Hurt During COVID-19? An Injury Attorney Can Still Help You

covid-19There’s no doubt these are trying times for every single one of us in Rhode Island and across the entire country. The coronavirus pandemic has affected all of our lives. Life as we used to know it has changed significantly and we’re all trying to safely adapt to this ever-changing world. At Tapalian Law, we want you to know our personal injury team is still here and available to help you. Car accidents and other types of accidents are still happening through this time of crisis and personal injuries still need, and deserve, to receive proper medical treatment. The last thing you should need to worry about right now is getting help for your injuries.

Personal Injury Lawyer David Tapalian is dedicated to assisting you with your Rhode personal injury case during this time of need and there are ways our team can help you “virtually” throughout the process. If you are currently injured and treating, it’s essential you do not stop, delay, or postpone, necessary medical treatment without consulting your medical professional. In these changing times, there are some alternative methods to continue treatment from the comfort of their own homes with telemedicine.

Medical Treatment Via Telemedicine in Rhode Island

Many clients feel uncomfortable visiting a medical facility in person right now due to the risk of coronavirus. We understand that, as do the medical providers we work with. Fortunately, a lot of treatment can now be done through telemedicine, also referred to as telehealth, over the phone. Telemedicine, using telecommunications and information technology such as a phone or computer, allows a medical provider a way to provide healthcare services to patients from a distance. For example, several physical therapists we partner with at our personal injury firm in Rhode Island are able to assist patients through telemedicine by using services such as FaceTime, to safely teach patients certain exercises from the safety of their own home. Even a number of urgent care facilities in RI are now performing remote telemedicine and telehealth services. This became a viable, and attractive, option through Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo and her executive order issued on March 18, 2020. Issued as a direct response to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis, through this executive order health insurance carriers must provide coverage for clinically appropriate and medically necessary telemedicine services.

If you are a client currently working with Tapalian Law, please know Personal Injury Attorney Tapalian remains available as always to contact via phone, text, or email. Your personal injury claim is important to us, and its important you don’t ignore your injuries. Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions about your case or how to get medical help during this time. We can assist you with locating providers who are able to help you via telemedicine whether it’s an injury you suffered before the coronavirus outbreak, or a new injury you suffered during the pandemic. We can help you find alternative methods of medical treatment so you feel safe during these uncertain times.

If You’re Injured in RI During the Coronavirus Crisis, You Still Need Medical Help

If you were injured recently in an accident during the coronavirus pandemic, do not wait to seek professional medical help. The most severe life-threatening injuries will still require a visit to the hospital emergency room. Case in point, a person who experiences head trauma in a serious car accident should NOT avoid seeking treatment! It’s true that hospitals, doctors, nurses, and other medical staff are facing big hurdles right now to try to help those infected with the new virus. They are, however, also here to support and help others that have been hurt and in need of treatment. For less serious injuries, there may be alternative ways to seek medical care if you don’t feel safe visiting a busy hospital during this time.

Contact a Rhode Island Personal Injury Lawyer If You Are Hurt

If you are hurt in an accident in Rhode Island, in addition to getting medical help right away, don’t delay seeking legal advice, especially if you were injured in an accident where someone else is responsible for your injuries.  In fact, seeking compensation for an accident that wasn’t your fault may be especially critical to you and your family at this time. Stress is extremely high, especially for those out of work and struggling to pay bills, buy groceries, and arrange childcare. These times may be especially stressful if you were recently hurt in a car accident, work accident, or other type of accident and worrying how to pay for medical expenses and car repair bills related to your injury. Being hurt adds another layer of emotional, physical, and financial turmoil. Personal Injury Attorney David Tapalian can help you navigate the process to seek compensation for your injuries and is available to speak with you by phone, text, or email, right away for a free legal consultation. If you are currently treating an injury related to a car accident or other type of accident, its important to speak with your medical professional. If you are fearful about visiting a doctor’s office, there are other ways your doctor or other medical professional can still treat you. The COVID-19 pandemic is new to us all but there is still help for you. Call Tapalian Law at


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