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North Carolina PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS

If you sustained injuries caused by another person's negligence, contact the experienced legal professionals at DeMayo Law Offices to handle your case. Whether you were hurt in a car accident, injured by a defective product, or harmed on someone’s property, you might be entitled to financial compensation. We understand how traumatizing it can be to suffer an injury – it can wreak havoc on your life and cause significant financial strain. You can depend on us to stay by your side and fight for justice throughout your case.

The attorneys at the DeMayo Law Offices have represented more than 92,000 individual clients and have over 150 years of combined legal experience. Our experienced North Carolina personal injury attorneys will advocate your case aggressively to accomplish the best outcome possible. Our aggressive manner settles 90% of our personal injury claims out of court. Our lawyers also work on a contingency-fee basis, which means we do not take an attorney fee or costs unless we recover money on your behalf.

Call us at (877) 333-1000 today to schedule your free consultation.

Fair & With Respect

The attorneys at DeMayo Law Offices will treat you fairly and respectfully. Our lawyers will help you with the entire process, and make you feel comfortable without any pressures.

If you've been injured in an accident. It's important to have an attorney fighting hard on your behalf, who has the knowledge, skill, and experience to protect you.

We don't get paid until you get paid, so we fight hard to win your case.

Trust DeMayo Law Offices to Stand By You

Every case is unique, and every client has specific legal goals they want to achieve. What’s consistent in every case we take, however, is the personalized attention we give to each person who walks through our door. We will always listen to your story and take the time to understand your needs. We will tailor our legal strategy to match your goals, and we will leverage our legal team’s knowledge, experience, and vast resources to secure the maximum settlement or verdict you deserve.

When we take on your case, we will:

  • Provide you with a free case review: We’ll help you understand your legal options and the strength of your claim.
  • Investigate your case: We’ll meticulously investigate your accident to prove fault and develop a solid case, on your behalf, for maximum compensation.
  • Assess your claim: We’ll research and take into account all of your damages, or losses, to help you understand the full value of your claim.
  • File your claim and meet every deadline: We’ll ensure every document is properly filed and every deadline is met, so your case always moves forward.
  • Uphold your rights: Any attorney you hire should know the law inside and out. We will guide you through every step of your case and educate you on what you should or shouldn’t do to maximize your chances of receiving full financial recovery.
  • Negotiate your insurance settlement: We’ll negotiate capably and assertively with the insurance company to fight for the full compensation you need.
  • Prepare your case for court: We’ll always be prepared to take your case to court if the insurance company fails to offer you fair compensation.

DeMayo Law Offices Community Involvement

The Annual DeMayo Law Offices Food Drive to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank

The overall objective is to collect the most food for the Second Harvest Food Bank which provides food for the homeless and families in need in Charlotte. There is a tremendous level of competition and gamesmanship and it is always very entertaining to see which team can outdo the other team.

The unique point system allows some food items to count as negative points, resulting in teams “bombing” each other at strategic points. The winning team is rewarded for its efforts and win with an exclusive dinner with Michael A. DeMayo.

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Arrive Alive® Program

Arrive Alive ® is one of our firm’s signature community service programs developed to show teens the tragedies resulting from underage drinking and driving. Held in conjunction with our scholarship program, Arrive Alive ® has been presented nearly 100 times to more than 50 different high schools since its inception in 2003.

Arrive Alive ® is targeted at high school juniors and seniors who continuously face the decision of underage drinking and driving. Often the opportunity is more prevalent during celebrations, such as spring break, prom, and graduation. Unfortunately, our office deals with alcohol-related accidents on almost a daily basis. It is our goal to prevent even one tragic accident from occurring with our program.

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2022 Michael A. DeMayo

Michael A. DeMayo Arrive Alive® Scholarship Program

The annual Michael A. DeMayo Scholarship program is an exciting opportunity for local high school seniors to have a chance to win a $2,500 scholarship toward their college education.

The firm will be awarding a total of $37,500 in college scholarships to 15 high school seniors who reside and attend schools in counties served by the firm, including: Mecklenburg, Gaston, Catawba, Union (NC), Cabarrus, Cleveland, Lincoln, Rowan, Caldwell, Stanly, Iredell, Alexander, Burke, Robeson, Scotland, Richmond, Anson, Cumberland, York, Lancaster, Chester, Union (SC), Cherokee, Chesterfield, Marlboro and Dillon.

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PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS

Case Results

Verdicts and Settlements

The DeMayo Law Offices is extremely proud of our proven and documented record of multiple successful outcomes obtained for our clients in various legal matters, including Personal Injury, Automobile Accidents, Wrongful Death claims, Workers' Compensation cases, Social Security Disability, and Nursing Home Negligence.

Since 1992 we have recovered more than $1 Billion for our clients!

$6,439,500

Automobile Accident/DWI/Dram Shop/Social Host…

Settlements and judgments for two clients who were killed by a drunk driver going the wrong way and hitting the…

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$6,000,000

Confidential – Negligent Supervision

Settlement during litigation and prior to trial for a young female client who was seriously injured and paralyzed from the…

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$4,400,000

Confidential – Personal Injury

Settlement with multiple defendants for a client. (2013).

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$3,000,000

Automobile Accident

Settlement for a client who received a serious head injury as well as fractured legs when he was struck by…

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$2,200,000

Bus Accident

Settlement after litigation and mediation for a client who was a passenger on a bus when the bus driver fell…

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$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…

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$1,825,000

Personal Injury

Settlement during litigation for a client who received multiple internal injuries and serious back injuries when non-secured tubing fell on…

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$1,800,000

Confidential – Automobile Accident

Settlement during litigation and at mediation for a client whose elderly father was killed when a drunk driver who was…

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$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.…

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$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…

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$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).

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$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…

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$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 through a…

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$1,500,000

Motorcycle Accident/Negligent Hire/Wrongful Death

Settlement during litigation for a client whose 31 year old son, an Army Sergeant and decorated war hero, was killed…

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$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.…

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Common Injuries Sustained in Personal Injury Accidents

Injuries sustained in a personal injury accident can vary in severity, but whether you suffered harm from a negligent surgeon or drug manufacturer, your injuries probably required medical treatment. Even if you recovered after a few weeks, you deserve financial compensation from the at-fault party for your losses and the expenses you incurred.

Some of the most common injuries associated with personal injury accidents include:

  • Broken bones
  • Paralysis
  • Crush injuries
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Internal bleeding or organ damage
  • Lacerations and wounds
  • Burns
  • Psychological injuries
  • Concussion
  • Whiplash
  • Loss of limb or amputation injury
  • Spinal cord or back injury
  • Nerve damage
  • Soft tissue injuries

Many injuries lead to permanent damage, impairment, or disability. Unfortunately, if you suffer a permanent injury, you may be unable to return to work. Some people wind up with certain impairments that prevent them from performing household chores and require additional help at home. At DeMayo Law Offices, we will thoroughly review the injuries you sustained to determine the maximum financial award you need to cover your treatment and move forward again.

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life-changing results.

Won Million & Multi-million Dollar Verdicts And Settlements

Charities We Support In Our Community:

Whether you’re new to North Carolina or born and raised here, it’s worthwhile to get to know some of the area’s reputable charities and impactful programs that support our state’s most vulnerable populations, including:

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Exceptional Team

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Attorneys

CEO & Managing Partner

Michael A. DeMayo

President & COO

Brad Elson

Managing Trial Attorney

Adrienne S. Blocker

Pre-Litigation Attorney

Yvonne Costelloe-Fuller

Trial Attorney

Adam A. Foggia

Workers’ Compensation Attorney

David M. Galbavy

Social Security Disability Attorney

Gowan Moise

Workers' Compensation Attorney

Eloise O. Morgan

Senior Pre-Litigation Attorney

Amy E. Oleksa

Pre-Litigation Attorney

Alec Quint

Senior Pre-Litigation Attorney

Janiere E. Taylor

COUNSEL ATTORNEY

Michael J. McGinley

Supervisors & Executives

Negotiations Supervisor

David Blackwell

Business Manager

Laurie Brooks

Monroe Branch Office Manager

Dana Fowler

Medical Records & Set-up Supervisor

Leri France

Personal Injury Supervisor

Shonda Hall

Director of Information Technology

Nick Idol

Client Acquisition Supervisor

Leslie Rahilly Minnick

Hickory Branch Office Manager & Mass Tort Supervisor

Courtney Pennell

Chief Financial Officer

Robert Russell

Client Engagement Supervisor

Iraida Villanueva

Director of Talent Acquisition & Development

Graham E. Wunderley

Mass Tort / Class Action

JOHNSON & JOHNSON TALCUM POWDER LAWSUIT

As of late March, Johnson & Johnson faced nearly 20,000 lawsuits related to its talc-based body powder. Specifically, plaintiffs allege a link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer.

Plaintiffs also allege that Johnson & Johnson knew of the risks and failed to warn consumers.

Despite unwavering efforts to defend the product in court, on May 19, 2020, Johnson & Johnson announced it would no longer distribute baby powder to the U.S. and Canada.

If you’ve been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and have used baby powder for perineal hygiene, please contact the experienced attorneys at DeMayo Law Offices.

The DeMayo Law Offices work on a range of Mass Tort cases including:

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What Damages Are Available in a Personal Injury Case?

When you get injured, you may face a bottomless stack of medical expenses. You may lose wages if you need to take time off from work to recover. You may have expenses related to damaged property. You may be grappling with pain. These expenses and losses are called damages. In most injury accidents, you will likely incur multiple types of damages. Damages fall under two main subcategories: economic and non-economic.

  • Economic damages refer to all the costs incurred as a result of the injury, such as:

    • Medical bills – All past and future costs related to the diagnosis and treatment of injuries.
    • Out of pocket expenses – Any “extras” you had to pay for as a result of your accident. For example, you got hurt while on vacation and had to pay for a couple of extra nights at the hotel so you could see a doctor.
    • Lost wages – Amount of pay you could not earn due to your injury.
    • Lost earning capacity – Future pay you won’t be able to earn due to a physical or mental impairment or disability.
    • Property damage – Cost of repairing or replacing personal property damaged during the incident.
  • Non-economic damages include the physical and emotional trauma experienced after an accident, such as:

    • Pain and suffering – Physical pain and suffering and other associated trauma.
    • Emotional distress – Anxiety, fear, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or another type of emotional issue sustained from the accident.
    • Loss of enjoyment of life – Changes to quality of life, daily routine, and other effects.
    • Loss of consortium – Diminished capacity to interact with spouse or children.

Non-economic damages are often difficult for insurance adjusters to calculate. While pain might be excruciating to one person, it can be a minor inconvenience to another. It’s entirely subjective.

  • insurance companies might review the factors below to determine a fair settlement amount to offer to the victim:

    • Type and severity of the injury
    • Impact of the accident on quality of life
    • Availability of sufficient evidence proving fault
    • Length of the recovery period
    • Disfigurement, impairment, or disability caused by the injury
    • Total medical expenses
    • Amount of insurance coverage listed on the policy
    • Effect on relationships with family and friends
    • Time missed from work

All economic and non-economic damages listed above are available in insurance claims and lawsuits. However, there’s a third type, called punitive damages. Punitive damages aren’t intended to compensate the victim for their losses. Instead, they punish the at-fault party for their actions and aim to deter similar behavior in the future.

Punitive damages are a rare financial award a jury will only provide if you can prove that the defendant in your case is liable for economic and non-economic damages, and they acted with one of the following:

  • Fraud – Does not include constructive fraud unless intent is present;
  • Malice – Ill will towards another person, causing intentional acts resulting in harm; or
  • Willful or wanton conduct – Intentional and conscious disregard and indifference towards another person’s rights and safety. 

Filing a Lawsuit in North Carolina

Most accident victims will begin by filing an insurance claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company to attempt to receive the maximum available settlement. If the insurance adjuster denies the claim or refuses to settle for a fair amount, the accident victim may then move forward with filing a civil lawsuit.

If you want to sue the negligent party for your injuries, you must adhere to a strict deadline, known as a statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for most personal injury cases in North Carolina is three years. What that means is you have three years from the accident date to sue; otherwise, you could lose your right to pursue financial compensation now and in the future.

Most personal injury lawsuits hinge on the legal theory of negligence. Negligence refers to one party's failure to provide another a reasonable degree of care, leading to an injury. To base your case on negligence, you must show the following five elements existed at the time of your injury:

  • Duty: The at-fault party owed you a reasonable duty of care to prevent injury;
  • Breach of duty: They breached their duty;
  • Cause in fact: If it wasn’t for their action or inaction, you wouldn’t have gotten hurt;
  • Proximate cause: Their breach was the direct cause of your injury; and
  • Damages: You incurred damages.

Your North Carolina personal injury attorney from DeMayo Law Offices will work to gather the evidence we need to prove the other party’s. You won’t be in this fight alone. We will remain by your side from start to finish. We understand the uphill battle you are facing and assure you that we will take on the burden and handle every step of the legal process. Your only job will be to focus on your recovery.

FAQs

  • How do I know if I have a case?

    That’s the kind of decision you don’t have to make on your own. Contact a law firm to schedule a consultation. We will review everything you bring to determine if you’re entitled to compensation from an insurance claim or lawsuit. You should bring along all documentation associated with the incident and write detailed notes so that you can accurately discuss the elements of your case with the attorney.

  • I think I’m partially at fault for the accident. Will that affect my case?

    North Carolina follows the contributory negligence law. That means if you share even 1% blame for causing your own injuries, you will not be allowed to pursue compensation. You should never readily admit to fault or make statements such as, “I’m sorry,” which could be construed as admitting fault. Accidents are complex, and you will never know who is at fault until the accident is fully investigated.

  • How long will my case take?

    Personal injury cases vary in duration. Some take just a few weeks to resolve, while others can take several years. It depends on whether you file an insurance claim or lawsuit, how much clear evidence there is to prove fault, and various other factors. When you hire us, we will investigate and provide an estimated timeline for your case.

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