Frequently Asked Questions
When you have been seriously injured in an accident, you will likely have many questions regarding what steps you should take next and what your legal options are. The following are some of the frequently asked questions the attorneys at Elmore Law Office receive from potential clients.
It is important to keep in mind that everyone’s situation is different, and nothing can replace the advice you receive from meeting personally with an experienced lawyer. To schedule a free initial consultation, call us at 800-926-7677.
What Is My Case Worth?
It depends. A number of different factors are considered when it comes to personal injury damages. The extent and severity of your injuries, current and anticipated future medical expenses, and lost income and any projected future loss of income related to your injuries all must be considered.
That is to say nothing of less concrete considerations such as pain and suffering. You can rest assured that our attorneys will help develop a complete picture of your losses in order to help you maximize your recovery.
What Should I Do After A Car Accident?
If you are involved in a car accident, there are a number of different steps you should take to help assert your interests and strengthen your claim. If you are able, take photos of the accident scene, including any nearby traffic signs or traffic lights. If there are any eyewitnesses, exchange contact information.
It is of utmost importance to seek medical treatment as soon as possible, even if you believe you are not seriously injured. Some injuries may not become symptomatic until hours, days or even weeks after the accident.
It is also important to seek legal counsel as soon as possible. A lawyer can help negotiate with insurance companies, protecting you from accepting a settlement offer that is significantly less than what your case is worth.
How Much Will It Cost Me To See An Attorney?
Nothing. No, that is not a typo. Personal injury claims are handled on a contingency fee basis. In other words, the law firm will advance all the costs of building your claim.
You will only have to pay attorney’s fees if your claim is successful, which is typically a set percentage of any financial award related to your claim. You have nothing to lose by seeking legal advice following a serious accident.
How Long Do I Have To File A Wrongful Death Claim?
In New Hampshire, you have three years since the date of death to file a wrongful death claim. In Massachusetts, you also have three years since the date of death.
Contact Us To Find Out How We Can Help You
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an accident, we are here to help answer any questions you may have. To schedule an initial consultation, call us at 800-926-7677. You may also contact us online.
Our office is located in Portsmouth, and we represent clients in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.