Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Once you are injured in an accident, you may feel overwhelmed and alone. At the law firm of Attorney Mark Rufo, we champion New Hampshire accident victims and are here to answer your most personal questions relating to your case, so you can make the best decisions for your finances and your health.
While we encourage you to schedule a consultation to get your questions answered, below are some we receive most often at our firm.
How much is my case worth?
Every case is unique, and how much compensation you are eligible to receive depends on what evidence we can gather — so we can’t guarantee a certain amount. We can guarantee, however, that we will fight for every last penny you are entitled to for your medical treatment, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Why can’t I just accept the insurance company’s offer?
Insurance companies make their money cheating you. Claims agents are trained to get you to agree to the lowest possible amount, so the company can continue to maximize its profit. The only way to look out for your best interests and ensure that you receive fair compensation is to seek counsel from an attorney who is experienced in standing up to these insurance companies.
What if I can’t afford an attorney?
Personal injury lawyers do not cost anything upfront. In fact, we get paid only when you do — and we receive only a percentage of the compensation we secure for you. This means that not only can you afford high-quality representation, but you know we will be fighting for the maximum possible recovery, because our own pay depends on it, too.
Do I have a personal injury claim or a workers’ compensation claim?
You may have both! If you are injured at work or have developed an injury caused by repetitive stress or strain from your job, you are often eligible for workers’ compensation. But this only prevents you from suing your employer. If a third party caused the accident, you could have an additional personal injury claim against that party.
How long do I have to file my claim?
You should seek counsel from an attorney the moment you know you are injured. Depending on the accident, you may have up to three years to file a personal injury claim — but the longer you wait, the less evidence you may have and the less money you may be able to secure.
Learn more about how we can help you at one of our New Hampshire locations. Call one of the numbers below to set up an appointment, or send us an email to get started.