Personal Injury/Wrongful Death

After the trauma of a serious injury or death of a loved one, many victims and/or surviving families, overwhelmed by their loss, make the mistake of allowing an insurance adjuster to speak with them regarding their claim as opposed to seeking the advice of an experienced personal injury lawyer. Then, after cooperating with such “claims adjustors”, most usually find that their claim is either being denied and/or that their medical expenses are not being paid. Then comes the stonewalling, delays and needless “red tape” before finally being offered a settlement which is insulting. Worse yet, the majority of injured parties who proceed without effective representation will ultimately have their claim denied entirely.

We have had the privilege of working with families from all walks of life who have sought justice as the result of a catastrophic injury and/or the wrongful death of a loved one. We are prepared to provide aggressive legal representation to our clients in cases involving traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, severed limbs and other severe bodily injury or death resulting from automobile accidents, all-terrain vehicle accidents, boating accidents, common carrier accidents, 18 wheeler tractor-trailer truck accidents, defective products, toxic chemical exposure, premises liability, medical malpractice and/or nursing home neglect.

The advantage of working with a skilled and experienced personal injury attorney is the reassurance of knowing that your claim is being handled properly. We have handled many serious injury claims and will see to it that you are represented effectively. The insurance companies have skilled lawyers working for them to minimize or defeat your claim. YOU should have skilled representation in your corner as well. Our goal is to make sure you receive full and fair compensation.  Our success depends on you being compensated for your injuries and losses. Furthermore, there is (and never will be) any out of pocket expense or cost to you related to any personal injury or wrongful death claim that we pursue on your behalf.

Domestic Relations/Family Law

The divorce rate in the United States is the highest in the world. Well over fifty percent of all marriages end in divorce. Sixty-seven percent of all second marriages end in divorce. The divorce process is often associated with an increase in anxiety, stress and/or depression resulting from the loss of one’s spouse, child(ren), stability and lifestyle. Fifty percent of all children living in the United States today are children of divorce. Twenty-eight percent of all children living in this country are born of never married parents. The issues being decided by our domestic relations courts have become increasingly more complex in recent years. This trend is expected to continue as the law continues to adapt to changing definitions of the modern family.

We handle all types of divorce and child custody matters from uncontested divorce to complex contested matters involving substantial assets and business valuation/division; contested child custody matters (including UCCJEA multi-jurisdictional custody litigation); paternity; child support arrearage/modification; visitation; and adoption. By their very nature, family law issues are among the most sensitive and potentially life-changing of all legal issues.  Attorney fees in hotly contested proceedings can be a significant expense. However, the financial reality of divorce demands that you seek the best legal representation and advice that you can afford. The failure to do so can result in much greater expense than you ever imagined.

We have handled literally thousands of divorces and child custody cases for well over two decades. Some have involved contested marital assets valued at many millions of dollars. Many have involved contested child custody and unique legal issues arising under complex statutory law such as the UCCJEA (Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act). Others have been uncontested and completed by agreement. However, the one common thread which has run through each and every one of our many family law cases is the fact that there were people (often little children) whose lives were affected by the representation and advice that we provided to our clients. Going through the divorce process can be a stressful experience. You should feel confident that your divorce attorney possesses the experience and resources necessary to represent you personally and effectively.

Mark Sterling Gober, LLC is committed to providing legal services competitive with those services offered by much larger and more impersonal firms. At Mark Sterling Gober, LLC, we possess the expertise, resources and relationships necessary to provide our clients with personal legal representation which is second to none. We understand the importance of giving our undivided personal attention to each and every individual and/or business whose representation we undertake. It is upon this philosophy that our practice has been built.

The people of Tuscaloosa have been incredible in their overwhelming response to our local practice since it was established in early 2005. By this, we are humbled. We at Mark Sterling Gober, LLC take great pride in the fact that the majority of our new clients come to us via the recommendation of our former and existing clients and friends. This, to us, is our greatest measure of success. We take our responsibility to provide you with the best possible representation very seriously. The reputation that we have built for this law practice depends upon it.  At Mark Sterling Gober, LLC, we want to be more than just your lawyer.