On March 2nd, Georgia confirmed its first cases of coronavirus in Fulton County. Then, the disease has spread throughout the state, infecting over 100,000. Businesses have been asked to close; essential workers have donned masks to try to avoid being infected on the job; and tragically, thousands have died. For those who survive COVID-19, recovery is not always a linear process, or a complete one. There is still much we don’t know—but doctors have found lingering complications from the novel coronavirus among even those who suffered only mild symptoms.
Whether you were infected due to someone else’s disregard for your safety or you suffered other financial impacts because of coronavirus-related shutdowns, you may be able to file a claim for your expenses and losses. It may be years before all the legal questions related to COVID-19 are answered, especially because scientists are still learning the extent to which the novel coronavirus damages our bodies. However, everyone who has suffered due to another party’s negligence deserves the chance to pursue a legal solution. Our team is here to help with cases including:
These uncertain times for all of us, but our hardworking attorneys are determined to help those who have been wronged during this time. Reach out to us with your legal questions regarding the novel coronavirus and COVID-19. We are here to help.
Knowing and Tracking the Effects of COVID-19 Can Help Your Claim
If you plan to make a claim for damages caused by a novel coronavirus infection, it’s important to have documentation of every symptom (and treatment) you’ve experienced. While doctors are still learning the full extent of the damage this virus does to our bodies, it’s clear COVID-19 is much more serious than your standard bout of pneumonia—or even the flu. The illness itself is disruptive, causing even those with relatively mild symptoms to need 2 or more weeks off work. However, for those who experience life-threatening symptoms and/or chronic aftereffects, losses and needs may range from:
- Missed wages
- Emergency room bills
- Doctor follow-ups
- Medication costs
- Lost earning capacity
- Physical/mental rehabilitation
- Pain & suffering
- Emotional distress
- Assistive care costs
- Wrongful death
Even a single trip to the ER can cost more than many Americans have in their bank accounts. Facing extended medical costs, especially if you have lost your insurance during the pandemic, can be ruinous.
Our team is closely tracking legal complaints regarding novel coronavirus infection and will update our site with information on who may be able to file. Even if you don’t know at this point whether a lawsuit may be possible, it’s smart to start documenting any losses caused by COVID-19 and preserving supporting evidence.
Legal Complaints Related to COVID-19
Many who had planned cruises or vacations, bought tickets to concerts or performances or made other advance purchases were taken by surprise when the company they booked with refused to return their money despite the services being canceled when the pandemic hit. Some people have found themselves out thousands of dollars thanks to unethical companies trying to keep consumers’ money for services never rendered. Other businesses have informed customers of complex rescheduling rules or a way to receive vouchers for future use, frustrating those who would rather just receive a refund. If you are in this position, it’s your legal right to receive full reimbursement for your purchase. Our team can help you get your money back from a company that did not deliver due to the novel coronavirus.
To slow transmission of the novel coronavirus, “non-essential” businesses across the U.S. were required to temporarily close their doors. The owners of small and medium companies affected by the order took a deep hit to their pocketbooks. Their income was paused while rent and other payments continued. For many, the financial burden may be too heavy to overcome. Looking for a solution that would allow them to continue operations after the pandemic, entrepreneurs turned to their business interruption insurance for respite. Many had their claims denied. If this happened to you, it may not be the end of the road. Our attorneys can go through your contract with a fine-toothed comb to see what other options you may have.
Re-opening came with a set of strict guidelines for companies and public services. Rules about social distancing, mask use, and other preventative measures were put in place at state and/or local levels to keep consumers safe as they ventured into shops and restaurants. However, some companies have cut corners, putting employees and customers at risk. If you believe you were infected with the novel coronavirus due to a business’ failure to take reasonable precautions, it’s possible you could have a lawsuit. These cases may not be easy to prove, but the sooner you reach out to Monge & Associates, the more we can do to help you identify and preserve evidence for your case.
We’re Here to Answer Your Legal Questions About the Novel Coronavirus
It’s safe to say none of us expected 2020 to be such a turbulent and unusual year. Though we have all experienced changes in how we fill our days, our team remains dedicated to helping the injured and wronged recover compensation from negligent parties. However, our High Powered personal injury attorneys will also do all we can to stay current on coronavirus-related legal actions so we can help you find the solutions you need.
Contact Monge & Associates at (800) 860-8021 if you have questions or think you may have a claim. We’re here to talk to you 24/7. For the duration of the pandemic, We will be offering safe social distance consultations (via phone or email) for the safety of all.