Verdicts and Settlements

The Law Offices of Michael A. DeMayo, L.L.P. ® (DeMayo Law) are extremely proud of our proven and documented record of multiple successful outcomes that have been obtained for our clients in a variety of legal matters, including Personal Injury, Automobile Accidents, Wrongful Death claims, Workers’ Compensation cases, Social Security Disability and Nursing Home Negligence.  The injuries include Catastrophic Injuries, Partial and Total Paralysis, and Traumatic Brian and Head Injuries.

Whether by jury verdict or settlement, the DeMayo Law team works tirelessly to help our clients obtain the compensation they deserve for their injuries and financial losses.  We have over 150 years of combined legal experience and our team of attorneys have successfully handled and resolved over 42,000 individual cases. While no trial attorney can guarantee success in every set of facts, we will guarantee that we will aggressively pursue the rights of each client through negotiation if possible and when necessary through litigation.

Since opening our doors over twenty years ago, DeMayo Law has obtained settlements and verdicts on behalf of our clients totaling in excess of $750,000,000.00. The results cited here are just some samples of the matters handled by the firm but do not include all the cases the firm has handled. Each case is unique and must be evaluated on its individual merits. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Unless otherwise specified, each of the following matters was contested on liability and/or damages and the opposing parties were represented by counsel. The matters involved complex legal and/or factual issues, and DeMayo Law was successful in collecting the selected amounts from some of these fact situations:

$6,439,500  – Automobile Accident/DWI/Dram Shop/Social Host Liability/Wrongful Death  – Settlements and judgments for two clients who were killed by a drunk driver going the wrong way and hitting the clients’ vehicle head on. (Mecklenburg, 2009).

$3,000,000Automobile Accident – Settlement for a client who received a serious head injury as well as fractured legs when he was struck by a truck while standing next to his disabled vehicle. (Kanawha County, WV 2013)

$4,400,000ConfidentialPersonal Injury – Settlement with multiple defendants for a client. (2013).

$2,200,000  – Bus Accident  – Settlement after litigation and mediation for a client who was a passenger in a bus, when the bus driver fell asleep and caused the bus to collide with a tractor-trailer resulting in serious fractures to client’s neck, hip and leg . (Vance County, 2010).

$1,900,000  – Truck Accident  – Settlement after mediation for a client who was driving his automobile when a tractor-trailer made a left turn in front of him causing serious injuries, including fractures to his arm, leg and ankle. (Mecklenburg County, 2010).

$1,825,000Personal Injury – Settlement during litigation for a client who received multiple internal injuries and serious back injuries when non-secured tubing fell on him at a job site. (Cabarrus County, 2013).

$1,625,000  – Medical Negligence  – Settlement prior to trial after extensive discovery and litigation for a client who suffered brain damage because of medical negligence. (Burke County, 2006).

$1,600,000  – Automobile Accident  – Settlement for a client whose vehicle ran out of gas and while stopped was hit in rear rendering the client a quadriplegic. (Mecklenburg County, 2003).

$1,575,000  – Automobile Accident  – Settlement at Mediation for a client who sustained a closed injury with cognitive, emotional and other injuries. (Catawba County, 1998).

$1,500,000  –  Motorcycle Accident/Wrongful Death  – Settlement during litigation for a client who died in a motorcycle accident when a vehicle failed to yield the right of way and hit client. (Cumberland County, 2015).

$1,500,000  – Truck Accident/Wrongful Death  – Settlement at Mediation for a client who died in a motor vehicle accident when a garbage truck drove though a stop light and hit client’s vehicle. (Cleveland County, 2000).

$1,400,000  – Automobile Accident/Workers’ Compensation  – Settlements at Mediations for a client who was injured in a motor vehicle accident while delivering parts for his employer. (Mecklenburg County, 2005).

$1,300,000  – Automobile Accident  – Settlement for a client on a moped who sustained serious injuries, including multiple fractures and head and brain injuries, when another vehicle made a left turn in front of him. (MecklenburgCounty, 2010).

$1,250,000  – Workers’ Compensation  – Settlement to Mediation for a client who fell off a ladder and injured his back resulting in paraplegia. (Mecklenburg County, 2006).

$1,200,000Automobile Accident – settlement for an elderly couple who were killed when another driver ran a stop sign and crashed into their vehicle (Rutherford County, 2011).

$1,200,000  – Automobile Accident  – Settlement for an elderly couple who were killed when another vehicle went through a stop sign and hit their vehicle in the side, pushing it into a street light pole. (Rutherford County, 2010).

$1,050,000  – Medical Negligence  – Settlement after Mediation and prior to trial for a child who was deprived of oxygen for 15 minutes during childbirth at a teaching hospital. (Mecklenburg County, 2002)

$1,000,000Automobile Accident – Settlement for a client who was pinned between his car and a wall when a truck hit his car and pushed it into him, causing a serious head injury and fractures to his leg, knee and shoulder. (Mecklenburg County, 2013).

$1,000,000  – Workers’ Compensation  – Settlement after mediation for a client who fell at work while doing inventory and suffered multiple fractures to both legs and face. (Mecklenburg County, 2009).

$1,000,000  – Motorcycle Accident  – Settlement for a client who struck the defendant’s vehicle after it pulled out from a flashing red light failing to yield the right of way to the client. The client, who was operating a motorcycle at the time of the collision, suffered severe injuries including the loss of use of both of his legs. (Caldwell County, 2008)

$1,000,000  – Automobile Accident/DWI – Settlement for a client who sustained a spinal cord injury resulting in paraplegia when a driver who was cited for driving while impaired failed to yield the right of way. (Caldwell County, 2007).

$1,000,000  – Product Liability  – Settlements at Mediation for married clients who sustained serious injuries when a bridge over a highway that they were on collapsed. (Mecklenburg County, 2001).

$910,000  – Workers’ Compensation/Truck Accident  – Settlement for a client who was injured when a tractor-trailer driver fell asleep and hit client’s vehicle in the rear causing serious injuries, including the loss of an eye and reconstructive surgery. (Cabarrus County, 2010).

$900,000  – Automobile Accident  – Settlement for a client who sustained multiple fractured bones as a passenger when another vehicle failed to yield the right of way. (Cleveland County, 2006).

$805,000Workers’ Compensation/Automobile Accident – settlements for a client who was injured in an automobile accident while on the job, when another driver ran into the rear end of his vehicle while stopped in traffic.  Client received serious back injuries requiring surgery (Burke County, 2012).

$775,000  – Motorcycle Accident  – Settlement after mediation for a client who was riding his motorcycle when a dump truck made a left turn in front of him causing serious injuries, including fractures to the back and hemorrhages in the brain. (Cabarrus County, 2010).

$750,000  – Automobile Accident  – Settlement for a client who sustained a disc herniation and knee injuries resulting in surgery after being rear-ended at a stop light. (Mecklenburg County, 2008).

$750,000  – Truck Accident  – Settlement for a client who was injured when a 10-pound rock crashed through the windshield because of an unsafe load, causing multiple facial fractures and other injuries. (Caldwell County, 2006)

$750,000  – Automobile Accident  – Settlement for a client who sustained serious back injuries requiring surgery when another drive ran through a stop sign and hit client’s vehicle. (Catawba County, 2003).

$675,000Automobile Accident – Settlement for a client who was hit head on while riding his motorcycle when another driver crossed over the centerline causing serious injuries that included a fractured leg and multiple internal injuries. (Mecklenburg County, 2013).

$675,000Automobile Accident – Settlement during litigation for a client who received serious internal injuries and a fractured ankle when his motorcycle was hit head-on by another vehicle. (Mecklenburg County, 2013).

$650,000Workers’ Compensation – Settlement after mediation for a client who fell into a hole while working causing serious injuries to client’s back and legs.

$625,000  – Automobile Accident  – Settlement for a client who was a passenger in a vehicle when the driver swerved to avoid something in the road and collided with a guard rail causing serious back injuries that required surgery. (Iredell County, 2010).

$600,000  – Workers’ Compensation  – Settlement after mediation for a client who fell at a worksite and broke his back. (Mecklenburg County, 2009).

$550,000  –  Automobile Accident  – Settlement for a client that was injured in a motor vehicle accident when another vehicle ran a red light, t-boned client’s vehicle on driver side and knocked client’s vehicle into a third vehicle. (Mecklenburg County, 2015).

$550,000  – Workers’ Compensation  – Settlement for a client who was injured at work when he fell backwards and hit his head on a forklift truck. (Lincoln County, 2007).

$545,000  – Workers’ Compensation/Automobile Accident  – Settlements for client who was injured while driving a vehicle for his employer when another vehicle crossed the center line hitting the vehicle the client was in resulting in a broken back and other injuries. (Gaston County, 2006).

$535,000Automobile Accident – settlement for a client who suffered serious internal injuries when another driver made a left turn in front of client’s vehicle (Cabarrus County, 2011).

$535,000Automobile Accident – Settlement for a client who suffered from fractured vertebrae and multiple internal injuries after striking a car that made an illegal U-turn in front of him. (Cabarrus County, 2010).

$500,000  – Personal Injury  – Settlement for a client who was injured while helping dig holes when an auger caught his clothes causing brain damage and other injuries. (Rowan County, 2006)

$500,000Automobile Accident – Settlement for a client who received serious internal injuries and a fractured leg and pelvis, when she was hit by a car while crossing the street to get a friend’s mail. (Burke County, 2013).

$490,000Workers’ Compensation/Automobile Accident – settlements for a client who was injured in an automobile accident, while on the job, when another vehicle crossed the center line and hit client’s vehicle head-on.  Client’s leg and ankle were fractured requiring multiple surgeries (Davie County, 2012).

$475,000  – Automobile Accident  – Settlement for a client who was struck by defendant coming from side street and the impact pushed the client into oncoming traffic. The client suffered a disc herniation and soft-tissue injuries resulting in surgery. (Mecklenburg County, 2008)

$475,000  – Automobile Accident  – Settlement for a client who received multiple internal injuries and fractures when an ambulance crossed the center line on a curve striking the client’s vehicle. (Cabarrus County, 2005).

$450,000Automobile Accident  – Settlement for a client who received multiple back, arm and leg fractures when another vehicle crossed over the center line and hit her vehicle head on. (Cabarrus County, 2008)

$450,000  – Automobile Accident  – Settlement for a client who was on a moped when another vehicle tried to pass and negligently struck client, resulting in fractures to spine and various internal injuries. (Lincoln County, 2004).

$400,000Automobile Accident – Settlement before trial for a client whose vehicle was hit head-on by a school bus resulting in a fractured pelvis, fractured spine and fractured ribs. (Alexander County, 2013).

$400,000Automobile Accident  – Settlement for a client who was a passenger when the driver lost control flipping the vehicle several times causing serious internal and spinal injuries. (Ashe County, 2008).

$420,000  – Truck Accident  – Settlement for a client who received a brain injury and various fractures when a truck made a left turn in front of the vehicle in which he was a passenger. (Lincoln County, 2004).

$390,000Workers’ Compensation – settlement for a client who was injured in an automobile accident requiring neck surgery. (Guilford County, 2011).

$390,000  – Workers’ Compensation  – Settlement for a client who suffered serious injuries while working on the job. (Guilford, 2007).

$375,000  – Truck Accident  – Settlement for a client who received multiple injuries when a garbage truck attempted to pass another vehicle and hit client head-on. (Mecklenburg County, 2007).

$362,000Automobile Accident  – Settlement for a client who was injured when a reckless driver ran into the rear of his vehicle at 90 mph and ran him off the road causing serious internal injuries and multiple fractures. (Cabarrus County, 2008).

$360,000  – Workers’ Compensation/Motor Vehicle Negligence  – Settlements for a client who was injured while on the job when the vehicle the client was driving was struck in the rear by another vehicle causing various injuries. (Gaston County, 2004).

$350,000Automobile Accident – Settlement at mediation for a client who received serious back injuries requiring surgery when the client’s vehicle was rear-ended while stopped in a construction zone. (Catawba County, 2013).

$350,000Automobile Accident – Settlement for a client who received fractures to his arm and leg when another vehicle hit client’s vehicle head-on. (Union County, 2013).

$350,000Workers’ Compensation – Settlement for a client who received serious neck, back and shoulder injuries that required surgery after bags of coins fell on the client when the client was working inside of a vault. (Mecklenburg County, 2014).

$350,000Automobile Accident – settlement for a client who had her lower leg amputated as a result of injuries suffered when another driver crossed into her lane and hit her vehicle head-on (Cabarrus County, 2011).

$350,000Automobile Accident – settlement for a client who suffered a fractured femur requiring surgery, when another driver lost control of their vehicle and came into client’s lane causing a collision. (Iredell County, 2011).

$350,000Automobile Accident – Settlement for a client who suffered multiple fractures and lacerations after another driver lost control of his car and hit the client head-on. (Iredell County, 2010).

$335,000  – Automobile Accident  – Settlement for a client during litigation whose vehicle was struck by another vehicle that went through a stop sign causing client to suffer serious back and chest injuries. (Catawba County, 2010).

$325,000  – Automobile Accident  – Settlement for a client who received fractures to her knee and back when another vehicle crossed over the median and hit the client head-on. (Union County, 2010).

$320,000Automobile Accident – client received serious internal injuries when the boat she was in, which was being towed by a pick up truck, was struck by a vehicle that lost control and hit the pickup truck head-on (Catawba County, 2012).

$312,000Automobile Accident – Settlement during litigation for a client who was killed after being struck by car while crossing the street. (Mecklenburg County, 2013).

$310,000  – Automobile Accident  – Settlement for a client who was a passenger in a limousine when another vehicle ran a red light causing a collision resulting in various facial and internal injuries. (Mecklenburg County, 2007).

$300,000  – Automobile Accident – Settlement for a client that was injured in a motor vehicle accident when another driver ran a stop sign and collided with client’s vehicle. (Lincoln County, 2015).

$300,000Automobile Accident – Settlement for a client whose vehicle was hit by a drunk driver causing severe internal injuries and severe injuries to the client’s hit and foot. (Catawba County, 2013).

$300,000Automobile Accident – Settlement for a client who received a seriously fractured leg when another driver made a left turn in front of client’s vehicle without signaling. (Cumberland County, 2014).

$300,000Workers’ Compensation – Settlement for a client who injured his back while carrying some metal boards at a job site.  Back surgery was required after the injury.  (Mecklenburg County, 2014).

$300,000Automobile Accident – settlement for a client who received serious injuries to their knee, hip, and back when another driver failed to stop at a stop sign causing a collision (Burke County, 2011).

$300,000Automobile Accident-settlement for a client during litigation who had fusion surgery for ruptured discs in his neck after another driver pulled out into traffic from a parking lot, causing a collision (Forsythe County, 2011).

$300,000  – Automobile Accident  – Settlement for a client who was injured when another vehicle went through a stop sign and hit his vehicle broadside causing serious knee and back injuries. (Burke County, 2010).

$300,000  – Automobile Accident  – Settlement for a client who suffered serious injuries, including the loss of a leg, after being hit head-on by another driver who crossed the center line. (Cabarrus County, 2010).

$300,000  – Personal Injury/Dog Bite  – Settlement for a client who was walking and attacked by a dog receiving various fractures when knocked down. (Caldwell County, 2006).

$296,500Automobile Accident  – Settlement for a client who suffered a fractured back and serious internal injuries when the vehicle he was driving was hit in the rear and pushed into another vehicle. (Burke County, 2008).

$290,000Automobile Accident – Settlement for a client that was injured as a passenger in a vehicle when another vehicle pulled out in front of the client’s vehicle and collided with it.  (Caldwell County, 2015).

$285,000 – Workers’ Compensation – settlement for a client who received serious burns that required skin grafting and resulted in permanent nerve damage when a chemical tank exploded (Lincoln  County, 2011).

$280,000Workers’ Compensation – settlement for a client who received serious injuries to his head, neck, shoulders, and back when a 2,000 pound pallet broke and fell on him as he was unloading a trailer (Mecklenburg County, 2011).

$280,000  – Workers’ Compensation  – Settlement for a client who was on the back of a trailer pulling a pallet when it broke, causing him to fall and it his head and suffer from back and neck injuries. (Accident took place outside of NC, 2009).

$275,000Automobile Accident – settlement for a 17 month old child who was killed when hit by a car in front of their house (Lancaster County, 2012).

$275,000Workers’ Compensation – settlement for a client who received serious injuries to his whole body when he fell 28 feet to the ground from a bucket lift after the safety harness broke (Caldwell County, 2011).

$275,000Workers’ Compensation – Settlement for a client who was working in a bucket lift when his soft harness broke causing him to fall 28 feet to the ground. He suffered multiple injuries to the head, neck, back, arms and legs. (Caldwell County, 2006).

$275,000Workers’ Compensation – Settlement after mediation for a client who sustained a back injury while picking up heavy cable at work. (Catawba County, 2013).

$275,000Workers’ Compensation – Settlement for a client who lost his hand while cleaning a grinding machine. (Duplin County, 2013).

$269,000Workers’ Compensation – Settlement for a client who was injured at work when a patient fell on her leg causing serious neck and back injuries. (Catawba County, 2013).

$268,000Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation – Settlements for a client who was injured in a warehouse accident at his job that was caused by a third party defendant. (Catawba County, 2015).

$260,000Workers’  Compensation – settlement for a client who received serious back injuries while working on an automobile assembly (Cabarrus County, 2012).

$260,000Workers’ Compensation – settlement for a client who received head and other serious injuries after falling 20 feet to the ground while working on a roof. (Mecklenburg County, 2011).

$260,000Workers’ Compensation – Settlement for a client who suffered brain and other injuries after falling 20 feet off of a roof. (Michigan, 2009).

$255,000  – Automobile Accident  – Settlement for a client who was a passenger in a limousine when another vehicle ran a red light resulting in a fractured pelvis and other internal injuries to client. (Mecklenburg County, 2007).

$250,000Automobile Accident – settlement for a client who received a fractured wrist, hip  and other serious internal injuries when a drunk driver crossed the center line and hit client’s vehicle head-on (Mecklenburg County, 2012).

$250,000Automobile Accident – settlement for a client who suffered serious back injuries requiring surgery when the driver of the car he was in lost control and ran off the road hitting a tree (Iredell County, 2011).

$250,000Automobile Accident – Settlement for a client who received fractures to his leg, ankle, and elbow requiring surgery, when another vehicle went through a stop sign and hit the motorcycle he was riding on. (Iredell County, 2013).

$250,000Automobile Accident – Settlement for a client who was a passenger in a vehicle that was hit by another vehicle that crossed the centerline of the road causing a fractured leg requiring surgery. (Iredell County, 2013).

$250,000Workers’ Compensation – Settlement after mediation for a client who was injured in an automobile accident while on the job, causing serious head and back injuries. (Mecklenburg County, 2013).

$250,000Automobile Accident – Policy limits settlement for a minor client who died when the driver of the vehicle he was in lost control and hit a bridge. (Rowan, 2013).

$250,000Automobile Accident – Settlement for a client who received multiple fractures requiring surgery when another driver went through a stop sign and hit client on the motorcycle he was riding. (Union County, 2013).

$250,000Automobile Accident – Settlement for an elderly client who was severely injured when another vehicle ran a red light and crashed into client’s vehicle.  Injuries included a fractured pelvis and fractured ribs.  (Mecklenburg County, 2014).

$250,000Automobile Accident  – Settlement for an elderly client who was injured when a pickup truck went through a stop sign causing a collision that pinned the client in his vehicle and resulted in a fractured hip and ankle, plus other injuries. (Union County, 2011).

$250,000Automobile Accident  – Settlement for a client who was riding his motorcycle when another vehicle crossed over the center line and hit him head on resulting in fractures to his leg and ankle, plus other serious injuries. (Mecklenburg County, 2011).

$250,000Automobile Accident  – Settlement for a client who was injured when another vehicle hit the client’s vehicle head-on causing serious injuries, including a fractured leg. (Mecklenburg County, 2010).

$250,000Automobile Accident  –  Settlement for a client who suffered serious leg injuries with multiple fractures when another vehicle made a left turn in front of the vehicle client was in. (Surry County, 2008)

$250,000  – Truck Accident  – Settlement for a client who sustained back injuries when an 18-wheeler changed lanes and struck client’s vehicle. (Gaston County, 2007).

$250,000  – Workers’ Compensation  – Settlement for a client who hurt his back while on the job and had subsequent back surgery. (Union County, 2010).

$250,000  – Automobile Accident  – Settlement for a client who suffered serious internal injuries when another vehicle went through a red light causing the accident. (Gaston County, 2007).

$250,000  – Workers’ Compensation  – Settlement for a client who lost his leg when a log fell off a conveyor belt and hit client. (Catawba County, 2007).

$250,000  – Workers’ Compensation  – Settlement for a client who fell off a bench while painting causing head and spinal injuries. (Guilford County, 2007).

$250,000  – Workers’ Compensation  – Settlement for a client who injured his knee while pulling a box of electrical material. (Mecklenburg County, 2007).

$250,000  – Truck Accident  – Settlement for a client who was injured when an 18-wheeler rear-ended the vehicle the client was in causing neck and arm injuries. (Gaston County, 2006).

The results cited are illustrative of the matters handled by the firm but do not include all the cases the firm has handled. Each case is unique and must be evaluated on its individual merits. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.