Rittgers & Rittgers, Attorneys at Law
Get Your Consultation Today

To protect your safety during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, we offer telephone and video conferences, in place of face-to-face meetings. Please contact our office today to set up a remote consultation. For more information, read our blog post.

Can I get treatment for my injuries during the current crisis?

The short answer is that it is still possible to get medical treatment for non-life-threatening injuries. Getting proper treatment takes persistence during these times and may not involve an in-person meeting with a physician, nurse, or physical therapist but treatment is still available.

Several of our lawyers focus on helping folks who get hurt in car accidents, motorcycle crashes, and a variety of other incidents involving serious injury and death. As an aside, please always look for motorcycles on our roads as the weather continues to get warmer.

We have been receiving a lot of questions about seeking medical treatment during the COVID-19 quarantine. Below is a short summary of some advice we give our clients.

Keep treating, whether in-person or via tele-medicine

You will not be turned away from an emergency room if you suffer serious injury. In Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana, ambulance and medic flights continue to take victims suffering serious injury directly to the emergency room. If you are injured, however, the emergency room is not always necessary.

After any injury, talk to your family or primary care doctor. The doctor who knows the most about your past medical history is in the best position to offer treatment advice and send you to the proper specialists to make sure you get the best medical care. Despite the COVID-19 crisis, we anticipate insurance companies and insurance carrier lawyers will argue that any "gap in treatment" reduces claim value, so we recommend you continue to get care if you are in need.

Even if a physical face-to-face examination is not possible, tele-medicine is becoming increasingly popular. Many family physicians are offering consultations through Facetime and Zoom. These options allow you to continue receiving the care you need while also protecting your doctor and you.

Continue home therapy and track your progress

Most doctors are willing to provide physical therapy programs that can be completed at home. Please document your progress so you can recall the details of your daily routine in the event you are later asked questions about your recovery at a deposition. Many injury cases are litigated several years after the incident causing injury. Keeping a diary and taking pictures at the request of and for your lawyer will help you recall all the details of a time that you would rather not remember.

We strongly prefer you get treatment provider recommendations from your primary care physician, but if you are having difficulty finding specialists to help during this time, our office is happy to send names of physicians who are willing to help.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  1. Distinguished AV | LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell | Peer Review Rated For Ethical Standards and Legal Ability
  2. Super Lawyers
  3. AVVO Rating 10.0 Superb
  4. Super Lawyers Rising Stars
  5. Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  6. Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  7. The National Trial Lawyers | Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  8. The National Trial Lawyers | Top 40 Under 40

Get Your Consultation Today. Call 513-932-2115.

Rittgers & Rittgers answers its phones 24/7. Call us anytime to secure your consultation with one of our award-winning lawyers. You can rely on us for elite representation from our deliberately small, family-run law firm.

Rittgers & Rittgers, Attorneys at Law

Lebanon Office
12 East Warren Street
Lebanon, Ohio 45036

Phone: 513-932-2115
Fax: 513-934-2201
Map & Directions

West Chester Office
9078 Union Centre Blvd.
Suite 350
West Chester, OH 45069

Phone: 513-932-9949
West Chester Law Office

Cincinnati Office
3734 Eastern Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45226

Phone: 513-932-7375
Map & Directions

Florence Office
7310 Turfway Road, Suite 550
Florence, KY 41042

Kentucky Law Office

Oxford Office
121 West High Street
Oxford, OH 45056

Phone: 513-524-5000
Fax: 513-524-5001
Map & Directions

Email Us Today

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Email Us Today