As we continue to shelter in place across Miami and Southwest Florida, we’ve all had to adapt to the rapidly changing social landscape. Our offices at Weinstein & Cohen are still open and we’re maintaining strict social distancing guidelines while allowing staff to work remotely as needed.
It’s certainly a departure from tradition, but thanks to our investment in technology over the last decade, we’ve been able to seamlessly transition to Zoom meetings, video conferencing and conference calls without missing a beat. In fact, Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Canady issued an emergency order on April 6th expanding previous deadlines to at least May 29th, which means that trials and most other in-person court proceedings are on hold for just a little bit longer.
As such, and to adhere to the issue of public safety, our attorneys at Weinstein & Cohen are now conducting motions, non-jury court proceedings, and some hearings remotely, over our video and phone conferencing technologies.
According to our Founding Partner Judson Cohen, Weinstein & Cohen is currently still available to see clients in the firm’s offices in Miami Lakes, Miami and Naples, and its investigators are still visiting accident scenes and making house calls as needed while maintaining proper social distancing. He notes that at the same time, the firm’s investment in technology has permitted them to shift into a virtual configuration as needed allowing the firm’s entire staff to work remotely with the same efficiency that they do from their desks.
New case sign-ups have also shifted online for prospective clients that would prefer a virtual meeting versus an in-person consultation given the current situation. Video conferencing still allows our attorneys to meet “face-to-face,” and information and new sign-up forms can be shared confidentially between our firm and prospective clients. We also have systems in place that allow clients to sign documents electronically, which need to be filed with the court or with other various authorities. Furthermore, we can also conference with investigators that are working cases and present visual materials that can determine the settlement amount we receive from insurance companies.
Based on the current scientific and medical data, everyone across the legal community needs to strike the proper balance of maintaining the public’s safety and its access to the courts. As we all adjust to the “new normal” and do our part to flatten the curve and reduce the spread of COVID-19, rest assured our team at Weinstein & Cohen continues to practice its hard-nosed, aggressive style of legal representation that combines personalized attention with a deep understanding of the law. If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident, medical malpractice, product liability, premise liability, assisted living facility claim, or any other personal injury matter, contact our Miami and Naples personal injury attorneys at Weinstein & Cohen at 305-374-1011 or 239-793-3331 or visit fairnessforall to set up a completely free and confidential video consultation to learn more about your options.