If there’s anything certain in this world, it’s that a pandemic will create a considerable amount of uncertainty. This is exactly why our founder, George Lorenzo, agreed to a recent interview with Enjuris— to help clear up some of the confusion about our firm and how injured Floridians have been impacted.
George has over 30 years of experience with personal injury cases, auto accidents, premises liability and wrongful death. Most importantly, he has the answers to some of the most-asked questions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Here are some of the answers he gave during his interview:
Q: Are law firms considered essential in Florida?
According to Executive Order 20-91, which went into effect April 1st, “law firms are considered an essential service provider… and we will do everything necessary to assist our clients while remaining in compliance with legally mandated activities per the Governor’s orders.”
Therefore, Lorenzo & Lorenzo remains open to serve its clients and their families during these difficult times. We will continue to do so unless it is necessary for a new executive order to be issued stating otherwise.
Q: Has anything changed at Lorenzo & Lorenzo since the pandemic started?
Understandably, we are seeing a decrease in foot traffic at the office due to the coronavirus, but the doors are still open. We are taking every precaution necessary to ensure the health and safety of our clients and staff.
We are doing our best to accommodate those on our staff with children or encountering childcare difficulties, as well as at-risk employees who are now working from home.
When we do have clients come into the office, we ask that everyone practice safe social distancing. Sanitizing wipes and hand gel are kept in stock when it’s absolutely necessary for a client to visit in-person. Our staff is keeping a minimum social distance of 6 feet from each other in compliance with the guidelines posted by the CDC.
Q: What expectations do our clients have?
The highest expectation from our clients is to see their cases make natural progress, which is being met for the most part. Those clients with injuries are still being treated, but some are understandably afraid of visiting a medical facility, which can slow the progress of their case.
For future clients, we want them to know their safety is important. Even though we remain open, we are taking every measure possible to keep COVID-19 from entering the workplace and to ensure your case receives the continued time and attention it deserves.
Q: What is the best way to reach you?
Phone, email, Facebook and even walk-ins all remain available for current and prospective clients. If possible, we prefer for you to make a phone call to let us know you’ll be coming into the office to reduce the waiting period and help us practice social distancing.
Don’t hesitate to contact us If you or someone you love has suffered from a car accident or personal injury. All phone calls are immediately answered by a representative during normal business hours to help you schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.
We understand this is a scary time for our country and the world, but you don’t have to go through it all alone.