New Hampshire Personal Injury FAQs (BPA)
Q: If I suffer an injury, what is the first thing I should do?
If you are hurt, the most important thing is your well-being – you should seek medical treatment immediately. After your initial medical needs have been addressed, you should seek legal advice as soon as possible. Personal injury cases often need to be investigated quickly and a delay in consulting an injury attorney can sometimes cause critical pieces of evidence to be permanently lost, which could significantly affect your potential case.
Q: Do I need an attorney for my specific incident?
In many cases you will need to hire an attorney in order to adequately protect your interests and fight for what you deserve. Please consider taking advantage of the free personal injury consultations offered by the attorneys at Bianco Professional Association in order to determine whether we can be of assistance to you.
Q: How much will this cost? How do I pay for your services?
All personal injury cases are different. BPA typically handles personal injury claims on a contingency fee basis, which means that our fee is a percentage of the recovery that our firm is able to obtain for you. If you would prefer to hire an attorney on an hourly basis, that option is also available.
Q: What if I am contacted by an insurance company or another investigator?
BPA recommends that you do not discuss the details of your injury or the way in which you were injured until you have first consulted with an attorney. Any documents you sign or settlements you agree to prior to speaking with an attorney could affect your ability to recover full compensation for your injury.
Q: What are my rights if I’ve been injured?
As a general rule, if someone’s negligence caused your injury, you are entitled to compensation for those injuries. The specific legal rights and limitations that may apply to your case will vary depending on the facts.
Q: What is my case worth?
Each personal injury case is unique. Because of this, until your case has been fully investigated and your medical condition has stabilized, you should be wary of anyone who tries to tell you the value of your potential claim. Full compensation may include payment of medical bills, pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of ability to enjoy life, lost wages, and/or diminished earning capacity.
Q: Will my case go to trial?
Whether or not your personal injury case goes to trial depends on a variety of factors. Many cases are settled before trial. Although BPA always remains open to settlement offers, if a settlement offer is inadequate in relation to the severity of your injuries, our firm has the experience to handle your throughout the trial process.
Q: Can an attorney settle my case without asking me?
At BPA, our attorneys will never settle your claim without your consent. Recommendations of whether or not to settle are made, but the ultimate decision always lies with you.
Q: How soon after a settlement is made is money received and distributed?
In many cases, the funds relating to your personal injury claim are received within seven to 14 days after the release is signed. Cases involving an extremely large settlement, the State, private individuals, and/or out-of-area insurance companies often take much longer. In some instances, BPA will need to obtain the approval of the Court before a settlement is finalized.
If you have any further questions or would like to discuss the details of your potential case, please contact BPA’s personal injury attorneys by calling 603-225-7170, toll-free at 800-262-8112, or by sending a message using our contact form.