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Will a Government Shutdown Affect My Case?

With the Democrats and Republicans refusing to come to an agreement, talk of a government shutdown seems imminent. Many government offices will be closed, some will still partially operate. If you’re in the middle of a personal injury case you may be wondering if the courts will close as well.

If the government does shutdown, the courts will be affected. The court system will operate normally for 10 days after the shutdown. If the shutdown continues longer than 10 days, non essential employees will be furloughed. Cases will be still heard and the Supreme Court will function normally.

Other consequences of a government shutdown may not affect your case, but your daily life. Going to work could pose more danger since federal occupational safety and health inspectors will not be making work inspections. The Food and Drug Administration will also discontinue safety inspections. Exceptions include high risk situations, which will be responded to as normal.

In addition, if you are a new applicant for Social Security, your application will likely be delayed.

At Ray Hodge & Associates, we believe in personal injury handled personally. At our office you see a lawyer from the very first meeting because we believe your case deserves an experienced personal injury attorney right from the start.

If you have had a Kansas car wreck injury that was not your fault and need medical treatment, you need an experienced professional who can help you get back on the road to recovery. Call us today at 316-269-1414 or visit our contact page here. Our Kansas personal injury attorneys will provide you a free initial consultation and if we take your case you don’t pay a dime unless we recover money for you. Even then we only take a percentage of the total amount of your recovery.

If you have questions on what you should be looking for when you are making a decision to hire a Kansas personal injury lawyer, read our article located here.

Make sure you download our free car accident app for iPhone or Droid to protect yourself in event of an auto accident.

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Ray Hodge & Associates proudly represents victims and their families across the state of Kansas, including Wichita, Andover, Derby, Goddard, Haysville, Mulvane, Rose Hill, Newton, El Dorado and Hutchinson. Call today for a free consultation all over the state of Kansas. We have proudly served clients in Sedgwick, Butler, Sumner, Harvey, Kingman and Reno Counties.