Lawyers are experiencing the unprecedented.
After the first wave of the pandemic, more firms and sole-practitioners are taking on new affairs in June than April. Unsurprisingly, many legal professionals are more concerned about their clients ability to pay their bills now than prior to the stay-at-home order.
A national survey found that a handful of law firms are forfeiting revenue due to unpaid invoices. This notes a shortfall in casework throughout April, which is currently being mitigated. Court processes are still moving slow, and the prospect of waiting several months for a case to be heard is the reality.
Although the legal system is bogged down, corporate work such as personal injury or criminal services have been less affected by the pandemic due to the numerous court systems operating at reduced capacity. Cases involving commercial goods and insurance are up since June 1st, while intellectual property and business-related work is down over the same time period. So if you are injured in a car accident, you can still file an claim because personal injury lawyers are able to complete most of the critical steps.
Unfortunately, many insurance companies are trying to take advantage of this situation by offering low personal injury settlements to the victims. It should be noted that insurers have little incentive to give you the compensation you deserve.
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