During the COVID-19 pandemic, the court system has remained open, even though in-person court appearances have generally been suspended. Pursuant to the April 14, 2020 Order of the South Carolina Supreme Court, jury trials have been continued until further notice. However, there are opportunities for non-jury trials to commence, and the electronic filing system for lawsuits is open and new lawsuits are being accepted. Additionally, the Chief Justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court recently issued a memorandum to Clerks of Court, the Circuit Court and the Family Court encouraging the courts to continue “to provide access to the courts, protect the constitutional rights of individuals and ensure that justice is served.”
This means that personal injury cases can be started and litigated during COVID-19. We are continuing to prosecute our existing cases, including conducting depositions and mediations via Zoom and other remote technologies. We have also been able to meet with clients and file new cases. If you have been injured—whether at work, in your automobile or otherwise—please contact us and we will be happy to consult with you on your potential case. Our office is taking additional precautions and has remained open for regular business hours during the COVID-19 pandemic, and we are available to talk to you about your case.
Please stay safe during this time and please contact us if we can help you with any personal injury matter.
Blog post by Tom Killoren. Learn more about Tom.
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