How “Safer at Home” Orders Will Affect the Law Offices of Scott Warmuth

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How “Safer at Home” Orders Will Affect the Law Offices of Scott Warmuth

Yesterday evening, the mayors of Los Angeles, Pasadena, and Long Beach, quickly followed by California governor Gavin Newsom, issued “Safer at Home” orders for first Los Angeles County and then the entire state of California.  Executive Order N-33-20 directs all non-essential businesses to close.  The Law Offices of Scott Warmuth does provide essential services to our clients and we are fully committed to help all existing and new clients during this difficult time.  We are open for business, but we have made some temporary changes.

Our law firm remains operational!

  • Our dedicated legal experts are continuing to work on our clients’ cases
  • Our case file managers are still available to answer our clients’ questions by phone and email
  • Our free consultation service is still available
  • Necessary appointments with our professional staff are still available

However, existing clients and new clients alike should be aware of how Safer at Home could affect your case!

Personal Injury

  • Treatment for your injuries may be paused temporarily because doctors’ offices are not accepting appointments
  • Retrieving police reports and medical records may take more time
  • Settlement negotiations with the insurance companies will continue unaffected
  • Litigation may be delayed due to court closures

Workers’ Compensation

  • Treatment for your injuries may be paused temporarily because doctors’ offices are not accepting appointments
  • Retrieving medical records may take more time
  • Depositions may be postponed
  • Upcoming hearings with the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) will be postponed
  • No new hearings with WCAB will be scheduled

Immigration

  • Progress on completing your paperwork will continue
  • Paperwork continues to be processed by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
  • All in-person services provided by USCIS are suspended temporarily, except for emergency services for limited situations
  • In-person interviews with USCIS will be postponed
  • No new in person interviews with USCIS will be scheduled at this time
  • Biometrics appointments have been suspended temporarily
  • Naturalization oath ceremonies have been suspended temporarily
  • Asylum interviews have been suspended temporarily

Criminal Defense

  • Many courtrooms have been closed, which could delay criminal trials
  • Time-sensitive proceedings are being prioritized

All Practice Areas

  • Only extremely necessary in-person appointments will be scheduled
  • All necessary paperwork will be mailed to you or emailed to you to be signed digitally
  • All settlement checks will be mailed

Please contact our law firm at 888-517-9888 if you have any questions about how Safer at Home will affect your case!  You can also call us at any time to schedule a free case consultation!

Stay safe, stay healthy, and practice social distancing!  For more information on preventing the spread of Covid-19, visit the California Covid-19 Response website.

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