Frequently Asked Questions
There are countless questions that can be asked about each and every case that the
personal injury attorneys
at McAleer Law are asked to review.
Personal Injury Attorneys Answering Your Questions
Some of the most common questions we receive include:
"Do I have a case?
": The answer to this simple question is hardly ever simple. To best determine whether you have a case, we advise that you contact McAleer Law today for a free initial consultation.
"What's my case worth?"
: The answer is that it depends on many factors, such as: the extent and duration of physical injury; whether the injuries have an impact on a person's ability to earn a living along with numerous other factors. On such "other factor" which cannot be controlled by the attorney or the client is whether the wrongdoer (called a tortfeasor) has insurance and, if so, the amount of insurance. Minimum liability coverage on a car will not come close to fully compensating a car accident victim who has suffered catastrophic personal injuries. Speak to a personal injury lawyer at McAleer Law so that you can better understand what your case may be worth.
"What are your fees?"
: With very few exceptions, we work on all matters we handle on what is called a contingency fee basis. This simply means that we charge a fee based on the amount of money we can recover for the client. The percentage charged depends on the complexity of the matter and will typically be 33.33% if a matter is settled prior to filing a lawsuit. If we are unable to collect any money for our client, no fee is charged. The reason we charge in this manner is to give ALL CITIZENS access to the courtroom and the opportunity to seek redress for wrongs done. Without such a contract, clients would be asked to come up with tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars UP FRONT to pay for legal fees. By and large, only large corporations are able to do this. We represent the people, not powerful corporate interests.