll provide you with insight into working remotely with a personal injury lawyer. In fact, you might find that remotely working with an attorney gives you even more options than you had before.

How to Communicate with Your Attorney Without Meeting in Person

For everyone’s safety, your law firm may elect to work from home when consulting with potential and existing clients.

Virtual options for working remotely with a personal injury lawyer

  • Submit your contact information on an attorney’s website to receive a call and phone consultation.
  • Schedule a time to speak with your attorney and cover all of the details associated with your case. Your attorney may conduct this meeting by phone or through virtual video meeting services from your computer, such as Zoom.
  • Use a website’s live chat to connect more quickly with an attorney and request a consultation.
  • Access additional resources on the website to learn more about filing a claim and other information about personal injury cases.

With courtrooms adapting their schedules, you may experience delays around an existing case. However, your attorney is available virtually and can discuss your case at any point. Just because your attorney works remotely doesn’t mean you need to delay working on your case. You should still feel empowered to ask any questions, seek medical help and ensure that a thorough investigation of your personal injury is conducted. Virtual consultations and other online or phone communications allow you to work with your lawyer regardless of location.

Get comfortable with new technology.

Maybe you’ve never used a web-based video conference like Zoom or GoToMeeting. Not to worry, most of these services are very easy to use. It’s worth spending some time getting used to the new technology before hopping on a call with your attorney. Have a practice call with a friend or family member to test it out in advance so you can troubleshoot any issues.

Staying organized is important.

Your case details are critical, so it’s crucial to stay organized when working with an attorney. Your lawyer may ask you to send electronic copies of your medical bills, letters from the insurance company, and other information. File-sharing can be done via text, email, or mailed if you’re not comfortable with electronic submission. Create a system for organizing your digital documents so that you can easily access them in the future.

You’ll get the most out of your virtual one-on-ones with your attorney if you stay organized. Keep your paperwork in one place, including a list of questions about your claim to discuss during your next virtual meeting.

Working Remotely with a Personal Injury Lawyer at KFB Law

Even if you must stay at home, the attorneys at Kinney, Fernandez & Boire are here to help. Your time to act following an accident is limited, so contact an attorney as soon as possible. While it may in everyone’s best interests to avoid face-to-face meetings, an experienced legal team will keep your case moving despite the circumstances.

Once courts reopen to full caseloads, you’ll benefit from remote communications you had beforehand. Our team of experienced Tampa personal injury lawyers is committed to serving you during this difficult time. Our focus has been and will always be your health and wellbeing. If you have a case you’d like to discuss with one of our experienced attorneys, please reach out to us.

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