1. What might my case be worth?
There are many factors that will determine the value of your case, and early estimations can be difficult, until that specific situation has been thoroughly examined and understood. Your personal injury lawyer will have the resources to research your case and be able to review past verdicts/settlements. Compensation that can potentially be received includes coverage for past medical bills,costs of rehabilitation, lost wages and more.
2. Should I just accept the settlement that the insurance company offers me?
The main goal of an insurance company is to minimize their payouts. Being a business they are always looking to minimize payouts and maximize profits. This model is certainly not in your best interests. Accepting an insurance company’s settlement will get things over pretty quickly, but you will probably be very underpaid in terms of what the case is really worth. Working with an attorney may take longer for your settlement to arrive, but the payout will often be much higher, so it’s definitely worth the wait.
3. How long does a lawsuit in a personal injury accident take?
The specifics and circumstances of your case will determine the answer. Sometimes, cases can be prolonged if you’re still in recovery from your injuries. Your personal injury lawyer will be the one who has a complete understanding of your case, and may be able to determine how long the process may take.
4. What is the statute of limitations in filing a personal injury suit?
In the state of New Hampshire, in most cases, the statute of limitations on personal injury claims is 3 (three) years from the date of the accident, however, in those cases where the victim’s injury was not immediately obvious, the statute of limitations is 3 years from the date that the victim should have known that their injuries were caused by the other party’s negligence.