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These days, it seems like talk of the coronavirus dominates the news and every media outlet and social media platform. While it’s good to raise awareness, it’s important to remember that the best way through any crisis is to remain calm and use common sense. We don’t want to bombard you with COVID-19 facts because we know you already know. Instead, we’d like to talk about how you can keep calm and the things we’re doing to keep you safe.

First, let’s talk about you and how you can avoid anxiety during this stressful time. We recommend limiting news intake to once or twice a day. Keep yourself busy with things that make you happy, like reading books, exercising, taking a walk, improving your home, or taking online courses. Set aside time each day to reach out to people you love, so you don’t lack social interaction. And, of course, when it comes to the virus, do the simple things the experts advise to stay safe: stay home when you can, wash your hands regularly, carry hand sanitizer and wear a mask when you’re out, avoid crowds, and stay six feet apart.

While the executive orders issued in the spring expired in June, new orders have recently been issued. The good news is that these orders don’t prevent you from seeking legal assistance, and they don’t diminish our commitment to fighting for you. The Supreme Court of Virginia has extended the declaration of judicial emergency, which means that legal proceedings are being handled a little differently than usual. We’ve adapted to these changes in the following ways:

  • We might handle proceedings remotely. In this case, you’ll be asked to “attend” virtual conferences, depositions, petitions, and motions.
  • Things might move more slowly than we’d like. Because of court closures, there’s a backlog that the judicial system must now address. This means your court date may be pushed back. It may also take longer to get medical records.
  • Even if the court is moving slowly, you shouldn’t. It’s essential to file your claim on time so that you don’t exceed the statute of limitations.
  • In our offices, our dedication to your well-being is unwavering. We’re at work with our full staff and all client services. To keep clients and staff safe, we’re holding virtual meetings, practicing social distancing, and requiring masks for all in-person meetings.

 

Since 1990, the Law Firm of Kevin Paul Childers has been committed to providing crucial legal guidance. We pay close attention to each case, giving one-on-one treatment to each of our clients because every case is unique. Our lawyers are among the best in Virginia, and we’ll put our more than 100 years of collective experience to work for you. We work hard to achieve the best possible results for every client we represent, so contact us for a free case analysis or call (703) 636-2182 today.  

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