COVID-19 seems to have stopped our lives in their tracks, and most of us are staying at home where we tend to feel quite safe. The problem is that, just because we’re in lockdown, doesn’t mean that accidents and injuries don’t continue to happen. Most of us need to continue to drive – at least occasionally – and traffic accidents continue to happen. If you’ve been injured as a result of another motorist’s negligence, an experienced Northwest Indiana personal injury attorney can help you remotely, either over the phone, via email, or through video chat.
Traffic is Still on the Road
Yes, we’re hunkered down at home most of the time, but we continue to need to engage in some of life’s essential activities, including:
- Picking up groceries
- Picking up prescriptions
- Receiving required medical treatment
- Driving our children back and forth in accordance with custody schedules (for divorced parents)
None of these important endeavors go away because we happen to be in lockdown mode.
In spite of social distancing and sheltering in place, traffic accidents continue to happen, and they are often quite dangerous. While there are certainly fewer cars on the road, this doesn’t mean that traffic accidents disappear as a result. The fact is that, in these unprecedented times, it isn’t a stretch to say that we’re all more stressed and more distracted than perhaps any of us has ever been before. Drivers who are stressed and distracted make accidents more likely to occur.
COVID-19 has changed our lives in countless ways, and one of them is that many of us are having everything that we possibly can delivered to our homes. Essential stores also need to keep shelves stocked with food and household items, and trucks still need to deliver goods to stores. This means that delivery trucks and other semi-trucks are out in full force, and their drivers are under considerable pressure to perform – while maintaining the strict rules of social distancing. Because delivery trucks are much larger, heavier vehicles than the cars we drive, truck accidents have a high risk of serious injuries. All these deliveries also mean that we have more delivery trucks in our residential neighborhoods than we are used to, which can also cause pedestrian or bicycle accidents.
Do Not Ignore Injuries
If you’ve been injured in an accident that was caused by another driver’s negligence, you may wonder what your options might be. If you need medical attention, you should call 911 or your physician to learn how you can get the medical attention you need. Then, know that our attorneys are still working and are available to evaluate your rights following an accident and help you with the next steps.
Call an Experienced Northwest Indiana Personal Injury Attorney Today
If you’ve been injured by another driver’s negligence in this time of coronavirus, you need a skilled Indiana personal injury attorney on your side. At Tanzillo Stassin & Babcock, P.C., our dedicated legal team is committed to building your strongest case and will skillfully negotiate with the insurance company on behalf of your rights and your rightful compensation. Fortunately, modern technology makes working together remotely more convenient than ever before, so please don’t hesitate to contact us today.