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How Does North Carolina’s Contributory Negligence Work?

Contributory negligence bars a plaintiff from ANY compensation should they be found at fault, to ANY degree, for their damage. Unlike most states, which apply the comparative negligence doctrine, or some modified version of it, North Carolina is one of five states that follow the contributory negligence rule. Below, our Charlotte-based personal injury lawyers review […]


How Social Media Hurts Your Personal Injury Claim

Social media is a great way to keep in touch with friends and family, but oversharing after a serious injury can spell trouble for your injury claim. At the DeMayo Law Offices, we’ve had several clients ask about social media use after an accident. In this post, we discuss how social media can hurt your […]


How North Carolina’s Safe Driver Incentive Plan (SDIP) Works

Responsible drivers know that safe driving isn’t just for protection: it’s also an easy way to save money. North Carolina’s Safe Driver Incentive Plan (SDIP) gives drivers a financial incentive to drive safely on our roadways. Below, the auto accident attorneys from The Law Offices of Michael A. DeMayo explain how you can save money […]


Can They Prove I Was Using My Phone Before The Crash?

Six billion text messages are sent in the U.S. every day and many are sent from inside a vehicle. In 2010, federal guidelines prohibited federal employees and commercial vehicle drivers from texting while driving. States slowly adopted similar laws—today, 47 states enforce a primary texting ban, and roughly half have a partial or primary ban […]


Can I Sue If I Don’t Have Car Insurance?

Everyone knows that getting into a car accident with an uninsured driver can cause major problems for the injured—it’s the reason most states (including North Carolina!) legally require car insurance. But what if the injured driver isn’t covered? What if the at-fault driver has insurance and the injured driver is uninsured? Ryan A. Valente is an […]


North Carolina Insurance Fraud Laws

The North Carolina Department of Insurance’s Criminal Investigations Division is the nation’s oldest state insurance department fraud unit. The Department of Insurance is responsible for maintaining order throughout various insurance markets, and the Criminal Investigations Division is charged with conducting criminal investigations and prosecuting insurance-related crimes. Insurance fraud is a significant problem in the U.S. […]


Local Charities Who Support Our Community

The holiday season is a great time to get in touch and support those organizations that care for those 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. […]


Rebuild Your Self-Esteem: A Guide for North Carolina SSD Beneficiaries

Social Security Disability (SSD) beneficiaries often endure epic crises of confidence and self-esteem following a rejection notice. According to one report, at least one third of individuals involved in a nonfatal accident develop post-traumatic stress disorder, varying degrees of anxiety, depression, and phobias. Even if you were a happy, content person before an accident or […]


What Is PUP and How Does It Help Me And My Family

A personal umbrella policy, or PUP, is supplementary liability insurance that offers personal and family protection from incidents that result in damages that exceed the policy thresholds of car or home insurance. An umbrella policy isn’t for every individual or family, but knowing about this type of insurance is the first step toward making an […]


Thanksgiving Preparation Safety Tips

Home fires and injuries peek during the holidays. In 2014, according to the National Fire Protection Association, home fires related to cooking were 4 times higher on Thanksgiving.  It’s for that reason the Law Offices of Michael A. DeMayo offer the below tips and information that can keep you and your family safe during Thanksgiving […]


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