In an effort to flatten the curve of Coronavirus, Washington Governor Jay Inslee issued a “Stay at Home” order, temporarily closing non-essential businesses.
CCD Law is still operating at full capacity.
CCD Law has been serving Spokane since 1948 and we are pleased to announce that we are still serving you during this awful COVID-19 pandemic.
Current clients should know that our staff is working remotely and at full capacity. We are still communicating with insurance companies and we are still available by phone.
New clients should know that we are still able to provide free consultations to anyone who has suffered an injury due to someone’s negligence.
Wills and Estate Planning services have been in extremely high demand. We are able to create your will remotely. Call us for this service today or see our article about Estate Planning During Coronavirus.
Using Technology to Serve Our Clients During the COVID-19 Restrictions:
COVID-19 may slow the pace of society and work, but there are things may require immediate legal attention. Car accidents, arrests in criminal cases, and will and probate issues still occur during this nationwide emergency. Statute of limitations still apply within Washington State during this time, and law enforcement are still making arrests. Insurance companies are still conducting business with ongoing arbitration and mediation moving to online platforms. Just because the world has stopped, does not mean your case has to.
The use of electronic signatures are critical during the COVID-19 emergency. E-signatures are legally binding (with certain exceptions) under U.S. federal law. Under Federal law the ESIGN Act confirmed that electronic signatures have the same legal standing as “wet ink” signatures. However, most contracts and document are creatures of State Law. Washington State has repealed its own electronic signature law as of July 28, 2019. Such repeal of the Washington’s act gives a nod to the federal ESIGN act (15 USC § 7001), which makes electronic signatures in Washington valid (with certain exceptions), so long as the provision of the ESIGN act are followed. Common law also supports enforceability of contracts electronically signed in Washington State when the parties agree to be bound by an electronic signature.
The lawyers of Crary, Clark, Domanico & Chuang, stand ready to leverage technology, along with social distancing protocols to help our clients move forward safely. We can arrange a free consultation by phone or video conference to discuss your legal needs and questions. Any documents you may have can be sent via text or email or fax. CCD Law has the ability to send documents and capture signatures electronically. The electronic signature services utilized by CCD Law have multiple levels of encryption and use AES 256-bit encryption, are HIPPA and ESIGN compliant and allow you to add a legally valid signature to any document. Your case can be move forward without leaving your home.
For a consultation, contact us by phone or email. We’ll be happy to speak with you about your needs. We’ll answer your questions too. CCD Law’s skilled and experienced attorneys stand ready to serve your legal needs during this time of uncertainly.