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Need Legal Help During the Coronavirus Lockdown? We’re Still Fighting

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Coronavirus has changed the way we live, work, and play. It’s also impacted how victims get justice after crashes and accidents that weren’t their fault. A routine consultation to understand your options looks very different than it did just a few months ago. But that shouldn’t keep you from getting the help you need.

We understand that, when you’re hurt and suffering through no fault of your own, you can’t wait to get the compensation you need. At Andy Citrin Injury Attorneys, we know how important your case is to you. That’s why we developed a safe way to fight for you — and you still don’t even have to leave your home.

We’re Carefully Monitoring How the Coronavirus Is Impacting Cases in Alabama and Mississippi

The current situation is changing every day, and we don’t expect you to stay up to date on how our legal system is dealing with the coronavirus. Instead, we are tracking every development for our clients and explaining how they will (or will not) impact their claims.

The Alabama Supreme Court postponed most court hearings until mid-April at the earliest. This rule applies to all of Alabama’s state courts. However, Alabama’s two federal district courts are taking different approaches. In the Northern and Middle Districts, all jury trials are postponed and it’s using videoconferencing for other hearings. In the Southern District, hearings are going forward, sometimes using videoconferencing technology, and there are strict limits on who can enter the courthouse.

In contrast, Mississippi’s state courts remain open; many are offering video hearings. Its federal courts are taking different approaches. While the Northern District of Mississippi continues to hear cases, often by video and teleconference, the Southern District has postponed everything but essential hearings. Whenever possible, judges are avoiding in-person court proceedings and using technology to hear cases remotely.

Even though some of our clients are seeing delays in their court dates, we’re still preparing their cases, getting them ready for trial, and aggressively negotiating settlements.

We’re Fighting for Clients Without Face-to-Face Meetings

At Andy Citrin Injury Attorneys, the health and wellness of our clients are our top priorities. We believe that excellent legal representation shouldn’t compromise your health, which is why we’ve developed strategic ways to handle your case without needing to meet in person. Most of our team is working remotely; COVID-19 hasn’t stopped us. If anything, we’re working harder for our clients.

We’ll Meet With You Electronically or Over the Phone

As much as we love spending time with our clients, social distancing is the best way to reduce the coronavirus’ risk. That’s why we’re replacing in-person meetings with phone calls, FaceTime, and video chats, just like you’d use to speak with family and friends.

Send Us Signed Documents Through Email, Text, or the Mail

Under normal circumstances, clients review and sign case documents right in our offices. Now, someone from our team can send you anything you might need to review and sign. You can then sign these documents and send them back using the method that’s best for you: email, text, or through the mail.

If you ever have questions about a document, just call our office and we’ll explain it to you.

Simplified Direct Communication

We might not be able to meet in person, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have your questions about a case answered or get help when you need it. That’s why, as a client, you’ll have access to our legal team through email, text, and phone calls. We pride ourselves on how we treat our clients, and this hasn’t changed because of COVID-19.

RELATED: Reducing In-Person Contact While We Fight for You

How a Lawyer Can Help You Recover After an Accident

Accidents are rarely simple and never easy. Even in the best of times, many of our clients experience a tremendous amount of pain, suffering, and financial hardship after surviving a crash or accident that wasn’t their fault. When you work with an experienced, tenacious lawyer, they can help you understand what your next steps are, and how much you’re able to recover to help pay for the cost of your injuries or damaged property.

They do this through meticulous investigation, careful documentation, and with fearless determination. At Andy Citrin Injury Attorneys, we know how to look for evidence that might otherwise go unnoticed, or even disappear, like traffic camera footage, or imagery from surveillance cameras. With this evidence, documentation, and testimony on our side, we stand up to the insurance company or negligent party to make sure you get the financial resources you need to recover.

We have a reputation of fighting to win, and for taking care of our clients, and it’s a reputation that we’re proud of. If you need help but aren’t sure what to do next, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.

Andy Citrin Injury Attorneys: Protecting Your Health and Your Case

At Andy Citrin Injury Attorneys, we have over 30 years of experience fighting for our clients’ rights to safe, happy, and healthy lives. Our approach during this coronavirus pandemic is no different. We’re putting your health first to give you the best shot in your case.

To learn more about how we can fight for you, or to schedule your free, confidential case evaluation, please don’t hesitate to reach out! To request yours today, call at  251-888-8888 or send us a message using our simple online contact form.

Resources

Addendum to Revised Videoconferencing Plan (2020, April 9). U.S. Southern District of Mississippi. Retrieved from https://www.mssd.uscourts.gov/news/addendum-revised-video-conferencing-plan-4-9-20-rev

Administrative Order Suspending All In-Person Court Proceedings for the Next Thirty Days. (2020, March 13). Alabama Supreme Court. Retrieved from https://www.alabar.org/assets/2020/03/COV-19-order-FINAL.pdf

General Order. (2020, March 17). U.S. Northern District of Alabama. Retrieved from https://www.alnd.uscourts.gov/sites/alnd/files/General%20Order%20-%20Court%20Operations%20During%20the%20Public%20Health%20Emergency%20Caused%20By%20the%20COVID-19%20Virus%20effective%20March%2017%2C%202020.pdf

In re: Court Operations Under the Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID-19 and Related Coronavirus. (2020, March 17). Retrieved from http://www.almd.uscourts.gov/general-orders/court-operations-under-covid-19

Order. U.S. Southern District of Alabama. Retrieved from https://www.alsd.uscourts.gov/sites/alsd/files/Order-re-video-conferencing2020.pdf

Standing Order (2020, March 13). U.S. Northern District of Mississippi. Retrieved from https://www.msnd.uscourts.gov/sites/msnd/files/announcement_attachments/320MC9%20NDMS%20Order%20COVID19%20-%201.pdf

The content provided here is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice on any subject.