What if I am Injured During the COVID-19 Pandemic?
Most of us in the United States have one thing looming on our minds in recent weeks – the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent shutdown of most of the United States. While many people are primarily concerned about getting coronavirus, it is important to remember that other types of injuries are not put on hold.
Injuries at Home
Many people are spending most of their time in their own homes during the pandemic to try to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Parents might be getting creative about how to entertain their children day-in and day-out, and they might feel like it’s time to do a new home improvement project or achieve another goal around the house. This can all increase the chances of accidents due to defective products in your home.
Some products that might cause injuries include:
- New games
- Power tools
- Small and large kitchen appliances
- Cleaners and chemicals
Many people are not on full lock down 100 percent of the time, and they still will make grocery and pharmacy runs. Even if you are only getting into your car once a week, the chances still exist for you to be injured in a traffic crash.
Call Your Doctor
If you are injured, you should call 911 if it is an emergency. If not, call your doctor or local urgent care to see when they can fit you in safely for the treatment of your injuries. Getting diagnosed and treated is still critical to your rights in an injury claim and for your own physical well being.
Speak with a Personal Injury Lawyer in Seminole County
If you sustain an injury that was another party’s fault, the Seminole County personal injury attorneys at Quattrochi & Torres are ready to help. Call 407.452.4918 or contact us online for your free case evaluation.