Sep 22 2020

How has COVID-19 affected personal injury insurance claims?

Poisson, Poisson & Bower will provide a multi-part assessment on how COVID-19 has affected personal injury insurance claims based on our observations as personal injury attorneys practicing in North and South Carolina.  The biggest effects have been lower offers, delays and the cancellation/postponing of jury trials.  COVID-19 has affected all aspects of life, and personal injury claims are no exception.

JURY TRIALS: 

Jury trials are the only leverage that an injured person has over the insurance company.  For the most part, jury trials have been canceled since mid-March and are likely not to resume until 2021.  The inability to conduct jury trials creates delays that may make an injured person more inclined to accept a lower offer rather than wait until they can have their day in court and allow a jury of their peers to determine the value of their claim.  This is another reason why insurance companies are making lower offers during COVID-19.

Hiring an attorney usually will result in receiving more reasonable and increased offers as compared to injured persons that try and handle their claim without legal assistance.  The attorneys at Poisson, Poisson & Bower will offer you their professional advice as to the fairness of any offer.  We will also advise you of what your options are if you do not want to accept the insurance company’s best offer.  The attorneys at Poisson, Poisson & Bower, PLLC have filed a large number of lawsuits over the last six months.  We are not afraid to fight for a fair compensation for our clients, and we continue to do so now.

Call Poisson, Poisson & Bower today at 888-694-5515 for help with your case, or email Davis Poisson at davis@Poissonlaw.com; Stewart Poisson at esp@Poissonlaw.com; or Fred Poisson, Jr. at Fdp@Poissonlaw.com.  Poisson, Poisson & Bower, PLLC represents clients throughout North and South Carolina from their Wadesboro and Wilmington, NC offices.