Right now we are living in strange and uncertain times, as the global COVID-19 pandemic is affecting all of us in unfamiliar ways. But life goes on, and we have to adjust our lives to a different reality for the foreseeable future. For injury victims, this “new normal” can create particularly difficult challenges.
To try and stem the spread of the novel coronavirus in Michigan, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has issued multiple executive orders. Among these is EO 2020-21, Michigan’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order, which significantly limits any activity that is not considered essential. This is an important step to save lives and “flatten the curve.” However, it also affects the ability of injury victims to receive ongoing care for their impairments.
To maintain social distance and keep healthcare workers free to provide emergency and pandemic-related care, most non-essential medical treatments have been canceled or rescheduled months out. Physical therapy, non-emergency surgeries, pain-relieving injections, and similar procedures are among the treatments that our clients are unable to obtain at this time. While this may be necessary to slow the spread of the disease and keep everyone safe, personal injury victims are bearing an additional burden through increased pain, limitation, and delayed treatment.
Additionally, because of persistent court delays, it may become more time-consuming and frustrating for victims of negligence to seek compensation for their losses. Despite the delays, however, our team at Grewal Law PLLC remains committed to injury victims across Michigan. We believe that everyone deserves a little kindness and understanding as we work together to defeat this virus, and as we continue to advocate for our clients, we will also keep those with injury-related conditions in mind in the coming weeks and months.
If you need to speak with a qualified attorney about your injury claim, don’t hesitate to contact our team at (888) 211-5798 today or submit our online form.