Personal Injury Frequently Asked Questions

1. How much will I get for my claim?

There are many things to consider when determining how much a claim is worth. The severity of your injuries, the details of the case and the length of disability are determining factors when figuring the monetary damages you will receive for your personal injury case. We will look at lost wages, the medical bills and pain or suffering received as a direct result of your injury. In Alabama there is no formula that figures the amount of money you will receive. Every case is different, but we will look at similar cases and determine an offer amount based on those.

2. How much does the Law Office of Richard Mather in Mobile Alabama charge me?

There is no charge at all for the consultation. We offer a “No Fee Guarantee” meaning that unless we win your case, there is no charge to you, ever.

3. What kind of questions will I be asked?

Every case is different, but there are some questions that will be asked regardless of the injury you sustained:

These are basic questions and there are no wrong answers. Remember to answer all questions truthfully and to the best of your knowledge.

4. How soon should I file a lawsuit?

There is a statute of limitations attached to every potential case. The time limit for a competent adult to file a suit is two years from the date of injury. You shouldn’t wait to file your claim. If you are in an accident and sue John Doe only to determine that Nancy Smith is who actually hit you and it has been more than 2 years, you are outside the statute and cannot file a claim against the actual person responsible.

5. If more than one person contributed to my injury, who is responsible?

To help figure out whom the responsible party is, it is important to contact a personal injury attorney. We will help you determine who was at fault and what your next step should be. The law office of Richard Mather handles thousands of personal injury cases; we know how to help you!

6. Why should I file a claim against anyone? I don’t want to sue them.

Filing a claim is not suing someone. When you file a claim, you are notifying the other party and their insurance company that you have sustained injuries and are seeking compensation. You have every right to seek monetary compensation when you are injured by someone else. If both parties are unable to reach an agreement about the personal injury in an allotted amount of time, the next step is to file a lawsuit.

7. How much will this cost me? How do I pay the attorney?

We offer a “No Fee Guarantee” meaning you owe us nothing if we don’t win your case. The phone call is free, the consultation is free.

8. Will I have to go to court?

In most cases we are able to settle with the insurance company without the need of going to court. We negotiate with the responsible person’s insurance company and they will either accept, counter offer or refuse. This does not mean we try to avoid court. We always keep our client’s best interest in mind and will not settle for less than you deserve.